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Name: Jake Luby
Location: Mpls, MN
Occupation: Sr. SQA Analyst
Hobbies: Guitar, computers, pedal building, guitar building, fixing my house
Date registered 05.30.2012
Date of birth: 3. February 1983
Last online: 06.12.2013
Sex: male


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Mon May 13, 2013 5:22 pm | jump to post

Thanks for the encouragement. Always did really well in school, so I'm just not used to getting a failing grade after I put time and effort into something. And no, I'm not doing this for a certificate... do they really do that?

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Mon May 13, 2013 1:28 pm | jump to post

Yep, next HW is going to be VERY easy. 4 of the 6 scales are just modes of the major scale. Done. That means just getting two scales under your fingers enough to jam for 30 sec. Piece of cake.As for your solo, not bad at all for your first shot at jazz, mine was my first shot at analytical jazz as well. How did you go about the note selection process? I can tell you have VERY strong technique, much better than mine. With that being said, I was more drawn to the passages and phrases that h...
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Mon May 13, 2013 9:17 am | jump to post

So how did everyone do w/ the first assignment? I BOMBED it and apparently was too lenient in grading because the only person I gave as low of a score as I actually got was someone who said they didn't have enough time to do it. Got a lot of good comments on my solo though and it definitely forced me to take a more analytical approach to building my ideas and utilize the chord tones, which is something I've never had to do before, so it was really cool to hear the final result of that pre-work...

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Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:19 am | jump to post

This is AWESOME! Thank you! Just registered and am watching the videos now... very cool

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Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:27 pm | jump to post

I have all of PB's backers on mine, all of my songs for my band to practice, and a few tunes that are on there to constantly keep learning new songs and/or solos.To put songs on it just plug it into your PC and put the MP3s on there like an external HDD and you'll be good to go. It's pretty intuitive when you start to play around w/it. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll try to help as much as possible.

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Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:09 am | jump to post

You're at the right spot if you want to get into jazz fusion, gotta practice, practice, practice. Learn some jazz standards, learn how to solo over them, mix in your bluesy pentatonic stuff, use the chromatic scale, and practice to the point that you can easily flow between everything. I'm a big fan of Scofield when I get a jazz fusion itch.

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Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:18 am | jump to post

No more difficult to play than any other key IMO...

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Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:08 am | jump to post

Guitars are one of a kind. There are $3000 Gibson Custom Shop lemons and there are $100 Epi's that have tone and sustain for days. I have learned that you simply cannot judge an entire line or brand of guitars on a few samples, or even a stores worth of guitars. As soon as you write it off you won't even pick up that gem that will truly speak to you. Who cares how the headstock looks if it feels right in your hands and you find that it's easier to play than any guitar you've ever played? I ...
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Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:00 am | jump to post

Cool, let me know how you like it. I would be lost w/out mine...

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Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:54 am | jump to post

Hate to say it... but go to GC and see if there is a guitar that speaks to you. I had this same urge, was going to go w/ an Epi standard LP and ended up walking out w/ a Gibson Studio because the tone and playability were just out of this world. Cost about the same too ($700), so I'd say go in and try a few and see which ones speak to you.


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