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  1. Thread: Time Sigs

    by Rizla
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    Time Sigs

    Hello. You can fit the exact same amount of notes into 4/4 as 2/2, and 1/1, so why would you ever use 2/2 or 1/1?

    As I understand it, the bottom number of 2/2 represents the fraction of a whole...
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    harmony and melody in 50s rocknroll

    What chords are used the I to VII, and what scale are they built from? It's a pentatonic scale normally, right? The kind of thing I'm taking about, are songs like Rock around the clock, those typical...
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    Hmm... I can play modes over changes and ii V...

    Hmm... I can play modes over changes and ii V I's, but it's boring not to know anything else if you get my drift, I don't want to do the same thing all the time. I watched a video of Al Di Meola, and...
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    I can do the major scale all day, but everything...

    I can do the major scale all day, but everything I read and watch, they are doing something else. So, if I take d dorian for the ii, what about the rest?
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    Keeping it to Modes - Jazz Improv

    Okay, what should I be thinking about?

    Cmaj7 I - C lydian
    Dm7 II - D Aolian
    Em7 III - E Aolian[C lydian]
    Fmaj7 IV - F Lydian
    G7 V - ?
    Am7 VI - A Aolian
    Bm7b5 VII - ?
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    It's not necessary to use 3 fingers to play fast,...

    It's not necessary to use 3 fingers to play fast, Stanley Clarke doesn't, Jeff Berlin doesn't, Percy Jones doesn't, Jaco Pastorius didn't, and they don't have any problem playing fast with just two...
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    I have a good fast and accurate bass picking...

    I have a good fast and accurate bass picking style which I'll explain to you. I pick with my 1st and 2nd fingers first of all. I use what's called the "floating thumb technique". It allows you to...
  8. Thread: Making a tune

    by Rizla
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    so there is nothing you can tell me other than go...

    so there is nothing you can tell me other than go figure it out for yourself?
  9. Thread: Making a tune

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    Ok, so how do you use them? I could go away and...

    Ok, so how do you use them? I could go away and play with these chords until doomsday and probably never figure out certain things, this trial and error thing just doesn't work and I don't want swiss...
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    happy birthday man

    happy birthday man
  11. Thread: Making a tune

    by Rizla
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    Making a tune

    Ok, so I've learnt 3 or 4 positions for about 30 different chords, and I can play all of their arpeggios on both bass and guitar, I can play major, pent/blues, and harmonic minor scales. So, mostly...
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    happy birthday man!

    happy birthday man!
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    thanks guys, I have been away for a while, I had...

    thanks guys, I have been away for a while, I had a good birthday but it was also good because I completed my grueling college course on the same day, that was the best gift to myself!
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    composition program

    Is there a program that I can make music with using staves and notes, not little blocks like on cubase, or tabs etc, just strictly for writing music, but also for playing it. So, something like...
  15. Thread: Minor Scales

    by Rizla
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    Minor Scales

    Hey, I'm taking a test soon and I need to firgure this stuff out quick time. Bare in mind that this is a real deal type of test, all classical, traditional stuff, ie classical scores, lots of...
  16. Thread: 6 over 9 chord?

    by Rizla
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    Are you sure guys? I have tried all of your...

    Are you sure guys? I have tried all of your combinations, but none of them match the chord used in the tune. This is how it is written exactly in the book..
  17. Thread: 6 over 9 chord?

    by Rizla
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    6 over 9 chord?

    If you see a chord, say a D with a 6 on top of a 9, small beside the D, what does it mean? so, D6/9, without the line, and the 6 is on top.
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    I spy with my little eye, something beginning...

    I spy with my little eye, something beginning with G... ;) I don't know, I can't help, but the mods will lock this shortly.
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    Yeah I agree that there is no ideal way. Look at...

    Yeah I agree that there is no ideal way. Look at the difference between Michael Angelo's technique and Paul Gilberts - they couldn't be any more different. I started picking like paul as soon as I...
  20. Thread: play it again

    by Rizla
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    I have never heard of such a phenomenon, and I'm...

    I have never heard of such a phenomenon, and I'm not sure I like the sound of it, no pun.
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    Well, I don't know what it's like down in...

    Well, I don't know what it's like down in scotland, but you want to be in a major city really, Glasgow/Edin ideally. In Birmingham you have like musicians networking thing every month in various...
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    I never realised how small Joe actually is. Maybe...

    I never realised how small Joe actually is. Maybe that's why he can have the guitar as low as he does, and still maintain good technique.
  23. Thread: Characteristics

    by Rizla
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    ok, I see what you're saying. good on ya

    ok, I see what you're saying. good on ya
  24. Thread: Characteristics

    by Rizla
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    Characteristics

    If you're evaluating the characteristics of a genre of music with respect to the form/structure, and rhythmic forms, what would you say, or where do you start? I don't get it..
  25. Thread: Anthrax

    by Rizla
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    Anthrax

    What is your favourite anthrax album?
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