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Forum: Musician Talk 09-19-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By Jet Penguin
Chords as vertical structures are silly and...

Chords as vertical structures are silly and inefficient.

Also half those chords are not exclusive to HM.

Also half those chords would be better expressed as MM derivations.

Also this is too much...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-19-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,155
Posted By Jet Penguin
My 2cents: If all vibrations and non vibrations...

My 2cents:

If all vibrations and non vibrations have musical properties, then music is an inherently chaotic and constant process that we are powerless to stop.

We can only redirect sound energy...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-19-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By Jet Penguin
1/12th of the Dominant 7th chords I play are...

1/12th of the Dominant 7th chords I play are F7s

#Practiceinallkeyslikeapro
Forum: Musician Talk 09-18-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By Jet Penguin
A couple of my tricks: Development. Uniting a...

A couple of my tricks:

Development. Uniting a bunch of small fragments is easier than coming up with 20 minutes of melody. Hell, you can even take it one not at time.

Improvisation. Play what you...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-17-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,513
Posted By Jet Penguin
:haha: So true. But seriously don't use the M...

:haha: So true.

But seriously don't use the M word, they haven't finished their training yet. The blood hasn't come off everyone's hands from the last thread.
Forum: Musician Talk 09-17-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 775
Posted By Jet Penguin
Was Sam being a goofball? Yep. Was his point a...

Was Sam being a goofball? Yep.

Was his point a strange generalization? Yes. OF COURSE good tone is important.

His point was extremely valid though. Tone is a means to an end, NOT an end in itself!...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-17-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By Jet Penguin
Nothing screams "I play at a high school...

Nothing screams "I play at a high school level" like A7x style dual leads. Gross.

Or you could do it ironically, and just sweep horrendously while people strum that low D string behind...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-16-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By Jet Penguin
Sam's idea is pretty common in that genre, but I...

Sam's idea is pretty common in that genre, but I would add the following warning:

Not EVERYTHING needs to be harmonized. The effect, while awesome, can also backfire horribly if every note is...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-16-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 446
Posted By Jet Penguin
Start with the blues and rhythm changes. The real...

Start with the blues and rhythm changes. The real blues too, none of that three chord slacker stuff. (JK)

Grab a real book and start picking out tunes. Pick ones to start with that don't go through...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-16-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Jet Penguin
Definitely portions. I've learned things that...

Definitely portions.

I've learned things that were impossible for my skill level by playing them one note at a time, end to beginning, at 25 BPM.
Forum: Musician Talk 09-16-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 763
Posted By Jet Penguin
Yeah, The umbrella harmonic concept is altered...

Yeah, The umbrella harmonic concept is altered dominants, but you can also "shade" any regular chord with the MM sound. There are waaay more advanced things you can do than use CST and fly up and...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-16-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Jet Penguin
Keep reading all the time and don't get...

Keep reading all the time and don't get discouraged. Sight reading is like trying to knock over a mountain with a chisel; you won't ever be "good" at it until you are a master.

Try to finger...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-15-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 763
Posted By Jet Penguin
@Elintasokas: I totally hear you man; my piano...

@Elintasokas:

I totally hear you man; my piano skills are basic at best. I try to force myself to write away from any instruments (I'm training myself to audiate), and so I just use the...
Forum: The Pit 09-14-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,187
Posted By Jet Penguin
Came to proclaim Isis had already died but was...

Came to proclaim Isis had already died but was beaten to it.

This'll have to do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysBCDUfCtek
Forum: Musician Talk 09-14-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 763
Posted By Jet Penguin
See, I didn't miss the joke! Yeah I just did it...

See, I didn't miss the joke!

Yeah I just did it from the thread title, where MM would be the plantiff. Maybe MM is suing for damages because no one knows how to use him properly? Everyone's too...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-14-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 763
Posted By Jet Penguin
I think he means vs. in the comparative sense,...

I think he means vs. in the comparative sense, not the conflict sense.

Unless Melodic Minor is suing Harmonic Minor, which would be hilarious.
Forum: Musician Talk 09-14-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 763
Posted By Jet Penguin
Well the C MM is for the (i) chord. MM in...

Well the C MM is for the (i) chord. MM in Jazz/contemporary is a shading device.

When you play the C MM over the ii and the V, you are taking advantage of the fact that both those chords point to...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-14-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 763
Posted By Jet Penguin
Exactly. No lies though, I hate the term...

Exactly.

No lies though, I hate the term "jazz minor", it sounds so..high-school, I dunno.

This one time I was helping out at a high school jazz camp and the guitar teacher there wouldn't shut up...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-14-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 763
Posted By Jet Penguin
It's not entirely accurate or...

It's not entirely accurate or inaccurate.

Basically its a generalization about voice leading.

When you have multiple voices to harmonize in a minor key, the ascending leap from 6 to 7, the leading...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-14-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 763
Posted By Jet Penguin
No. No offense, but TS should not have googled,...

No. No offense, but TS should not have googled, especially since the quoted "answer" talks about ascending vs. descending melodic minor, which is erroneous and an urban legend at best.

Melodic Minor...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-14-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 763
Posted By Jet Penguin
Sort of, the problem is that the A/C# Chord could...

Sort of, the problem is that the A/C# Chord could also be called a V/bVII, depending on context.

When I talk about it being a shading device, I mean in a contemporary setting. No Jazz guy would see...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-14-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17,265
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 648,472
Posted By Jet Penguin
Yeah man, Ligeti for days.

Yeah man, Ligeti for days.
Forum: Musician Talk 09-14-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 588
Posted By Jet Penguin
Alan, you know I like to mess with people. I...

Alan, you know I like to mess with people. I wasn't claiming any pretentiousness or insult.

I'm not THAT much of a jerk; If I was I certainly didn't meant to be and I apologize.

Besides I'm...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 340
Posted By Jet Penguin
You would be surprised how much of the Tao of...

You would be surprised how much of the Tao of Jeet Kune Do directly applies to music making.
Forum: Musician Talk 09-14-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 763
Posted By Jet Penguin
+1 To everything Sickz said. Some other...

+1 To everything Sickz said.

Some other considerations for applications in contemporary music:

The source of the chords in a minor key/tonality is Harmonic Minor, not Melodic Minor. This is the...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-13-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 340
Posted By Jet Penguin
The answer to all the questions is both yes and...

The answer to all the questions is both yes and no simultaneously.

None of this is real anyway.
Forum: Musician Talk 09-13-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 588
Posted By Jet Penguin
Also, to comment on Jazz: While it is an...

Also, to comment on Jazz:

While it is an improvisatory genre, no guitarist would last 5 minutes in a modern big band or vocal gig without the ability to read.
Forum: The Pit 09-13-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 977
Posted By Jet Penguin
1. Yes. Greatest band of all time, in terms of...

1. Yes. Greatest band of all time, in terms of what I think most of us REALLY aspire to do with music. To connect with people and have both a legacy and artistic integrity.

2. All. Every era has its...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-13-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By Jet Penguin
Yeah Alan, I didn't meant that in the literal...

Yeah Alan, I didn't meant that in the literal sense, it was just a bad analogy. I'm a guitarist and not a lawyer for a reason after all.

All I meant was that you can't copyright a word (you can...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-12-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 588
Posted By Jet Penguin
Thanks; I take being a professional very...

Thanks; I take being a professional very seriously! (Much to the chagrin of everyone, including the MT try-hards haha)

And yes, if you can read well the theatre/session world will beat a path to...
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