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#41 peetree

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:13 PM

Ibanez AX. It's an alright guitar. I want to purchase either a Gibson Les Paul or a Fender Strat/Tele. I'm leaning towards a Strat.

My knowledge of theory is kinda fucking up my guitar playing right now. I pretty much only know basic theory. I really need to start studying again to learn the rest. It would be pretty bitchin' to master the blue scales too.
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#42 static

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 06:02 AM

Blues scales are worth it to learn... they add a lot to your soloing
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 08:03 AM

Blues scales are worth it to learn... they add a lot to your soloing



I concur
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#44 Anavidovic

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 02:45 PM

nice mang

I play nylon as well as electric for funk and stuff

I am kind of all over the place with nylon... currently working on interesting improvs and accompaniments

LOTSA JAZZ theory too so if anyone has any questions let me know
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 02:58 PM

I might be taking up some jazz theory in a while so I'm gonna hold you to that, man haha
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#46 Anavidovic

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 03:08 PM

np

I am currently studying superimposed jazz arpeggios
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#47 Batman

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 05:29 PM

Blues scales are worth it to learn... they add a lot to your soloing


+1, The blues/minor pentatonic/major pentatonic scales are pretty much the starting points for lead playing.
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 10:34 AM

hey ana! let's talk about borrowed chords and polychords! jaja

everyone in this thread should also recall that dissonance, not tonality, is the weight of music. without dissonance and tension it's only an inane chord progression with nothing interesting going on.
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#49 static

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 11:35 AM

that's very true
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:36 PM

everyone is doomed.
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:45 PM

im a jazz guitarist.
i play all sorts of music though... funk, fusion, jazz, rock etc.


i normally play an epiphone les paul
my backup is an american tele w/noiseless pickups

i use a digitech whammy-->crybaby 535q-->digidelay.

those are for funk/fusion/rock

my straight ahead jazz guitar is a 68 gibson es175

there is pictures of it somewhere on this website.


i run them all out of a vox ac30
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#52 Anavidovic

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 01:07 PM

polychords are great imo

polyarpeggios are what I am kind of studying right now. Learning how to give the ear a sense of consistency when I'm playing through them, but you can get some really great sounds... sometimes you get sounds that sound a bit disturbing.

what does everyone's practice look like?
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 01:09 PM

1) warm ups from the howard roberts book
2)sight reading from the berklee books
3) standards
4)noodling
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 01:10 PM

yeah if i'm not just fucking around, i warm up/practice scales/mess with pedals/write down any good ideas
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#55 Cos

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:09 PM

15 ear
15 reading
30 learning songs
30 scales/ improv / tech
30 studying solos
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:50 PM

15 modes within structures
15 structures within modes
15 arpeggios within structures
15 ii-V-Is within modes
15 ii-V-Is within structures
30 reading every conceiveable chord
30 soloing over random min/maj/dom7s
30 structure practice within all modes thru a tune
15 superimposition practice
15 "out playing"
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#57 Tío Broomy

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:51 PM

lol you fucking slaves
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:55 PM

my "practice" on guitar consists mostly of repeating scales ad infinitum. i only just recently acquired a guitar, so i'm still trying to build finger strength.

you guys seem pretty regimented about your shit. don't forget that free association and personal research are also valuable things.

you should all read derek bailey's book on improvisation, too.
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:57 PM

However long I want: Dicking around and playing whatever I want.

I refuse to turn guitar playing into a chore.
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#60 Tío Broomy

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:58 PM

should i stop playing guitar?


cuz i don't read books and shit
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