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Do you think about chords when soloing
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Kristofer Dahl
post Apr 15 2011, 09:38 AM
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Do you think about the chord progression when soloing, or do you focus on 'shredding in a scale'?


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Marek Rojewski
post Apr 15 2011, 09:40 AM
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Unfortunately I don't think about chords. I'll have to change that, because it enhances the sound considerably.


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Cosmin Lupu
post Apr 15 2011, 10:05 AM
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I think that this is a skill which must be developed thoroughly as it is essential in order to make you sound melodic or not smile.gif if you wish so, but shredding in a scale is not a solution.

cheerios and congratz to you Mr Higgins, for an interesting and useful topic and good lesson biggrin.gif

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post Apr 15 2011, 10:48 AM
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That's a good question, and it seems that it is often the problem with players who didn't practice chords that much. When playing, I usually think of chords more than scales, so this helps me maintain good connection to the backing. If there is need for a certain scale/range of notes that has to be used, it's important to lock to strong notes first before continuing, so the arpeggios serve as a good foundation for that.


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post Apr 15 2011, 11:10 AM
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It's VERY important to think about chords or at least use your ear to find which notes of the scale sound better over the progression.
That's the same thing.


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post Apr 15 2011, 04:51 PM
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I lack chord/lead improvising coordination. I'm working on this right now because I know it makes you a better player whenever you know what your backing chord progression is doing. You can tell guitar players who really know their chord theory from those who don't. Their playing sounds so much more melodic and coordinated.

On the other hand, if you think too much about theory and don't play with your heart and feeling, it can hurt you. You have to let your character shine like Stevie Ray or someone. He once said that when he started thinking about his playing too much, he just couldn't get it to sound right. biggrin.gif

So I think the key is to find a good balance.


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post Apr 15 2011, 08:29 PM
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QUOTE (Brandon Earman @ Apr 15 2011, 03:51 PM) *
I lack chord/lead improvising coordination. I'm working on this right now because I know it makes you a better player whenever you know what your backing chord progression is doing. You can tell guitar players who really know their chord theory from those who don't. Their playing sounds so much more melodic and coordinated.

On the other hand, if you think too much about theory and don't play with your heart and feeling, it can hurt you. You have to let your character shine like Stevie Ray or someone. He once said that when he started thinking about his playing too much, he just couldn't get it to sound right. biggrin.gif

So I think the key is to find a good balance.



Very true smile.gif this is a good approach, but once you get to know the rules you acquire much more confidence in breaking them smile.gif


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post Apr 15 2011, 08:31 PM
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No. I wish I did, because it is very important if you want to compose a good sounding solo.


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