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    There is definately something to be said for...

    There is definately something to be said for knowing the rules because it gives you insight into the language the composer was dealing with and the style of the times. It's almost like a history...
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    I'm not too sure what you're trying to say here,...

    I'm not too sure what you're trying to say here, but if it's that playing the piano is harder then the trumpet, then I could not disagree more. I think at the very top of the food chain, pretty much...
  3. Thread: 12-tone

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    it's one thing to just know that 12 tone music is...

    it's one thing to just know that 12 tone music is every note played before you repeat a note, but if you really want to understand why composers write the lines they do you really need to have a...
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    I think it may just be a difference in what each...

    I think it may just be a difference in what each considers new improvisation. If I had to take a guess, I'd say Chick Corea is talking more along the lines of the exact sequence of notes that you...
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    I'm going to take this from a slightly different...

    I'm going to take this from a slightly different angle then you may be looking for, but whatever, Bach is in my opinion the greatest composer to ever walk the planet. No one writes minor keys like...
  6. a lot of good points have been made, I just...

    a lot of good points have been made,

    I just wanted to say that, more and more I'm begining to realize that the times in which I have been the most uncomfortable and out of my element are the...
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    when I saw The Roots about two years ago they put...

    when I saw The Roots about two years ago they put together this 10-15 minute segment near the end of the show that was just one rediculas transition after another. I don't know if this is at all up...
  8. I am certainly not a master of picking, nor do I...

    I am certainly not a master of picking, nor do I ever intend to be one. But I can say that if you are really not happy with the way one aspect of your playing is going, just take some time off and...
  9. in an attempt to save this thread from utter...

    in an attempt to save this thread from utter idiocy, what songs out there have you people found the most challenging?

    I've always found tunes using a lot of non functional harmony, like goodbye...
  10. ah yes, I suppose I could have reached much...

    ah yes, I suppose I could have reached much higher,

    but if we're really going to go for it, how about making it a guitar/bass duo where the bass player modulates at random at the end of the form,...
  11. giant steps at 300bpm in 12 keys, played...

    giant steps at 300bpm in 12 keys, played completely by ear, modulating up by 1/2 step every chorus.
  12. There was a time where I thought it was going to...

    There was a time where I thought it was going to be very necessary to have an extremely large repertoire at my disposal in order to accomplish my goals, so I did a lot of research into memorization...
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    I was taught the traditional way in school, but...

    I was taught the traditional way in school, but then I go to a pretty conservative music school.

    personaly, I still use it because of the fact that I just don't like making the assumption that...
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    pretty much any jazz player of note in the last...

    pretty much any jazz player of note in the last 30-40 years has been exploring the sounds you are talking about. Unfortunately there isn't too much written about it. Dave Liebman has a book out...
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    well, in short it's because it doesn't really...

    well, in short it's because it doesn't really exist. You are not dealing with traditional harmony and therefore traditional rules don't really apply. The terminology is still relevant and thus...
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    I don't know how to explain this without...

    I don't know how to explain this without explaining it using scales. I would suggest listening to a recording with as little embelishment as possible. The first four notes are the main motive and...
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    I may be interpreting this a little wrong, but...

    I may be interpreting this a little wrong, but you seem to be describing this kind of ideal state where you can just whip out what you have learned at any given time and it is fully integrated with...
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    another thing I want to add is that the small...

    another thing I want to add is that the small pieces you have written and anything more you have come up with is probably not as bad as you think it is. Maybe when you look back a few years from now...
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    I think you may be putting too much pressure on...

    I think you may be putting too much pressure on yourself and being a little to picky. A song does not have to be a completely original masterpiece in order for you to be satisfied. Writing...
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    one of my first days ever in music school I was...

    one of my first days ever in music school I was in this rhythm class and we were going to do these drills out of a text as a class. Well the first one is at 120 and my teacher says "anyone want to...
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    besides what has already been stated, I would...

    besides what has already been stated, I would suggest really trying to enjoy the time off. I think a lot of people, myself included, get so worked up about not being able to play for a few days, or...
  22. well, in case you're interested, it claims to...

    well, in case you're interested, it claims to teach relative and perfect pitch. I'm not sure why perfect pitch gets so much hate. Well I actually probably have a pretty good idea of why...something...
  23. I quickly googled it and have to say that...

    I quickly googled it and have to say that anything claiming to work in 6 weeks just isn't true. I suppose with a LOT of work and a high degree of natural ability you could gain perfect pitch (just...
  24. Thread: Timbres

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    this is probably pretty hard for someone to...

    this is probably pretty hard for someone to comprehend if they haven't experienced it, but I know what you are talking about. When I was working on this, probably 2 years ago or so (I have probably...
  25. I taught one individual who was like this. I...

    I taught one individual who was like this. I don't think it was a case of missing out on anything, it was more of a case of being about 30 years removed from ever using that skill. It's like...
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