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    Also, to add.... Try starting with just the...

    Also, to add....
    Try starting with just the major scale.
    Start with C Major and play a simple progression, like: I, vi, IV, V (C,Am,F,G).
    Play 8th position 6th string scale from the C root over...
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    The instrument will unlock its secrets to you if...

    The instrument will unlock its secrets to you if you put the time in. By learning scales over chords in all keys, your knowledge of the instrument in general will improve.
    This will help you play...
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    I concede your point here. I don't.

    I concede your point here. I don't.
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    Maybe it was not intended that way, but it was...

    Maybe it was not intended that way, but it was not well phrased if that is the case.

    Here, the first part is probably correct for an advanced player, someone who has learned it and it has become...
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    It meant that (wow!) you contradicted yourself so...

    It meant that (wow!) you contradicted yourself so blatantly in the same sentance it blew my mind :confused:

    Most of the last few threads you have been doing this, but this one topped them!
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    A cool sound to play with by changing the E Maj...

    A cool sound to play with by changing the E Maj to E7 (lift your finger off the 4th string E, making it a D). E7=1,3,5,b7 or E,G#,B,D
    Play A Harmonic minor in 5th position over it. 1,2,b3,4,5,b6,7...
  7. Thread: Metal??

    by Madaxeman
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    Exactly! (which I mentioned before the...

    Exactly! (which I mentioned before the quote:rolleyes:)
    Like learning a new language and only knowing a few words or phrases, it makes it much harder to communicate what you want to.

    While it...
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    Wow!?!:eek: ...again...WOW!

    Wow!?!:eek:
    ...again...WOW!
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    Lost me on this one, :( No, quite...

    Lost me on this one, :(



    No, quite frankly, it isn't...if the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums are all on a different page you have one hell of a mess, but...
    I guess I am not giving you the...
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    Jazz players, for the most part, have a very...

    Jazz players, for the most part, have a very solid understanding of music theory. They know it cold. Not by "shapes" or "patterns" but by sound and notes.
    They know how each chord is constructed,...
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    You are comparing apples and oranges here, as in...

    You are comparing apples and oranges here, as in rhythm to pitch. You don't "tune" a shaker or a cowbell or a cymbal. They can be altered as to pitch, but they are not capable of playing in a key or...
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    I wouldn't say no theory, but I think I know what...

    I wouldn't say no theory, but I think I know what you mean, as in the "feel" of the music and a song having a groove that by strictly playing sheet music would not be played correctly or at least...
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    All in good fun though :D

    All in good fun though :D
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    Thanks for this info...I didn't realize...

    Thanks for this info...I didn't realize moderators weren't involved on these decisions.




    Too bad the new idea's have stalled out.
    Gear Talk has pro's and con's, but I am a bit of a...
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    Why would you want to stop or restrict MP3...

    Why would you want to stop or restrict MP3 availability?
    I am guessing doing this would be considered a monopoly by the US Gov't.

    I used to use a tape recorder to get songs off the radio and...
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    I was joking a bit by listing those songs... as...

    I was joking a bit by listing those songs...
    as in the songs themselves were "valuable properties" because they are popular songs and they came from a piano, not as in the sound effects used, but...
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    Mr. Vai, I am sure, would appreciate someone...

    Mr. Vai, I am sure, would appreciate someone dedicating themselves to accurately transcribe his music (like he did for Frank Zappa, ultimately landing him a spot with Zappa)...
    I am sure if someone...
  18. Not sure how you hold the guitar, but while there...

    Not sure how you hold the guitar, but while there is occasional tension of the pectoral muscles, the range of motion is very limited and the majority of the work is coming from the shoulder, triceps,...
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    "Imagine" by John Lennon "Let it Be" by the...

    "Imagine" by John Lennon
    "Let it Be" by the Beatles
    "Daniel" by Elton John
    Piano Sonata No. 14 ("Moonlight" Sonata) by Beethoven
    "Fur Elise" by Beethoven

    ;)
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    I don't like generic labels either, and...

    I don't like generic labels either, and especially these days "metal" doesn't mean much.
    By switching to "Steve Vai" the game changes.

    First step, to play like Steve Vai, you really need to get...
  21. I agree, waiting for the punch line on this...

    I agree, waiting for the punch line on this one...

    To be clear, there is no "breast muscle". The chest muscles are the pectoralis major and the pectoralis minor. If you happen to be female, the...
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    This is a very interesting thread. I know the...

    This is a very interesting thread. I know the feeling of "hi-brow" and "low-brow" attitudes towards music. I wonder why we tend to suppress the things we enjoy and conform to more "adult" and...
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    MP3's and computers and internet are just new...

    MP3's and computers and internet are just new technologies that have simply expanded accessibility of music to the masses. We are heading inevitably towards instant everything on demand. The...
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    I agree, the key is a good solid foundation to...

    I agree, the key is a good solid foundation to start from. But over time of going through all the scales and chords and internalizing them, eventually what I am just beginning to get glimpses of is...
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    Sometimes for me, the chord progression or riff...

    Sometimes for me, the chord progression or riff puts constraints on what will work lyrically so it forces me to come up with more original lyrics and melody.
    On the Snakes & Arrows MVI by Rush,...
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