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    Like most; this is an old post. The OP started...

    Like most; this is an old post. The OP started it back in 2014.
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    String has some age on it - if you are still...

    String has some age on it - if you are still around -- I have no idea what you like. Recommend you get to a local music store and purchase some pop, rock or country books of sheet music. Might give...
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    I have no idea what you like. Recommend you get...

    I have no idea what you like. Recommend you get to a local music store and purchase some pop, rock or country books of sheet music. Might give lead sheet or fake chord sheet music a look see. I've...
  4. Thread: Guitar Fills

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    There are several things that could be done. ...

    There are several things that could be done. Inserting a chord before the Am chord would fill nicely. OK which chord. You could insert an Asus 2 or 4 before the Am chord. Sus chords having no 3...
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    Yes, and maybe. IMO not as much. Has to do with...

    Yes, and maybe. IMO not as much. Has to do with like notes. Treble clef notes and bass clef notes sound good together if they share some of the same notes. "Out of key notes" may clash. ...
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    How to explain Blues to 14-16 year olds --- the...

    How to explain Blues to 14-16 year olds --- the Blues grew out of the cotton fields of the South. Head field hand would call and the rest of the field hands would respond. Listen to that call and...
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    Why are you doing this? If it's to give them: ...

    Why are you doing this? If it's to give them:

    An appreciation of music.
    An idea of how music thinks. Pentatonic scale over the chord.
    A merit badge in Blues.
    Or just to get them...
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    I'm thinking of using auto striping decals to...

    I'm thinking of using auto striping decals to mark off the fret lines with those. Will post the results when I'm finished.
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    Let's open the Bass thread up.

    As this section has been inactive since sometime in 2014 thought I'd get a new post going. If there are any bottom dwellers out there that would like to jump in, please do.

    I play a 4 string P...
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    Post has some age on it, but, what the heck. ...

    Post has some age on it, but, what the heck.

    The division of the beat is usually up to the drummer. With 2/4, 4/4, etc. it normally is straight forward, but, with odd signatures you do need to...
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    Yes welcome.

    Yes welcome.
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    When scales, arpeggios and licks get old try...

    When scales, arpeggios and licks get old try songs. Which songs? The ones you would like to be able to play. When you get a song down put the sheet music in your gig book and go get another song...
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    What first? That depends on the music you will...

    What first? That depends on the music you will be playing. Most of my stuff is major key and the ole I-IV-V7 gets most of it done. So....



    How the 7 major chord patterns are fretted. A, B,...
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    Dirt simple harmony. When the treble clef, lets...

    Dirt simple harmony. When the treble clef, lets call this the melody line, and the bass clef, lets call this the harmony line, share some of the same notes you get harmony, i.e. the two "lines"...
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    We play this song - We do it in G for a D, Am, C,...

    We play this song - We do it in G for a D, Am, C, G. Or V, ii, IV, I
    If you do it in F using the V, ii, IV, I you get C, Gm, Bb, F as mentioned.

    I think the key signature on your sheet music...
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    What is music? Lyrics (perhaps), melody, harmony...

    What is music? Lyrics (perhaps), melody, harmony and rhythm. The lyrics tell the story in verse format. The melody notes and the harmony notes are where we spend the most time and they get along...
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    If I (a bassist) saw a 6/4 that would look like -...

    If I (a bassist) saw a 6/4 that would look like - to me - Nashville numbers for a slash chord and the bass plays the slash (the 4) and leaves the 6 to the solo instruments, i.e. 6 string guitars,...
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    When I compose I start with the lyrics, the...

    When I compose I start with the lyrics, the story, and get that into verse format. Normally three verses and one chorus. I place the chords to move the story along, more on that later, I then work...
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    I agree, course now days I'm 99% bass. But, I...

    I agree, course now days I'm 99% bass. But, I too like the sound I get from using the thumb to sound the notes.

    I use flats, with sponge rubber at the bridge for the double, stand up, bass sound...
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    I hear what you are saying, however, how about...

    I hear what you are saying, however, how about the fat Lady asking for a song to be in Bb, as she comes out of the audience and is still climbing on stage. Or in a jamming circle why Shirley always...
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    Liveislife, what key do you like to sing in? ...

    Liveislife, what key do you like to sing in? Kind of nice to know. We all can sing in most keys, but, if we were doing the solo, there is one key we like the best, because we can hit all the high...
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    Along those lines. The following is the major...

    Along those lines. The following is the major scale box pattern for the bass guitar - same bottom four strings as the 6 string guitar - I'm a bassists hang with me. Make your own 6 string pattern....
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    I never could see how knowing this was going to...

    I never could see how knowing this was going to help, so I accepted it as part of the language and moved on to the scale interval numbering system shown below:

    Interval numbers............1, 2, 3,...
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    The video points out scale degrees stacked in 3rds, and then he plays them as arpeggios. Nothing new or really helpful here.

    That is what chords are; notes of the scale stacked in 3rds or every...
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    Amy, old thread, I doubt any of the people are...

    Amy, old thread, I doubt any of the people are still interested. But, good to see someone is checking in.
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