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post Feb 26 2009, 10:18 PM
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Here you can post questions, thoughs and everything that concerns the MTP. smile.gif I´ll try to answer as fast as possible.
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post Feb 27 2009, 04:48 PM
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Hello! So our first assignment is to learn the C major scale on the first 5 frets? as in the names of all the natural notes i.e no flats or sharps?


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post Feb 27 2009, 04:55 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew6 @ Feb 27 2009, 04:48 PM) *
Hello! So our first assignment is to learn the C major scale on the first 5 frets? as in the names of all the natural notes i.e no flats or sharps?

Yes. I want to teach you every notes without flats or sharps on the whole fretboard. After that we´re going to see how to intergrate those accidentals. I know it sounds very easy and boring, but only this is going to help you. You want to know what you are playing, so you have to go through this process. wink.gif
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post Feb 27 2009, 04:57 PM
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But for this week just the first five frets right ?


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post Feb 27 2009, 04:59 PM
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Yes. I don´t want to do too much at once to prevent misunderstandings, etc.
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post Feb 28 2009, 07:51 PM
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Cool. smile.gif

Can you give some advice on fretting chords that use barres? They are giving me a little bit of trouble.


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post Feb 28 2009, 08:05 PM
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QUOTE (Toroso @ Feb 28 2009, 07:51 PM) *
Cool. smile.gif

Can you give some advice on fretting chords that use barres? They are giving me a little bit of trouble.

Sure. smile.gif Valentino had the same problem during the first period of mentoring. I made a video that explains how to place the wrist when playing barrées. Here it is:


Besides, you should know that finger strength plays a big role. After some serious practise, you´ll have no problems with it. wink.gif
If it´s not clear, let me know.
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post Feb 28 2009, 08:19 PM
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QUOTE (Tolek @ Feb 28 2009, 02:05 PM) *
Sure. smile.gif Valentino had the same problem during the first period of mentoring. I made a video that explains how to place the wrist when playing barrées. Here it is:


Besides, you should know that finger strength plays a big role. After some serious practise, you´ll have no problems with it. wink.gif
If it´s not clear, let me know.


Yes, thanks for that. I am also talking about fingerings, specifically the alternate version of the C chord. It feels awkward trying to get that one down. mellow.gif

Chord construction: In the assignment, you list the notes that make up each chord. One of the things I want out of this is to understand why those particular notes work. Make sense?


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post Feb 28 2009, 08:31 PM
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QUOTE (Toroso @ Feb 28 2009, 08:19 PM) *
Yes, thanks for that. I am also talking about fingerings, specifically the alternate version of the C chord. It feels awkward trying to get that one down. mellow.gif

Sure, a video response is coming. smile.gif

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Chord construction: In the assignment, you list the notes that make up each chord. One of the things I want out of this is to understand why those particular notes work. Make sense?

Well, first of all, you should know what a chord is. Basically, it is a structure of intervals, namely 3rds. We speak of triads when there are only three notes which can be repeated one octave higher/lower. To define a chord (I´ll take triads as an example since they are the easiest one), you need the root. Let´s take the I degree of C major (C D E F G A B ) which is C. That is our root for the chord. Now, we have to take a 3rd. The question: major or minor? We are in C Major, so we take E, a 3rd maj. As you probably know, major sounds happy and minor sounds sad (little detail wink.gif). From that E, we go another 3rd up. In this case it is a 3rd minor (E to G). Now, we have our triad: C E G.
Is this clear?

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post Feb 28 2009, 09:17 PM
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Let´s take the I degree of C major (C D E F G A B ) which is C. That is our root for the chord. Now, we have to take a 3rd. The question: major or minor? We are in C Major, so we take E, a 3rd maj.


That I understand.

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From that E, we go another 3rd up. In this case it is a 3rd minor (E to G). Now, we have our triad: C E G.
Is this clear?


Not clear, I am thinking that G is a third from E (1E,2F,3G), correct? What is minor about that and why minor if we used major before since we were in C Major?


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post Feb 28 2009, 09:27 PM
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QUOTE (Toroso @ Feb 28 2009, 09:17 PM) *
Not clear, I am thinking that G is a third from E (1E,2F,3G), correct? What is minor about that and why minor if we used major before since we were in C Major?

