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post Apr 12 2013, 08:10 PM
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Mate smile.gif You are not being a tool biggrin.gif

But, write more often and tell me what's on your mind - there's no problem in building your musicality if that's what you want and indeed it won't require as much technique - you told me you wanted to work on AP so I tried to push you into that direction wink.gif

So, would you like us to push things towards building your creative musical side? smile.gif

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post Apr 13 2013, 02:30 PM
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Half way on Luke

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post Apr 14 2013, 02:44 PM
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Hey mate - sounds good to me so far! I think you have a nice vibrato/ bending technique as well, but take care at that long bend towards the ending - it's a bit out of pitch.

Tell me, would you like to discuss about composing or improvising your own stuff?


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I thought you might like this smile.gif



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post Apr 15 2013, 06:54 PM
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Thanks for the compliment. I don't write to you more often because I do not wan to be a pain in your butt.

To your question, Amazing compared to what/who?
Good question, but I have no answer. I will offer these thoughts instead.

  • I am so busy learning / training, that I NEVER just try to develop an idea for me. Takes too much time (as with Guthrie.....did not know that by the way about that tune you mentioned)
  • I have so much to learn that I practice relentlessly. And if I can already play it, it does not get practiced. EVER!
  • I need a lot of help on developing motif's and ideas. Typically I will come up with an idea or two that is ok, but I don't know where to go with it. So I just start blowing scales. Which sucks.
  • I freeze, or shit my pants and then freeze, when I see a progression that I have to solo over. Even if the key center is static. And if I can not do it with a static key center, there is no hope playing over changes. Trust me, I know every note of every chord in every key cold. But something happens when I have to get it from my head to my hands. (like shitting my pants)


EDIT...I think what you said with regard to ideas sucking fits my case very well. Overly critical...etc..etc.

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Uh oh, man... Take it easy, the devil is not as black as it may seem smile.gif I will make another little video for you tomorrow smile.gif I got some ideas, k?

Here ya go wink.gif



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Ok, lets start this simple.

Send me the backing track you want me to use.

Tell me what mode you want me to use.

I will use one octave of the mode you suggest.

I will improve over the vamp, with the one octave mode for a bit and send it in.

Deal?
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Absolutely! How about taking a look here smile.gif You have all the details for a great musical recipe using the natural major scale and the major pentatonic scale

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...st&p=565889

What say you?

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Dude, you could be talking about 20 different things listed on that page. There are downloads agailable for every mode.

Please just link me to only one backing track, the one you want me to play over. Would also be handy if you told me what chords where in it.

From there I can handle only soloing one octave of the minor mode over it.
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QUOTE (Echoshill @ Apr 17 2013, 02:08 PM) *
Dude, you could be talking about 20 different things listed on that page. There are downloads agailable for every mode.

Please just link me to only one backing track, the one you want me to play over. Would also be handy if you told me what chords where in it.

From there I can handle only soloing one octave of the minor mode over it.


Hey man, no biggie smile.gif The link directed you to the exact post that I wanted you to use, but it's no problemmo.

The progression is Cmaj Gmaj Amin Cmaj Emin Fmaj

The modes you can use: C Ionian and C major pentatonic

Let me know if everything is ok wink.gif

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Ooooooohhhh....I re-read your initial post. You wrote "natural Major" and my mind saw "natural minor". Just never heard the major refereed to as natural before.

Sorry dude.
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uh oh smile.gif Mate - it's the major scale, you can also call it like that


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Cos,

Kept it to one octave save for a note or two. And kept it very slow and deliberate.

I think this sort of exchange is going to be biggrin.gif VERY good for me as it will reveal weaknesses in my playing to you (technique and other).

I actually did not hate some of what I played here. Especially toward the end.
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QUOTE (Echoshill @ Apr 18 2013, 01:55 PM) *
Cos,

Kept it to one octave save for a note or two. And kept it very slow and deliberate.

I think this sort of exchange is going to be biggrin.gif VERY good for me as it will reveal weaknesses in my playing to you (technique and other).

I actually did not hate some of what I played here. Especially toward the end.
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Goodmorning sir! I do believe this is a good start! Here's what I have observed:

- you tend to finish a lot of phrases on the same note - be wary because this creates undesired repetition. Instead I would target various chord tones which are part of the chords you are finishing a phrase on. Even if you stick to one octave, you can avoid this by variating, k?

- I can feel when you are a bit in doubt, because your timing is a little shaky wink.gif If you dig what I am saying, not wrong but, unsure. You simply don't know where to head next. Am I right?

Now, having these things in mind, try to improvise less and compose more. Spend some time with the backing and come up with more fluid and strong directed phrases, also having in mind the observations above.

Technique wise, I don't have any observations so far, but push yourself out of the comfort zone and I will see what's what wink.gif

Ready for another one? Don't force yourself to play over the whole backing - use less and it will be much more helpful when you need to compose. Usually, when we have to deal with a big amount of space, the first thought is: 'Oh my, how am I going to fill this in? What am I going to play?'

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Are you saying that I start and finish on the same note, or just end on the same note after starting where ever?

Where to head next? Hell, I barely know where to start. My playing lacks conviction in general.

Small space, got it. You sending a new backing or the same one?
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QUOTE (Echoshill @ Apr 19 2013, 01:41 PM) *
Are you saying that I start and finish on the same note, or just end on the same note after starting where ever?

Where to head next? Hell, I barely know where to start. My playing lacks conviction in general.

Small space, got it. You sending a new backing or the same one?


Mate, the more you do it, the better smile.gif Use the same backing - this is the whole idea, to chisel up the ideas you presented taking into account the suggestions. You are finishing on the same note usually, regardless of where you are starting - listen for that and you'll see what I mean smile.gif

And don't forget, use only a portion of the whole backing in order not to be stifled by its length, ok?


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On the practice schedule to work on this tonight. Not sure why I keep avoiding it (was the one thing I skipped from my practice schedule last night).
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Take 2.

I only spent a few mins on development because I wanted it to be raw. I sort of like where it is going to tell you the truth.

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QUOTE (Echoshill @ Apr 25 2013, 01:10 AM) *
Take 2.

I only spent a few mins on development because I wanted it to be raw. I sort of like where it is going to tell you the truth.


Much better! MUCH MUCH better biggrin.gif

It sounds like the solo for a nice tune mate - this is definitely the right direction as I see it smile.gif Here's what I have in mind:

I will record a phrase over the track, to answer your phrase and then you do the same for my phrase, ok? In this way, we will take turns at inspiring each other for the next thing smile.gif


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Well, I am not sure I would go that far. It is a pretty pedestrian solo. But thanks for trying to be positive.

It literally took me 30 mins to come up with that and record that 30 second deal. I expect to be able to produce more in less time for sure.
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