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Name: be&say
Location: Madrid - Spain
Date registered 05.22.2010
Date of birth: 24. May 1981
Last online: 01.12.2011
Sex: male


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Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:38 pm | jump to post

I'd say (and Pebber probably would too) start with the caged system, please understand there's a difference between a pattern/fingering and a scale:-Patterns and fingering tipically cover every possible note in a certain key in a certain fretboard area-Scales move from root to root (so they exist within the patterns)It's very confusing trying to get a particular sound in your head when your "scale shape" goes up two octaves plus a third.For modes you're gonna have to work on them just like you w...

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Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:33 am | jump to post

Continuing with the music theory thread...Here's how I think and teach the fourths, as long as you know your open strings you're good to go (fifths are the same thing in reverse):If you think of a seven string guitar (standard + low b) you could do this: C, F then from B to G down a half step (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb), then from B to G again (B, E, A, D, G all naturals), repeat ad infinitum.It probably sounds more complicated than it is, cause it sure works for me and my students so give it a shot
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Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:00 am | jump to post

Me personally, I'm considering my options with this one: opening on 2012.My worries being I'll be 31 by then, and will I be able to beat the hordes of people coming to it as it opens...Also, there's no news on them teaching performance yet... although I'm VERY interested in composition lately...Maybe a "normal" school here in Madrid will do the trick... who knows?...

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Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:22 am | jump to post

Here's a good one:, free and with a bunch of interesting options (like speed which is VERY important).

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Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:06 am | jump to post

If you wanted to write it using flats you'll call it Gb Mixolydian, sharps or flats only on diatonic scales, so no F# Ab for ex, plus you've got to keep the order (A B C D E F G).Then you'd have something like this:Gb Ab Bb Cb Db Eb Fb <= Looks weird doesn't it?But if you think for a moment, G Mixolydian is all naturals so down a half-step (Gb Mixolydian) would make everything go down a half-step.
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Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:40 am | jump to post

I don't think we NEED Pebber to answer that...So risking a shotgun wound from Adam (possibly on the face), here's my answer:Mixolydian is built on the fifth degree of a major scale so the ONLY major scale that has an F# as a fifth degree is B so you'd take your alterations from that "parental" key (5 sharps in this case) so it looks like this:F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#, E and if you want to make sure it's really a mixolydian scale just remember its formula and compare it to F# major like so:Major:F# ...

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Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:57 am | jump to post

Can you SING them? To me that's the big question.Fingerings, interval excersises and everything else fall way back on my list (and I do use EVERY diatonic fingering Pebber talks about hehehe).Also they're worlds by themselves harmonically speaking (huuuuuuuuuge subject).

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Tue May 25, 2010 2:48 am | jump to post

Absolutely right Adam, that's why I said those were the MAIN three hehehe. I've seen a bunch of guys who've lost part of their arms play very good and I honestly think it can be done most any way... there's even guys playing with their feet out there (no joke).So assuming you have no physical malformations, amputated limbs or anything like that, those three are a good place to start if you don't have a preference so far or you feel it's not working for you. They're the tried and true methods... ...
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Tue May 25, 2010 12:12 am | jump to post

There's a number of ways to hold the pick, but the main three are (with a front view explanation):1. Between the pad of the thumb and the side of the index finger (standard grip): you'd see a fist basically wether closed or more relaxed 2. Between the pad of the thumb and the pad of the index (begginer grip): same as standard grip, too close to notice a difference3. Between the tip of the thumb and the pad of the index (reversed grip): you'd see an open fist, usually, but no thumb There's also c...

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Mon May 24, 2010 7:13 am | jump to post

That was me... slow day at the job hehe.


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