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post Feb 14 2012, 11:21 AM
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There we go biggrin.gif Hello Cem!

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Ok, this is going to be a long post, get ready tongue.gif.

I tried to listen to some atonal compositions on youtube. I felt extremely uncomfortable that I cannot put into words here. It made me feel tense for a good amount of time after hearing it. Absolutely unbearable.

I don't know if my opinions will change after I get used to atonal system, I do not know much about it (this subject was just briefly mentioned by one of the instructors at my music course) but my intuition says that atonal music is a great tool for ear training. If one can just voice a prime tone row I don't think that he/she will ever have any problems with anything related to tonal music.

To connect this with tonal music, I think this will definitely expand your horizon when composing. After all, the tonal music theory just gives us an abstraction which lets us know "which way the river should flow". Atonal music, on the other hand lifts this abstraction thus giving us more freedom in terms of musicality which means having options on where you should go.

But, atonal music is dangerous for people like me whose ear is nowhere near perfect. This danger is not to be trifled with, I can imagine getting comfortable to atonal compositions and being able to listen to them effortlessly, yet this will come at a cost. This will make me comfortable with hearing notes outside of the tone range, and I simply cannot afford that. I don't have a deep musical ability or understanding or an amazing music ear, all I can rely on is how I feel when I hear a stream of notes. If I'll lose this, music would be meaningless for me.

I would love to explore the mysteries of music regardless of the subject's property but in this case, I can't dare to do it for the reasons I described above. In addition to these, roughly an hour passed since I listened to the atonal composition and I still got that tense, distracted feeling. But I don't mind learning more on the subject without hearing anything of it laugh.gif . These are my opinions after a brief research on the atonal music.

Back to our course, I think I have found the root of my sync problem. It's simply relatively under-developed picking hand. I just joined Todd's shred bootcamp, luckily his first lesson was focused on the development of picking hand.I discovered that my arm joined to the picking motion slightly, it was extremely subtle yet it made my picking inconsistent and prevented the improvement of my wrist motion, not a big deal at low tempos but it gets exponentially bad as tempo increases. I have been working on wrist-only movement of picking motion and I can say that the progress was more than I have made in the past 5 months.