Yes, the interval between E and G is a 3rd and now we´re going to see why it is minor.
I just found this picture:

You see white and black keys which belong to a piano. Under them you see the name of each key. You are surely wondering why there´s an H and not a B. This is a picture from a german site. German people call the note B "H" and the note B flat "B". A bit confusing! biggrin.gif Let´s continue. From the definition, we know that a minor 3rd has 3 semitones. Let´s count the number of semitones between E and G:
E -> F -> F# -> G

We have three semitones. So, it is a minor 3rd.

Is this clear?
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post Feb 28 2009, 10:47 PM
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Here´s the video that explains how to do that C Major Barré:

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post Mar 1 2009, 02:42 AM
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QUOTE (Tolek @ Feb 28 2009, 04:47 PM) *
Here´s the video that explains how to do that C Major Barré:



I'm not getting any audio on this one. blink.gif


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post Mar 1 2009, 10:24 AM
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QUOTE (Toroso @ Mar 1 2009, 02:42 AM) *
I'm not getting any audio on this one. blink.gif

Aaaaah! biggrin.gif I forgot to change the audio device. laugh.gif I´ll do another video later. wink.gif

What about the theory?
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post Mar 1 2009, 02:34 PM
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QUOTE (Tolek @ Feb 28 2009, 03:27 PM) *
Yes, the interval between E and G is a 3rd and now we´re going to see why it is minor.
I just found this picture:

You see white and black keys which belong to a piano. Under them you see the name of each key. You are surely wondering why there´s an H and not a B. This is a picture from a german site. German people call the note B "H" and the note B flat "B". A bit confusing! biggrin.gif Let´s continue. From the definition, we know that a minor 3rd has 3 semitones. Let´s count the number of semitones between E and G:
E -> F -> F# -> G

We have three semitones. So, it is a minor 3rd.

Is this clear?


OK, so if I understand, what we are doing here relates physically to the guitar and the semitones between notes and has nothing to do with the scale itself other than the note we are trying to reach.


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post Mar 1 2009, 02:52 PM
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QUOTE (Toroso @ Mar 1 2009, 02:34 PM) *
OK, so if I understand, what we are doing here relates physically to the guitar and the semitones between notes and has nothing to do with the scale itself other than the note we are trying to reach.

Sorry, I don´t get it...
I have the feeling that you are not really aware of what we are talking, but I could be wrong. Nonetheless, I want you to read Andrew´s Major Scales 101 Lesson. After reading it, you should immediately understand how chords are built. wink.gif
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post Mar 1 2009, 06:07 PM
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QUOTE (Tolek @ Mar 1 2009, 08:52 AM) *
Sorry, I don´t get it...
I have the feeling that you are not really aware of what we are talking, but I could be wrong. Nonetheless, I want you to read Andrew´s Major Scales 101 Lesson. After reading it, you should immediately understand how chords are built. wink.gif


Well, according to that: C to E = 4 semitones/2 tones = Major
E to G = 3 semitones/1.5 tones = Minor

Am I still missing the boat?


On another note:

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How would I play the circled note in this tab?

Also, since you are mentoring me, I am just asking my general guitar questions to you. Is this OK, and is this the right place?


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QUOTE (Toroso @ Mar 1 2009, 06:07 PM) *
Well, according to that: C to E = 4 semitones/2 tones = Major
E to G = 3 semitones/1.5 tones = Minor

Am I still missing the boat?

No, you aren´t. You got it now. Well done! smile.gif

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On another note:

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How would I play the circled note in this tab?

Also, since you are mentoring me, I am just asking my general guitar questions to you. Is this OK, and is this the right place?

Sure, don´t hesitate to ask me anything. I´m here to help! wink.gif
That circled note is a ghost note. More about them in this lesson. Just play it not as hard as you would play a normal note. wink.gif
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post Mar 6 2009, 11:44 PM
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Where have I been?
I was very busy this week, guys, sorry for not being very active here. I´ll do more interaction this weekend. wink.gif
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post Mar 7 2009, 01:55 AM
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No worries you mentioned you had a big exam, thats where I figured you wento to laugh.gif


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