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Adrian Figallo
post Oct 2 2011, 03:21 AM
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hey guys, i wanna share this personal thing with you, you know, for a while i have been focusing my time on my singing, on my guitar tones, on my production career, but i felt like it's time to sleep a couple of hours less and continue developing my guitar lick library or guitar technique however you wanna call it.

I wanted to learn jazz for such a long time now, i'm sure i can play it, but i don't quite understand the music yet, it is a hard thing to describe, is like, i have to sync my mind with my fingers, i love and know the music, now i must now how to play it biggrin.gif.

Of course i don't have to look anywhere else to learn something on guitar, i'm a BIG fan of our own stephane playing, he's one of the greatest guitar players around in my opinion, and he has an excellent tone always, so i think i'm going to go that way.

I hate tabs, scales, modes and theory in general, so i'm just going to sit here and try to play whatever hes playing, i'm sure i'm going to need at least tabs, but my goal -for now- is just to learn new cool licks and how/where to use them on the music i like.

So for the first song, i chose this one:

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Jazz-Blues-Solo/


And after several hours of practicing bits, jamming and trying to use that on different context, i know how to play like 2 and a bit of a 3rd parts of the song biggrin.gif, i'm SO slow learning biggrin.gif, check it out:



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post Oct 2 2011, 07:33 AM
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That's a great decision Adrian! This is also in my list of things to do so I think that maybe I could follow your steps and progress... biggrin.gif


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post Oct 2 2011, 04:47 PM
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thanks gabriel! i feel both excited and like a total stupid trying to play something that i don't know, it's been TOO long since the last time i learn something!


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post Oct 2 2011, 04:51 PM
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Go Go Go!! you can do it!


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post Oct 2 2011, 06:16 PM
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If the students at GMC can do it, you can do it too Adrian! wink.gif


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post Oct 2 2011, 07:28 PM
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I find this style so great to play, I learned a couple of pieces not long ago and they are so different to what I usually play but it feels great.

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post Oct 2 2011, 08:59 PM
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Adrian! I'm looking at you and i am feeling that sheer joy of learning something new biggrin.gif exploring uncharted territory! You have NO CLUE on how I miss that smile.gif I will start learning something new myself! I haven't felt like that since noodling around with some Johny Hiland licks and phrasing back in February this year!


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post Oct 2 2011, 09:13 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 2 2011, 08:59 PM) *
Adrian! I'm looking at you and i am feeling that sheer joy of learning something new biggrin.gif exploring uncharted territory! You have NO CLUE on how I miss that smile.gif I will start learning something new myself! I haven't felt like that since noodling around with some Johny Hiland licks and phrasing back in February this year!



you can always give all you guitar skill and knowledgement to me and learn guitar from 0 ph34r.gif if that's the problem.


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post Oct 2 2011, 09:20 PM
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ahh thanks guys, i will continue later with my studies, i'm planning to do like 2 hours a day, i hope to make some progress step by step, day by day.

the thing comes to understand what i'm playing, and why im playing it, i don't remember how it feels to understand something, or maybe is just a long process of getting used to sounds, how exciting is to re discover learning.


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QUOTE (MonkeyDAthos @ Oct 2 2011, 08:13 PM) *
you can always give all you guitar skill and knowledgement to me and learn guitar from 0 ph34r.gif if that's the problem.


I'd gladly share smile.gif) but it regenerates so I won't go completely guitar impaired once I've shared tongue.gif I hope laugh.gif


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Man, I'm so glad for you! I see you're already picking up stuff, so good luck and have fun with those licks wink.gif


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post Oct 3 2011, 12:25 AM
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thanks dinaga, everything is cool, but now i want to buy a $3K ES 335 biggrin.gif


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post Oct 3 2011, 05:36 PM
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Get rid of these blues phrases at the end and you'll be perfect jazzman ! biggrin.gif


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post Oct 5 2011, 04:02 PM
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Jazz is a music like any other, except it is based around improvising.

In order to become good at jazz improvising, you need to be familiar with many different chordal progressions, standards. If you learn 50-100 standards, you are on a good way on becoming a jazz musician, cause ear "catches" up those progressions, and later on you learn to mix them, combine them (when phrasing ofc).

Good luck mate! smile.gif

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post Oct 5 2011, 04:17 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Oct 5 2011, 12:02 PM) *
Jazz is a music like any other, except it is based around improvising.

In order to become good at jazz improvising, you need to be familiar with many different chordal progressions, standards. If you learn 50-100 standards, you are on a good way on becoming a jazz musician, cause ear "catches" up those progressions, and later on you learn to mix them, combine them (when phrasing ofc).

Good luck mate! smile.gif


Cool description Ivan! Where can we find which scales and modes can be used over different jazz chord progressions?



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 5 2011, 10:17 AM) *
Cool description Ivan! Where can we find which scales and modes can be used over different jazz chord progressions?


I would like to know that too!


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QUOTE (Adrian Figallo @ Oct 5 2011, 12:21 PM) *
I would like to know that too!



I've never found an improvisation book that was clear and complete. There are lots of books that share scales, modes, and then gives you just some applying samples. Maybe there is some stuff here that we didn't find...


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post Oct 5 2011, 04:45 PM
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i'm following some lessons from stephane and i can play them more or less but i don't understand much about why i'm playing those parts on those chords on that moment, looks like jazz is pretty confusing tongue.gif


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post Oct 6 2011, 07:35 AM
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QUOTE (Adrian Figallo @ Oct 5 2011, 12:45 PM) *
i'm following some lessons from stephane and i can play them more or less but i don't understand much about why i'm playing those parts on those chords on that moment, looks like jazz is pretty confusing tongue.gif



have you checked the Jazz notes series?

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/search/jazz%20notes/?


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 6 2011, 01:35 AM) *
have you checked the Jazz notes series?

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/search/jazz%20notes/?


Hey THANKS man, i'm going to check that out, it looks very detailed and that's what i need!


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