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Forum: Musician Talk 05-21-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Tommat
Get into sevenths and their alterations. Dominant...

Get into sevenths and their alterations. Dominant 7 flat 5 and sharp 5, minor 7 flat 5 etc.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-16-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By Tommat
Incorrect, the force should not be transferred to...

Incorrect, the force should not be transferred to the hand/thumb behind the neck. It should come from both the finger/hand and the forearm. For example, do an exercise in which you remove your thumb...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-16-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By Tommat
There's your problem. The amount of force needed...

There's your problem. The amount of force needed to be applid with a finger to ring out a single note is the exact same as the amount of force needed to be applied to ring out notes of a chord. Why...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-13-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By Tommat
It's literally just practicing slowly to a...

It's literally just practicing slowly to a metronome and gradually increasing the tempo dude. Not much fun, but it has to be done. I also recommend integrating this into scale practice. For example,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-13-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Tommat
I'm not sure if this is 100% what your problem...

I'm not sure if this is 100% what your problem is, but it should help anyway!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P16HbPci14E
Forum: Musician Talk 03-26-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 544
Posted By Tommat
Although the majority of it would probably go...

Although the majority of it would probably go over my head, I'd be interested in reading it!
Forum: Musician Talk 03-25-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Tommat
Question about modulation.

Okay, so at the minute I'm composing a piece in a sort of loose rondo form, and have the A and B sections down. The piece is entirely in F sharp minor so far, with a couple of non-diatonic chords in...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-21-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Tommat
Um, no, that is classical guitars version of...

Um, no, that is classical guitars version of "alternate picking", whilst TS was clearly referring to tremolo.

Classical guitar tremolo is the pattern P, A, M, I whilst flamenco is P, A, M, I,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-19-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,090
Posted By Tommat
^ Oh yeah, I know all that is true. I wasn't...

^
Oh yeah, I know all that is true. I wasn't referring specifically to OP, I just feel like such an overstatement can be discouraging to a less experienced musician. They may think, well, if it's...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-19-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,090
Posted By Tommat
While I understand the idea you're going for (and...

While I understand the idea you're going for (and I frequently practice to a metronome), I feel you're exaggerating a little bit?
Like, most any experienced drummer can keep more or less a metronomic...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-14-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,247
Posted By Tommat
I can agree with this, but I believe people say...

I can agree with this, but I believe people say those things as a backlash to the value of sheet music being understated by many guitarists.

And not to mention many overstate the difficulty of...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-10-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 772
Posted By Tommat
Here is a great starting point, probably the best...

Here is a great starting point, probably the best I've seen on the internet (though taking out some books would likely be helpful...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-10-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 772
Posted By Tommat
From my experience, many guitarists are rather...

From my experience, many guitarists are rather lazy and would rather learn through numbers on a screen instead of actually understanding music, which is fair enough if you're 'learning' guitar for...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-09-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By Tommat
1. The harmonic minor raises the 7th the degree a...

1. The harmonic minor raises the 7th the degree a half step, not flattens it.

2. While one could I suppose, it is not commonplace to build chords with a pentatonic scale.

3. Yes, modulation refers...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-09-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By Tommat
F sharp diminished! :p:

F sharp diminished! :p:
Forum: Musician Talk 03-08-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 693
Posted By Tommat
Surely sounded... :p:

Surely sounded... :p:
Forum: Musician Talk 03-08-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 693
Posted By Tommat
I completely agree. That improv was far better...

I completely agree. That improv was far better than anything I can ever do, so as far as I see you're not that bad off at all. The only advise I can think of is to keep learning more and more music...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-08-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Tommat
I see, so in a way you could consider it a...

I see, so in a way you could consider it a miniature version of variations on a theme, with one variation I suppose?

Also, I asked my original question since at the minute I'm composing a piece that...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-08-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Tommat
This. Too many rules on part-writing to...

This. Too many rules on part-writing to comprehensively cover it on a forum, and there might be specific requirements set for the class, so nobody but your teacher (or perhaps a well-informed...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-08-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Tommat
How so? Not to question your knowledge on the...

How so? Not to question your knowledge on the subject but, like Madcap, musical forms are one of my weaker areas, so any help in the area is appreciated. I can't really hear the difference between...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-01-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Tommat
If you're looking for specific exercises to help...

If you're looking for specific exercises to help with fingerpicking, you can never go wrong with mauro giuliani's 120 right hand studies (pdf's of it can easily be found online). Even though they're...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-31-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Tommat
Classical guitar and bass?

So lately I've been listening to a lot of old school funk, and naturally the basslines in this music are insane. It's been making me really want to pick up the bass, even if just to mess around on...
Forum: The Pit 01-28-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 947
Posted By Tommat
So apparently I'm the only one who's going to...

So apparently I'm the only one who's going to fulfill TS' request. Additionally, lol @ Rocky Road to Dublin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcKdnkGBSgA
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-11-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,370
Posted By Tommat
Pretty bad advise to be honest, not saying this...

Pretty bad advise to be honest, not saying this is the case for OP, but there's a lot of cocky guitarists out there who think they're better than a lot of others when they really aren't. Having the...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-11-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By Tommat
That's a bad example of a major to minor...

That's a bad example of a major to minor transcription, not saying the cover is bad by any means, but the arrangement is completely different to the original.

The best idea, if you particularly like...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-11-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By Tommat
Incorrect. Someone needs to review their key...

Incorrect. Someone needs to review their key signatures :haha:
Forum: Musician Talk 01-05-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,652
Posted By Tommat
Literally, eh?

Literally, eh?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-02-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By Tommat
That is a min/major seventh chord. A dominant...

That is a min/major seventh chord. A dominant seventh is 1, 3, 5 and b7.
Forum: Musician Talk 01-01-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By Tommat
By that logic, in order to be a musician perfect...

By that logic, in order to be a musician perfect pitch would be mandatory. I know the counter point to that would be that you can transcribe with computer software to match the pitches, but at that...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-01-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By Tommat
Thanks everyone for the help! I think what's...

Thanks everyone for the help! I think what's helped the most is the technique you described, mdc :).

As for people discussing the use of ear training, I think it's definitely useful. Intervals are...
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