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post Apr 5 2012, 08:00 PM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Apr 5 2012, 08:32 AM) *
So now when we have a backing track for you the fun part will start!!!
Let's take two pentatonics:
A minor

E minor


So what I want you to do is to create a few licks combining those pentatonics together!
Here is an example:
E |-----------8--5--7--5-------|-----------8--7-------------|----|
B |----------------------------|--------5--------8----------|----|
G |--4--5--7--------------7----|--5--4--------------7-------|----|
D |----------------------------|-----------------------7----|----|
A |----------------------------|----------------------------|----|
E |----------------------------|----------------------------|----|


--------5-----------7-------|--8--7--5-------------------||
-----------8----------------|-----------8--5-------------||
-----7-----------7-----7----|-----------------7--5-------||
--5-----------5-------------|-----------------------5----||
----------------------------|----------------------------||
----------------------------|----------------------------||

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[attachment=27016:licks.gp5]
Let me know if you have any questions!


hmm, I'm not able to open the file example. I did download the free GP software. If its not too much trouble would it be okay to hear it through sound cloud?

either way, I'm sure I can get the idea for the lesson. Thanks!


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post Apr 6 2012, 07:33 AM
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Here is another try! smile.gif let me know if you can download it!
Attached File  licks.gp5 ( 1.81K ) Number of downloads: 40


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post Apr 7 2012, 09:17 PM
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QUOTE (DeGroot @ Apr 5 2012, 07:00 PM) *
hmm, I'm not able to open the file example. I did download the free GP software. If its not too much trouble would it be okay to hear it through sound cloud?

either way, I'm sure I can get the idea for the lesson. Thanks!

Hi! Just wanted to make sure that you could download the file! Let me know!


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post Apr 8 2012, 05:54 AM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Apr 7 2012, 08:17 PM) *
Hi! Just wanted to make sure that you could download the file! Let me know!


Hi Alex, I wasn't able to open the file after I download it. I tried the free trial Guitar Pro 6 as its the only version available. When I try to open it in Safari it just reads "don't have an application to open it". I took some time to try and figure it out but I'm out of ideas.


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post Apr 8 2012, 09:29 AM
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QUOTE (DeGroot @ Apr 8 2012, 04:54 AM) *
Hi Alex, I wasn't able to open the file after I download it. I tried the free trial Guitar Pro 6 as its the only version available. When I try to open it in Safari it just reads "don't have an application to open it". I took some time to try and figure it out but I'm out of ideas.

I just downloaded the file and it works fine on my end. You have to download it and open it with Guitar Pro should work!
Can you please let me know step by step what you are doing and I will try to help!


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post Apr 8 2012, 06:14 PM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Apr 8 2012, 08:29 AM) *
I just downloaded the file and it works fine on my end. You have to download it and open it with Guitar Pro should work!
Can you please let me know step by step what you are doing and I will try to help!


I think it is because I'm using just a trial version for Mac that it won't allow me to use it? It only gives me limited options.

1. downloaded the file
2. opened it with GP6

Nothing happens. It opens into a blank page. I'm only allowed to open sample files that are preset.
I'm guessing the problem is that I don't own the software. I was going to buy it but it is $60.

I've had others look into it too and thats the conclusion we came up with. Maybe I'm missing something obvious!


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post Apr 9 2012, 03:47 AM
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QUOTE (DeGroot @ Apr 8 2012, 05:14 PM) *
I think it is because I'm using just a trial version for Mac that it won't allow me to use it? It only gives me limited options.

1. downloaded the file
2. opened it with GP6

Nothing happens. It opens into a blank page. I'm only allowed to open sample files that are preset.
I'm guessing the problem is that I don't own the software. I was going to buy it but it is $60.

I've had others look into it too and thats the conclusion we came up with. Maybe I'm missing something obvious!

Hmmm that's weird! You can't see notes at all? Or just don't have sound?


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post Apr 9 2012, 05:27 AM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Apr 9 2012, 02:47 AM) *
Hmmm that's weird! You can't see notes at all? Or just don't have sound?


Both actually! Well, I bought a GuitarPro app. so its all good now!


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post Apr 9 2012, 04:33 PM
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Very well I am glad it's working!


