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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jun 12 2019, 05:27 PM) *
Thanks Gab,

That backing tricked me, it doesn't follow the same format even though it's i iv v laugh.gif I mean not the same amount of bars per chord are played like in a 12 bar.

I can understand that Spotify is a great investment, but when I have free time that's when I'm practising my guitar wink.gif



Yeah, it's a bit different so it's great to help you to adapt to different situations!

Your spotify comment made me think... do you usually listen to music and guitarists?


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jun 13 2019, 01:38 PM) *
Your spotify comment made me think... do you usually listen to music and guitarists?


Interesting comment Gab

I mainly listen to rock music in my car, 90% rock/blues with some other stuff thrown in. I used to have some high end hi-fi equipment, (the entry level of THIS company)and I used to sit at home and listen for at least one hour every night, just listening to the music, absolutely nothing else, eyes close, getting absorbed in it. Now that time is taken up practising guitar and fitting other life things in.

Out of interest, obviously, we get to know the "format" of a i iv v 12 bar but, how do you, yourself, tackle following the chords on a piece that is new to you and you haven't learned the progression?

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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jun 13 2019, 10:54 AM) *
Interesting comment Gab

I mainly listen to rock music in my car, 90% rock/blues with some other stuff thrown in. I used to have some high end hi-fi equipment, (the entry level of THIS company)and I used to sit at home and listen for at least one hour every night, just listening to the music, absolutely nothing else, eyes close, getting absorbed in it. Now that time is taken up practising guitar and fitting other life things in.

Out of interest, obviously, we get to know the "format" of a i iv v 12 bar but, how do you, yourself, tackle following the chords on a piece that is new to you and you haven't learned the progression?

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I asked because I consider important to listen to music if you are a musician. smile.gif


If I don't know the chord progression, I let the first beat of each change in silence and then start the phrase during the first rounds.


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jun 14 2019, 02:52 PM) *
I asked because I consider important to listen to music if you are a musician. smile.gif

Thanks Gab,

I do listen to music, mainly in my car but usually my own collection on my iPod and Classic Rock radio channels.

I have just subscribed to Spotify because I didn't know you could download stuff to your phone and listen offline, great for in my car if I can set it up, (I'm your dad's age don't forget ;o) )

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If I don't know the chord progression, I let the first beat of each change in silence and then start the phrase during the first rounds.

Regarding following the chords, I really really need to work on that, I sometimes don't even recognise a chord change and if I do I forget what the progression is. You have a very very good ear, maybe perfect pitch? So for you it is easier, I have to rely on counting bars etc. I'll get there slowly, hopefully, my ear is my biggest enemy still.

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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jun 14 2019, 05:27 PM) *
Thanks Gab,

I do listen to music, mainly in my car but usually my own collection on my iPod and Classic Rock radio channels.

I have just subscribed to Spotify because I didn't know you could download stuff to your phone and listen offline, great for in my car if I can set it up, (I'm your dad's age don't forget ;o) )

Regarding following the chords, I really really need to work on that, I sometimes don't even recognise a chord change and if I do I forget what the progression is. You have a very very good ear, maybe perfect pitch? So for you it is easier, I have to rely on counting bars etc. I'll get there slowly, hopefully, my ear is my biggest enemy still.

Cheers buddy.

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Well, it's not so dramatic. When practicing improvisation, is good to try to follow the chords, and understand what is happening because you are practicing, but in real life, you forget about everything and just play what you feel, if you think to much when playing live, your mind blocks.




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Now I'm really confused laugh.gif I love playing what I feel but I always think I'll be told it's wrong. To play it safe I would always just stick to the key signature and play the relevant G shape pentatonic in one position. wink.gif Got to get out of that but I'm struggling with creativity as you know. Ideas flow freely when noodling but not when restricted to a backing and trying to follow chords.

I'll get there buddy, I'm just travelling a difficult road for me at the moment wink.gif I think I need to spend more time on my blues REC lesson and learning other people's stuff to give me fuel for my own improvisations. I'm getting a little bit demoralised keep struggling to get ideas. I've hardly spent any time learning things at the moment, all I've been doing is trying to create and you can't build a house if you ain't got bricks wink.gif


Don't know if you've ever seen this but it's quite interesting. The interviewer's a bit of a cock, especially when he mentions the Mersey beat completely out of context but it's a good interview.

https://youtu.be/SZoX6Q0UK8A


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