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Forum: Musician Talk 05-02-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 261
Posted By Sean0913
I see this same idea in Blue Bossa all the time,...

I see this same idea in Blue Bossa all the time, where it sets up for the V chord, by simple voice leading.



Dm7b5 G7sus Cm... it's just ii V I

Best,

Sean
Forum: Musician Talk 05-02-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By Sean0913
How long did it take me? 12 years. But it was...

How long did it take me? 12 years. But it was that journey that lead to understanding the best way to teach it.

Your online approach sounds....clunky to my ear.

I guess that's because with most...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-22-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 961
Posted By Sean0913
Have you looked into getting a teacher? Private...

Have you looked into getting a teacher? Private lessons? Schools?

Best,

Sean
Forum: Musician Talk 04-22-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Sean0913
What you are doing is applying an approach called...

What you are doing is applying an approach called Chord Scale Theory, it's just one way to come up with different ideas over a chord.

As for Modal, simple answer is this. they superimpose a scale...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-22-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By Sean0913
Why did they tell you you were doing it wrong? ...

Why did they tell you you were doing it wrong? Did they not like the things that you were playing? Or were they fine, and just suggesting that you broaden your horizons more and learn arps? To be...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-22-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 357
Posted By Sean0913
I can tell you're frustrated and want to move...

I can tell you're frustrated and want to move forward and understand the guitar more, as well as music. I really think your "problem" is a lack of understanding how everything works and goes...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-21-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Sean0913
Exactly as stated. Learn chord formulae. Now I...

Exactly as stated. Learn chord formulae. Now I think that having some sort of structured study into it helps, because you will have the correct note names for the correct chord.

For example, an...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-21-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By Sean0913
That's C# Minor. The strings consist of the 3...

That's C# Minor. The strings consist of the 3 notes of a C# minor Triad. C# the root, E the b3 and G# the 5th. This is an open C#m tuning.

You can play major chords with a barre, and one...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-21-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 961
Posted By Sean0913
I think a commitment to learning music theory...

I think a commitment to learning music theory would answer all of these kinds of questions. Because, as you can see you are probably feeling very limited and excluded because of things you do not...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-13-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
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: 844
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: 844
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: 490
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: 366
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: 351
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: 552
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: 324
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: 37
Views: 961
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: 522
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: 392
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: 534
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: 527
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: 568
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: 376
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: 618
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: 453
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: 434
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: 434
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: 1,347
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: 520
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,...
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