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Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By Sickz
I would advice keeping a journal for your...

I would advice keeping a journal for your improv/jam sessions. Let me explain what i mean.

I primarily play jazz and fusion, but i also play a lot of other stuff (blues, funk, reggae etc). When i...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-17-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 501
Posted By Sickz
Well it could have to do with language also. I...

Well it could have to do with language also. I have been studying music at many schools in my life, both in europe and america. And i found that in the US teachers often used the term "diminished" (1...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-17-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 501
Posted By Sickz
Because when it comes to seventh chords there are...

Because when it comes to seventh chords there are two types that include a flat fifth (b5). There are the Minor 7th flat 5 (m7b5) which are built on the seventh degree in major scale harmony. So in...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-17-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Sickz
I wouldn't say so. I have done many rock/metal...

I wouldn't say so. I have done many rock/metal gigs, but i am primarily a fusion/funk/jazz player. When i have practiced those metal songs for the gigs, i have often done so with a clean sound 90% of...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-17-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By Sickz
I agree, i thought i listed him, Art Tatum,...

I agree, i thought i listed him, Art Tatum, Charles Mingus, Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman. Seems i didn't, that horrendous act is now fixed. That is what happens when you have too...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-17-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By Sickz
As Cajun said, jazz is a very broad term. It is a...

As Cajun said, jazz is a very broad term. It is a style that have been around for about 100 years now, so it has had time to spread out into different style, take influence from other styles and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-16-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Sickz
The answer i've found is: softer than you...

The answer i've found is: softer than you think.

Granted, i have been playing for a while. But every now and then i feel that i can hold the pick a little softer. Years ago i used to hold it really...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-14-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Sickz
Becomes a little easier everytime, but...

Becomes a little easier everytime, but essentially it is somewhat of a repetitive practice.

Technique is in the brain, not the hands. If you do a task (playing) perfectly and relaxed enough times,...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-12-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Sickz
I remember reading about it when we were studying...

I remember reading about it when we were studying different eras of orchestral music (classical, baroque, renaissance), but i can't quite remember. I am fairly certain it comes with tradition from...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-12-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Sickz
Ah alright now i understand what you mean. Yeah,...

Ah alright now i understand what you mean.

Yeah, sheet music for us is like the other guys mentioned so it is easier for us to read, otherwise we would be reading ledger lines all day.
Forum: Musician Talk 10-12-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Sickz
I'm not sure exactly what you mean, care to...

I'm not sure exactly what you mean, care to elaborate?

The main difference for guitar is that you can play middle C in many areas of the fretboard, instead of just having one piano key for middle C....
Forum: Musician Talk 10-11-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,849
Posted By Sickz
Nothing is impossible, but i will agree on the...

Nothing is impossible, but i will agree on the comment that there are defiantly more musicians than there are demand for musicians. That is why you have to be good at many things to get by, like i...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-11-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Sickz
It depends, have it limited you in the use of the...

It depends, have it limited you in the use of the fretboard?

"People say" doesn't mean it is true for everyone. When i was starting out i learned by the caged system, and to this day you could argue...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-06-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Sickz
I am always an advocate for learning by ear. If i...

I am always an advocate for learning by ear. If i learn something, i will 99% of the time learn it by ear, the remaining 1% are for the occasional sessions where i am asked to sight read.

There is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-05-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By Sickz
It should not hurt. Pain = bad. How long have...

It should not hurt. Pain = bad.

How long have you been playing? Are you applying more pressure than needed to fret the notes? What angle is your wrist at? There are many variables that can explain...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-05-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 525
Posted By Sickz
Ah, my bad. I re-read your OP and found the...

Ah, my bad. I re-read your OP and found the application to all styles bit, so i see why the old vs new discussion might be something for another time and another place.

I appreciate you bringing up...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-05-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 525
Posted By Sickz
Being a jazz musician myself i might have one or...

Being a jazz musician myself i might have one or two topics i would like to discuss with a bigger group of people, since now i am only discussing it with my peers at my college and we pretty much...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-04-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Sickz
Amen to that. Agreed. "Let the melody be...

Amen to that.



Agreed. "Let the melody be your guide" is a line one of my jazz teachers in college ingrained into all of our heads, and i do to this day with my students. Embellishment of the...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-04-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Sickz
It is not some trick, you pretty much answered...

It is not some trick, you pretty much answered your own question in that post. You are not familiar with that style of music and don't play it, of course you are going to have a hard time playing...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-01-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Sickz
I don't read that many books on theory or...

I don't read that many books on theory or technique nowadays, but i am going to throw out a couple of recommendations on books that have helped me with my approach to music, practicing and life,...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-30-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Sickz
I would always advocate singing as a good...

I would always advocate singing as a good recourse, you don't even have to have a good voice.

I still do this to this day, if i can't sing something first, i won't learn in on my instrument. I want...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-25-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By Sickz
No. There are people who are doing that....

No.



There are people who are doing that. Charlie Hunter plays a custom built guitar that features eight strings, the three lowest strings being bass strings and the remaining five being guitar...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-21-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By Sickz
I just want to clarify what i meant with the...

I just want to clarify what i meant with the phrasing. I just think he can work more with space and leaving some room. As a listener it can easily become the equivalent of being force fed, you got no...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-21-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By Sickz
As previously said, vibrato and bends are the...

As previously said, vibrato and bends are the main issue i can see here. Also phrasing, the playing in the video is the equivalent of reading a book without using any punctuation.

On a more personal...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-19-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By Sickz
I go one step further, i sing everything i play...

I go one step further, i sing everything i play while playing it. It is just an old habit from internalizing jazzlines, but as long as i don't have a microphone in front of me i don't mind, my guitar...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-18-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,306
Posted By Sickz
So do i, and i haven't heard that term until i...

So do i, and i haven't heard that term until i went into this forum. After all my theory studies and countless jazz gigs, i have never heard of "jazz minor" when referring to melodic minor.
Forum: Musician Talk 09-15-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 494
Posted By Sickz
Depends on what type of jazz. Some of my...

Depends on what type of jazz.

Some of my favorites though are: Misty, How Deep is the Ocean, Beautiful Love, Stella By Starlight, All The Things You Are, Satin Doll, April In Paris, Night And...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-14-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,306
Posted By Sickz
Melodic Minor can be viewed as a major scale with...

Melodic Minor can be viewed as a major scale with a flattened third. The Harmonic Minor can be viewed as a minor scale with a raised seventh.



Both have their uses, but i personally enjoy the sound...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-14-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 496
Posted By Sickz
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-12-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Sickz
Good ears help.

Good ears help.
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