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    To see how these things work, it can be very...

    To see how these things work, it can be very useful to take a pencil and paper and work out the scales in the order of the circle of fifths. First C, then G, then D, then A, etc. You start to...
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    Music is different things to different people; we...

    Music is different things to different people; we are blind men describing our part of the elephant. It's hard to know what to suggest without knowing a little more about what you have in mind --...
  3. Thread: Sus chords???

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    Another interesting thing about sus chords is...

    Another interesting thing about sus chords is that a sus(sus4) is always an inversion of a sus2. i.e.
    C = (C E G) raise the third to a fourth: Csus = (C F G)
    F = (F A C) drop the third to a...
  4. Thread: Newbie Here

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    Any interest in music in particular, or just...

    Any interest in music in particular, or just forums in general? :rolleyes:
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    rbarata: A few months ago, I created a web...

    rbarata: A few months ago, I created a web program for the purpose of illustrating Jed's 2-octave arpeggio approach to the fretboard. I was in fairly frequent contact with Jed for the month or so...
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    I'm 54, and started guitar about 5 years ago. ...

    I'm 54, and started guitar about 5 years ago. It's the best thing I've ever done for myself, as it has created a well of happiness to draw from when I need some. Bought a euphonium horn too. While...
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    Guitar Fretboard Visualization Tool

    A few months ago, I started writing a program to help myself "see" the two-octave triad arpeggios that Jed often talks about as being at the core of a deeper understanding of the guitar fretboard. ...
  8. Thread: Etude

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    Haven't spent enough time on the etude so far,...

    Haven't spent enough time on the etude so far, but I did study it halfway through to the point where I spent a lot of stuck time in 7&8 finally working out for myself that F#7 with no fifth, and...
  9. Thread: Arp fingering

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    Edit: Yeah, working up a way of representing...

    Edit: Yeah, working up a way of representing these can be a chore. For one thing, you're not allowed to "invent" the F# note in the key of C to try to force a shape to fit somewhere.

    In my...
  10. Thread: Arp fingering

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    I think you're in a couple of different keys. ...

    I think you're in a couple of different keys.

    Am as a IIm occurs in the key of G.
    Dm as a IIIm chord occurs in the key of Bb.
    Em as a VIm chord occurs in the key of G.

    So somehow you...
  11. Well, sure, Western Civ equals a bunch of dead...

    Well, sure, Western Civ equals a bunch of dead white guys :).

    Here's my oversimplified take: For a long time, people realized shorter vibrating strings sounded in higher pitches than longer ones...
  12. I'm sure some others will take the time to give...

    I'm sure some others will take the time to give you some exposition on this very interesting topic. Meanwhile here's a document that will keep you occupied :-) ......
  13. Thread: Arp fingering

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    I've been in touch with Jed on the side to work...

    I've been in touch with Jed on the side to work through my charts. I was trying too hard to see things beyond what was more obviously there and that I was taking for granted, based on many previous...
  14. Thread: Arp fingering

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    Jed -- I've been compiling what I think should...

    Jed -- I've been compiling what I think should be the same set of scales in the alternative way of organizing them --- One sheet for each of the 7 diatonic chords of C major, each sheet showing that...
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    Well, Jed, you've certainly got my interest up. ...

    Well, Jed, you've certainly got my interest up. I now have my suspicions where the duplicates you mention will come from. I'll know more after I make this next chart I have in mind ...

    edited...
  16. Thread: Blues jam

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    I don't know. At some point a year or two, the...

    I don't know. At some point a year or two, the forum started becoming victim to a lot of spam attacks. I seem to recall getting the impression that whomever had the keys to the kingdom (passwords)...
  17. Thread: Arp fingering

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    Thanks for reviewing and catching that so...

    Thanks for reviewing and catching that so quickly. I can see now where that info was clearly implied in your tables and I had missed it. I've updated my own chart, and have replaced the uploaded...
  18. Thread: Arp fingering

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    I've attempted to project Jed's suggestions for 7...

    I've attempted to project Jed's suggestions for 7 arp shapes onto a fretboard graphic using OOo Calc (freeware Excel workalike) to show 7 arps of C major. Similar to rbarata's chart but in one of...
  19. Thread: Blues jam

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    I liked it! I spent a long time with a modem on...

    I liked it! I spent a long time with a modem on old phone wires that never could get a throughput of more than 28.8 kbaud out of the 56kbaud modem, but I could still download a 3-minute youtube in...
  20. Thread: Arp fingering

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    Trying these out. Jed, do you mean where the...

    Trying these out. Jed, do you mean where the index is expected to play both the F (5th string fret 8) and the B (4th string fret 9) as consecutive notes if following the strict fingerings of the...
  21. Thread: Arp fingering

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    Nice chart. There's a typo where VIm shows as...

    Nice chart. There's a typo where VIm shows as Vm. Keep 'em coming :)
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    Well, sure, variance in opinions is what makes a...

    Well, sure, variance in opinions is what makes a forum different from a blog. To me it seems absolutely clear that by saying he expected a "shorter route" and indeed asked in the OP "how can i know...
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    It's just my experience doing things along the...

    It's just my experience doing things along the lines of what he's doing. Adding contrast of life experience to the forum :). I think in terms of composition and acoustic chord accompaniment to a...
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    The way I would look at the set (Dm, C, Am) would...

    The way I would look at the set (Dm, C, Am) would be like this, analagous to Jed's process but possibly faster for some and slower for others ...

    1. In a major scale, the diatonic major chords...
  25. Thread: Inversions

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    Yeah, this particular exercise (rudimentary...

    Yeah, this particular exercise (rudimentary voicing of lines) has definitely made me aware that I've neglected to learn/study my sevenths arpeggios at all up to this point. I'll be mapping them out...
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