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Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-05-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By StevePigott
Fmaj7#11/C It sounds good if you add in the root...

Fmaj7#11/C

It sounds good if you add in the root too:

--0--
--0--
--2--
--3--
--3--
--1--
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-05-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By StevePigott
Hi Monkeyleg, Try relaxing your fretting hand...

Hi Monkeyleg,

Try relaxing your fretting hand just after you hit the chord. Let the chord sound for a second and then relax the hand to unfret the chord. Not enough so your fingers completely leave...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-05-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By StevePigott
Yep, like a lot of chord shapes, you can often...

Yep, like a lot of chord shapes, you can often name them in various different ways depending on the context.

The most obvious answer is G6/4. This is probably how the chord would be practically...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-30-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By StevePigott
Hi AgZarp, Tracking progress in speed and...

Hi AgZarp,

Tracking progress in speed and technique is best done over time (over weeks), rather than worrying about the daily fluctuations. You will have 'off days', just slow down a bit and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-23-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,214
Posted By StevePigott
I barre an A-chord with my first finger all the...

I barre an A-chord with my first finger all the time and still have the high-E ringing out just as in a normal open-A chord. It's just a case of barring the D,G, and B strings and not barring the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-16-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By StevePigott
Get a good teacher if you can. Otherwise, there...

Get a good teacher if you can.

Otherwise, there are some really good books on rock lead guitar (Troy Stetina's series is quite popular, I have his 'Speed Mechanics' book which is quite good). These...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-16-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By StevePigott
Some quick tips: - thoroughly learn a bunch of...

Some quick tips:

- thoroughly learn a bunch of of Dave Gilmour solos. This will get his sound in your head and into your fingers.
- notice which techniques he favours, copy his vibrato and bending...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-16-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 577
Posted By StevePigott
As the others have said, it comes down to doing...

As the others have said, it comes down to doing some reading every day. If you're serious about improving, do about twenty-thirty minutes each day as your warm-up.

It's also worth mentioning that...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-09-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 757
Posted By StevePigott
Always walk through life as if you have something...

Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will. ~Vernon Howard



Very interesting, thanks!

I agree with what you've said (although I'd disagree with some of what you...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-08-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 757
Posted By StevePigott
Yes, I agree this is the more usable way of...

Yes, I agree this is the more usable way of looking at modes. But, as you've said below, this is the common way they're taught nowadays. In this thread I'm not making a call on whether or not this is...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-08-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 757
Posted By StevePigott
Yes. (At least that's how I'd write it) :) Steve

Yes. (At least that's how I'd write it) :)

Steve
Forum: Musician Talk 08-08-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 757
Posted By StevePigott
Yes, I think that's what I said. Thanks for...

Yes, I think that's what I said. Thanks for clarifying.

If you're implying that the parallel concept can't be applied to modal scales, you might be right. However I've certainly seen this principle...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-08-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 757
Posted By StevePigott
Yes, the home scale of all the modes is called...

Yes, the home scale of all the modes is called the 'parent scale'.

When people say the 'parallel major scale' they mean a major scale starting on the same root as the mode.

So for instance, D...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-08-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By StevePigott
Well, I guess you have two options... 1) Play...

Well, I guess you have two options...

1) Play your next gig with your guitar carefully out of tune to avoid high e-string buzz.

or

2) Take it to a luthier.

Lol, I'd go for number two!
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-08-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By StevePigott
Could be a bunch of things, although it's tough...

Could be a bunch of things, although it's tough to give a solid diagnosis without seeing the guitar in person.

It might even need a refret (worn frets are often the cause of that sitar sound)....
Forum: Musician Talk 08-08-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By StevePigott
Great, glad you found it useful :)

Great, glad you found it useful :)
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-08-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By StevePigott
If your e-string sounds like a sitar, it could be...

If your e-string sounds like a sitar, it could be a number of reasons. I could only give you a 100% certain answer if I saw the guitar.

Quite likely it needs a refret. Over time, the contact of the...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-08-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 757
Posted By StevePigott
Yep, you were right at the start. Could you...

Yep, you were right at the start.



Could you give an example of this?



Yes, if the song is in the E phrygian mode the key signature would be C Major (in this case, no sharps or flats).
Forum: Musician Talk 08-08-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By StevePigott
It's not cheating at all. As you do more...

It's not cheating at all.

As you do more transcribing you'll be able to transcribe at faster tempos (and you'll be able to remember whole musical phrases rather than pausing the music so you can...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-08-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By StevePigott
Hi Tomas, First, take a chord progression,...

Hi Tomas,

First, take a chord progression, here's an easy one in the key of C:

|C / / / | F / / / | Am / / / | G / / / |

If you can record yourself playing the chords, then great, you have your...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-24-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By StevePigott
*sharpens plectrum menacingly*

*sharpens plectrum menacingly*
Forum: Musician Talk 06-24-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By StevePigott
Dude, I was agreeing with you :)

Dude, I was agreeing with you :)
Forum: Musician Talk 06-24-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By StevePigott
Yeh, strictly speaking C->G# is an augmented...

Yeh, strictly speaking C->G# is an augmented fifth, C->Ab is the flat sixth. Because G is the fifth of C, and A is the sixth...

At the end of the day, it's the same interval will sound the same...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-24-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By StevePigott
Yep, probably a phrygian scale (assuming the Db...

Yep, probably a phrygian scale (assuming the Db replaced the natural D you'd expect to find in a minor scale). There are some other scales it could be, but this is a good place to start.

The full...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-24-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By StevePigott
As an aside, sometimes people do add major chords...

As an aside, sometimes people do add major chords from outside the key. They're technically not in the 'home' key but as so commonly used that they sound right.

For example,

1) Putting a major...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-24-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By StevePigott
Yep, nice and easy way that will sound good: - D...

Yep, nice and easy way that will sound good:

- D major scale

and

- B minor pentatonic

Good luck!
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