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    Hi all First: I'm glad your session went well....

    Hi all
    First: I'm glad your session went well. Any time you can (young) people interested in music it's worth while.

    Don't give up on that "major blues" idea, some great feel and classic licks...
  2. Thread: Melodic Minor ?

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    Thanks all for the replies. Some advice I...

    Thanks all for the replies.
    Some advice I should paint on my fretboard: That's pretty much what I do every time someone mentions it and plays something tasty...it's really just a matter of a few...
  3. Thread: Melodic Minor ?

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    Melodic Minor ?

    ...yes, more melodic minor :eek:
    I've heard two of my idols, Larry Carlton and Robben Ford mention using melodic minor in a blues context ..and I just can't seem to get it...this scale has been...
  4. Thread: improvisation help

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    I think I love Hal Galper ! Thanks for that Jon...

    I think I love Hal Galper ! Thanks for that Jon :) If jazz improv is my goal, this guy could change my life. I think though, if rock, fusion, even blues is the goal, his approach may leave me...
  5. There's a lot of advice that could be offered on...

    There's a lot of advice that could be offered on this. I'd suggest transcribing, or learning the parts that interest you the most ....basicly stealing licks :eek: If you're able to look at the moves...
  6. Thread: Major 11th chords

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    This has been a great exercise to work though,...

    This has been a great exercise to work though, thanks guys ! ....I'm just getting back into things after the winter off :o

    I have one question: is it true that we're naming the "avoid notes"...
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    Songs are written in major or minor keys and non...

    Songs are written in major or minor keys and non diatonic chords are borrowed: generally speaking, that's true.



    Malcolm points out one way. Your example: Sweet Child... is another, although it...
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    The b5 and b9 don't do anything for function...

    The b5 and b9 don't do anything for function here, do they ?? I thought they'd be more "color" for the leading tone (3rd). Let me know if I'm missing something here.

    Thanks!
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    Spell those changes out and you'll find some...

    Spell those changes out and you'll find some familiar scales, bluesking gave you one answer already. Generally speaking, modes are weak harmonically.



    Great answer !
    Spelling out the chords in...
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    MODES ! ...everyone pile on !! .....what a bunch...

    MODES !
    ...everyone pile on !! .....what a bunch a' guitar players, christ ! ;)



    ....are not.....:D (little joke there....)
    I think the point is they are, likely less useful than some of the...
  11. A nice thing to realize. If it hadn't struck you...

    A nice thing to realize. If it hadn't struck you before that the major scale can be seen as one big extended chord, it has now ;) ....although I like to stick with 1-7 for numbering degrees in this...
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    As Jon mentions, you'd need to be selective about...

    As Jon mentions, you'd need to be selective about using a couple of notes.
    (also, see below)



    That is weird, I haven't seen that before. 1-#9(b3)-4-#4-5-6. It sounds like careful use, at...
  13. Thread: Introductions

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    I think there are several, (many) ways to add an...

    I think there are several, (many) ways to add an intro. Some of my favorite just hint at the song to come. If the song you're leading into has a bridge, use the last two or three chords from that...
  14. Thread: Starting Over

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    Hi Scott Of the two books you linked, I'd...

    Hi Scott
    Of the two books you linked, I'd choose the Fretboard Workbook. It seems to have a pretty clear layout / plan. The other book makes some statements that specifically tell me to look...
  15. Thread: Just found this --

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    There's three variations given on the link you...

    There's three variations given on the link you posted. The simplest would be 1,3,+6. the others would add the 2nd and b3rd, respectively.

    interesting stuff !
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    Answering my own...

    Answering my own question:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmented_sixth_chord
    This seems to be a good article on the matter. The aug. 6th can be related to dominant and diminished. Just as...
  17. Thread: Just found this --

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    Thanks for posting this Malcolm ! Question...

    Thanks for posting this Malcolm !

    Question about the Augmented 6th chord: is it always built from the b6th degree of the tonic scale and does it always function as the tri-tone substitute for the...
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    Hi calum, As bluesking said, voice leading will...

    Hi calum,
    As bluesking said, voice leading will explain the use of inversions, (in this tune) and, inversions will explain the chromatic bass lines. The inversions in this tune were used, (at least...
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    Poll: The transcript I have for this tune uses some...

    The transcript I have for this tune uses some different, (variations of) the chords listed above, transposed to G:

    |G---|B7---|Em7-Em7/D|A7/C#-Cm6|
    |Bm7-E7| .....the differences listed so far can...
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    But,.....he's going to block my internet...

    But,.....he's going to block my internet access...:rolleyes: ...what a weed....

    Thanks to Crossroads and Metaljustice ! By the time I logged on this AM, this jerk was already banned. ...you guys,...
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    Very interesting ideas / points being offered...

    Very interesting ideas / points being offered here,...!good job men!...:)

    As you can tell from my earlier post, I'm NOT the guy to proclaim: "every serious musician must learn standard notation"....
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    Sticky: gersdal: many thanks for the pdf's you've posted,...

    gersdal: many thanks for the pdf's you've posted, these will be printed and studied,...though I still have to transcribe the melody - ( four versions of the real book and no transcriptions for this...
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    Sticky: Is it fair to say the composer chose the...

    Is it fair to say the composer chose the modulation between G Maj. and B minor is because of the close relationship, one note difference ? ...even though melodic minor would be three notes...
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    Hi Max, This is a, rather refreshing post to...

    Hi Max,
    This is a, rather refreshing post to read. It sounds like you're coming from a note first approach, (many players, myself included, tend to learn patterns first and then have to go back and...
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    Sticky: So, the "B" section in this tune (using the chart...

    So, the "B" section in this tune (using the chart above) is a simple ii-V-i in B minor. It's approached via the V chord at the end of A2 section.

    The added 9 or 6/9 shown in the chart are just...
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