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Forum: Musician Talk 07-31-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,210
Posted By mdc
Donald Fagen's favourite chord must be a right...

Donald Fagen's favourite chord must be a right old song n dance for you guys then.

This is a "guitar" voicing...
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Forum: Musician Talk 07-26-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,068
Posted By mdc
Maggara, yes. Apologies. Although similar to...

Maggara, yes. Apologies.

Although similar to the super locrian mode, there are some very important differences. The H-W scale can't be used over dominant seventh chords with a raised fifth. ...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-26-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,068
Posted By mdc
Yes. Taking a few steps forwards there with...

Yes. Taking a few steps forwards there with tritones derived from dim7 chords.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-26-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,068
Posted By mdc
The theory behind it is tritone substitution.

The theory behind it is tritone substitution.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-24-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,939
Posted By mdc
This is right. Talent is something special. Not...

This is right. Talent is something special. Not everyone has it.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-24-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,939
Posted By mdc
Yeah. I honestly think natural ability will...

Yeah. I honestly think natural ability will overcome experience. Experience is incredibly important, yes. But in the end it only aids and exploits that natural talent.

And of course hard work is...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-24-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,939
Posted By mdc
For a straight up answer, no. Natural talent...

For a straight up answer, no. Natural talent will always produce superior results.

Experience will just exploit that talent even more.

Can experience make all those great classical composers...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-23-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 865
Posted By mdc
It depends on how you treat the chord. It could...

It depends on how you treat the chord. It could be the ii in F major, the iii in Eb major or the vi in Bb major.

Each of those keys presents a different set of triads which you can use to...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-22-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 865
Posted By mdc
So you're looking to improve your comping? ...

So you're looking to improve your comping? Triads in every voicing you can find, all over the fretboard.

I wrote a good post on drop voicings for maj7, m7, 7 and m7b5 a long time ago. Will post it...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-22-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 865
Posted By mdc
The basics and foundations in jazz is the ii-V-I...

The basics and foundations in jazz is the ii-V-I in major keys. Or iim7b5-V-i in minor. The altered tones you add on to the V as you please.

All with good taste though.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-21-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By mdc
Sounds to me like he's talking to a group of...

Sounds to me like he's talking to a group of saxophonists. Which leads me to think he may ask guitarists, "do you know any licks in Bb?"
Forum: Musician Talk 07-21-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By mdc
The music that you play is most likely the music...

The music that you play is most likely the music that you enjoy listening to. And probably the music you find easiest to play on guitar.

Take a step back, be true to yourself and ask the question...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-18-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By mdc
I'd say just keep on doing what you're doing. It...

I'd say just keep on doing what you're doing. It wasn't flooded with shred which is a good thing.

I was only listening through my phone's speakers so it wasnt a true reading, but it sounded like...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-05-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,000
Posted By mdc
Guitar seems to be the most common instrument on...

Guitar seems to be the most common instrument on which people are self taught. Maybe it's because we have the luxury of tablature and chord boxes, so no need to read music in order to be able to play...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-03-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,213
Posted By mdc
But Jazz is also heavily based on melody. You...

But Jazz is also heavily based on melody. You will always be able to hear the tune within the solo from an accomplished improviser in jazz.

Bluegrass, country and jazz are very similar. If you play...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-03-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,213
Posted By mdc
It's good to follow the chords with whatever...

It's good to follow the chords with whatever style of music you are improvising or soloing in. It just makes you sound more sophisticated.

It's like seasoning food. Salt just makes everything taste...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-31-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 590
Posted By mdc
It depends what your goals are as a musician. But...

It depends what your goals are as a musician. But I'll leave you with this...

Knowledge is power.
Forum: Musician Talk 05-31-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By mdc
Just let the scale dictate the pattern of thirds....

Just let the scale dictate the pattern of thirds. It's all about the thirds.

Harmony is built on thirds.
Forum: Musician Talk 05-31-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By mdc
It's just superimposition with triads. If you...

It's just superimposition with triads.

If you stick a major triad a major 6th higher than the root of a dominant 7th chord, you'll get a 13b9 chord.

G7 with Emaj triad on top. Or in the case of...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-26-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By mdc
Listen to the bass, because most if the time it...

Listen to the bass, because most if the time it will be playing the root note of the chord you want. When you can hear what note the bass is playing, it's just a matter of recognising the the...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-16-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,374
Posted By mdc
Demonstrates a nice key change near the end of...

Demonstrates a nice key change near the end of the vid. He is classically trained.

http://youtu.be/JBY8EYgTTqY
Forum: Musician Talk 08-19-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,497
Posted By mdc
It really is all sbout context. There's a...

It really is all sbout context. There's a progression I transcribed where G13sus sounds wonderful.

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Forum: Musician Talk 08-19-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,497
Posted By mdc
^ Emmaj9. James Bond chord.

^ Emmaj9. James Bond chord.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-27-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,217
Posted By mdc
John renbourn

John renbourn
Forum: Musician Talk 07-19-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By mdc
The first one is Ebm11 in 3rd inversion. the...

The first one is Ebm11 in 3rd inversion.

the second on is a tone cluster with a Fm tonality.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-18-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By mdc
At the moment a band called Driving Mrs Satan. ...

At the moment a band called Driving Mrs Satan. Their album is called Popscotch
Forum: Musician Talk 07-17-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 910
Posted By mdc
Wow, you sure like using **** a lot. Internet is...

Wow, you sure like using **** a lot. Internet is a big place in that it's very easy to come across bad misleading articles if you don't know the difference between someone who knows their theory and...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-17-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,674
Posted By mdc
:haha:

:haha:
Forum: Musician Talk 07-17-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 910
Posted By mdc
Lol, ok. I guess you're a player who plays by ear...

Lol, ok. I guess you're a player who plays by ear but not understand the theory behind it, and that's fine.

I also learnt by ear, but picked up theory books cuz I was interested in the theory. And...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-17-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,674
Posted By mdc
The rhythm guitarist should have a good knowledge...

The rhythm guitarist should have a good knowledge of voicings, double stops and Hendrixian embellishments to add sonic interest to rhythm guitar. Also experiment with rhythms.
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