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post Sep 14 2009, 05:28 PM
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Jup I was planned to do that. smile.gif Shouldnt be online before friday though ... start tomorrow with school ...


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post Sep 15 2009, 01:40 PM
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QUOTE (Mrblomme @ Sep 14 2009, 06:28 PM) *
Jup I was planned to do that. smile.gif Shouldnt be online before friday though ... start tomorrow with school ...


Good plan! Just make sure you read the Andrews article on intervals too as it contains some more in depth stuff we didn't go through before.

Post if you encounter any questions...

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post Sep 16 2009, 10:44 AM
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Allright, will try to practice some today when I'm home from school. wink.gif


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post Sep 18 2009, 11:54 PM
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TEST:

1. What is the definition of interval?

2. Term major interval applies to:

- thirds
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3. When you lower the major interval by a half step, which interval it becomes : __________

5. When you rise the minor interval by a half step, which interval it becomes: __________

6. If the root is note C ,

major 7th =
diminished 5th =
augmented 5th =
minor 3rd =

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post Sep 19 2009, 03:55 PM
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TEST:

1. What is the definition of interval?
The distance between two notes.

2. Term major interval applies to:
- thirds
- seconds
- sixths
- sevenths

3. When you lower the major interval by a half step, which interval it becomes : minor

5. When you rise the minor interval by a half step, which interval it becomes: major

6. If the root is note C ,

major 7th = B
diminished 5th = F
augmented 5th = G#
minor 3rd = D


Hope I'm right! tongue.gif

But I have a small problem ... since I restarted with ju jitsu I have a pain just under my thumb so I think I better dont play bass for a few days ... but I'll try to catch up! The movie is coming as soon as my thumb is back ok!

btw to let you see how you can hurt yourself with ju-jitsu I've embed a small youtube movie! First it's some pictures but soon you see the movies.





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post Sep 20 2009, 12:09 AM
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Hello, good work. Here are corrected results :

6. If the root is note C ,

major 7th = B
diminished 5th = F#
augmented 5th = G#
minor 3rd = D#

diminished 5th is perfect 5th lowered by half step

minor 3rd is major 3rd lowered by half step

Pay attention to these details about intervals. You want to be able to recognize them and be able to play them instantly on fretboard.

I recommend resting a bit and then getting back to technique practice! smile.gif

EDIT: If you have any questions about intervals etc feel free to ask me! smile.gif

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post Sep 21 2009, 07:27 PM
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Weekly assignment 3:

Improvisation - roots and 5ths

Lesson to practice: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/misc-less...bass-concept-1/

Goal : To learn the concept of improvising a walking bass line using roots and 5ths as a note choice in a 2 feel type of line.

Purpose : Develop improvising skills that will help you create more interesting bass lines. Be able to "jam" to any chord progression.

Instructions :

First check out the lesson and learn it by heart. Make sure you understand the concept behind this kind of improvisation. You want to use only roots and 5ths as your note choice. Make sure you follow the chord progression so that you connect what is being played with the chords in backing - that is very important. Walking bass line will be 2 feel - that means 2 half notes per bar. Try to get in that kind of groove and keep time well. Once you learn the lesson, start practicing your OWN improvisation over the same backing track. I want you to spend at least 2 hours during the just practicing your own improvising over the backing. When improvising I want you to play the backing and look at the printed chord staff (progression on paper) and by following chords - choose appropriate roots and 5ths for improvising.

Requirements :

Post updates on your practice daily if possible, describing what have you done. I want you to record in video (or audio only if you can't make it) your OWN roots and 5ths improvisation over the same backing. I will attach the backing track in a day or two, which you will be using to record your own improvisation during the weekend!

Deadline to complete: 27th of September

Good luck and remember to post your questions and progress!

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post Sep 21 2009, 10:19 PM
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Allright! I think I'll try to pick my bass back up tomorrow, hand starts to feel normal again. smile.gif

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post Sep 22 2009, 01:18 PM
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Sounds like a plan! I wanted to ask you if you are clear with intervals since you made some mistakes in the test? Do you have any questions about them etc?

Here is the backing track for this weeks assignment:

Attached File  120.mp3 ( 688.29K ) Number of downloads: 130


Chord progression:

Am - G - C - D - Em - Am - Em - Bm - G - Am

It's two bars for each chord. Follow the backing track and look at this progression in order to improvise the bass line.


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post Sep 22 2009, 06:46 PM
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Yeah now I'm clear with the intervals, now that you've corrected my mistakes! smile.gif thanks


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post Sep 22 2009, 10:53 PM
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QUOTE (Mrblomme @ Sep 22 2009, 07:46 PM) *
Yeah now I'm clear with the intervals, now that you've corrected my mistakes! smile.gif thanks


Those are good news!

Regarding your question about this new assignment.

I think it would be wise to play half notes. Why? Because you will practice classic jazz 2 feel walking bass line! You will also practice your time keeping skills - playing longer notes will require you to count beats in your head and its somehow "harder" to play in that feel then in straight 8th notes. If you have troubles with timing when playing half notes I advice tapping your foot to the beat (two taps per note).

