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Forum: The Pit 08-26-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,190
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
Just got home from work, and it looks like...

Just got home from work, and it looks like everyone's still passed out (go figure, I'm the only one here with a job). I'm gonna talk to her about it whenever I get her alone, after the dust has...
Forum: The Pit 08-26-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,190
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
Situation with new room mate going south quickly

So I've lived in this house for about a year. Up until now it was 3 of us, all students at the same college who went to the same high school. One of us recently moved out, as he transferred to...
Forum: The Pit 12-02-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 16,550
Views: 351,108
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
Thanks a ton for the advice. On Tuesday, we went...

Thanks a ton for the advice. On Tuesday, we went out for lunch between classes, and then met up for coffee later that night after my gig, just the two of us, so I guess we squeezed two "dates" in...
Forum: The Pit 12-02-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 16,550
Views: 351,108
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
I'm fine with not pushing too hard for sex. I'm...

I'm fine with not pushing too hard for sex. I'm just worried about not trying hard enough to move things along, and at the same time, trying too hard to progress things.

In my last relationship,...
Forum: The Pit 12-02-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 16,550
Views: 351,108
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
Thanks for the advice, Athabasca. As far as...

Thanks for the advice, Athabasca. As far as other sexual partners go, I kind of doubt she has any others. Unless she's sleeping with a guy on a nightly basis, I don't know if she's had time to have...
Forum: The Pit 12-02-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 16,550
Views: 351,108
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
My apologies if this is a little dense and...

My apologies if this is a little dense and long-winded. So I'm 21, and I recently met his girl (a co-worker's roomie) and started talking. About a week after we started talking, we ended up...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-21-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
I do an exercise sometimes where, the beat before...

I do an exercise sometimes where, the beat before the chord changes, i'll play the notes (in eighth notes, typically) chromatically above and below the chord tone, and then hit the chord tones on the...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-18-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
Thank God I'm in music college! Maybe I can find...

Thank God I'm in music college! Maybe I can find somebody else there who's heard of "modes" and can explain them to me!
Forum: Musician Talk 09-17-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
Awesome vid, thanks for that!

Awesome vid, thanks for that!
Forum: Musician Talk 09-17-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
Inconsistency in Improvisation

I feel like my improvisation ability is really cyclical. Every month or so, I'll be really on top of my game, and then for whatever reason, I'll just start to lose inspiration (notice a particular...
Forum: 80s Rock, Shred & Progressive 09-08-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 33,524
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
Just so everybody knows, I'm eventually going to...

Just so everybody knows, I'm eventually going to end up working for Mr. Vai in some way, shape, or another, at some point in my life. Calling it, keep an eye out, it's happening.

Even if it's...
Forum: Blues & Jazz 09-08-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,119
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
I tried to start a Snarky Puppy thread years ago...

I tried to start a Snarky Puppy thread years ago and got zero response. So glad they're gaining so much momentum.
Forum: Musician Talk 09-08-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
It's all about determination. I used to have the...

It's all about determination. I used to have the same problem. Either the song was too easy, so I could pick it up really quickly, then throw it away and forget it, or I would get frustrated...
Forum: The Pit 09-03-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16,550
Views: 351,108
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
In response to Ace and designerpajamas: thanks...

In response to Ace and designerpajamas: thanks for the advice. I'll probably hit her up Tuesday or Wednesday, asking how her weekend went, but not explicitly mentioning what happened Friday. We had...
Forum: The Pit 09-03-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16,550
Views: 351,108
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
I dated this girl for the second month or so of...

I dated this girl for the second month or so of high school, we split up, and I crushed on her for the majority of the rest of school. We remained friends, and would catch up now and then during...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-15-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
I like to think of the fretboard in several...

I like to think of the fretboard in several different chunks, or positions when I'm reading. There's open position, where you read everything in frets 0 to 4, 3rd position, where I read things from...
Forum: Blues & Jazz 05-07-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
You should really consider checking out Gerald...

You should really consider checking out Gerald Clayton. He's another great piano-trio leader with a very modern, but not-too out there sound.
Forum: Musician Talk 05-06-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
One thing that you might try experimenting with,...

One thing that you might try experimenting with, to try taking baby steps out of diatonic harmony, is modal mixture. This is where you borrow a chord from the parallel minor of whatever key you are...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-03-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
No offense to ccannon1, but the Freddie Green...

No offense to ccannon1, but the Freddie Green approach is only useful in maybe two situations, big band playing and comping for a bassist.
Forum: Musician Talk 04-27-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
Interesting summer project

We were playing transcriptions for the class in my jazz guitar class the other day, and somebody played one that he had gotten from a youtube video, which got our teacher on the subject of how we...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-24-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
I'm no transcribing expert, but I've been doing...

I'm no transcribing expert, but I've been doing it a lot lately, so I'll try to help with some things I've been working on.

1. For rhythms, find the spot that's currently giving you trouble. If...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-24-2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,158
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
I learned a little bit of staff notation around...

I learned a little bit of staff notation around the same time that I learned tab, and relied mostly on tab for years, but I pretty much stick to staff notation now. Tab is great for figuring things...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-24-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 977
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
If you're that serious about music, your parents...

If you're that serious about music, your parents want you to got to college, and they're willing to pay for Berklee, you should definitely take advantage of that. There are loads of people who would...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-24-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
I'd say it depends on context of what you're...

I'd say it depends on context of what you're learning it for. If you're learning it to try and get something out of it, learn it note for note. If you're learning it to perform, play it the way you...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-09-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 774
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
It isn't as much of an issue when I'm playing...

It isn't as much of an issue when I'm playing with a drummer, constantly feeding the time. When I'm in a sparser situation, though, like just another guitarist or piano, or especially solo, it gets...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-07-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 774
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
I can't groove.

Any body have any really effective tips for smoothing out time? I've been playing 11 years and I still have issues with keeping the time straight. It's infuriating, and it makes me have to...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-23-2011, 02:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
An altered dominant is A V7 chord, but with...

An altered dominant is A V7 chord, but with either a flat or sharp 9, sharp 11, flat 13 (or #5, same thing) or all three. It gives a ii-V-I a more interesting and more authentic jazz sound than just...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-23-2011, 01:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
Pretty much just add 7ths, 9ths and 13ths to all...

Pretty much just add 7ths, 9ths and 13ths to all or at least the important chords in the progression if you want to make an existing progression sound jazzier, or get really familiar with ii...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-22-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,086
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
The thing is, jazz, like any other genre, is...

The thing is, jazz, like any other genre, is known to those who are only sort of familiar with it by the biggest few names. Since the jazz stars that achieved the biggest acclaim did so in the 40's,...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-12-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Baroque_and_Rol
...

http://www.amazon.com/Mel-Bay-Jazz-Guitar-Standards/dp/0786666455

You might check out that book, it's got a ton of great standards in lead sheet form, with a chord solo, comping etude, and solo...
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