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post Apr 12 2012, 08:42 PM
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Hi Alex,

Here are some ideas I came up for the lesson!


http://soundcloud.com/degroot-2/alex-feather-mentoring-lead-1


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post Apr 13 2012, 08:40 AM
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Sounds very very nice! Melodic and smooth! Your timing is a little bit off it sounds like you are slowing down a little bit!
So here is a new backing track for you!
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/03-cmaj-to-amaj

It goes from Cmaj to Amaj
So what I want you to do is to combine two pentatonics together:
C major





A major





Plus I want you to start getting use to a whole tone scale

So when A major comes you can also use this



Let me know if you have any questions!




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post Apr 14 2012, 07:38 AM
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Sounds great, I was playing over your Cmaj to Amaj backing a couple weeks back.

I was looking through a music book earlier this week and came across whole-tone scales. It got me thinking on how or when I would apply whole-tone scales to music, so its interesting to find this here! Is the whole-tone scale something I should use over A Major here in small sections? It seems when I use it for a extended time over A major it sounds odd or maybe it is just the way I am using the scale.


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post Apr 14 2012, 08:20 AM
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QUOTE (DeGroot @ Apr 14 2012, 06:38 AM) *
Sounds great, I was playing over your Cmaj to Amaj backing a couple weeks back.

I was looking through a music book earlier this week and came across whole-tone scales. It got me thinking on how or when I would apply whole-tone scales to music, so its interesting to find this here! Is the whole-tone scale something I should use over A Major here in small sections? It seems when I use it for a extended time over A major it sounds odd or maybe it is just the way I am using the scale.

You can start from using whole tone scale in the little section! We will keep adding stuff as we go along!


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post Apr 20 2012, 03:19 PM
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QUOTE (DeGroot @ Apr 14 2012, 06:38 AM) *
Sounds great, I was playing over your Cmaj to Amaj backing a couple weeks back.

I was looking through a music book earlier this week and came across whole-tone scales. It got me thinking on how or when I would apply whole-tone scales to music, so its interesting to find this here! Is the whole-tone scale something I should use over A Major here in small sections? It seems when I use it for a extended time over A major it sounds odd or maybe it is just the way I am using the scale.

Hi! I just wanted to follow up and see how your progress is going? Do you have any questions?


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post Apr 20 2012, 07:32 PM
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I haven't made a whole lot of progress cause I've been too busy with work this week. I have a couple good ideas going on with the lesson though! Hoping to have this arranged and recorded over the weekend.


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post Apr 20 2012, 08:03 PM
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QUOTE (DeGroot @ Apr 20 2012, 06:32 PM) *
I haven't made a whole lot of progress cause I've been too busy with work this week. I have a couple good ideas going on with the lesson though! Hoping to have this arranged and recorded over the weekend.

Sounds good! I'm very excited to hear your ideas!!!!!!


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post Apr 23 2012, 03:39 AM
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I was improvising for a while over the track today! Unfortunately I have not been able to practice much lately cause of working long hours. I am still determined to make progress here even if it takes a longer than I'd like!! smile.gif

Well, here is what I have so far. Couple of notes here are "off" sounding as I was improvising mostly after the 30 second mark. Figured I'd post something even if it isn't perfect yet. I tried working with the whole tone scale but had some trouble finding a way to fit it in naturally.




http://soundcloud.com/degroot-2/cmaj-to-amaj


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post Apr 23 2012, 04:24 PM
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QUOTE (DeGroot @ Apr 23 2012, 02:39 AM) *
I was improvising for a while over the track today! Unfortunately I have not been able to practice much lately cause of working long hours. I am still determined to make progress here even if it takes a longer than I'd like!! smile.gif

Well, here is what I have so far. Couple of notes here are "off" sounding as I was improvising mostly after the 30 second mark. Figured I'd post something even if it isn't perfect yet. I tried working with the whole tone scale but had some trouble finding a way to fit it in naturally.




http://soundcloud.com/degroot-2/cmaj-to-amaj

Sounds very good!!! Some notes were off but I can hear that you are trying to use a lot of scales I asked you to!
Good job!
Now I would like you to start landing on chord tones every time the changes hit!
Try to get 3rd and 7th so you can really accent the changes!
Let me know if you need help or have any questions!


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post Apr 23 2012, 06:23 PM
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Ok thanks! I will further concentrate on accenting the chord tone changes and also getting all notes in key.


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post Apr 24 2012, 05:27 AM
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QUOTE (DeGroot @ Apr 23 2012, 05:23 PM) *
Ok thanks! I will further concentrate on accenting the chord tone changes and also getting all notes in key.

Perfect! Let me know if you need help!!! I think in a few days I will make a new assignment for you! And we will add more complicated things to your playing smile.gif


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