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Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By wolflen
matriani...your descriptions of your capabilities...

matriani...your descriptions of your capabilities if correct..defines your problems..it seems you can't "HEAR" .. so you can not relate the sounds/music to something you know..which seems to be a...
Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 01:18 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,530
Posted By wolflen
Cajun..yep..she can play and put a lot of work...

Cajun..yep..she can play and put a lot of work into learning that piece..and only 16..so she has been playing since she was at least what 10 or 12..there are quite a few professional musicians in...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-28-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By wolflen
as an aside--- there was/is a TV show called...

as an aside---

there was/is a TV show called numbers..where the main character solves crimes by using math (instead of fingerprints etc)..reminds me of another TV show..MacGyver..who used everyday...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-27-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By wolflen
are making sounds/playing notes on an instrument...

are making sounds/playing notes on an instrument music..some of the work of john cage..is it music? .. is it the composer or the listener defining what is music..a compilation of natural...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-27-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By wolflen
fame does not equal talent..nor does speed..there...

fame does not equal talent..nor does speed..there are some 16yr olds that realize they have a lot to learn..and there are some 40+ that think they know it all..age is not the final factor..attitude...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-26-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 366
Posted By wolflen
its an amazing scale huh...welcome to symmetric...

its an amazing scale huh...welcome to symmetric harmony..a bit like the twilight zone but less rules..lets take a small peek at the edges of this kind of stuff..

to really use/explore the...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-24-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,530
Posted By wolflen
I have heard, more than once,.."your the...

I have heard, more than once,.."your the best guitarist I have ever heard.." and while its nice to hear, I realize the person saying it may have only heard three guitarists in their life..yes ego...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-21-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By wolflen
ok..I suggest you study some basic blues...

ok..I suggest you study some basic blues styles-there are many variations..UTube has lots of basic blues lessons..get that down first..you will find "your melody" may fit several different chord...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-20-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By wolflen
heaven..its a blues flavored in E..much like...

heaven..its a blues flavored in E..much like early Hendrix (voodoo child)..a blues riff derived from the E chord followed by an E chord but infering E7 most likely..then using blues progression...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-20-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 247
Posted By wolflen
jet...yes..I would consider it an "alt"...

jet...yes..I would consider it an "alt" chord...to me it means its "crunchy" and not a smooth sounding "pink-G13" feel..most times when I see a (chord) its giving the guitarist a choice in the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-19-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By wolflen
I use the term "tasty" to describe some...

I use the term "tasty" to describe some sounds I like.. I also use the term "flavor" to describe larger portions of a piece or an entire song/or CD..alot of musicians use descriptive terms to...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-15-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By wolflen
learn inversions of each triad..C E G / E G C /...

learn inversions of each triad..C E G / E G C / G C E on each set of three strings .. E A D
/ A D G / D G B / G B E

learn the major scale chords in the above in all keys ..then add the 7th...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-12-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By wolflen
or you could go " jeff beck" use your...

or you could go " jeff beck" use your fingers..beck can get some tasty runs with very little finger motion..
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-11-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By wolflen
keep your hands clean..I use baby powder sometime...

keep your hands clean..I use baby powder sometime in humid climate..not a lot just enough to keep hands dry..and as suggested a hand towel..
Forum: Musician Talk 07-10-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,216
Posted By wolflen
POE -- the arpeggio question made me smile a...

POE -- the arpeggio question made me smile a bit..two pieces came to mind..worlds apart but stranger things in truth than fiction...the opening notes of Coltrans "Giant Steps" and "Rebel Yell" by...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-08-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,216
Posted By wolflen
as with many posts-the original theme gets...

as with many posts-the original theme gets lost...the question was: How do you write a melody that's simple and catchy yet tasteful.

now that seems like a simple question...but for those who write...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-07-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By wolflen
jet..24..really..you don't look a day over...

jet..24..really..you don't look a day over 40...

a few lines from a song I wrote:

Times are tough
friends are few
and the ones that you love
don't love you

things are bad
Forum: Musician Talk 07-01-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By wolflen
re: reading/finding notes...I look for the...

re: reading/finding notes...I look for the highest and lowest notes in a passage-several bars--and determine the position/direction-up or down the fretboard-I need to be playing in..so for me...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-29-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By wolflen
as jet said..study the major scale until you...

as jet said..study the major scale until you understand it ... study diatonic harmony-basically using the major scale to form chords within the scale..and their relationship to each other..if you do...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-27-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By wolflen
gold..thats pretty cool..saw that twist technique...

gold..thats pretty cool..saw that twist technique long ago..the effect was a percussive drum roll type thing for a military marching band..I never thought of how you would "write" it..and now I...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-27-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 680
Posted By wolflen
do what you like the most..at first..after when...

do what you like the most..at first..after when you KNOW the fretboard and scale patterns in ALL keys..you will be able to use any and all patterns..actually at that point..patterns disappear..

but...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-23-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By wolflen
dark...the amount of information given to you in...

dark...the amount of information given to you in this thread would keep you busy for the better part of a year..don't be overwhelmed by it...as with anything complex..take small bites digest slowly...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-23-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 475
Posted By wolflen
diminished theory= three scales/four tonic chords...

diminished theory= three scales/four tonic chords -- augmented theory=four scales/three tonic chords...and yes you can blend them together to address ALL..major-minor and dominant chords..alot of...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-22-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By wolflen
there are some you tubes of MK and co doing the...

there are some you tubes of MK and co doing the song...the way he plays while singing is quite amazing..crisp clean and tasty runs and chords..there is also a vid of him playing with chet...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-16-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 613
Posted By wolflen
all styles have "master players" that...

all styles have "master players" that take the style into another level..when you see/hear them perform you "know" the style has been transcended and they are playing music that crosses all styles..i...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-12-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By wolflen
long ago the staple singers & dad used to do...

long ago the staple singers & dad used to do a sync clapping thing..very cool..not as easy as it looks .. you have to understand where and what the "and" is
Forum: Musician Talk 06-11-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By wolflen
here ya...

here ya go..

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=guitar+tunings+chart&id=3712D2169053CAFF623153C9ECF3A51DCD844327&FORM=IQFRBA
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-09-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By wolflen
ok..learn inversions...on each set of...

ok..learn inversions...on each set of strings..lets start with triads 1-3-5 chord notes

example: Key of G - first set of strings-6 5 4
Notes-G B D-Strings 6 5 4-open-Frets 3 2-open
Notes-B D...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-03-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,157
Posted By wolflen
for me context is the guide...playing with a...

for me context is the guide...playing with a singer who plays 4-5 chords on his guitar..I will play more..add fills..extend arpeggios..use bass lines..if there is a bass player involved..i will play...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-01-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,928
Posted By wolflen
learning theory "second hand" may be a...

learning theory "second hand" may be a more accurate way of describing the process..


how bout that..
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