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    Hey, Phyrigian: I have some experience with...

    Hey, Phyrigian:

    I have some experience with using "intense" concentration for guitar study. From my experience I feel your goal of developing concentration and focus is a _very_ worthy goal, and...
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    *breaks bottle on table edge* man, if you want...

    *breaks bottle on table edge* man, if you want some trouble just keep dissing Antonio Carlos Jobim!

    Ok. Ipanema has been reduced to elevator music. Bossa in general has that soft silky non...
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    I honestly fail to see how that would help any...

    I honestly fail to see how that would help any guitarist.

    In general, i think the vast majority of discussion regarding "what scale can or can't be played over what chord" is completely...
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    First) A key signature conveys _two_ possible...

    First) A key signature conveys _two_ possible keys, a major key, and a minor key. The key signature of one sharp is Gmajor/Eminor. It's possible the Soul Asylum song is in Eminor. The V chord of E is...
  5. Well, IMO the ultimate book to read for your...

    Well, IMO the ultimate book to read for your assignment is Doktor Faustus by Thomas Mann (not the famous one by Goethe, and not the play by Christopher Marlowe... Doktor Faustus by Thomas Mann).

    ...
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    Hey Vid... I don't know, sometimes I have...

    Hey Vid...



    I don't know, sometimes I have a hard time following these discussions!

    But something I wanted to say earlier (and didn't, 'pologies) was that I hope it didn't seem I was...
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    Well, this whole take on chords loses me... and...

    Well, this whole take on chords loses me... and not because it's wrong, it's not "wrong" -- but IMHO it is not relevant to songwriting.

    When we get to a chart like this:
    II, bII, bii ->IV
    III,...
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    Alrighty then.... this thread has featured some,...

    Alrighty then.... this thread has featured some, *errrm* interesting replies...



    Okay. The first question is, what makes you think they _shouldn't_ go together? If your answer is: "because...
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    Wow, I never pay attention to the forum heading...

    Wow, I never pay attention to the forum heading (I just check in to post via the "recent replies" list).

    If I understand correctly, you aren't looking for reharmonization advice specfically but...
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    I just want to second what poparad has said. He...

    I just want to second what poparad has said. He got it right.

    Try thinking chordally instead of all up in the modes and parent scales etc. It's so straightforward to just think in terms of...
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    There's a book called "Reharmonization" put out...

    There's a book called "Reharmonization" put out by Berklee Press, it's by Randy Felts. It is an _excellent_ book. I reccommend it. You will learn a lot about how chords flow from it.

    There's...
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    Heh, Poparad managed to contradict me thoroughly,...

    Heh, Poparad managed to contradict me thoroughly, point for point... LOL... well, no offense taken... but I worry that we've left Mateo with absolutely opposite opinions. Hmmm.

    Let me clarify: ...
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    The New Real Book's, from Chuck Sher are the ones...

    The New Real Book's, from Chuck Sher are the ones to get IMO. The charts are well put together, accurate and very readable. The New Real Books are the books you see all serious jazz students...
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    If this was a brand new guitar then it is...

    If this was a brand new guitar then it is expected that as it is being played for the first time it will settle in, particularly the truss rod. Getting the neck right is a matter of adjusting both...
  15. That "light finger" stuff is 100% right on...

    That "light finger" stuff is 100% right on correct. Think about it, and drill on it, until it is second nature, your chops will improve and you hands will thank you for it.



    Me too. sigh......
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    Sticky: This is a reply to Los Boleros' post -- Hey...

    This is a reply to Los Boleros' post --

    Hey Los B.. I wasn't clear enough in my original post. Using modes as you described (and also lowthorpe in his first post), that is playing "chord to...
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    For used solid body electrics I like the East...

    For used solid body electrics I like the East Village stores. Mojo guitar is tiny but they sometimes have good deals.

    48th street is ok for looking but not buying IMO

    There's a very good store...
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    Sticky: You should get a medal Lowthorpe... A "modes...

    You should get a medal Lowthorpe... A "modes question" post that is clear and correct! You deserve an A++ with goldleaf cluster in the "self-teaching" category.

    But I have a correction for you....
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    Just about every blues solo ever taken uses the...

    Just about every blues solo ever taken uses the minor third against major chord sound... it's a fundamental blues sound. But beyond that -- What's wrong with a half-space interval? And what's wrong...
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    Forty mi wrote: Hi again 40 mi. The...

    Forty mi wrote:



    Hi again 40 mi.

    The b3 melody note over a major chord is insanely common! It is the sound of blues -- and it is used all over the place in blues rock. This is not...
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    These are "obligatory" All the things you are...

    These are "obligatory"

    All the things you are
    Autumn leaves
    Girl from Ipanema (know at least one Jobim Bossa)
    Body and Soul
    Honeysuckle Rose
    I Got Rhythm
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    Sticky: Mike said: Exactly right, mike (although...

    Mike said:

    Exactly right, mike (although mostly I mentioned non-diatonic chords because I think early on in studying harmony folks often go down a false trail in their thinking where they...
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    Sticky: Hi 40mi -- Chapter 6 of William Russo's Jazz...

    Hi 40mi --

    Chapter 6 of William Russo's Jazz Composition and Orchestration is called Harmonic Use of The Modes, and it goes into "modal chord progression" in some detail. I confess I errrr ummm...
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    Sticky: I don't think it breaks down quite like that......

    I don't think it breaks down quite like that... although I do disagree with LB on somethings I think we're both saying rather similar things... I'm trying to say, "right, but..." he's saying, "not...
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    Sticky: Well, I promised myself I'd stay out of this......

    Well, I promised myself I'd stay out of this... but promises get broken.

    40mi:



    Your law is correct in my opinion... but what does "treat" one of the chords as a tonic chord mean?... what...
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