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Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:02 pm | jump to post

Hey guys,just to quickly demystify the cycle of Fourths and the circle of Fifths.The circle of 5ths, moves C G D etc...the cycle of fourths is just the reverse direction around the same cycle.You can also get heaps of info about progression out of the circle as well. Cheers,Chris

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Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:28 pm | jump to post

Yeah this is where i use them as well. For a lot of chord melody work, or variations when playing rhythm(accentingvocals and things of that nature). Although i get a load of road miles out of the min7/maj6 substitution, using variousinversion to pull this off really helps me have some really nice chords in my rhythm playing.
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Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:25 pm | jump to post

Hi,I know this was addressed to Pebber, but i had a similar experience. I played all through highschool from tabs and chordcharts, knowing enough basic knowledge to get me by. The big thing that helped me theory wise, was learning to read music. I worked my way through the book one Berklee Modern guitar method, and then having to take music theory lessonswith the college im at...well that really helped me understand the theory.Although im sure Pebber will have an evern better method.Cheers,Chris

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Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:05 pm | jump to post

Chord tones also sound much more correct to the chord.For instnace, if your playing an A chord in the key of A, you definitely dont want to hit the 4(D) and the 7(Ab) of the major scale,as for a standard three note triad major chord, this notes will clash with the playing of the chord itself. When using arpeggio;s, they are usually made up entirely of chord tones, so in this case its much more a case of playing on safe ground.

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Mon May 31, 2010 4:12 am | jump to post

Hey guys,I use an Iphone metronome called Tempo...It reminded me heaps of the Roland Dr Beat we have in the studio i work at, so i thought it would be a decent product.Was excellent value for the price paid.Cheers,Chris

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Sun May 30, 2010 4:48 am | jump to post

One exercise a teacher gave to me once to get the wrist twist correct, was to crank the guitar, as he called it.As you start the vibrato, try pulling the guitar neck up a little as u go up, and relax it down. Exaggerate at first,then ull find the more you practice you actually use less and less of the crank and be able to launch straight into the vibrato.Cheers,Chris Horton

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Thu May 27, 2010 6:12 pm | jump to post

Listening to schoenberg now. He is still using all the theoretical guidelines(i hate calling them rules) of melody. Including those of dischord.Also please notice that schoenberg is reading...Which means he isnt just making up a bunch of licks mumbojumbo, but he has structure to his pieces. I can hear the dischord, but its not dissonant. The difference i hearis like someone arguing that a third and 11th can be used in a 11th chord. It just doesnt sound right. As i said earlier, it does nothing f...
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Thu May 27, 2010 5:58 pm | jump to post

I do enjoy fast playing, but the reason weiner, yngwie and all the others got where they are is because of melody. They have speed playing and use it melodically. I can play fast, yes, Ive spent hours working on speed techniques, and im here to learnfrom pebber to get even faster. And yes..if your hearing a fast melody, ur hearing melodyarent you? I'm not pushing my view of playing. You asked me to check something out, and it does nothingfor me. Im not knocking the fact he can play fast...all du...
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Thu May 27, 2010 5:34 pm | jump to post

I'm totally serious...why? Having played professionally for the last 5-6 years, made a living of guitar, playing in country and jazz bands...we would pick the guitar player playingmelody every time over someone with unlimited virtuostic talent, who cannotget onto the melody. You need melody well and truly before speed.And yeah i am serious.Look at the greats like Lenny Tristano...wouldnt let satch keep going on a lessonif he played a wrong note. Its about melody, not speed.I might have to use th...
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Thu May 27, 2010 5:11 pm | jump to post

No he isnt creating melodies, he is just creating noise. Have we all forgotten that music needs a melody? The magic of song itself is in chords and melody,all we learn are really just tools to help develop these two aspects. Someone like Mike Barr,who to me, sounds forced and like he has thrown a bunch of licks together, does absolutelynothing for me because i dont hear a melody line through his shredding.If you want a good example of virtuostic playing, while keeping melody, go check outGreg Ho...


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