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    Recently I've found I'm pretty good at song...

    Recently I've found I'm pretty good at song writing. It's vocal melodies I can't really do properly. when I come up with a riff, I just work on it and it flows from that point.
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    Ah yes I think you were talking about a M key or...

    Ah yes I think you were talking about a M key or something so the b3 confused me because I usually think of the blues in a minor key.

    Technically it should be b5 because in Gm it's in flats not...
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    I thought the blues scale has a b5? Well, not...

    I thought the blues scale has a b5? Well, not exactly because it has the fifth too...but like the below


    Like:

    G, A#, C, C#, D, F, G

    Is that right or not? (the G is just an example)
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    I find it hard to play fast with my third because...

    I find it hard to play fast with my third because it's always hitting other strings. I use my third for fast rhythmns like gallops and 16ths etc but when it comes to the speed soloing and jamming I...
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    That's much better now thanks. I can follow that...

    That's much better now thanks. I can follow that so much easier and apply it to your first explanation too. Thanks again!
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    Agreed, cheers Jon. Not forgetting the others who...

    Agreed, cheers Jon. Not forgetting the others who help as well : )


    Jon:

    Seeing as I can't Email you or send a pm, can you explain your using fifths example again for me? I'm having a...
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    Right 'o. Cheers! I'll remember that when I'm...

    Right 'o. Cheers! I'll remember that when I'm fooling aroudn with pitch axis or trying to create some dissonance. I'm into song writing currently so I'm beginning to understand more about chords....
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    Dominant chords?

    I've been attempting to leanr about dom. chords for a little bit now but I haven't been able to find a good definition of them to start on. I have found one, but wikipedia has never really been...
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    Has anybody heard "The Crown and The Ring (Lament...

    Has anybody heard "The Crown and The Ring (Lament of The Kings)" by Manowar? There's what I THINK is an "old-style" suspended chord on the organ intro. I.e. one chord is played, then another, but...
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    Erm well...I didn't say what key I was in :D ...

    Erm well...I didn't say what key I was in :D

    My guitar teache rlast year spent a whole lesson teaching me that. We did a lot of theory, because I told him I can learn songs myself, it's theory I...
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    So, to clairfy: Gm: G, A#, D Gm7: G, A#, D,...

    So, to clairfy:

    Gm: G, A#, D
    Gm7: G, A#, D, F
    GmMaj7: G, A#, D, F#

    The other day, I managed to make a transition between a min7 and a mMaj7 sound quite good, but I can't remember how.
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    What exactly does resolve mean anyway? Quick...

    What exactly does resolve mean anyway? Quick question : )
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    m7 and m7M?

    I'm a small way to understanding the difference between a m7 chord and a m7M chord. Can somebody clarify my understanding?

    m7: a minor chord involving the minor 7th in place of the octave.
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    I'm supposing it's a chord with no defining third...

    I'm supposing it's a chord with no defining third or octave (as the one with the F# octave is defined as F#5)

    I'm also thinking the whole resolving thing can tie in with pitch axis in some...
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    Yep. Like 3/4 can be 6/8 or even 12/16, but you...

    Yep. Like 3/4 can be 6/8 or even 12/16, but you can't have 1.5/2 or anything :p
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    I'm still not understanding the whole "suspended"...

    I'm still not understanding the whole "suspended" thing. I understand the suspended from a previous chord explanation but apparently this chord is suspended.

    G#
    C#
    F#

    F#sus2 to be precise....
  17. Learn the scale "Linear". then you can go to any...

    Learn the scale "Linear". then you can go to any place on the fretboard and continue it from there. Do one scale, then relate it to the next scale starting from the octave. Then you can see how they...
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    Any two notes played together are a chord...

    Any two notes played together are a chord really...

    map it out on www.jguitar.com and see what chord names it comes up with.
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    Thanks very much. It certainly will. I was trying...

    Thanks very much. It certainly will. I was trying to write a song with an essence of power about it but it always sounded really flimsy and weak. thanks!
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    "powerful" Chord progressions

    Using the whole I ii iii IV V vi viidim theory, can anyone reccommend chord progressions which sound powerful? Not like, they are louder or anything, but any progressions which convey a feeling of...
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    I ii iii IV V vi viidim That's a chord...

    I ii iii IV V vi viidim


    That's a chord patterns thing which will come out of your learning of the major scale. LEarn the major scale as Russ said and I'm sure we can help you out with the I ii...
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    Ideas for a solo?

    I'm currently writing a bass solo and I'd like a few ideas for it if you guys have any. Currently, I have a plan of doing a 3 note arpeggio for the standard "root fifth octave", then switching to an...
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    Chord Theory for Dummies

    Being a bassist I never thought "Oh I need to learn chord theory" but now, looking into Pitch-Axis and other theory subjects, I think I need to. Plus I'm interested. So could you guys help me learn...
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    I was thinking, surely the whole pattern thing...

    I was thinking, surely the whole pattern thing gives you some guidesliens with which to let your imaginations fly on?
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    of course, knowing these patterns means I can...

    of course, knowing these patterns means I can focus on palying something that sounds nice. What notes to reinforce and other things like that will come to me easier hwen I don't have to think about...
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