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  • The DADGAD Thread! (Forum Member Videos Only)DateFri Oct 23, 2015 8:24 pm

    Love the White Summer man. Definitely a wide open feel.

  • The DADGAD Thread! (Forum Member Videos Only)DateThu Oct 15, 2015 9:59 am

    Nice! Dig the cover.

    I always confuse Davey Graham and Bert Jansch in my head. Very similar in style and era.

    John Martyn's another guy I think of with them...he's a bit later and not exactly the same style, but another British finger-picker that's not super well known. You may know of him, but if anybody's lurking on this thread, they would probably like him!

  • The DADGAD Thread! (Forum Member Videos Only)DateThu Oct 15, 2015 7:34 am

    Yeah Bert Jansch is just so happens that the version I learned is Page's :)

    I know he was a hero to a lot of guitarists from that generation. I've learned a few of his songs by proxy...for example I learned the Paul Simon version of Anji.

    I think the one song I have learned his version of is "Blues Run the Game," and that's not even his, haha.

  • First Video PostDateWed Oct 14, 2015 8:07 pm
    Forum post by herm. Topic: First Video Post

    Thanks so much for taking the time to check these out! I know it was a big dump of videos.

    I'm definitely going to try to work in the 1234-1234-1234 kinda' patterns for chromatic patterns.

    I'm definitely backing some tempos down to gain more control then working back up. It's cool looking at this even a week later because I already feel like I have much better control than when I posted these videos! I think I'm going to try to post these every other weekish, if only to track my own progress!

  • The DADGAD Thread! (Forum Member Videos Only)DateWed Oct 14, 2015 7:40 pm

    Dig the li'l etude man! Also sweet archtop!

    I just noodled a's a little rough and sound's not great, but maybe it'll give people a couple ideas. I learned Zeppelin's Black Mountainside a long time ago, and the bits-and-pieces I remember are (crudely) in there. There's another little thing from a song I wrote ago with some cool descending lines, although you'll see I also kinda' forget some of that stuff, too, haha.

    Anyways, DADGAD's cool for droney stuff, and pretty nice to get an eastern feel out of it because of that.

  • Improvisation with Band in a BoxDateWed Oct 07, 2015 7:58 pm

    BIAB is awesome...I just don't feel like paying for it! But freakin' great for practicing improv.

  • Mod 1 Alternate picking to 8s at 50 bpmDateWed Oct 07, 2015 7:57 pm

    Looks solid! Only note I have as an onlooker is that on some of then you were really hammering the 1. That's good for keeping time, but I think the goal with these right hand drills is absolutely consistency on each stroke.

  • First Video PostDateWed Oct 07, 2015 6:27 pm
    Forum post by herm. Topic: First Video Post

    And this second one is left hand stuff.

    Chromatic patterns, single-string, quarters, then triplets with fingers 123, 234, 1234, at 100bpm

    Chromatic patterns, 4-note per string, 100bpm

    Chromatic patterns, 5-note per string, 100bpm (sloppy, should have slowed down to 80 or 90 bpm)

    Chromatic patterns, 6-note per string, 80bpm


    Neuvo Classical fun, triplets at 140bpm

    Neuvo Classical fun, quarters at 140bpm

  • First Video PostDateWed Oct 07, 2015 6:23 pm
    Topic by herm. Forum: PB Guitarstudio FORUMS

    Hi All,

    Please let me know if I'm doing anything correctly. I'll keep this first post all right-hand exercises.

    Dumping a bunch of videos from a practice session tonight:

    Pentatonic, 100bpm

    Pentatonic, 120bpm, take 1, lots of mistakes

    Pentatonic, 120bpm, take 2, slightly less mistakes

    Pentatonic, 140bpm, 2 quarters per note

    Pentatonic Triplets (one string, adjacent strings ascending, adjacent strings descending, and finally adjacent strings X-pattern)

  • New Student -- Confirming a few thingsDateMon Oct 05, 2015 9:17 pm

    Awesome, thanks, Pebber! I started with the single plan just to try to get into the swing of things and not overdo anything, but very well may upgrade if I can keep up the pace.

  • New Student -- Confirming a few thingsDateWed Sep 30, 2015 6:49 am

    Thanks Adam. I think I follow but I'll be sure to check in as I move along and start to upload videos.

  • McLaughlin/Luc Ponty/HussainDateTue Sep 29, 2015 2:38 pm
    Forum post by herm. Topic: McLaughlin/Luc Ponty/Hussain

    Yeah man...tabla sneaks its way into a lot of stuff. Like, you'll be watching a movie with a jangly soundtrack and all the sudden be like, wtf, is that tabla in this?! It's pretty versatile.

    But yeah, Indian is its whole own thing man. My two cents is that they are as comfortable with rhythm as we are with melody and harmony. So in other words, it's fairly normal for Western music to have pretty complex harmonies and melodic movements, but to us it's just feels right. But we rarely venture outside of of 2/4, 3/4 or 4/4. Indian music, on the other hand, tends to be pretty linear melodically, and has almost no harmony (save for the droning), but rhythmically gets very complicated very quickly, to the point that without serious training, you can't really count it. But to Indians, those rhythms are much more intuitive and natural.

    That said, I admit to knowing very little! I'm just an outsider looking in and appreciate it. If you're interested at all, I would recommend Derek Trucks...he's a great gateway to go from Blues to Indian, haha. I don't know why but this forum doesn't like me posting the youtube link, but check out his song "Sahib Teri Bandi" live on YouTube.

    Also, Ali Akbar Khan is where a lot of people start.

  • McLaughlin/Luc Ponty/HussainDateThu Sep 24, 2015 9:38 pm
    Forum post by herm. Topic: McLaughlin/Luc Ponty/Hussain

    Zakir's badass, through and through.

    I have a friend who has played tabla for several years now (who coincidentally has hung out with Zakir a few times in NYC), and he's been walking me through the very basics of Konnakol. I've found it REALLY helpful for playing in the less-Western times (specifically 7 and 10 have been the hardest for me). I claim absolutely no real knowledge or practice of Indian classical which is it's own beautiful beast, but I for any guitarists struggling to get their head around weirder times, I highly recommend it.

  • New Student -- Confirming a few thingsDateWed Sep 23, 2015 8:53 pm
    Topic by herm. Forum: PB Guitarstudio FORUMS

    Hey All,

    I just got my first access to the lessons and wanted to clarify a few things--

    1.) Right now I should only have access to all Module 1 videos, the first Module 2 video, all the Music Theory for Guitar videos, and all the Blues videos, nothing else.

    2.) It seems the goal of these lessons is more or less to build up a practice routine over time that will grow to include all 7 Modules daily, but for now I should be focusing on tightening up the technique on the videos which I have access to (mostly Module 1 right now).

    3.) If #2 is correct, does that mean that I should stay away from the Youtube videos so as to not get ahead of myself?

    4.) From browsing the forum here it seems like the general attitude is that daily practice should consist of whatever I'm working through currently in these lessons, but also maintaining regular practice in my repertoire and improvisation as I go? (I know that's on the bible-sheet, but not until near the end).


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