Now let me explain a little about the roots and 5ths approach to improvising. Its also called 2 notes approach so yeah if you have Dm chord in backing you are basically playing D as root and A as perfect 5th. Those are only two notes and it looks "limiting" of course but you want to learn how to make interesting lines with only two notes. Also thing is that you can use also octave higher D and octave lower A so that makes 4 notes in one position to choose for improvising! You can chose those two notes anywhere on the fretboard actually! Its advised to start each chord changing phrase on root note, after that you can go to 5th or octave and you can also repeat notes if you want. Repeating notes is a good thing, many players do that instead of choosing different note for each one you play in a walking bass line (which can result in "not so organized" line). But in "Walking bass series" I went for different note each time to demonstrate more possible variations.

I don't mind about distortion. But it would be nice to hear a standard smooth 2 feel jazz walking bass line.

Maybe you could record one version with instructions I gave you and second with distortion and 8th notes (do anything you like!). That would be really cool to have both versions from you! One classic and other rocked smile.gif

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post Sep 23 2009, 09:50 AM
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Allright! Will first need to get my pod back working ... I think it's broke ... but at the moment I'm at school so I have a look at home.


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post Sep 23 2009, 03:07 PM
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edit: pod is back to normal, cable was down smile.gif

btw one more question, when the chord is Am do we need to get the minor 5th or doesnt that matter?


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post Sep 23 2009, 03:23 PM
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QUOTE (Mrblomme @ Sep 23 2009, 03:07 PM) *
edit: pod is back to normal, cable was down smile.gif

btw one more question, when the chord is Am do we need to get the minor 5th or doesnt that matter?


I think you'r confusing the 5th with the 3rd
The 5th note is the same with both major and minor chords


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post Sep 23 2009, 03:35 PM
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QUOTE (Mrblomme @ Sep 23 2009, 04:07 PM) *
edit: pod is back to normal, cable was down smile.gif

btw one more question, when the chord is Am do we need to get the minor 5th or doesnt that matter?



QUOTE (Iluha @ Sep 23 2009, 04:23 PM) *
I think you'r confusing the 5th with the 3rd
The 5th note is the same with both major and minor chords


Iluha is right.

Minor term applies to : seconds (2nd), thirds (3rd), sixths (6th), sevenths (7th)

Perfect term applies only to : unisons (root), fourths (4th), fifths (5th) and octaves (8)

Good thing with this week's task is that root and perfect 5th are located in construction of both major and minor chords. If you had a diminished chord (Adim) then you would need to play diminished 5th (one half step lowered perfect 5th).

Ask if you have any other questions about intervals. I suggest studying more this article :
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...?showtopic=3285

You really need to understand intervals well in order to grasp later on improvisation concepts etc. Its actually an easy topic once you study them hard enough - it will just "click" in your head and then you'll see why you studied that topic.

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post Sep 23 2009, 04:22 PM
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ooooo I get it! haha thanks now I really get it! tongue.gif


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post Sep 23 2009, 10:17 PM
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QUOTE (Mrblomme @ Sep 23 2009, 05:22 PM) *
ooooo I get it! haha thanks now I really get it! tongue.gif


You're welcome! Intervals can be a little tricky to grasp at start. But with practical application (like this week's assignment) - I think you will understand them much better smile.gif


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post Sep 28 2009, 07:57 PM
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Weekly assignment 4:

String muting and incorporating "dead notes" in a groove!

Lessons to practice:

Left hand muting exercises: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/misc-less...ting-exercises/
Dead Notes Lesson: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/misc-less...d-notes-lesson/

Goal : To practice the string muting technique and be able to incorporate "dead notes" in a groove situation.

Purpose : Develop string muting technique and be able to add "dead notes" to grooves you compose!

Instructions :

First I want you to practice exercises included in the "Left Hand Muting Exercises" lesson. I want you to go through each exercise and to have this week at least 2 hours of practicing those exercises against a metronome.
Second task is to learn the "Dead Notes Lesson" and to record it! That will be an opportunity to practice this new technique in a groove situation (and to learn some other ways to produce dead notes).
Regarding time managment, try to finish the first task till Thursday and second one till Sunday.

Requirements :

Post updates on your practice daily if possible, describing what have you done.For the second task, I want you to record in video your performance of the "Dead Notes Lesson". I will post the backing track tomorrow!

Deadline to complete: 4th of October

Good luck and remember to post your questions and progress!

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post Sep 28 2009, 09:54 PM
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Allright mate I've allready tried the first lesson! I know I'm the perfect student. laugh.gif

The first lesson is allready going pretty well! I just need to get the timing perfect.


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post Sep 28 2009, 10:19 PM
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QUOTE (Mrblomme @ Sep 28 2009, 10:54 PM) *
Allright mate I've allready tried the first lesson! I know I'm the perfect student. laugh.gif

The first lesson is allready going pretty well! I just need to get the timing perfect.


I want to congratulate you on your dedication mate! smile.gif

Just make sure that you play exercises with a metronome (without it it just won't work).

Good job so far! Looking forward to videos later on wink.gif
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