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    As always, you're the man JonR. I usually name...

    As always, you're the man JonR. I usually name them like that to reflect the note name I'm going to land on, as I think of where I'm heading. Just a practical habit for me.
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    Diminished are strange at first...IOW, they sound...

    Diminished are strange at first...IOW, they sound great when someone else plays them by sound strange when you first start using them. The reason is confidence and learning to hear it as much as...
  3. Thread: Frustration

    by gennation
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    I don't disagree with anything that's been said...

    I don't disagree with anything that's been said on either side.

    But, each instrument can be exploited through patterns of some sort. Even "lines" are patterns. And if you play the same line EVER...
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    I know a few people who have been acclimated to...

    I know a few people who have been acclimated to Miles through So What and are very surprise to hear the Milestones was recorded previously to Kind of Blue when they hear it.

    Many players think of...
  5. Two Major chords a whole step apart should be...

    Two Major chords a whole step apart should be investigated as the IV and V of a Key.

    Two Minor chords a whole step apart should be investigated as the IIm and IIIm (or maybe even the VIm and...
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    Yes, one C chord and all those Am-D vamps has a...

    Yes, one C chord and all those Am-D vamps has a different perspective/context than just C->Am.

    A term I heard used by a decent modal player some years ago was: poly-modal (and mutil-modal too)
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    Sure you can play whatever you want to try over...

    Sure you can play whatever you want to try over C->Am but, since these two chords are "relative" chords/Keys of each other and so strongly used together over an over in many common tunes and...
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    It's probably been said, I didn't read the whole...

    It's probably been said, I didn't read the whole thread, but the m3 can work over the I chord, but in most cases it's unstable and want to move...in a direct towards the M3. The cool thing is that it...
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    Of course the parallel minor is correct, but...

    Of course the parallel minor is correct, but here's another way I show my students how to handle these types of tunes by doing nothing more than letting the chords tell you what you might what to...
  10. I think an understanding of "written Key" helps...

    I think an understanding of "written Key" helps the most. When talking "Keys" it supercedes the scale, as in a confined group of notes YOU play, as well as the conformity of of Diatonic scales/Key...
  11. Holdsworth uses "his own scales", which are...

    Holdsworth uses "his own scales", which are really just chopped chromatic scales (isn't every scale really?). But he has a few larger unique scales that he starts with.There's a DVD lesson of him...
  12. Try this, Play nothing but a C7 chord. Now...

    Try this,

    Play nothing but a C7 chord.

    Now take these scales and lay them on top of each other, like superimposing them...

    C Mixolydian
    C Lydian Dominant
    C H-W
    C Whole tone
  13. They still have resolve points, even if it's...

    They still have resolve points, even if it's multiple resolve points. Actually common Major scale Diatonics have multiple resolve points. Even if you play over nothing but a dim7 chord you still have...
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    I'm sure it's been mentioned, but maybe not in...

    I'm sure it's been mentioned, but maybe not in this way...

    I always thought of the Pentatonic scales as being skeletons or common notes of the Major and Minor Modes.

    Take all the Major Diatonic...
  15. Thread: b6 or #5?

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    I agree with everything above. But you can flesh...

    I agree with everything above. But you can flesh it out by ear then worry about the theory...

    play your chord in question with an E and a F in the chord together. If the E still sounds good in...
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    With an modal piece of music the notes you don't...

    With an modal piece of music the notes you don't play are almost more important than the notes you do use. When I hear great Modal players, or modal songs, is seems they find smaller chunk or groups...
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    Seek out this great Lydian tune by Chick Corea...

    Seek out this great Lydian tune by Chick Corea called Windows. It's in the realbook if you have and there are a few versions of it on youtube. Here's the original I believe (although, his version...
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    I've have a set of tutorials especially for the...

    I've have a set of tutorials especially for the Lydian mode, it's a four part series that will show you ways of looking at the scale itself differently, much like Vai, Johnson, and Satch do, but it's...
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    To get to Modal sounds one of the first things...

    To get to Modal sounds one of the first things you can do for yourself is to use chords that are not related diatonically. If you don't, many chord progression pull your ears directly to the diatonic...
  20. Thread: Modal Chords

    by gennation
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    Many people tend to jump right to Diatonic theory...

    Many people tend to jump right to Diatonic theory when anything "modal" is mentioned, many people also have a hard time breaking into Modal music because of it.

    The "modal chords" you might want...
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    Oops, thanks for catching that. My thought to...

    Oops, thanks for catching that. My thought to fingers skills failed.
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    As far as bending the m3 over a dom7 chord,...

    As far as bending the m3 over a dom7 chord, you'll find there are a few decent micro-tones between the m3 and the M3 that are usable. Many times in Blues using dom7 chords you can get two usable...
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    People have been playing the Minor Pent over dom7...

    People have been playing the Minor Pent over dom7 chords for a long time.

    Definitely read through those links I posted, they'll solidify a lot of things for you.
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    I have a couple of tutorials on this very...

    I have a couple of tutorials on this very subject...

    http://lessons.mikedodge.com/lessons/AdvPent/AvdPentTOC.htm - over 50 examples of how to treat a dom7 chord from a Pentatonic point of view.
    ...
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    You'll rarely ever gain instant recall of...

    You'll rarely ever gain instant recall of everything. You only know the things you know because you either keep going back to them to remember them or use them regularly.

    Personally I don't have...
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