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Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-16-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 581
Posted By Jet Penguin
The extremely short answer is: In general, you...

The extremely short answer is:

In general, you can play minor pent. over major sounds. The reverse is not true.

This is the simplest answer, and obviously there's WAY more pentatonic applications...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-11-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Jet Penguin
Every time you play notes on a guitar, try sing...

Every time you play notes on a guitar, try sing them.

Sing a melody (make one up even); figure it out on the guitar.

Your ears will practically train themselves, and as long as you consciously do...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-04-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Jet Penguin
In a sense, counterpoint knowledge can be useful...

In a sense, counterpoint knowledge can be useful during an improvisation, attempting to make good counterpoint with the bassist/underlying harmony (ex. aiming for the "thirds of chords") is an...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-19-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By Jet Penguin
I think the thought vs feeling thing is too...

I think the thought vs feeling thing is too subjective of a debate. Notes by themselves are devoid of any meaning and are only given value by the expectations of the listener IMO, but that's a whole...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-18-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By Jet Penguin
In a sense, yes. Bach's solo violin music...

In a sense, yes. Bach's solo violin music accomplishes a goal most guitar players dream of: You can hear the chord progression in the melody, even when only single notes are being played.

Look its...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-17-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By Jet Penguin
That's a good way to start. Remember that the...

That's a good way to start. Remember that the different species are merely tools for you to solve problems with, and to practice by limiting yourself in order to assimilate new techniques.

Going...
Forum: The Pit 12-17-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,548
Posted By Jet Penguin
To be serious, What captainsnazz is putting...

To be serious,

What captainsnazz is putting forth is the only real usage for an irrational time sig, albeit in simple terms. An extremely complex example of similar nature could be made clear...
Forum: The Pit 12-17-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,548
Posted By Jet Penguin
This is amazing! Was accidental accidental too?...

This is amazing!

Was accidental accidental too? YOU ARE LIKE AS UNTO A GOD.

A PUN GOD.
Forum: The Pit 12-17-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,548
Posted By Jet Penguin
If "flat" was intentional, you are more...

If "flat" was intentional, you are more in tune with this than I realized.

Maybe we should end on a high note and give it a rest.
Forum: The Pit 12-17-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,548
Posted By Jet Penguin
8/10 is great. And come on, lifesign, I already...

8/10 is great.

And come on, lifesign, I already used major.

But I can see puns maybe aren't your forte.

It's alright though. Minor setback.
Forum: The Pit 12-17-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,548
Posted By Jet Penguin
It's okay lifesign, It may seem like a major...

It's okay lifesign,

It may seem like a major difference, but it only gets us in treble.
Forum: The Pit 12-17-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,548
Posted By Jet Penguin
How punny. I guess I just can't 'measure' up to...

How punny. I guess I just can't 'measure' up to you, Xiaoxi.
Forum: The Pit 12-17-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,548
Posted By Jet Penguin
Since i cannot restrain myself: 4/5 is...

Since i cannot restrain myself:

4/5 is technically a thing, but irrational time signatures are always easier written out and more legible in rational ones. This is because of note lengths in...
Forum: The Pit 12-17-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 961
Posted By Jet Penguin
AWWWW...

AWWWW YEAH

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk8RWv2bNsw
Forum: The Pit 12-17-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,548
Posted By Jet Penguin
Hal Galper said it. Attitude is everything....

Hal Galper said it. Attitude is everything.

Going in claiming you know everything, even "almost" everything, is poisonous and counterproductive.

As someone who has been doing it for a while,I...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-16-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By Jet Penguin
Here comes the GIGANTIC post: Nietsche, thanks...

Here comes the GIGANTIC post:

Nietsche, thanks for clarifying that 4 part harmony can be split through a large ensemble thanks to doubling and other arranging tools. And it isn't random. The...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-16-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By Jet Penguin
That's a possibility. I think that another reason...

That's a possibility. I think that another reason is the way the styles have evolved. Counterpoint is still everything in the classical world, but the popular styles have evolved in such a way that...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-16-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By Jet Penguin
What changed were the definitions of harmony. Are...

What changed were the definitions of harmony. Are you familiar with figured bass symbols? These are what was used prior to the common definitions of chords that we used today. If Bach's voices came...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-12-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By Jet Penguin
Ken, Now you are conceptualizing it more...

Ken,

Now you are conceptualizing it more accurately. The thing to remember is that in Bach's time, the concept of a "C chord" or a "G minor chord" had not yet been standardized or codified and...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-10-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By Jet Penguin
Yeah man, I'm finishing up now to be out next...

Yeah man, I'm finishing up now to be out next fall, Massachusetts born and raised! (As we totally hijack this thread and possibly scar the OP for life getting all pumped over Bach) Pro Music FTW...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-10-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By Jet Penguin
Total agreement. That's why open position cowboy...

Total agreement. That's why open position cowboy chords will never blow minds like Bach.

That Mass in B Minor. Drool......

Quite frankly, as a fellow Berklee guy, there needs to be way more of...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-10-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By Jet Penguin
Sure. How on earth are you supposed to think and...

Sure. How on earth are you supposed to think and play guitar at the same time?

This is true for everything really. The whole goal is to make playing second nature, but that does not come without...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-10-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By Jet Penguin
Xiaoxi hit the nail on the head. I would like...

Xiaoxi hit the nail on the head.

I would like to add IMO that the thing we call "harmony" is actually a result of MELODY, therefore counterpoint is the entire basis of the system.

Perhaps to...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-10-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 609
Posted By Jet Penguin
Composition is 1% (not even) inspiration, 99%...

Composition is 1% (not even) inspiration, 99% perspiration.

Think about how long you've been playing vs. how long you have been writing. No wonder your writing may not be as good. (No offense, just...
Forum: Songwriting & Lyrics Techniques 12-10-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Jet Penguin
The answer is both IMO. You should make the...

The answer is both IMO.

You should make the decision of thumb placement based on two things

1. The amount of lateral stretch required of the left hand. (More important)

2. If you plan on hitting...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-10-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By Jet Penguin
I'll try to keep it in the order of the...

I'll try to keep it in the order of the post:

-Sonata is a compositional form, the amount of voices has little to nothing to do with it. We could talk about sonatas for days, so I'll leave it at...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-07-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Jet Penguin
Start singing everything that you play, your...

Start singing everything that you play, your aural and improvisational skills will skyrocket.

And start learning things written for other instruments on the guitar.

There's more than enough music...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-10-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 842
Posted By Jet Penguin
These days: 85% Technical Exercises 15% Solo...

These days:

85% Technical Exercises
15% Solo Improv (improvising over mental chord progressions with no actual music playing behind me)

Playing music is not practicing music. Similar, but not the...
Forum: The Pit 03-31-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,021
Posted By Jet Penguin
Venusaur Lapras Alkazam Gengar Dragonite...

Venusaur Lapras Alkazam Gengar Dragonite Gyarados.

Alternatively, 6 Dragonites with different moves.

Alternatively Alternatively, Screw that, you could do it easy with only Gyarados & Alakazam.
Forum: The Pit 03-20-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,382
Posted By Jet Penguin
Bourbon. Most American drink there is.

Bourbon. Most American drink there is.
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