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Maris
Hey Sinisa! I really enjoy your 'Around the World' series and I think you can add some balkanic music(something like Romanian, Serbian music) to it. Something like this:

I really enjoy this type of music and i want to learn some basics, chord progressions, scales...so I hope you can help me! Thanks!
Sinisa Cekic
Well, that's my pitch! Believe me, I'm in doubt which song to choose! There are so many beautiful ethno compositions, but I will do something as soon as possible!!!Thanks wink.gif
Sinisa Cekic
QUOTE (Maris @ Jul 25 2011, 01:43 PM) *
Hey Sinisa! I really enjoy your 'Around the World' series and I think you can add some balkanic music(something like Romanian, Serbian music) to it. Something like this:

I really enjoy this type of music and i want to learn some basics, chord progressions, scales...so I hope you can help me! Thanks!


Sorry, I didn't give you a complete answer:
Song that you put in is a classic Serbian "deuce", or Es-Tam(2/4) rhythm. Consider the following progression, usually used for the Serbian deuce:

Amajor/Dminor/B7/ E7.

Try to play A major as follows: Root note A on sixth string to be Es, the second tact would be Tam, and there would be played Amajor chord without root note !

[--------------5(TAM)---------]
[--------------5(TAM)---------]
[--------------6(TAM)---------]
[--------------7(TAM)---------]
[--------------7(TAM)---------]
[----5(ES)---------------------]

Usually, every chord is played twice : A,A7, Dm,Dm7, B,B7, E,E7, and made a circle smile.gif
Bogdan Radovic
Around the world - Serbia would be an awesome lesson smile.gif

Time to go home sometimes hehhehhe
Sinisa Cekic
QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Jul 27 2011, 09:53 PM) *
Around the world - Serbia would be an awesome lesson smile.gif

Time to go home sometimes hehhehhe


Hehehe, do you have any suggestions Bogdan? smile.gif
Maris
Hi there Sinisa! Thanks for reply! I recorded something and I want to know if this is right:
Click to view attachment

Thanks!
Sinisa Cekic
LOL ,great !!! Have gig for you ,right now !!! biggrin.gif
Now,this style is played in many variations, what are you played is the basic version "Chool example".
"Kalea minijatura" is played in G minor variant ! Take a look this progression : Gm/ Gm/ Dsharp/ Dsharp (parallel chord of Cminor)
Aminor/ A7/ D/D7 ! The first eight bars are Gminor/D7. Like it ?? biggrin.gif
Maris
Hei Sinisa! I'm working on kalea minijatura , but it doesn't sound right, maybe i'm not playing the chords properly.
I use:- G minor with the root note on the 10th fret of the A string.
- D # with the root note on the 11th fret of the E string.
- A minor with the root note on the 12th fret of the A string.
-A7:
---------------
-------10-----
-------12-----
-------11-----
-------12-----
---------------
-D with the root note on the 10th fret of E string
-D7 exactly like D ,but without my pinky.
I don't know where is the problem, but it doesn't sound right when i change from D to D7 because i don't really hear any difference between those chords. Maybe i'm doing something wrong.

I have another recording for you...this is from Cocek by Zoran Starcevic.Hope you enjoy it!

Click to view attachment

Thanks for your replies!
Sinisa Cekic
Heehe,Cocek is very good ,but you have minor rhythm issues with trills smile.gif . Keep practicing !
Now , Minijatura ! Give me day or two (very busy at the moment), and I'm gonna shoot some video guide for you ,ok?
Maris
Hei Sinisa! Thank you very much...i really appreciate it! Wow...I'm so glad!!! I can't wait for the video! biggrin.gif
THANKS!!!
Todd Simpson
Very cool stuff! Another one of the killer aspects of GMC, so many influences from all over the Globe. I recently discovered that the word Balkan comes from two Turkish words for Blood and Honey. Just adds to the mystery of the place and the region.
Sinisa Cekic
Yes, Balkan has always been a crossroads of East and West.That's why they gave him such a name !
Maris
hey Sinisa ...i just made a video of me playing some gypsy music and i don't want to make a new topic so i will post it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rderD153GCw...nel_video_title ... I want to know what do you think about it and maybe you can give me some advices...thanks ! biggrin.gif
Sinisa Cekic
I laughing at a title " OPA CUPA' xaxaxa! Superb rhythm, played exactly on the gipsy way ! Now, the only small criticism I have of progression - every round you playing the same progression, and somehow after the third round looks boring a bit! Am,E7,B7,E7 it's good start, but during the songs progression are expanded !
I am a little tired now, so let me rest, and I'll shoot a video today, with extended chords on the same topic wink.gif
Sinisa Cekic
Ok ,here it is,quick arrangement on a A minor progression with some substitution chords wink.gif

Maris
QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Nov 14 2011, 06:25 PM) *
Ok ,here it is,quick arrangement on a A minor progression with some substitution chords wink.gif



Thank you Sinisa for this video! Very interesting! Now I'm waiting for your around the world - serbian kolo biggrin.gif...hope i can play it smile.gif) Thank you again Majstore smile.gif
Todd Simpson
Very cool stuff! Maybe a Gypsy Collab?

QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Nov 14 2011, 11:25 AM) *
Ok ,here it is,quick arrangement on a A minor progression with some substitution chords wink.gif


Sinisa Cekic
QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Nov 15 2011, 01:37 AM) *
Very cool stuff! Maybe a Gypsy Collab?


Quite interesting idea Todd,thanks wink.gif !!
Ivan Milenkovic
I think you're awesome ethno musician (among other things) man, and Serbian traditional music should sound awesome for GMCers.
Maris
Hei Sinsia ! I just uploaded a video on youtube...and i want to know what you think about it and maybe you can give me some advices...thanks

Sinisa Cekic
QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Nov 21 2011, 02:58 PM) *
I think you're awesome ethno musician (among other things) man, and Serbian traditional music should sound awesome for GMCers.


Thanks buddy, it will be more, don't worry wink.gif

QUOTE (Maris @ Dec 11 2011, 05:24 PM) *
Hei Sinsia ! I just uploaded a video on youtube...and i want to know what you think about it and maybe you can give me some advices...thanks




Extraordinary man! On the acoustic guitar is much harder to play these thrillers, but you nailed it!
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