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Forum: Musician Talk 01-14-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By TheLlamaMan
The fifth degree of a chord is implied through...

The fifth degree of a chord is implied through the other notes, and as a result it is actually the least essential note in terms of determining the quality of a chord. Because minor, major, and...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-12-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By TheLlamaMan
Ok, understanding chord substitution takes a bit...

Ok, understanding chord substitution takes a bit of explanation. You need to be comfortable with four-note chords based on each of the degrees of the scale (obtained by taking every other note of the...
Forum: 80s Rock, Shred & Progressive 07-18-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,150
Posted By TheLlamaMan
One of my favourite progressive rock groups for...

One of my favourite progressive rock groups for sure. They've released some fantastic albums and Andrew Latimer's guitar playing is absolutely amazing.
Forum: Musician Talk 03-30-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By TheLlamaMan
I strongly recommend William Leavitt's "A...

I strongly recommend William Leavitt's "A Modern Method for Guitar" (also known as the "Berklee Books"). The books (there are three) are widely recognized and shouldn't be difficult to locate.

The...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-26-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By TheLlamaMan
Metronomes are not intended to increase speed,...

Metronomes are not intended to increase speed, they are intended to improve the accuracy of your timing. If, when playing with a metronome, you either can't keep up or are having difficulty properly...
Forum: Blues & Jazz 08-23-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By TheLlamaMan
I've always found Monk most enjoyable when you...

I've always found Monk most enjoyable when you get a chance to watch him play.. His style of soloing is incredibly unorthodox and his foot tapping is hilarious! During other people's solos he was...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-23-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By TheLlamaMan
I may be wrong (I'm not quite sure how you're...

I may be wrong (I'm not quite sure how you're dictating the duration of the chords), but that chord progression looks like a simple jazz blues with some extensions and substitutions.

I don't want to...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-20-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By TheLlamaMan
Flatwound Tension Question

Hey guys, I've been playing rounds on all my guitars up until now, but I just picked up a pack of flats for my jazz guitar and I have a question about the tension.

The diameter of the strings I...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-15-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By TheLlamaMan
I think it's definitely easier for the teacher to...

I think it's definitely easier for the teacher to do lessons at their place; they will likely have a lot of high quality equipment at their disposal and going to their place also makes recording...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-14-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 822
Posted By TheLlamaMan
While you can certainly get by without any formal...

While you can certainly get by without any formal lessons (and tons of great musicians have), there are benefits to having an actual teacher.

While there are tons of videos and lessons on the...
Forum: Tab Talk 08-07-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By TheLlamaMan
Are you looking for chord melodies (solo guitar...

Are you looking for chord melodies (solo guitar arrangements) or music for a jazz combo?
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-07-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By TheLlamaMan
The Blues Junior is an excellent recording amp,...

The Blues Junior is an excellent recording amp, but if you're looking at gigging you might notice the sound breaking up at higher volumes.

If you can spring the bit of extra cash for a Hot Rod...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-25-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By TheLlamaMan
Phrygian is the mode that is used most often for...

Phrygian is the mode that is used most often for flamenco guitar.

That being said, your chord progression is Dorian. Even if you were to start on and end on E, your progression would be Dorian...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-29-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By TheLlamaMan
Ahahaha, nice, I have the same guitar.. Right...

Ahahaha, nice, I have the same guitar.. Right down to the maple neck and arctic white body.
Definitely an amazing, versatile guitar.
Forum: Classic Rock 11-26-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,333
Posted By TheLlamaMan
Yeah, I'm with the guys wondering where Jaco is....

Yeah, I'm with the guys wondering where Jaco is. And if you haven't heard of him, you should check him out, he's intense beyond belief!
Forum: 80s Rock, Shred & Progressive 10-12-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,626
Posted By TheLlamaMan
Well, I'll try to go with bands that haven't be...

Well, I'll try to go with bands that haven't be mentioned yet..

I STRONGLY recommend Camel. No screaming, lots of instrumental music, and just awesome. Depending on what specifically you're looking...
Forum: Blues & Jazz 10-04-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,630
Posted By TheLlamaMan
Ok, so for those three songs we're choosing to...

Ok, so for those three songs we're choosing to start with..

I'll sit out for All The Things You Are because we've already got some guitar going on there.
For Blue Bossa, are you planning to do...
Forum: Blues & Jazz 10-02-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,630
Posted By TheLlamaMan
Sounds good. I've never been on one of these...

Sounds good. I've never been on one of these albums before so I don't know how it works, but I'll be able to do any of the following if needed:

All The Things You Are - TheLlamaMan - Guitar
Autumn...
Forum: Blues & Jazz 10-01-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,630
Posted By TheLlamaMan
Hey guys, don't know how late I am here, but I'd...

Hey guys, don't know how late I am here, but I'd love to get involved if you guys still have need for some players.

If you guys have any use for solo guitar (/comping) or trumpet, just let me know...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-26-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By TheLlamaMan
That was really good, you seemed to know the song...

That was really good, you seemed to know the song backwards and forwards.
My only suggestions would be to improve tone and tuning.
Forum: Promote YOUR Band 09-18-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By TheLlamaMan
You guys actually have some pretty great stuff,...

You guys actually have some pretty great stuff, I'm impressed :p:

However, and I'm not sure if it's intentional, but quite a lot of it sounds a bit too much like Rush. For instance, the intro to...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-07-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By TheLlamaMan
While technically correct, if playing in a jazz...

While technically correct, if playing in a jazz setting you never want to double up on a note (never have two of the same notes octaves apart).

The fingering I use for root on the low E string would...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-29-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By TheLlamaMan
If it sounds good, then it is good. That's all...

If it sounds good, then it is good. That's all there is to it.
Forum: 80s Rock, Shred & Progressive 08-23-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,923
Posted By TheLlamaMan
Andrew Latimer of...

Andrew Latimer of Camel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhRgelkyeyo&feature=search
Forum: Bandleading 08-16-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,544
Posted By TheLlamaMan
I saw Brubeck himself play that song (he's 90 and...

I saw Brubeck himself play that song (he's 90 and still touring..)! The drummer that played with him was amazing and the solo he took in that song was intense.

Anyways, like other people said, I'd...
Forum: Tabs & Chords 08-15-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By TheLlamaMan
Song seemed to me like a heavier version of some...

Song seemed to me like a heavier version of some of the later stuff King Crimson put out (especially that bass part). Personally (while others may not agree) I think it would have been nice to...
Forum: Original Recordings 08-13-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By TheLlamaMan
Right on, that was excellent (although the...

Right on, that was excellent (although the inspiration from "Take the A Train" was quite clear at some moments near the beginning.. not that that's ever a bad thing).
Forum: Classic Rock 07-09-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By TheLlamaMan
Four years later.. But this is a great (in my...

Four years later..
But this is a great (in my opinion the best) Italian progressive rock band. Complex and diverse musically and easily capable of captivating and keeping the attention of the...
Forum: Classic Rock 06-22-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,019
Posted By TheLlamaMan
I must say that Godbluff (along with H to He, Who...

I must say that Godbluff (along with H to He, Who am the Only One) is my favourite VDGG album. The growing dynamics of "The Undercover Man" and Hammill's expressive vocals in "Scorched Earth" as well...
Forum: Classic Rock 06-14-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By TheLlamaMan
This... AMAZING song. :D

This... AMAZING song. :D
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