Welcome!
Just a few a ground rules first...

Promotion, advertising and link building is not permitted.

If you are keen to learn, get to grips with something with the willing help of one of the net's original musician forums
or possess a genuine willingness to contribute knowledge - you've come to the right place!

Register >

- Close -

Search:

Type: Posts; User: Revenant

Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Thread: Modes.

    by Revenant
    Replies
    88
    Views
    20,735

    Just for kicks, although this discussion deals...

    Just for kicks, although this discussion deals with the modes of the major scale. In a lot of Norwegian folk music we find the #4 and b7 very often. You COULD call it Lydian Dominant, or you could...
  2. Replies
    6
    Views
    3,996

    Check out the online guitar schools! ...

    Check out the online guitar schools!

    www.markelfconservatory.com

    If you want to learn Bebop.

    If you can stand waiting a while

    www.andreasguitaruniverse.com
  3. Replies
    7
    Views
    2,658

    Dominants can have many functions, depending on...

    Dominants can have many functions, depending on what degree they are built from. They are usually built from the fifth degree of the scale, but in jazz, II, III, VI and vii chords disguised as...
  4. Replies
    6
    Views
    2,387

    Guys like Tal Farlow, Pat Martino and Jimmy Bruno...

    Guys like Tal Farlow, Pat Martino and Jimmy Bruno all have great phrasing and dynamics!

    They happen to be my favourite guitarists.
  5. Replies
    25
    Views
    12,000

    Try building arpeggios from the pentatonic scale...

    Try building arpeggios from the pentatonic scale and use them as a basis for developing motifs. It sounds interesting and you can get some real wide intervallic skips.
    Build 3 note chords from it...
  6. Replies
    480
    Views
    244,386

    Sticky: I can't understand what the modes fuss is all...

    I can't understand what the modes fuss is all about. How common is modal music? It is very rare. The only time I use "modes" are for tunes like "So What" or "Impressions", but I don't think of them...
  7. Replies
    7
    Views
    2,074

    To learn how it WORKS and to be able to use it...

    To learn how it WORKS and to be able to use it musically, you need to know the five shapes of the tonal center (key, not scale!) and locate all diatonic arpeggios inside it. Being able to quote any...
  8. Thread: improvising

    by Revenant
    Replies
    1
    Views
    2,335

    Gypsy jazz players like Lagrene and Angelo are...

    Gypsy jazz players like Lagrene and Angelo are the kind of musicians who work
    hard to play the music that they love.
    It truly is fantastic music that goes by unnoticed these days because the...
  9. Replies
    4
    Views
    2,563

    When leprechauns clash, there is bound to be a...

    When leprechauns clash, there is bound to be a ****storm and buckets of gold, naughty phrases and whatnot flying about


    Good old fashioned entertainment :)
  10. Replies
    23
    Views
    6,341

    Correct - not in a live situation but one has to...

    Correct - not in a live situation but one has to have done the thinking beforehand.
    Its as simple as rehearsing it enough to be able to play the changes (and over them) on autopilot. You won't have...
  11. Replies
    23
    Views
    6,341

    Schooligo, you have some very interesting ideas...

    Schooligo, you have some very interesting ideas there.
    The problem is that you can't think like that in a real situation. If you're improvising over a tune like, say giant steps(since you're...
  12. Replies
    23
    Views
    6,341

    A thorough knowledge of scales and modes is vital...

    A thorough knowledge of scales and modes is vital to understanding music, not playing or making music. The only way to truly get to know the instrument is to practise by making melodies. However, if...
  13. Replies
    25
    Views
    7,679

    b9's are a matter of taste. I think mb9...

    b9's are a matter of taste.

    I think mb9 chords are beautiful as long as the b9 is resolved rather quickly to the root. Its when you hang on it for bars that it becomes dissonant and unpleasant.
  14. You just named my favourite superimposition...

    You just named my favourite superimposition there. It sound even cooler when played over a m7 chord rather than a simple triad.

    You can get a Imaj7 by superimposing a simple iii triad over the I...
  15. Thread: com'posers' ?

    by Revenant
    Replies
    15
    Views
    5,164

    CaptainCaveman hit the nail right on the spot...

    CaptainCaveman hit the nail right on the spot past all the euphoric bull**** rants posted above.

    You MUST have an open mind if you want to evolve musically. Everything that you play or compose...
  16. Replies
    21
    Views
    5,134

    The thinking should go on in the woodshed when...

    The thinking should go on in the woodshed when you practise. When you make actual music, you don't think and that's because you've done all the thinking beforehand.

    Internalize everything first,...
  17. Accomplishing the impossible: Sight reading on guitar

    I've been trying like crazy to get into sight reading on guitar, but its such a hassle. I used to play the flugelhorn way back, and sight reading was absolutely no problem. On the guitar however,...
  18. A scale isn't some magical device that will...

    A scale isn't some magical device that will automatically help you make excellent music. Speaking of my favourite things, its in E minor if i remember correctly and has a tonal movement which means...
  19. Replies
    37
    Views
    7,285

    From personal experience, I have found that I...

    From personal experience, I have found that I compose or improvise the best melodies when I have completely rid myself of all mental inhibitions. If I'm playing a concert, I mostly play my favourite...
  20. Thread: ear training?

    by Revenant
    Replies
    9
    Views
    3,401

    Its true that a good ear for music is vital, but...

    Its true that a good ear for music is vital, but it doesn't mean that some people are born with a better ear than others. There may be extreme cases of stupidity where people have no sense of...
  21. Replies
    37
    Views
    7,285

    As mentioned by someone else here, these "shred"...

    As mentioned by someone else here, these "shred" players usually play the tonal center and not the actual changes. Jazz players, and boppers in particular, outline resolutions in their solos which...
  22. Thread: ear training?

    by Revenant
    Replies
    9
    Views
    3,401

    Music is sound, its not analysis. All the...

    Music is sound, its not analysis. All the analysis in the world won't help you become better at music if you don't have an ear to go with it.
  23. Replies
    37
    Views
    7,285

    I agree with you on several points mr Crossroads....

    I agree with you on several points mr Crossroads. I came across a guy who said he has played drums for about 12 years, but when he played he couldn't even keep the simplest groove in time. I believe...
  24. Thread: improvising

    by Revenant
    Replies
    11
    Views
    6,962

    You can't think in terms of modes in a tonal...

    You can't think in terms of modes in a tonal progression because the harmony moves. Also, how the heck are you supposed to come up with intelligent musical phrases if you have to think all the time?...
  25. Replies
    37
    Views
    7,285

    As I wrote in another thread, supposed "gifted"...

    As I wrote in another thread, supposed "gifted" players like Miles davis knew a ****load of theory. No one can pick up an instrument and play beautiful music instinctively. Its like going to China...
Results 1 to 25 of 174
Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4