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Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-21-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By wolflen
! What can I do, besides switching to a wound G...

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What can I do, besides switching to a wound G and say goodbye to bending on this string? I'm actually wondering if barre chords can ever be perfectly in tune on an electric guitar because of that...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-21-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By wolflen
nature has a way to reshape your hands..so ted...

nature has a way to reshape your hands..so ted greene has said on several occasions..very wide interval stretches and using middle and upper parts of the finger to hold down more than one note are...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-20-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By wolflen
only you can answer that...how does it sound/do...

only you can answer that...how does it sound/do you like it..?? if you like it then yes...any two chords could work together..depending on the context (voice leading etc) the chord names do not have...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-17-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By wolflen
forget how fast you can play..learn music not...

forget how fast you can play..learn music not speed..find the triads of all major and minor chords on ALL sets of strings..and find ways to connect them..do this in all keys..and find ways to go...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-16-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By wolflen
I doubt it was "intentional" I remember...

I doubt it was "intentional" I remember well my teacher would punch out a series of chords..name them..play them..and then realize..ohh that E13 chord is really just a 9 chord..then he would cross...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-08-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By wolflen
if the chord rings true..thats what matters..in...

if the chord rings true..thats what matters..in time you will discover many different ways to play the same chord...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-04-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,269
Posted By wolflen
when I first started to get serious about...

when I first started to get serious about music..i was frustrated by my own limitations..i didn't know how to play the sounds in my head .. I grew up watching jazz guitarist make sounds that were...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-03-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By wolflen
yep.. alan holdsworth has said..(paraphrase)...

yep..

alan holdsworth has said..(paraphrase) ..it takes about two years to learn a scale..

does he mean just the seven notes? well..no..he means-take the scale and the chords from it (triads and...
Forum: Rock & Indie 04-24-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By wolflen
three notes from albert king would put some of...

three notes from albert king would put some of those named to shame..alan holdsworth would put all of them to shame..satch-via and govan are in a different world
Forum: Musician Talk 04-19-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By wolflen
as long as there are humans (and according to the...

as long as there are humans (and according to the news..THAT may be ending soon) there will be creative expression through music..the tools to do that (the 12 tone scale & instruments) are not...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-19-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By wolflen
MM..interesting way you use the mixo scale..it...

MM..interesting way you use the mixo scale..it could be a bit confusing to a newbie..just my view..

ok...in your post..dim & aug stuff..some corrections (yeah I know..they are...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-11-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By wolflen
while knowing scales is good of course..playing...

while knowing scales is good of course..playing the notes contained in a melodic way can for some be a challenge..at some point going beyond the scale form while playing is a more rewarding...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-06-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By wolflen
jimjam---just a bit of clarification from your...

jimjam---just a bit of clarification from your post re: inversion names--

..........Root C E G (B) CMA7- systematic close voiced inversions 1 3 5 7
1st Inversion E G B C 3 5 7 1
2nd Inversion G B...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-03-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By wolflen
ok the Phrygian dom mode is the 5th degree of the...

ok the Phrygian dom mode is the 5th degree of the harmonic minor scale..

harmonic min scale -
B C# D E F# G A#/Bb
1 2 b3 4 5 6 7

Phrygian Dom scale--starting form the 5th degree--
F# G A#/Bb...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-02-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,096
Posted By wolflen
the beauty of the bVI interval--D - Bb play...

the beauty of the bVI interval--D - Bb play slowly one note at a time until the sound "sinks in"

x13 12 0 11 10

10 0 0 11 10 x

10 x 0 10 11 x

6 x 7 7 5 x
Forum: Musician Talk 03-27-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By wolflen
here is another steve vai vid that may answer all...

here is another steve vai vid that may answer all your questions re: melody/phrasing........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFowXaMFPCg#t=363
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-24-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By wolflen
ok...your serious if you want to make a career...

ok...your serious if you want to make a career out of music..

if possible..get a good teacher/take classes-at least for the basic foundations

learn Diatonic Harmony..the base scales( major and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-24-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,733
Posted By wolflen
proper guitar set up helps ALOT.. things to...

proper guitar set up helps ALOT..

things to consider: nut adjustment..to string gauge..some strings just sit in the groove NOT fully set deep in the nut..file nut to accommodate string size..(you...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-23-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By wolflen
looking for structure in your approach to music...

looking for structure in your approach to music can be frustrating..especially if you don't know what you want/need to know..

some questions..

how important is music in your life...a hobby or a...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-18-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By wolflen
here is a copy of my post in reply to a similar...

here is a copy of my post in reply to a similar question..

Q-How do I get a dorian sound?? Key of Bb ..C dorian

A-you HAVE go get the sound of C minor as the "resolving" chord in you ear...this may...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-16-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By wolflen
I would stick with just scales for now..learn...

I would stick with just scales for now..learn them in ALL positions and KEYS that should be more than enough material to create a few thousand melodic passages .. most players don't use...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-15-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By wolflen
first.its very hard work and very...

first.its very hard work and very competitive...fully realize..YOU are working for you-you are a business..you have to motivate yourself at every step..you cant wait for someone to tell you what to...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-13-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By wolflen
good stuff jet..(as usual) ill add...the use of...

good stuff jet..(as usual) ill add...the use of "open chord" voicing on the triads will add still another dimension to all the chords you stated..and arpeggios of the open voicing..

and you are...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-11-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,011
Posted By wolflen
i charge 25/hr...first lesson is $20..if you like...

i charge 25/hr...first lesson is $20..if you like my method and material..then the rate is $25/hr..some say i should charge more..no..most of the people i teach cannot afford more..so i would only...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-09-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By wolflen
the ironic part is that there are quite a few...

the ironic part is that there are quite a few bands now in their 60's and 70's (mr jagger comes to mind) still doing major tours..so it is not the age of the performer..its who supports them..thus...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-28-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By wolflen
several things to consider...the guitar...

several things to consider...the guitar itself...have the action and nut adjusted also string gauge change may help..

how you hold the guitar..position of the neck..your left hand position..where...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-23-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By wolflen
try this progression Bb Db Gb B Bb now play the...

try this progression Bb Db Gb B Bb now play the following arpeggios for each chord 3 5 7 9(no root!) now you can begin to "octave displace" the 3rd of the first chord-play it an octave higher.....
Forum: Musician Talk 02-23-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,025
Posted By wolflen
you HAVE go get the sound of C minor as the...

you HAVE go get the sound of C minor as the "resolving" chord in you ear...this may take some time to establish because it is not as strong as the Major cadence we are ingrained with .. it more...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-17-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By wolflen
many different ways to get there...in my studies...

many different ways to get there...in my studies of symmetric harmony-seeing groups of chords as "one chord" (ie G7 Bb7 Db7 E7) and breaking each 4 note cell down of each chord and connecting them...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-14-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By wolflen
ok..F# C# E A D# F# lets try F#mi13.. it has...

ok..F# C# E A D# F#

lets try F#mi13..

it has the b7 so its at least a mi7 and the 6th tone from the melodic minor scale gives us the extended 13th
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