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Forum: Musician Talk 04-16-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 187
Posted By HotspurJr
Intervals are not functional. That is to say,...

Intervals are not functional. That is to say, they don't relate to a key center. They specify the relationship between two notes, regardless of where those two notes are individually.

If you go up...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-14-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By HotspurJr
What reverb said. That being said, you also...

What reverb said.

That being said, you also have to be very careful of volume creep.

There's a tendency when jamming around for everybody to slowly get louder over the course of the session. Some...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-09-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,510
Posted By HotspurJr
The funny thing, of course, is that if you hadn't...

The funny thing, of course, is that if you hadn't just been a total jerk, people would probably be eager to answer this question.

I know I would be.
Forum: Musician Talk 04-08-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 612
Posted By HotspurJr
Don't think of licks as what make up a solo. A...

Don't think of licks as what make up a solo.

A melody makes up a solo.

Think of a lick as an interesting way to get from one note to another - that you wanted to get to anyway.

What are some...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-04-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By HotspurJr
You use your ears. One of the key aspects of...

You use your ears.

One of the key aspects of improvising is to NOT play until you have an idea: something you hear in your head that you think will sound good.

This is one of the hardest things...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-29-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 772
Posted By HotspurJr
Then why are you trying to learn more...

Then why are you trying to learn more theory?

This is important: you do not KNOW a piece of theory until you can HEAR IT IN PRACTICE. Coming up with labels for stuff that you can't identify by...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-28-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 772
Posted By HotspurJr
So what you're talking about here is: B C C# D E...

So what you're talking about here is:

B C C# D E F# G G# A.

This is going to sound like ... B minor with accidentals. Which is, of course, what it is.

Here's my question to you:

If you were...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-26-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By HotspurJr
Stop worrying about labels and try to create...

Stop worrying about labels and try to create music that excites all of you.

If you can't do that, you have the wrong bandmates.
Forum: Musician Talk 03-22-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 867
Posted By HotspurJr
Well, you've got a D-G there which is a...

Well, you've got a D-G there which is a "perfect cadence" and will strongly establish G. But there are lots of songs with a repeated C-D that don't feel like they need to go to G - a lot of factors...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-22-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 838
Posted By HotspurJr
For me, there's only one way out of this spot....

For me, there's only one way out of this spot.

And that's to play your chord progression and listen to the silence afterwards until you get an idea.

And then find that idea on your guitar....
Forum: Musician Talk 03-21-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By HotspurJr
Keep at it. 45 out of 50 right in the context of...

Keep at it. 45 out of 50 right in the context of an exercise that makes the question easy (precise context) isn't that impressive.

And even then, when you're actually playing, it seems more...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-20-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 849
Posted By HotspurJr
Sean, I don't think you're trying to come off...

Sean, I don't think you're trying to come off like a jackass, but you are.

Here's why.

The way you're talking about what you're doing sounds a lot like a shady sales pitch. "I have this method....
Forum: Musician Talk 03-20-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By HotspurJr
How good is your ear?

How good is your ear?
Forum: Musician Talk 03-14-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 850
Posted By HotspurJr
Theory helps you learn sonic concepts. Theory...

Theory helps you learn sonic concepts. Theory itself doesn't matter - the concepts do.

eg, knowing what a V7-I is, theoretically, helps you learn what it sounds like. Can you imagine how hard it...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-11-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By HotspurJr
Focus on melodies - not guitar parts - until it's...

Focus on melodies - not guitar parts - until it's easy for you to do so.
Forum: Musician Talk 03-10-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By HotspurJr
You picked a bad example. G major= G A B C D E...

You picked a bad example.

G major= G A B C D E F#
A minor= A B C D E F.

And the minor 7th is a really common accidental - probably the most common, in fact.

That being said, I think it's...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-09-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By HotspurJr
That was better than I expected. My standard...

That was better than I expected.

My standard advice for improving your improv is to work on your ear, and to study solos you love by ear. But I wonder if you're a little beyond that. So here's what...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-02-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By HotspurJr
Interestingly, DADGAD was invented (it is...

Interestingly, DADGAD was invented (it is believed) by Davy Graham to help a guitar play middle-eastern music - the idea was to play with/replace the Oud.

The sense we have of that being a celtic...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 03-02-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By HotspurJr
For the love of god NO. The first thing you...

For the love of god NO.

The first thing you need to do is learn your natural voice, get comfortable with it, and develop it as much as you can.

Trying to adopt an accent right off the bat will...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-01-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By HotspurJr
It could also be in G. You can't tell from the...

It could also be in G.

You can't tell from the chords, without more context, so we shouldn't try to force him into other keys. If he tells us its in D, we should take his word for it, since nothing...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-01-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 709
Posted By HotspurJr
Consider yourself corrected. Most soloing is in...

Consider yourself corrected.

Most soloing is in a pentatonic, the major or the minor scale. They're all common. Soloing with modes is extremely rare, and even when it does happen, it's often easier...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-27-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By HotspurJr
The first question is "where does the song...

The first question is "where does the song resolve?"

It probably resolves on D, but that's not a given (even before you add in the E Major chord).

So chances are the solo for this would be based...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-26-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By HotspurJr
Here's a simple example: You're in C major. You...

Here's a simple example:

You're in C major.

You play a D7, and then a G major. Voila! You're in G.

D7 doesn't fit perfectly into C major (it has an F# in it) but that ends up being not that big a...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-26-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By HotspurJr
C major, D major, and G major. This should be...

C major, D major, and G major.

This should be pretty easy, and if you can't figure it out I strongly encourage you to study chord construction. None of these chords have fifths in them, but fifths...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-26-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By HotspurJr
I often strum with my fingers. I dunno what I'm...

I often strum with my fingers. I dunno what I'm doing - I just do it. I use the side of my thumb a lot, but sometimes the tips of my other fingers.
Forum: Musician Talk 02-25-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By HotspurJr
Did you read all the responses in this...

Did you read all the responses in this thread?

Do you know what your range is?
Forum: Musician Talk 02-24-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By HotspurJr
The first question to be asked when talking about...

The first question to be asked when talking about modes is why do you want to learn modes? What do you expect it to add to your playing?

So to start, recognize that is probably something you don't...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-22-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By HotspurJr
Ultimately it doesn't work quite that simply....

Ultimately it doesn't work quite that simply.

The problem is that one song can be in a singer's range in D, but another song is too high for him in D, but works for him in A.

For example, one...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-22-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By HotspurJr
So work on your ear. Transcribe simple...

So work on your ear.

Transcribe simple melodies, use the functional ear trainer, and get a book on ear training.
Forum: Musician Talk 02-21-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By HotspurJr
I think most of us would be happier if it was...

I think most of us would be happier if it was that simple.

The problem is that ear training really depends on what sort of musical background you have. A lot of people, for example, who learn as...
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