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Forum: Musician Talk 05-28-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By TravisWright
Maybe writing more songs isn't the answer....

Maybe writing more songs isn't the answer. Understanding what inspired you in the first place and how it has changed might prove better than going through motions when you're emotionally empty....
Forum: Musician Talk 05-28-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,419
Posted By TravisWright
If you're just starting out, I'd keep it simple....

If you're just starting out, I'd keep it simple. Learn the major scale pattern like you stated you wanted to.

Understand that... since you are dealing with shapes and patterns, that most of it is...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-28-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 592
Posted By TravisWright
You might want to read the Sticky Post about...

You might want to read the Sticky Post about modes too labeled Before you Ask about Modes... very worthy read.

Jargon is a beast. Doesn't need to be but know that sound wise, it does make a...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-14-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,643
Posted By TravisWright
Think it depends on who you're playing for and...

Think it depends on who you're playing for and your goals in the moment.... can't be argued that many famous names caught a healthy or unhealthy buzz while doing this or recording that. But if you're...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-12-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,627
Posted By TravisWright
Just read the blog... watched the vid. You play...

Just read the blog... watched the vid. You play well. Fun piece and nice playing. Good question. Think a lot of us are asking that in every genre. Speed is fun to have as an ally, but I really think...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-10-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By TravisWright
good thread...

good thread...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-09-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By TravisWright
Major scale and all it's modes will definitely...

Major scale and all it's modes will definitely boost your fun and knowledge.

Do you understand the relative major and minor positions for the minor pentatonic? If you don't, that's also good and...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-08-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,318
Posted By TravisWright
chord voicings and inversions

chord voicings and inversions
Forum: Musician Talk 05-07-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By TravisWright
Drop D Tuning Solo at the end 3.01 ish ......

Drop D Tuning

Solo at the end 3.01 ish ... mixolidian, 5th mode of Bb major scale when tuned down.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-06-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By TravisWright
For what it's worth... It usually helps to know...

For what it's worth...

It usually helps to know what you want to say or have a story to tell. Write the music around the lyrics to support it. Things unified work better for your listeners... but it...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-05-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By TravisWright
Good post. Awesome true factoid.

Good post. Awesome true factoid.
Forum: Musician Talk 05-04-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By TravisWright
I learned most ALL my music by ear. Even when my...

I learned most ALL my music by ear. Even when my friends would use tab.. you get better instincts and it serves you better in the long run. You get different skills.. more valuable ones by listening...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-03-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 994
Posted By TravisWright
What you are describing is normal. Give it time....

What you are describing is normal. Give it time. You will eventually 'hear the music in your head'... this is an aural skill which is a very misunderstood skill. Especially on guitar. So don't worry....
Forum: Musician Talk 05-02-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By TravisWright
Great question. As an artist to prove yourself,...

Great question. As an artist to prove yourself, you have to walk a careful line delivering what the crowd wants and being true to yourself. I heard it put best once, people really want to hear YOU!...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-01-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 914
Posted By TravisWright
+1 another trick ... you can use the relative...

+1

another trick ... you can use the relative major, so if you start soloing in the first position in Emin penatatonic on the 12th fret, slide down to the 9th fret and start the 1st position there....
Forum: The Pit 04-30-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 962
Posted By TravisWright
Trying to pull myself away... caught in a pattern...

Trying to pull myself away... caught in a pattern and I can't escape.
Forum: Musician Talk 04-29-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 957
Posted By TravisWright
Hope this helps.. 1. Connecting phrases......

Hope this helps..

1. Connecting phrases... switch up the order of your licks and phrases. Slow it down. Experiment with pauses and no pauses...

* the BEST BENEFIT of this you will gain the fluidity...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-29-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,411
Posted By TravisWright
like

like
Forum: Musician Talk 04-28-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By TravisWright
Hey Superjack... Another piece to music theory,...

Hey Superjack...

Another piece to music theory, is not only learning what scales to play against what chords and chord progressions... but what emotions you'll be creating. Staying safe inside...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-27-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,411
Posted By TravisWright
Almost Famous is a great flick on this subject....

Almost Famous is a great flick on this subject.

Having a future as a guitarist and being a guitar hero or rockstar are two different things. There's futures in both I'm sure.
Forum: Musician Talk 04-26-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By TravisWright
School is important. AFTER SCHOOL IS MORE...

School is important. AFTER SCHOOL IS MORE IMPORTANT.

Many people have knowledge. Most do not know how to make it work for them or develop a career they truly want to work at.

Your aim determines...
Forum: The Pit 04-26-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,407
Posted By TravisWright
I am happy I am progressing musically beyond what...

I am happy I am progressing musically beyond what I have ever dreamt. I don't know that sharing that helps. Sometimes when something or someone has a deathgrip on your happiness, that's when you need...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-24-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By TravisWright
Can I ask what scales you learned? I'm guessing...

Can I ask what scales you learned? I'm guessing the minor pentatonic and major scale patterns.

But you need to know when you apply any scale, you don't want to sound like your playing a scale. You...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-24-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By TravisWright
For rhythm? Listen to the greats. When playing...

For rhythm? Listen to the greats. When playing with songs.. play along to the drums! Many guitarists, especially starting out, tend to listen to the guitar parts. Drums and bass are your time...
Forum: The Pit 04-22-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 470
Posted By TravisWright
Wolfinator... What areas of life do you wish to...

Wolfinator...

What areas of life do you wish to have a better memory in? And can you be more specific in the music department? The more sense you involve, the better chance something has of...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-20-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,019
Posted By TravisWright
Hey Mr! For what it's worth... you are seeking...

Hey Mr!

For what it's worth... you are seeking that mixolydian (bebop) sound. Pay attention to the sound.

I agree with Sean in paying attention to the tonal center is wise. Afromoose is on point...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-19-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By TravisWright
Sean... THANK YOU!!! I will look into that. Love...

Sean... THANK YOU!!! I will look into that. Love the blues with all my heart and can never know enough. I like your style of sharing.
Forum: Musician Talk 04-19-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By TravisWright
Afromoose... I agree with you. I hope what I...

Afromoose... I agree with you. I hope what I shared contributed.

Crazysam23... I am not here to argue you. Have a great day and do your thing. I am here to learn and share. Not be in conflict over...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-18-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By TravisWright
According to my professor who's more than...

According to my professor who's more than qualified...

1. IT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE VARIOUS CHORD ROOTS THAT DEFINES AND REINFORCES Bb AS THE I CHORD OR TONAL CENTER OF THE PROGRESSION!...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-17-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By TravisWright
Afromoose... you are correct. This thread...

Afromoose... you are correct. This thread coincides with what I just studied. This is accurate for the WHY your major and minor scales work against the dominant 7th ( major triad ). Pretty sure as...
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