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Forum: Musician Talk 04-13-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By Sean0913
"That's not how it works...that's not how...

"That's not how it works...that's not how any of this works" comes to mind when I read these sort of questions. These guys are right, by the way. A lot of this, is about understanding intervals. ...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-13-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 734
Posted By Sean0913
Well stated, Jet Penguin. Thank you for better...

Well stated, Jet Penguin. Thank you for better expanding upon the points behind the points I made.

And the idea "theory should be descriptive, not prescriptive", is not a universal idiom. It's...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-10-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 734
Posted By Sean0913
You both are kind of right. Many players are...

You both are kind of right. Many players are taught that you raise the 11th because of the minor second dissonance between the major 3rd and 4th when they are both in the chord. This has a "point"....
Forum: Musician Talk 04-10-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By Sean0913
It's nothing but a Blues scale. The other notes...

It's nothing but a Blues scale. The other notes bring in tension and want to be resolved to the next scale tone. a 9th a 6th and a major 7th.

Best,

Sean
Forum: Musician Talk 04-10-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Sean0913
Look at what makes a chord major or minor. It's...

Look at what makes a chord major or minor. It's one note. The third.

In a Minor scale its a b3
In a Major scale its a 3

What other notes are different in the Minor scale from the Major...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-10-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By Sean0913
I think learning diatonic harmony, and how scales...

I think learning diatonic harmony, and how scales work with chords, and then understanding harmonic analysis, and chord tones, and then venturing into deriving what the chord progression might be, is...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-10-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 459
Posted By Sean0913
It's not standard tuning. It's tuned to Eb -...

It's not standard tuning. It's tuned to Eb - They did that to accommodate the singer. Van Halen did that as well.

What the other guys said in this is precisely the case.

Best,

Sean
Forum: Musician Talk 04-10-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By Sean0913
Music Reading for Guitar - David...

Music Reading for Guitar - David Oakes

Best,

Sean
Forum: Musician Talk 04-10-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By Sean0913
Start with the Pentatonic. Grab a backing track...

Start with the Pentatonic. Grab a backing track off somewhere, and then begin to improvise. That's what I have my students do when I first start teaching them. They send in recorded homework...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-10-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By Sean0913
When someone brings a young person to me to...

When someone brings a young person to me to teach, that age, I start with a ukulele. If they can do well with a 1 finger chord, and learn some chords on a uke and some songs, and they show...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-09-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By Sean0913
I have recently come to appreciate Anytune - I...

I have recently come to appreciate Anytune - I started use it at the Academy teaching studio on My iPhone, and then I output it to a set of high end monitors when I teach. I download a song on i...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-09-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By Sean0913
Have you learned any of their songs? If I were...

Have you learned any of their songs?

If I were advising anyone, I'd say, start out with a decent amount of theory. It helps to figure out the big picture of where the songs going and what may be...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-09-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By Sean0913
I think you have a very limited understanding of...

I think you have a very limited understanding of scales. A one octave scale, say G Major..

G A B C D E F# G

If I play those notes G to G, I have played a G major scale. in One octave. If I stop...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-09-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Sean0913
Hey Ken, I don't know what you might be doing...

Hey Ken,

I don't know what you might be doing that's different from what I do, and I can pretty much instantly figure out "most" songs, or get pretty close.

So, with your background, I don't know...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-09-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By Sean0913
You'll need to count slowly at a speed that...

You'll need to count slowly at a speed that allows you to percieve the count, but also give you time to be aware of the note. Going slow is a discipline, and doesn't come easy, because it's so easy...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-09-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By Sean0913
And just to add a .05 to everything they said...

And just to add a .05 to everything they said above, I see a lot of "common" tone sharing in that black section, which is a popular concept for arranging and voicing in general.

Best,

Sean
Forum: Musician Talk 01-22-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 447
Posted By Sean0913
F#m9 tuning isn't neccesarily as an aid, as it is...

F#m9 tuning isn't neccesarily as an aid, as it is a reference point. It depends upon what you know. If I saw the tuning, I could divine what chord it's tuned to. That's useful

I could use that...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-22-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By Sean0913
Appreciate all the thoughts guys. Both publicly...

Appreciate all the thoughts guys. Both publicly and privately. They have been felt and received.

Best,

Sean
Forum: Musician Talk 01-15-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By Sean0913
Happy New Year and All That

A few months ago, I had to step away for here as I had some sudden family issues that had suddenly come center stage in my life, namely my mother had been diagnosed with cancer, and it had a rapid...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-15-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,331
Posted By Sean0913
AlanHB - Class act and Hall Of Famer UG'r in my...

AlanHB - Class act and Hall Of Famer UG'r in my opinion.

Godspeed my friend - may your success be full!

Best,

Sean
Forum: Musician Talk 01-15-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Sean0913
I agree with Magarra to an extent. For example,...

I agree with Magarra to an extent. For example, I teach it for the guitar and its aimed for the guitarists in its application. But the theory itself remains intact. The bb7 of C dim7 is still Bbb,...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-15-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By Sean0913
What is E Minor Lydian, a b3 and a...

What is E Minor Lydian, a b3 and a #4th?

Kidding. I don't think that you are doing anything much more than a blues scale there, my friend, especially if you add a 4th - Id see the #4 as more of a...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-15-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By Sean0913
Right, a lot of ii V I's. Good call. Best, Sean

Right, a lot of ii V I's. Good call.

Best,

Sean
Forum: Musician Talk 01-15-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By Sean0913
Don't worry about it Liam, you've grown and come...

Don't worry about it Liam, you've grown and come a long way. I like the smarter you that you've become.

Best,

Sean
Forum: Musician Talk 01-15-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 909
Posted By Sean0913
Great question. Do you know chord tones? You...

Great question.

Do you know chord tones? You could try isolating chord tones on the change and accenting them.

Do you know about call and response playing? Also known as Question Answer? You...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-15-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 843
Posted By Sean0913
I'd suggest emphasising chord tones, especially...

I'd suggest emphasising chord tones, especially 3rd and b7 on the change, and come up with a very solid melodic strategy in your playing when changing to the IV chord, so it feels "on...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-15-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By Sean0913
Its a benefit. Why are you making it about...

Its a benefit. Why are you making it about yourself?

Even so, I'd say that many times by the end, people are tired and winding down. Unless you were the sought after famous popular headliner, I'd...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-15-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,462
Posted By Sean0913
To be honest with you, the second I responded to...

To be honest with you, the second I responded to that kind of thing, I'd have become their supplicant, and that's not what I'm about.

Best,

Sean
Forum: Musician Talk 10-25-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Sean0913
There are lots of ways. Transcribing,...

There are lots of ways. Transcribing, familiarity with pitch collections. Theory which reveals the big picture and reveals common tendencies. Knowledge opens a lot of these doors.

Best,

Sean
Forum: Musician Talk 10-25-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By Sean0913
Is this music composition or visual...

Is this music composition or visual composition?

Is Visual. The intent wasn't the music, it was the attending visualization.

Could we consider the shapes produced as a form of notation?

Only if...
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