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Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Unreal T
Id also recommend checking out Sarah Spisak's...

Id also recommend checking out Sarah Spisak's Melodic Principals for Rock Guitar, again by Metal Method guitar lessons. I think she offers some really structured and invaluable lessons. Very...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-19-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By Unreal T
I would have learned how to transcribe my own...

I would have learned how to transcribe my own music ideas earlier on and proper timing, rather than just "play by feel". You can only get so far from "playing by feel". I wish I understood timing...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-18-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By Unreal T
Yes, by now as you can tell , the internet is...

Yes, by now as you can tell , the internet is littered with guitar lessons all over the place. I got a good start learning the fundamentals of theory from Doug Mark's Metal Method course, the old and...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-18-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,675
Posted By Unreal T
That is probably why. If you are having this type...

That is probably why. If you are having this type of problem you are going to have to learn theory. Also, your ear is most likely not in very good shape.

I have never taken any traditional classes...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-17-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 600
Posted By Unreal T
That is correct. That is because when you start...

That is correct. That is because when you start on a different note of say, the major scale, the INTERVALS change to a different combination of half and whole steps. That is extremely important to...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-16-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 600
Posted By Unreal T
Yes. But you want to visualize the intervals on...

Yes. But you want to visualize the intervals on the guitar. One of the most important is the interval of a perfect fifth. It has a very distinct shape. Also known as the "Power Chord". Play 6th...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-16-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 600
Posted By Unreal T
Yeah that is what I mean, being able to tell...

Yeah that is what I mean, being able to tell whether what was played was sixteenth notes , eighths etc.

As far as reading music in real time on what the specific notes are...that is another skill...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-16-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By Unreal T
You can get some pretty haunting sounds out of...

You can get some pretty haunting sounds out of the good old natural minor scale.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-16-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 600
Posted By Unreal T
When you look at sheet music, all the notes on...

When you look at sheet music, all the notes on it. That is the rhythmic notation. Like sixteenth notes, quarter notes, rests etc.

I mean , you do not have to ...but it sure does help you gain a...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-16-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 600
Posted By Unreal T
You want to see the fretboard mostly in terms of...

You want to see the fretboard mostly in terms of INTERVALS, that is the secret. Of course notes as well too, but a basic and solid understanding of intervals, scales, harmony, and voice leading (to...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-14-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Unreal T
How much theory do you know?

How much theory do you know?
Forum: Musician Talk 07-14-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By Unreal T
The fastest way? Find an instructor who knows...

The fastest way? Find an instructor who knows what they are talking about. That instructor should be able to play in a particular style you thoroughly enjoy and sounds good to your ears. Don't learn...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-13-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 634
Posted By Unreal T
Hahaha...classical theory shit? That is the the...

Hahaha...classical theory shit? That is the the foundation of music. That is real music...real art.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-12-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 503
Posted By Unreal T
VLC media player can slow down without changing...

VLC media player can slow down without changing pitch. Also, it would be a really good idea to learn how to count and hear different divisions and subdivisions of the beat unit. If you do not...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-06-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,397
Posted By Unreal T
Yes music describes sounds...but what it also...

Yes music describes sounds...but what it also does is describe musical form as well, which is also very informative and helpful. It's not always merely about scales and chords.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-06-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,397
Posted By Unreal T
Yeah, but it does a hell of a good job explaining...

Yeah, but it does a hell of a good job explaining what is going on. Clears up a lot of things for those without a natural or talented ear.

If you want to play by ear of what sounds good, great. But...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-05-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,397
Posted By Unreal T
That is one reason why a lot of guitarists sound...

That is one reason why a lot of guitarists sound the same, the majority of them just start on the most obvious notes and let their fingers do the work.

Also, it really depends on the style of music...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-05-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,264
Posted By Unreal T
I would have to agree. I think it also has to...

I would have to agree.

I think it also has to do with just the "guitar player community" in popular styles of music. A lot of word gets spread around and everyone sort of thinks the same...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-04-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Unreal T
Here is an example. It is in g minor and starts...

Here is an example. It is in g minor and starts with an anacrusis. This analysis shows an expansion of the tonic harmony using I-V-I motions (" T----------") until it reaches the V chord ...a half...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-04-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By Unreal T
Really, how so?

Really, how so?
Forum: Musician Talk 07-03-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By Unreal T
For those who studied counterpoint

How do you feel it has helped your compositions?

Do you think it has any worthy benefit for improvisers in popular styles of music?
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-03-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Unreal T
yes.

yes.
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-03-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Unreal T
Intonation problem

On my les paul,

When I check the intonation on the low E and A string, the 12th fret note is flat. Oddly though the saddle piece is adjusted all the way possible toward the headstock (making the...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-02-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 904
Posted By Unreal T
When people play things that have mediocre...

When people play things that have mediocre melodies.

When people play a "bunch of busy junk" causing the melody to be too lost in the mix.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-01-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Unreal T
Have you ever become distracted learning guitar?

Have you ever become distracted, for example with some sort of technique that you practiced too long, or trying to mimic someone for so long that you wasted a lot of time?

The internet is littered...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-29-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Unreal T
I don't believe it is Schenkerian. I think it is...

I don't believe it is Schenkerian. I think it is just some basic way of analyzing a tonal piece of music. I was just curious as to what others analyze it as...it would be great if I could find a...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-29-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Unreal T
Well, this "contextual analysis" thing...

Well, this "contextual analysis" thing I am learning about seems pretty interesting. It is pretty amazing if it works well with large scale works...I believe the book claims it does. I am finding out...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-29-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Unreal T
http://speedy.sh/KKCMh/Chopin-Ballade-No4.pdf

http://speedy.sh/KKCMh/Chopin-Ballade-No4.pdf
Forum: Musician Talk 06-29-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Unreal T
According to my Theory and Analysis textbook it...

According to my Theory and Analysis textbook it is a two-level analysis. The top level gives gives roman numerals for each chord. The lower level supplies the contextual analysis-indicating how these...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-29-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Unreal T
Chopin contextual analysis

Would anyone like to do a contextual analysis on the first 8 bars of Chopin's 4th Ballade? I am just getting into contextual analysis and wondering what other people's interpretations are. And plus,...
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