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> 7/8 Time Signature Lesson, I made this for my YouTube students
thefireball
post Dec 4 2011, 01:30 AM
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I thought I would share this with you all. hehe Kinda feel inadequate with the pro instructors here, but I do what I can for my YouTubers. It's funny for them to call me teacher or their guitar idol when they message me. happy.gif I have a series I started a while back. Basically, I just love teaching people what I know. I think this is the first lesson I've done that I'm most satisified in preparation.



Today we will explore the odd time signature 7/8. This time signature has one less beat than 4/4. I like to count it 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3 ... But some like to count to seven. If so, then count it as "sev" on 7 so that you easily count it as one beat.

This is an original composition I am working on. Yeah, I'm working on a lot of originals as of late and not finishing them. But I hope this will be finished before too long. Anyway, enjoy, learn, and check out the links below. wink.gif

The guitar teacher that inspired me to write a song in 7/8 time was Gregory Bolomey. He is known as "AxeOfCreation." Check him out:
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https://www.youtube.com/user/axeofcreation
(He's free, so there's no competition issues. wink.gif )

The tone of my guitar is made in POD Farm. You can download the tone here: http://line6.com/customtone/tone/216073/
Basically you want a lot of mids and treble if you want the djenty tone. Let the bass guitar do the filling in.

Download the backing tracks for this lesson in different speeds used in the demonstration. The bass is excluded so you can play in any tuning. https://rapidshare.com/files/371315973/7_8_..._course_bts.zip


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post Dec 4 2011, 04:17 AM
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Hey, btw, a YouTuber commented:

hear me out, your wrist is bent. make sure your thumb and middle finger are parallel and wrist straight. This gives you MORE strength (it'll make fretting way easier, not to mention chords!) and dexterity, equally more control. Loved the clip, hope to hear some more djenty grooves.

So what do you think of this? Maybe someone can clarify? I thought having your thumb more hidden behind the neck (almost to the classical position) was a good thing? Or am I doing it wrong?


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post Dec 4 2011, 08:05 AM
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Nice lesson btw. I need to check out also those odd timings !

But hey you should use a mic when doing spoken lessons. Now there's a lot of hissing in the backround.

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Hey, btw, a YouTuber commented:

hear me out, your wrist is bent. make sure your thumb and middle finger are parallel and wrist straight. This gives you MORE strength (it'll make fretting way easier, not to mention chords!) and dexterity, equally more control. Loved the clip, hope to hear some more djenty grooves.

So what do you think of this? Maybe someone can clarify? I thought having your thumb more hidden behind the neck (almost to the classical position) was a good thing? Or am I doing it wrong?


I think he was trying to say that your wrist is kinda hook' ed around the guitar neck. Your finger should only bend, not wrist. Maybe this helps. smile.gif

EDIT: I was looking my videos and realised that I sometimes hook my wrist too. I need to fix it laugh.gif

This post has been edited by WeePee: Dec 4 2011, 08:09 AM


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post Dec 4 2011, 03:08 PM
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QUOTE (WeePee @ Dec 4 2011, 01:05 AM) *
Nice lesson btw. I need to check out also those odd timings !

But hey you should use a mic when doing spoken lessons. Now there's a lot of hissing in the backround.



I think he was trying to say that your wrist is kinda hook' ed around the guitar neck. Your finger should only bend, not wrist. Maybe this helps. smile.gif

EDIT: I was looking my videos and realised that I sometimes hook my wrist too. I need to fix it laugh.gif


Thank you for that. I hope to get a mic soon. smile.gif Or maybe when I get an HD camera the mic will be better. I'll try not to hook the wrist then. wink.gif


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post Dec 4 2011, 03:45 PM
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Great job mate, very well done lesson. I think everything is pretty cool, and explanations are very clear. Should be very useful! smile.gif Keep rocking these! smile.gif


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post Dec 4 2011, 04:41 PM
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Nicely done and explained Brandon!


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post Dec 4 2011, 11:04 PM
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Thanks guys! I've learned so much from GMC. smile.gif


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post Dec 5 2011, 03:46 PM
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this is great! thanks for that man!


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post Dec 5 2011, 03:46 PM
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Interestingly counting! I did a lesson with 7/8 rhythm of the Balkan, counting is a little different - 1,2,3,/ 1,2/ 1,2/ !
Will be published soon smile.gif


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post Dec 5 2011, 04:34 PM
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Thanks again, guys. Yeah, somebody on YouTube said he likes to count that way too Sinisa. smile.gif


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