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    Sticky: Devilish cynicism.

    Devilish cynicism.
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    Sticky: I believe that we need an appreciation for any...

    I believe that we need an appreciation for any given mode in order to fully assimilate it. For instance, we need to what Miles Davis did on Sketches of Spain with the Phrygian Mode in order to fully...
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    Hi. I have been a musician since I was 12 years...

    Hi. I have been a musician since I was 12 years old, so I have been playing the guitar for 35 years now, vlajce. Cheers!
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    No pain, no gain

    I just recently made a decision to look more intently into non-improvised music and work more on interpretation. Normally when I am practicing by myself, I end up merely 'jamming' and 'improvising,'...
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    Thanks for this reply. It is good advice, I...

    Thanks for this reply. It is good advice, I believe, even though I am just a noob @ sweeping. I am going to take it up.
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    I don't know if it is any help or not, but Steve...

    I don't know if it is any help or not, but Steve Morse is a left-handed person who plays right handed, and look at him....it doesn't seem to do anything but work!:cool:
  7. Thread: should I quit?

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    I agree with Malcolm. And perhaps you need a...

    I agree with Malcolm. And perhaps you need a breather. You know, when I was in high school some thirty years ago, I practiced the guitar diligently, eight hours a day, every day. And then, when I got...
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    Unfortunately, there is such a thing as errant...

    Unfortunately, there is such a thing as errant dogma.
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    Just a tid-bit: In his day, JS Bach, because of...

    Just a tid-bit: In his day, JS Bach, because of his use of the tritone, was said by religious "authorities" of his day to either be a devil or to be in league with the devil. But, we must remember...
  10. It is interesting that you should bring up this...

    It is interesting that you should bring up this question, Rockchick. I am in a similar position that you are. I have wanted to be a professional musician from the time I was very young. Let me state...
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    I think it is primarily for simplicity's sake...

    I think it is primarily for simplicity's sake that it is done in regards to the range of the piano. Some might not know it among guitarists, but the guitar is actually written, in regards to standard...
  12. Well, I can appreciate that most of the more...

    Well, I can appreciate that most of the more advanced players on here are more interested in harmonic ideas than strictly scalar ideas. However, that brings up an interesting point. I find that each...
  13. I think, actually, it is even bigger in classical...

    I think, actually, it is even bigger in classical circles among composers than in jazz circles. I think it is only just now beginning to catch on among rock musicians, and the reason for that is most...
  14. I'm a noob to the book. I've actually been a...

    I'm a noob to the book. I've actually been a guitarist for 35 years come June, and, yes, I know at least a modicum of theory, and I'm not a novice in regards to improvising. It is just that this book...
  15. Slonimsky's "Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns"

    Is anyone else into this book? I'm a bit of a noob to it, and I was wondering how others are applying to their playing, and I'm a bit lost. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,

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    Use the G# with a B# note...I believe that is...

    Use the G# with a B# note...I believe that is more appropriate, since G# occurs in E Major. There is nothing wrong, in the case of the B#, with using an accidental.
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    Hey newbie guys...welcome. Follow diligently all...

    Hey newbie guys...welcome. Follow diligently all that you are taught, and you will progress rapidly!

    Wishing you all of the best,

    Hypnus9
  18. One good way to learn to read all across the neck...

    One good way to learn to read all across the neck is to learn one piece with several different fingerings. For instance, you could sit down and learn "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" at the first...
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    Can you afford to put in a few eight hour...

    Can you afford to put in a few eight hour sessions? I personally need to practice that much occassionally, anyway, in order to build up accuracy. I, too, made the switch to being able to float with...
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    The maestro, Andres Segovia, stated that the...

    The maestro, Andres Segovia, stated that the practice of scales will correct many, many errors in regard to technique, and will lend one's playing a beautiful and sonorous sound.
  21. You know, what I would do if I were you,...

    You know, what I would do if I were you, WithLove, is learn some classical guitar. It will provide a good technical foundation for you, and with your background in four mallet pieces, it should be...
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    I'd say practice the whole thing slowly with a...

    I'd say practice the whole thing slowly with a metronome and build up to the desired speed. I just recently started sweeping, and I find that the old Aesop's Fable, "The Tortoise and the Hare" is...
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    Good point.

    Good point.
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    I know a drum machine can be fun, but a metronome...

    I know a drum machine can be fun, but a metronome forces one to be more creative, I believe.
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    I feel the same way about Eric Johnson. He uses...

    I feel the same way about Eric Johnson. He uses an abundance of pentatonic ideas, and throws in an occasional 6th or 9th for harmonic interest. What I have decided to start doing is doing an in-depth...
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