I went to a jam session with a fellow guitarist and a drummer. It sucked, I could barely played anything. This led me to realise that I have the skills to play guitar at a decent level but my repertoire is nearly empty. I'll post a record on the latest task within a week, after that I'd say lets stay true to the Rampage and work on a repertoire-oriented route, is that ok for you? I know I'm changing the focus too much out of frustration, but I feel this is the right path to take, finally. What do you think?
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- Cosmin Lupu   Cem's Rhythm Rampage   Feb 14 2012, 11:21 AM
- - Cem   Hey Cosmin, thanks for sparing some time for me . ...   Feb 15 2012, 09:38 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Cem @ Feb 15 2012, 08:38 PM) Hey C...   Feb 16 2012, 09:08 AM
- - Cem   Hmm, synchronization.. I've never thought of t...   Feb 17 2012, 09:18 AM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Cem @ Feb 17 2012, 08:18 AM) Hmm, ...   Feb 17 2012, 09:43 AM
- - Cem   So, here is my question I mentioned in the video c...   Feb 20 2012, 07:57 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Cem @ Feb 20 2012, 06:57 PM) So, h...   Feb 20 2012, 08:37 PM
- - Cem   Okay, today I got my axe back from luthier, so ...   Feb 22 2012, 09:04 PM
- - Cosmin Lupu   Oh EDDARD STARK I love 'A song of ice and fir...   Feb 23 2012, 11:01 AM
- - Cem   Aggressive. Let's rock   Feb 23 2012, 07:05 PM
- - Cem   About yesterday's video chat, I don't know...   Feb 24 2012, 08:08 AM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Cem @ Feb 24 2012, 07:08 AM) About...   Feb 24 2012, 09:12 AM
|- - Cem   QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 24 2012, 08:12 A...   Feb 24 2012, 09:36 AM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Cem @ Feb 24 2012, 08:36 AM) Truth...   Feb 24 2012, 09:37 AM
- - Cem   I can play the track at 120 but somewhat my palm-m...   Feb 26 2012, 07:32 PM
- - Cosmin Lupu   Hey Cem tightness in palm muting comes from confi...   Feb 26 2012, 07:37 PM
- - Cem   So standard approach is sufficient enough . Will p...   Feb 26 2012, 09:33 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Cem @ Feb 26 2012, 08:33 PM) So st...   Feb 26 2012, 10:14 PM
- - Cem   I took several records yesterday, including the ta...   Mar 4 2012, 07:35 PM
- - Cosmin Lupu   Hey Cem! Wussup mate? I have listened to all o...   Mar 5 2012, 12:01 PM
- - Cem   As I said, these are kinda reflecting my past wher...   Mar 5 2012, 02:59 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Cem @ Mar 5 2012, 01:59 PM) As I s...   Mar 6 2012, 10:45 AM
- - Cem   Sure thing. Strumming is one of my weaknesses (as ...   Mar 6 2012, 09:45 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Cem @ Mar 6 2012, 08:45 PM) Sure t...   Mar 6 2012, 10:07 PM
- - Cem   Having a rough week . Today I started to study thi...   Mar 8 2012, 05:47 PM
- - Cem   Also, my guitar's floyd rose is bit unstable, ...   Mar 8 2012, 08:22 PM
- - Cosmin Lupu   Alright, no problemmo mate let's see...how ab...   Mar 9 2012, 08:55 AM
- - Cem   Oh boy, it seems like we're going to have sooo...   Mar 9 2012, 10:41 AM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Cem @ Mar 9 2012, 09:41 AM) Oh boy...   Mar 9 2012, 05:26 PM
- - Cem   Alex just posted a new funky rhythm lesson (talk a...   Mar 13 2012, 07:03 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Cem @ Mar 13 2012, 06:03 PM) Alex ...   Mar 14 2012, 09:44 AM
- - Cem   I'm having the worst time of this year. I...   Mar 22 2012, 08:07 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Cem @ Mar 22 2012, 07:07 PM) I...   Mar 23 2012, 10:40 AM
- - Cem   Hey man, I checked it out. At first I was like ...   Mar 25 2012, 08:42 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   QUOTE (Cem @ Mar 25 2012, 07:42 PM) Hey m...   Mar 25 2012, 08:51 PM
- - Cem   Sitrep: Been derping around with Bear Rose's ...   Apr 8 2012, 04:30 PM
- - Cosmin Lupu   hey Cem! Give yourself sometime regarding the ...   Apr 9 2012, 09:30 AM
- - Cem   I took some recordings . Take a look. http://yout...   Apr 23 2012, 10:21 PM
- - Cosmin Lupu   Ahoy Cem! Let's take things one at a time...   Apr 25 2012, 10:09 AM
- - Cem   Hey man, thanks for the feedback. To be honest I...   Apr 25 2012, 04:53 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   Hey Cem! the lemma is correct and when I was...   Apr 26 2012, 07:36 AM
- - Cem   That type of pattern only occurs when skipping str...   Apr 26 2012, 03:53 PM
- - Cosmin Lupu   Ahoy Cem if it's sync and music you want, wel...   Apr 27 2012, 08:11 PM
- - Cem   You definitely know what I like man I'm on it...   Apr 28 2012, 06:26 AM
- - Cosmin Lupu   Awesomeness Bach never fails!   Apr 28 2012, 09:09 AM
- - Cem   Sitrep : Been working on the task, I would have ...   May 3 2012, 05:08 PM
|- - Cosmin Lupu   Hey Cem, the only way you're gonna get past th...   May 4 2012, 08:50 AM
- - Cosmin Lupu   Hello my friend I did a little research and here...   May 11 2012, 12:22 PM
- - Cosmin Lupu   Hey Cem I have nothing against going for a repert...   May 12 2012, 11:58 AM

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