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    This question has come up a few times, and I...

    This question has come up a few times, and I think I said before that if it were me, then I would at least try first with the usual right-handed guitar played the right-handed way around, ie as Jon...
  2. I agree - if you tell a professional musician...

    I agree - if you tell a professional musician that you want to make a living from playing music, then they might very well discourage you by telling you what a hard road that can be, with no...
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    Ah, OK ... I think I know what you mean now by...

    Ah, OK ... I think I know what you mean now by "extended" scales.

    You are talking about patterns of notes which just rise up through parts of several different patterns of the same scale (I'll...
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    Incidentally, if you want to learn more about how...

    Incidentally, if you want to learn more about how to improvise with chord tones, then there are two excellent books on that (both books inc. full CD demos) -

    Jazz Improvisation for Guitar, a...
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    Some of the following clashes with Jon's reply,...

    Some of the following clashes with Jon's reply, because I wrote it yesterday before Jon's post but decided not to post it. Partly because I was not sure what you meant by “EXTENDED” minor scale, ...
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    I always say the following to people, so it’s...

    I always say the following to people, so it’s beginning to sound like a cracked record, but -

    1. If you are teaching yourself, then there are dozens of great tutorial books (with demo CD’s) and...
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    Just to add a further note of explanation re....

    Just to add a further note of explanation re. that Scott Henderson DVD ... if you listen to Scott Henderson now (or at any time in the last 20 years), he may sound more like blues than fusion. But at...
  8. I've never played keyboards. Like many people...

    I've never played keyboards. Like many people here (and all other sites on the net), I play guitar. But music theory is the same the world over, whatever the instrument and whatever the genre of...
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    I forgot to mention also the following two books...

    I forgot to mention also the following two books by Frank Gambale (links below), which cover all the same use of scales and arps explained on the Henderson DVD. The advantage being that the books...
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    I've recommended this many time here before, but...

    I've recommended this many time here before, but the Scott Henderson DVD is truly brilliant for anyone wanting to learn fusion style electric guitar. It's the only DVD for which I would literally pay...
  11. OK that's fine. That that doesn't contradict...

    OK that's fine. That that doesn't contradict anything I said above.

    You are saying that you are pleased with your progress towards PP. Good.

    All I’m pointing out to you (in case you don’t know...
  12. OK, well you are answering your own questions as...

    OK, well you are answering your own questions as if you were always completely certain and never had any need to ask or discuss it in the first place lol!

    I'm telling you that many people would...
  13. Even if there is a common belief that Mozart had...

    Even if there is a common belief that Mozart had PP (and I have no idea if there is any such common belief about Mozart), I don’t think anyone here (or anywhere else) would really know whether Mozart...
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    These are all good points. And as you say, my...

    These are all good points. And as you say, my superficial thoughts had not taken note of such things as the traditional practice of bowing a violin & other instruments with the right hand.
    ...
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    I'm right handed, so I've never encountered the...

    I'm right handed, so I've never encountered the problems of trying to play left handed. But why can't you just play the right handed guitar (the one you already have), right handed? That is - why...
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    I like the book by Bruce Buckingham, ie this one...

    I like the book by Bruce Buckingham, ie this one -

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Chord-Melody-Guitar-Musicians-Institute/dp/0634032119/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358670153&sr=8-1

     
    If in addition you...
  17. Wilko Johnson - Terminal Cancer … Farewell Tour

     
    Wilko Johnson, dynamic and extrovert 1970’s guitarist with Fr Feelgood, later with Ian Dury, and also a load of live solo stuff around small London venues where I saw him several times at the Half...
  18. Thread: Tiny Terror

    by Crossroads
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    Walter, did you fancy answering diesel's...

    Walter, did you fancy answering diesel's question?

    Despite the "no gear talk" rule, nowadays I don't think I'd remove general answers (ie answers that are not overtly plugging one particular...
  19. Thread: Thanks

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    Hi ... Happy Christmas, and all the best for the...

    Hi ... Happy Christmas, and all the best for the New Year.

    I know what you mean about asking what might seem like dumb sounding questions. I think we've all had that feeling, and let that hold us...
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    Mod Note. You are right. Those two are now banned...

    Mod Note. You are right. Those two are now banned and their posts deleted (apart from the neutral OP above).
  21. Mod Note. Yes. I've now banned those two and...

    Mod Note. Yes. I've now banned those two and deleted their posts.
  22. It sounds like one of the tiny screws that raise...

    It sounds like one of the tiny screws that raise and lower the saddles to adjust the string height? Those screws don’t have a normal screw slot, instead they are adjusted with a tiny Allen Key, is...
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    I also think you should learn some favourite...

    I also think you should learn some favourite songs instead of any of this theory stuff about chord progressions or modes etc.

    If you spend your practice time learning songs, then you don't just...
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    Both those books, Chord Tone Soloing and Speed...

    Both those books, Chord Tone Soloing and Speed Mechanics, are brilliant as sources of learning, playing exercises, and practice material, ie they are good for using as the basis of your general...
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    [QUOTE=dwest2419;151169]This is a good example of...

    This is a good example of what Im talking about when I say you could play for example in a phrase you could play a C ionian mode and you dont have to start on the note C you could start on D E F G A...
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