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Alex Feather
post Jul 4 2012, 04:06 PM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Jul 4 2012, 01:16 AM) *
Ok lets see if I got the notes right, I started wondering when I came upon the D7 chord. anyways here goes.
you did:
C6 - C - E - G - A

Ami9 - A - C - E - G - B

Dmi9 - D - F - A - C - E

so that leaves
G11 - G - B - D - F - A - C

C - C - E - G

Am7 - A - C - E - G

Bm7 - B - D - F - A

D7 - D - F# - A - C ? Key change? From C maj to Gmaj?

F#m7 - F# - A - C - E

B9 - B - D# - F# - A - C# ? Key change? From Gmaj to Emaj?

E - E - G# - B

G7#5 - G - B - D# - F# ?

I dont think I am sure of whats going on here in this progression unsure.gif


Good job! Yes there is a few chord changes! smile.gif
So what we will be using for the first exercise:
C6, Am9, Dm9, G11, C, Am7 - D minor pentatonic/ A minor pentatonic

Bm7, D7, G6, G6, - B minor pentatonic/ E minor pentatonic
F#m7, B9, E, - E major pentatonic
G7#5 - E Harmonic Minor
E harmonic minor


I have decided to make it more complicated so added E harmonic minor since the chord is perfect for it! smile.gif
Let me know if you have any questions or need help!


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post Jul 13 2012, 09:43 AM
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Hey Alex! smile.gif
Sorry I took so long with this ,it was a challenge for sure,I am kind of out of my element here huh.gif I tried to use the scales you recomended as much as I could but also used some C Maj and added some blue notes to the penta scales here and there. I learned the rhythm and played along with the backing for a couple days so I could get my head around it before I really even tried coming up with a melody.The last few chat lessons with you helped out alot man thanks cool.gif

[attachment=28180:Libach_AK_Rich2.mp3]


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post Jul 13 2012, 06:01 PM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Jul 13 2012, 08:43 AM) *
Hey Alex! smile.gif
Sorry I took so long with this ,it was a challenge for sure,I am kind of out of my element here huh.gif I tried to use the scales you recomended as much as I could but also used some C Maj and added some blue notes to the penta scales here and there. I learned the rhythm and played along with the backing for a couple days so I could get my head around it before I really even tried coming up with a melody.The last few chat lessons with you helped out alot man thanks cool.gif

[attachment=28180:Libach_AK_Rich2.mp3]

You did a great job! I would like you to keep it less busy and try to build it up one step at a time!
I did my take to give you ideas
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/akrich

I used the same scales and shapes I gave you! As you can hear I wasn't trying to play over every chord and sometimes just let it go! Continue my solo using the same approach!
Let me know if you have any questions or need help!


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post Jul 14 2012, 10:07 AM
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Thanks Alex, Ok man I'll give it a shot and see if I can chill it out a bit and build up gradually in steps like you suggest wink.gif


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post Jul 14 2012, 06:33 PM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Jul 14 2012, 09:07 AM) *
Thanks Alex, Ok man I'll give it a shot and see if I can chill it out a bit and build up gradually in steps like you suggest wink.gif

Sounds great! I am looking forward to hear your take! smile.gif


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post Jul 21 2012, 05:32 AM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Jul 14 2012, 09:07 AM) *
Thanks Alex, Ok man I'll give it a shot and see if I can chill it out a bit and build up gradually in steps like you suggest wink.gif

Hi! I just wanted to follow up and see how is everything going? Do you need any help or have questions?


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post Jul 21 2012, 05:46 PM
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Hey Alex, Sorry man but I have'nt had alot of time to get another take recorded for this and yesturday I jammed my thumb on my picking hand tossing around a football with a couple friends. I have'nt tried playing yet today because it's still a bit sore but I will get something recorded as soon I can.Thanks for checking up on me smile.gif


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post Jul 22 2012, 12:28 AM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Jul 21 2012, 04:46 PM) *
Hey Alex, Sorry man but I have'nt had alot of time to get another take recorded for this and yesturday I jammed my thumb on my picking hand tossing around a football with a couple friends. I have'nt tried playing yet today because it's still a bit sore but I will get something recorded as soon I can.Thanks for checking up on me smile.gif

Oh I am sorry to hear that! Be careful with your hands! And fingers! I hope you will feel better! Take your time and take it easy for a few days! smile.gif


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post Jul 31 2012, 09:50 AM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Jul 21 2012, 04:46 PM) *
Hey Alex, Sorry man but I have'nt had alot of time to get another take recorded for this and yesturday I jammed my thumb on my picking hand tossing around a football with a couple friends. I have'nt tried playing yet today because it's still a bit sore but I will get something recorded as soon I can.Thanks for checking up on me smile.gif

Hi! How are you doing? I hope you hand is better! I just wanted to follow up and see if you have any questions or need help with anything!


