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post Feb 15 2008, 04:53 AM
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?? What is it? I want to learn to improvise over it, can you give me some examples of one? Thanks.

If i had to guess, i would thinks its a

Tonic - Subdominant - Dominant chord progression, but im not sure...

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post Feb 15 2008, 06:21 AM
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Well, I IV V is one of the most common progressions out there, and it is the tonic, subdominant and dominant. You'll find it in rock, pop, blue, jazz, classical, just about everything out there. One example could be G, C, D in the key of G. Once you know the key of the song, you know what to improvise in! What exactly did you want to know about it?

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post Feb 15 2008, 07:01 AM
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Here's a short recorded example of a 1-4-5 progression in A, would be cool if you could record something over it for me wink.gif

Excuse the sloppy playing it's late blink.gif

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post Feb 15 2008, 12:31 PM
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I think it just means that you progress through the major scale..

Like in C it would be C F G, but ussually in blues it's preety rare to see a common major or minor chords, so play around with the chords till you get that blues feel, for example try C7, F7, GMAJOR6(I think it's the one im referring to, it's a G chord with an added F, so correct me if I'm wrong tongue.gif)


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QUOTE (Iluha @ Feb 15 2008, 06:31 AM) *
I think it just means that you progress through the major scale..

Like in C it would be C F G, but ussually in blues it's preety rare to see a common major or minor chords, so play around with the chords till you get that blues feel, for example try C7, F7, GMAJOR6(I think it's the one im referring to, it's a G chord with an added F, so correct me if I'm wrong tongue.gif )


G with an F would be a straight G7 - you would need an E to get a G6 ....


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QUOTE (Zephyr @ Feb 14 2008, 11:21 PM) *
Well, I IV V is one of the most common progressions out there, and it is the tonic, subdominant and dominant. You'll find it in rock, pop, blue, jazz, classical, just about everything out there. One example could be G, C, D in the key of G. Once you know the key of the song, you know what to improvise in! What exactly did you want to know about it?


I see. I understasnd now. This is why i wanted to know about it:

http://www.berklee.edu/wst/auditions/guitar.html

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Blues: You should be prepared to play over a standard I-IV-V blues progression.



QUOTE (JVM @ Feb 15 2008, 12:01 AM) *
Here's a short recorded example of a 1-4-5 progression in A, would be cool if you could record something over it for me wink.gif

Excuse the sloppy playing it's late blink.gif


Thanks, ill record something over it smile.gif

QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Feb 15 2008, 06:09 AM) *
G with an F would be a straight G7 - you would need an E to get a G6 ....


huh...? I still dont get Seventh Chords that much.. but i assume that F to G is a minor 3rd, making it a G7 with that added third right....? unsure.gif


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QUOTE (FretDancer69 @ Feb 15 2008, 04:40 PM) *
huh...? I still dont get Seventh Chords that much.. but i assume that F to G is a minor 3rd, making it a G7 with that added third right....? unsure.gif


The other way around - G to an F is a dominant 7th smile.gif


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