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  1. Thread: time signature

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    3 and 1? Where do you get that idea? In the...

    3 and 1? Where do you get that idea? In the past 150 years, the quarter note has more or less taken over as the default value for the beat in all written music, but in earlier examples, 8th notes...
  2. Thread: Emaj7+4/Eb?

    by Poparad
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    There's a lot of missing the forest for the trees...

    There's a lot of missing the forest for the trees going on here... sheesh.

    Here's all that's going on: Ebmaj7 moves up a half step, then back again. The bass stays the same to create tension and...
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    Remember that a "solo" doesn't have to be all...

    Remember that a "solo" doesn't have to be all "meedly-meedly" and such. You could try starting a verse out with the guitar playing the vocal part for the first time through the progression or...
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    The customary place for it is the bridge (which...

    The customary place for it is the bridge (which is where you have "break" in your list). You can put it anywhere you want. A "solo" can just be a simple little melody for 4 bars or so after a...
  5. Thread: Jazz Voicings

    by Poparad
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    I wouldn't worry too much about this root-less...

    I wouldn't worry too much about this root-less thing for now. As you said, you're just working on getting the basic voicings down first, and I think that's the best thing to do for now. Leaving out...
  6. B aeolian will have exactly the same notes as D...

    B aeolian will have exactly the same notes as D major:

    B C# D E F# G A B.

    What you did was write out D aeolian, not B aeolian. D aeolian is the same as F major.

    Modes of a major scale will...
  7. Thread: Jazz Voicings

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    Yes, and no. Yes, 4 note voicings are used all...

    Yes, and no. Yes, 4 note voicings are used all the time. They're the most practical voicings (as opposed to 5 or 6 note voicings), as you're not stuck barring anything, and they're not as thin...
  8. Thread: Minor ii-V-i

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    I generally do it this way: On the ii and the...

    I generally do it this way:

    On the ii and the i chords, I play the minor scale of the key. For example, in the key of A minor, that would be the Bě7 and Am7 chords, and the Am scale for both. ...
  9. Simple answer: You're playing an Eb major chord...

    Simple answer: You're playing an Eb major chord instead of an Eb minor chord, which is what is normally in the key of Db major. The major II (Eb major here) chord is nothing new, and has been used...
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    In the context of a G major chord, A dorian and G...

    In the context of a G major chord, A dorian and G major have absolutely no difference. Both are the same set of notes, and since they are heard in relation to the same chord, there is absolutely no...
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    Gadd9 is a perfectly logical chord to use with G...

    Gadd9 is a perfectly logical chord to use with G lydian. It doesn't contain the #4, but there's no rule saying you have to use it in the chord voicing.

    In the context of Gadd9, C lydian would...
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    There are other pentatonic scales that pop up...

    There are other pentatonic scales that pop up here in there in different regions. I'm not an ethnomusicologist, so I can't state specifically, but if you take the standard pentatonic scale and swap...
  13. I just played Bye Bye Blackbird on a gig last...

    I just played Bye Bye Blackbird on a gig last night... and though I admit I don't know the tune well (I've only ever played it with the couple of gigs I've done with the singer I worked with last...
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    Indeed. The pentatonic scale is relatively easy...

    Indeed. The pentatonic scale is relatively easy to sing due to the wider spacing between the notes, and thus it's natural for it to be prominantly used in folk music. The question you should be...
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    Just treat it the way you already are: as a basic...

    Just treat it the way you already are: as a basic chord progression, with those extra 'color' notes added in. The b5 has a very distinctive sound to it, and most of the time because it's not in the...
  16. Roman numeral analysis was never meant for...

    Roman numeral analysis was never meant for anything beyond triads or basic seventh chords. However, if you need a way to notate it, "iv" will suffice. If you added a third, it would be the third...
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    There are many other intervals going on between...

    There are many other intervals going on between the #11 and the other notes of the chord that are very consonant, which cancel out the tritone's dissonance. Even then, when burried in a chord with...
  18. Another shortcut to get a 24th fret note in lieu...

    Another shortcut to get a 24th fret note in lieu of bending is to play the harmonic where the 24th fret would be. It's relatively easy to play and will be in tune (sometimes bending isn't right on...
  19. There's no need to be condescending. I read it...

    There's no need to be condescending. I read it and didn't reply because I figured it was an easy topic that many other people would quickly cover, but I guess I was mistaken.


    The number of...
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    I think throwing in modes at this point for...

    I think throwing in modes at this point for someone who hasn't even learned the harmonized scale and is primarily interested in playing pentatonic-based rock music is just going to be needlessly...
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    Yes. There is no C in D major pentatonic,...

    Yes.



    There is no C in D major pentatonic, so probably not. Generally the way it works is that you identify what key the entire chord progression is in (note just a single chord), and find the...
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    Forget those modes for now. The major scale and...

    Forget those modes for now. The major scale and pentatonic scale will carry you through 99% of what you need. Now, take the next step and learn the chords you can build from the major scale (there...
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    :cool:

    :cool:
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    The community of iBreatheMusic prefers...

    The community of iBreatheMusic prefers constructive criticism over snide remarks and insults.
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    When you're playing in '2', then the main...

    When you're playing in '2', then the main rhythmic pulse is the half note. The song doesn't actually go any faster; it just seems less 'busy' since there are only two main beats per bar (beats 1 and...
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