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    I stand corrected.

    I stand corrected.
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    G Melodic Minor (or Jazz Minor) is G - A - A#...

    G Melodic Minor (or Jazz Minor) is

    G - A - A# - C - D - E - F# - G, so

    G melodic Minor from the 4th degree is

    C - D - E - F# - G - A - A# - C.

    In Leigh Powers' Scale Book (the only...
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    Curious about this. Which Melodic Minor mode...

    Curious about this. Which Melodic Minor mode might that be? In other words, from which MM degree do you start playing?

    Regards,
    H u b e r t .
  4. 18 - that's when I got my first 'real' guitar, a...

    18 - that's when I got my first 'real' guitar, a horrible nameless acoustic nylon. Before that I used to make my own string 'instruments'; no-one wanted to buy me a string driven thing, certainly not...
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    Not to mention clusters! :D

    Not to mention clusters! :D
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    Angel Watch, by Jan Akkerman Third Wind, by...

    Angel Watch, by Jan Akkerman

    Third Wind, by Pat Metheny

    Sylvia and Focus 3, by Focus

    The Tale of Taliesyn, by Soft Machine (John Etheridge on guitar)

    Hazard Profile part 1, by Soft...
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    Yep, guitar it is. :cool: And guitar synthesiser,...

    Yep, guitar it is. :cool: And guitar synthesiser, albeit not at present in this band. Truth is my old setup is too cumbersome to cart around, so nowadays I'm going for a less is more approach -...
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    So, in a nutshell C7 = F#7 = Gm6 = C#m6? ...

    So, in a nutshell

    C7 = F#7 = Gm6 = C#m6?

    One of the ditties we're doing is Hancock's "Watermelon Man", which is a 16 bar blues: F7 / / / / Bb7 / / F7 / / C7 / Bb7 / C7 / Bb7 / C7 / Bb7 / F7...
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    Could you provide an example? Also, when subbing,...

    Could you provide an example? Also, when subbing, does a chord's function change?

    Regards,

    H u b e r t .
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    Sorry, dead link here. :(

    Sorry, dead link here. :(
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    But the crux of the matter is: does the audience...

    But the crux of the matter is: does the audience notice you're having a bad day? In itself the feeling is not necessarily an indication of musical calamity . . . :cool:
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    Indeed. C HM appears to work very nicely over ...

    Indeed. C HM appears to work very nicely over Dm7b5 / G7b9 / Cm / Cm, but it might better to abandon 'scale thinking' from time to time.
  13. Thread: Impressionism

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    Nice work, Bob. One can tell you're a trained...

    Nice work, Bob. One can tell you're a trained player. More, please. :)
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    Yep - I've only just begun visiting this forum...

    Yep - I've only just begun visiting this forum and already I've learned a lot of cool stuff. :cool: Thanks, people.
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    The Harmonic Minor is tough to learn, because it...

    The Harmonic Minor is tough to learn, because it feels unnatural, especially if one is used to Major scales and the assorted modes. Try cycling through C Harmonic Minor back and forth a few times...
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    So far I've been using the Major scale and a few...

    So far I've been using the Major scale and a few of its modes. I seldom use pentatonic shapes, but will throw in an occasional pentatonic or blues-based pattern. I've been trying to incorporate...
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    No, second position: A string: let ring D...

    No, second position:

    A string: let ring
    D string: F#
    G string: Bb
    B string: C#
    E string: let ring

    A7b9: yep, dim chord shape at Bb;
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    In The Scale Book (1979), Leigh Powers uses the...

    In The Scale Book (1979), Leigh Powers uses the following abbreviations:

    H.M.2 = Harmonic Minor from the 2nd degree;
    H.M.4 = Harmonic Minor from the 4th degree;
    H.M.5 = Harmonic Minor from the...
  19. Thread: Stagefright?

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    We did an audition before a small public of other...

    We did an audition before a small public of other musicians recently and the other guitarist in our band, who is actually slightly better than I am, was so nervous he forgot to solo. Of course, when...
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    As for "KiIler Joe", I much prefer the B section...

    As for "KiIler Joe", I much prefer the B section of the tune:

    Em7b5 / A7b9 / Ebm7 / Ab9

    A13 / Ebm7 - Ab7 / Em7 / A13b9

    That A13b9 had me worried the first time I saw it, but it's...
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    I still find it an awkward progression (I'd call...

    I still find it an awkward progression (I'd call it an extended vamp), but I'm finally getting somewhere. Oddly enough, playing the notes the two chords have in common more or less yields a Yes riff...
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    Thanks, I sure hadn't expected a reply so...

    Thanks, I sure hadn't expected a reply so quickly! I'll try to get something going based on the chords/arpeggios you suggested. :)
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    soloing over C13 - Bb13

    We're doing "Killer Joe" by Golson and I'm asked to do a brief (about 16 bars) solo over C13 - Bb13. I have found some things based on C Mixolydian & Bb Mixolydian, but it sounds contrived. Ideas,...
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