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post Mar 4 2018, 05:07 PM
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Hi again,

First try with the KWS lesson, at 100 instead of 120 bpm.

There are 7 phrases in the solo, some are easier than others (not a big discovery smile.gif).

Don't know if objective is first to polish at 100 Bpm or try to play at speed or both.

Speed has always been a problem.

Tnx for your ears and your time

JL

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QUOTE (krakou @ Mar 3 2018, 02:17 PM) *
Hello,

Regarding theory (applied theory), I've made a little video with what I understand, so you get an idea of where I am in my musical journey..
It is improvised, and I've tried to gather everytinh in a few minutes, so be nice to me smile.gif

Here is the link to it:

https://1drv.ms/v/s!AnDDcf9YqgnugZ4Oyo6Sx5SmT8ohMA

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Hi mate! Thanks for this video. It was really helpful to know exactly what and how you know your music theory.

I wonder if you give this any musical application. How would be your approach to play over a backing track? For example this one:




QUOTE (krakou @ Mar 4 2018, 01:07 PM) *
Hi again,

First try with the KWS lesson, at 100 instead of 120 bpm.

There are 7 phrases in the solo, some are easier than others (not a big discovery smile.gif).

Don't know if objective is first to polish at 100 Bpm or try to play at speed or both.

Speed has always been a problem.

Tnx for your ears and your time

JL

ps: we're on page 10 !; if you have time (more), don't forget to have a look on the latest message of page 9 !



Good job! At first, I recommend to be able to play the whole thing clean and clear at 100 before moving forward. Take the trickier licks and play them as a loop for some minutes over the backing at 100 bpm. Then, try to connect everything. When you feel it's ready, increase tempo.


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post Mar 5 2018, 08:42 PM
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Answer is no, I don't give any musical application to what I know, I have to admit it.

In fact it is not completely NO.
If you show me the chords progression (Am-F/G-Am-G-E/Am-F/...), I can play the chords at different places of the neck, I can play triads as far as I've found notes on the neck.

But in term of improvisation, I will first listen to the tune, then search a melody then try to play it.
I guess I cannot really improvise. Most of the time I'm stucked in the same penta position, and I develop from there.
This is what I've done tonight, during a couple of seconds.

I'd like to improve that in order to be able to play more than seconds, and not replay the same gimmick endlessly once I've found one, even if it is sometimes not too bad..

About the KWS lesson, I got the message, I loop on each of the licks and come back once I find each of them is worth a listen.

Have a nice day/afternoon/night/...


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Ok, so let's start applying all that knowledge.


TASK 1: Horizontal Pentatonic Practice:

- Practice A minor Pentatonic scale horizontally, one string at a time, up and down over this backing track.
- Create phrases focusing on horizontal playing. Make a 4/5 notes phrase, give rest / breath, and make a new one, and so...
- Add the blue note (b5) and do the same.

Experiment with diifferent rhythms, note values, and note lenghts.




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Hello Gabriel,

A little message before the night here, just to tell you I've worked quite a lot on the KWS tune, I copy here the track played at 140 instead of 120.
Now I will try to polish everything and play it "perfectly" at 120 (perfect means the best I can).

I send you also a little jam made on one string, the kind of thing I'm doing almost every day since you asked me to do it.
Obviously it's not Larry Carlton but it's a long road smile.gif

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Hi Krakou,

thanks for the update and audios! I can see that you can play the faster version of KWS well, I just note some little issues with the faster licks but these won't be a problem at the right tempo. I'd like to hear this one in 120 bpm.

I've also enjoyed your improvisation track. It sounds relaxed and cool. It's true that it's a long road, but it's nice to see you focusing on musical soloing, and phrasing. You are definitely on the right track.

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Hi there,

Here is the tune at 120 bpm, still not perfect, not too far from ok.

About the jam on one string with the penta scale, what do you propose to do next ?

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Hi Krakou! Well done!

This is not far at all. It's time to adjust some details regarding timing, and polish some licks that are not sounding totally clean.

Your tone is perfect and I can notice that you make a good use of dynamics when play licks that you can master by now. It's not a bad idea to isolate the trickier licks and play them as a loop over the backing (or metronome) to polish them.


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