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post Aug 1 2012, 07:18 PM
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Hey Alex,

Yes the hand is fine, it was only sore for the next day after jamming the thumb. I just haven't had lots of time for playing lately and on top of that my creativity has been lacking lately as well, It's like sometimes I can get some good musical ideas flowing and other times , not so much, very inconsistent dry.gif , Maybe this progression has something to do with it, I dont know , It is not the kind of progression I have much experiance with, I can come up with ideas for the first half fairly well but the second half where it goes from the Am7 to the Bm7 and so on I am having trouble coming up with ideas that sound halfway decent to me. Also I was wondering if I should be trying to do a pure improvisation on this task or is it acceptable to put it together from different improvisational ideas I have come up with from just noodling around against the backing in various attempts? The latter is basically what I have been doing.
Also I was looking over my stated goals in the beggining of this thread and thinking it should be ammended to say I would like to incorporate different musical styles and techniques into my own playing to further develop my own style, I know it is not a huge differance from the previous stated goal but maybe it will give you a better idea of where I would like to go with my playing, basically I just want to develop my own progressive style rather than play alot of different styles of music , does this make sense?
Obviously playing against a progression where tonality kind of changes like this one is a weak point for me and something I need to work more on because I do feel it is important to be able to play over key changes and such so I will keep working on it.
Any tips would be much appreciated. Sorry for the delay Alex and thanks alot. smile.gif

Rich...

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post Aug 2 2012, 05:27 PM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Aug 1 2012, 06:18 PM) *
Hey Alex,

Yes the hand is fine, it was only sore for the next day after jamming the thumb. I just haven't had lots of time for playing lately and on top of that my creativity has been lacking lately as well, It's like sometimes I can get some good musical ideas flowing and other times , not so much, very inconsistent dry.gif , Maybe this progression has something to do with it, I dont know , It is not the kind of progression I have much experiance with, I can come up with ideas for the first half fairly well but the second half where it goes from the Am7 to the Bm7 and so on I am having trouble coming up with ideas that sound halfway decent to me. Also I was wondering if I should be trying to do a pure improvisation on this task or is it acceptable to put it together from different improvisational ideas I have come up with from just noodling around against the backing in various attempts? The latter is basically what I have been doing.
Also I was looking over my stated goals in the beggining of this thread and thinking it should be ammended to say I would like to incorporate different musical styles and techniques into my own playing to further develop my own style, I know it is not a huge differance from the previous stated goal but maybe it will give you a better idea of where I would like to go with my playing, basically I just want to develop my own progressive style rather than play alot of different styles of music , does this make sense?
Obviously playing against a progression where tonality kind of changes like this one is a weak point for me and something I need to work more on because I do feel it is important to be able to play over key changes and such so I will keep working on it.
Any tips would be much appreciated. Sorry for the delay Alex and thanks alot. smile.gif

Rich...


I like your idea! How about we will do that: come up with your own chord progression that you feel comfortable playing over
Don't make it too simple though so we have some challenge
I will create a backing track for you and will be giving you assignments based on it!
Developing your own style is not easy you won't develop it if you don't play other styles cause you taking pieces from different musicians and composers and making it your own!
Let's start and we will see where it will take us! smile.gif


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post Aug 5 2012, 07:09 PM
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Hey Alex,
Sounds interesting, how did you want me to go about this exactly , Do I just give you a formula like just for example, a 1 4 5 progression and then pick a key?


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post Aug 6 2012, 08:50 AM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Aug 5 2012, 06:09 PM) *
Hey Alex,
Sounds interesting, how did you want me to go about this exactly , Do I just give you a formula like just for example, a 1 4 5 progression and then pick a key?

Can you please explain me with more details what do you mean?


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post Aug 11 2012, 07:23 AM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Aug 5 2012, 11:50 PM) *
Can you please explain me with more details what do you mean?

Well I guess I mean how do you want me to give you the progression that you want me to come up with? Sorry if it's a silly question and for the slow response, I am starting to get busy again in the push towards winter.


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post Aug 11 2012, 10:28 PM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Aug 11 2012, 06:23 AM) *
Well I guess I mean how do you want me to give you the progression that you want me to come up with? Sorry if it's a silly question and for the slow response, I am starting to get busy again in the push towards winter.

Just write it out! If you have any chords ideas! I will create a backing track based on it and will start giving you assignments based on it! smile.gif


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post Aug 19 2012, 03:00 AM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Aug 11 2012, 06:23 AM) *
Well I guess I mean how do you want me to give you the progression that you want me to come up with? Sorry if it's a silly question and for the slow response, I am starting to get busy again in the push towards winter.

Hey!!! How are you doing??? Not sure if you have seen my last post! smile.gif Let me know!


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post Aug 19 2012, 07:27 PM
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Hey Alex sorry for the delay getting back to you , For some reason I am not getting email notifications on this thread even tho I have subscribed to it, and on top of that I have just started a new job that has me working some pretty crazy hours, 14 hours on my first day.
So unfortunately I think I am going to have to put this on hold for a while untill things wind down as we move into the fall and winter season.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

Thanks, Rich...


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post Aug 20 2012, 12:43 PM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Aug 19 2012, 06:27 PM) *
Hey Alex sorry for the delay getting back to you , For some reason I am not getting email notifications on this thread even tho I have subscribed to it, and on top of that I have just started a new job that has me working some pretty crazy hours, 14 hours on my first day.
So unfortunately I think I am going to have to put this on hold for a while untill things wind down as we move into the fall and winter season.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

Thanks, Rich...

I absolutely understand!!! Good luck at your job! Looking forward to continue working with you! smile.gif Take your time and let me know when you are ready! smile.gif


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