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post Mar 25 2013, 12:44 PM
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Hi Gab I am back again smile.gif
You want to help me make a schedule for theory practicing?

So I will be working with caged now. Chords, major scale, pentatonics
How much time and how is the best way to pratice it?


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post Mar 25 2013, 02:33 PM
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QUOTE (ElHombre @ Mar 25 2013, 08:44 AM) *
Hi Gab I am back again smile.gif
You want to help me make a schedule for theory practicing?

So I will be working with caged now. Chords, major scale, pentatonics
How much time and how is the best way to pratice it?


Hi mate, sure! I want to help you to build an effective routine! I don't think that you have to work too many time per day on sales and theory in general. If you do it for 1 (or maybe 2) hour every day of the week is enough. The best way for practicing is dividing your time to work focusing on one thing per time. For example you can divide your hour in 15 minutes - Chords work, 15 minutes - Scales work, 15 minutes - Intervals, triads, 15 minutes - Creative work.

Remember these items to know what things you have to work/learn for being a good improviser.

- Learn & practice Pentatonic scales
- Learn major & minor scales
- Learn triads & arpeggios
- Practice scale sequences
- Learn licks from your favorite players
- Learn and analyze solos
- Learn modes & some uncommon scales
- Play random notes to experiment with scales and incorporate the characteristic sound (over backing tracks)
- Improvise!



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post Apr 4 2013, 09:53 AM
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Okay lets start Gab.
What you wrote is very good and must be mastered.

I know theory of course but I want to know it more instantly and in all keys.
So how do I practice.

I can share of how I pratice this.

If I pratice the F Major scale for example. I should go trough all CAGED shapes of course on the neck. And I know most notes on the fretboard so really play the F Major scale and not a mode.

Then I would also check out the modes of the scale.
Thats how I do


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It sounds good mate. Do you know the triads? This is a very good approach to practice scales and find the triads:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...ed-with-triads/


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post Apr 11 2013, 03:21 PM
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Yes I know the triads I practiced a lot on them smile.gif
did you check out Matts list on fusion playing?

Maybe we can work on that list too


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QUOTE (ElHombre @ Apr 11 2013, 11:21 AM) *
Yes I know the triads I practiced a lot on them smile.gif
did you check out Matts list on fusion playing?

Maybe we can work on that list too


Sure! I'm not a Fusion player but I think that I can help you to master each topic on the list. Let's paste it here:

1. Side Stepping - Playing Am7-Bbm7-Am7 over Am7

2. Tritone Stepping - Playing Am7-Ebm7-Am7 over Am7

3. 3 and 4 Note Per String Scales

4. Adding chromatic passing notes to scales, especially mixing b3, b5 and 7 over 7th chords, and b5 and 7 over m7 chords

5. Triad Pairs - Playing C and D over C7 for example

6. Altered Pentatonic Scales - Playing 7b9 Pents for example over 7th chords

7. Modes of Melodic Minor - Using these modes as a first choice sound rather than major modes

8. Extended Arpeggios to 9th, 11th and 13th over any chord

9. Legato Techniques ala Holdsworth

10. Chromatic chords such as Am7-Bbm7-Bm7 all over Am7


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post Apr 13 2013, 10:00 AM
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Im doing some caged pratice. Major Scales and chords.
When taking more advanced chords like minor7 or sus4 or stuff like that.

Then I still apply caged right? If im going to play A minor 7, I usually play on 5 th fret in the caged E position.
But should I learn how to play a minor 7 for example in all caged positions.

Also I guess i pratice Major pentatonics and then minor scale + minor pentatonics in caged?


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yes, CAGED system is great to understand the fret board and every scale and chord can be related to this system. Arpeggios, triads, chords and scales should be connected to this system. This makes the learning process easier. For example, if you know G major in one position and you want to play G maj7th, you just have to take the octave and move it to the 7th major. This same things can be done with every chord.


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Yes, here is what i do know:

Pratice minor pentatonics, solo all over the fretboard over a 1-4-5 progression (For example alex rock shuffle)
Praticing arpeggios, major minor, diminished, dominant, 7ths
Praticing modes of the major scale
Praticing on Matts 30 days to better Jazz.

What could be added?
Well I should learn more advanced chords in more positions.

I guess we apply CAGED for all chords but I mostly use A and E shapes for more advanced chords


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Hi mate. I think that it's enough by now, at least regarding improvisation and jazz. Besides that you would do some technique work and just playing guitar for fun, jamming and creating music.


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Ok Gab, Check out my new musical idea.
Still an idea and created in around 20 min but have a listen and tell me what you think smile.gif

The idea is to play the same melody that the piano does in the lead playing, and have som heavy riffs smile.gif
Also there will be a more emotional chours and a arpeggio ending
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Hey mate! I was very surprised when everything became so aggressive. I like the piano melody and I also enjoyed a lot the powerful riffs and the use of chord that remembers me a bit to Opeth. I think that the idea goes great! Keep on working on it and please share more samples of the progress. smile.gif


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Hey Gab, im doing some pentatonic training too, need to brush that up.
I take the 1-4-5 progression, 3 chords, 3 pentatonics and jam pentatonics over each chord and train licks/patterns

Anything else you can do over this progression? Alex feather my former mentor talked about combining pentatonics and stuff


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QUOTE (ElHombre @ Apr 23 2013, 08:03 AM) *
Hey Gab, im doing some pentatonic training too, need to brush that up.
I take the 1-4-5 progression, 3 chords, 3 pentatonics and jam pentatonics over each chord and train licks/patterns

Anything else you can do over this progression? Alex feather my former mentor talked about combining pentatonics and stuff



You can also use Dominant arpeggios of each chords, or Mixolydian mode of each chord. Some ideas for practising in A (for example)

Exercise 1:

A: Pentatonic Minor
D: D Mixolydian
E: E Mixolydian

Exercise 2:

A: A Mixolydian
D: A Pentatonic Minor
E: A Pentatonic Minor

Exercise 3:

A: A Mixolydian
D: D Mixolydian
E: E Mixolydian


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Hey Gab
What are you currently working with?
And are you self-taught or have you studied at any schools?

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QUOTE (ElHombre @ May 4 2013, 07:59 AM) *
Hey Gab
What are you currently working with?
And are you self-taught or have you studied at any schools?

Cheers



Hi mate. I'm currently working on the new album from my band and having many gigs. I'm also working on lessons and some special things for GMC, practising at every moment I can. Two guys from some important bands here called me to record an album on a Metalcore side project.

I studied with many teachers and a lot by my own. I started with an instructor that shared Berckley method, then a bluesy guy who introduced me to blues and rock improvisation, a shredder who helped me studying guitarists like Malmsteen, Petrucci, Kotzen, Gilbert, Blues Saraceno, then I studied Improvisation with a more Jazz oriented teacher who was graduated in Berckley Boston, then I studied more about Harmony, Counterpoint and Composition with another teacher who plays jazz guitar and composed music for Orquesta.


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I sent you a PM with track analyzing smile.gif


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QUOTE (ElHombre @ May 5 2013, 08:51 PM) *
I sent you a PM with track analyzing smile.gif


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Tell me what you have found out about the track smile.gif
I love to improvise over it, but I should know more about it to make a better improv


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QUOTE (ElHombre @ May 8 2013, 07:28 AM) *
Tell me what you have found out about the track smile.gif
I love to improvise over it, but I should know more about it to make a better improv


Download isn't available in the link that you shared.


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