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Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-24-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By wolflen
ok...your serious if you want to make a career...

ok...your serious if you want to make a career out of music..

if possible..get a good teacher/take classes-at least for the basic foundations

learn Diatonic Harmony..the base scales( major and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-24-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 461
Posted By wolflen
proper guitar set up helps ALOT.. things to...

proper guitar set up helps ALOT..

things to consider: nut adjustment..to string gauge..some strings just sit in the groove NOT fully set deep in the nut..file nut to accommodate string size..(you...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-23-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By wolflen
looking for structure in your approach to music...

looking for structure in your approach to music can be frustrating..especially if you don't know what you want/need to know..

some questions..

how important is music in your life...a hobby or a...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-18-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 374
Posted By wolflen
here is a copy of my post in reply to a similar...

here is a copy of my post in reply to a similar question..

Q-How do I get a dorian sound?? Key of Bb ..C dorian

A-you HAVE go get the sound of C minor as the "resolving" chord in you ear...this may...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-16-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 374
Posted By wolflen
I would stick with just scales for now..learn...

I would stick with just scales for now..learn them in ALL positions and KEYS that should be more than enough material to create a few thousand melodic passages .. most players don't use...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-15-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By wolflen
first.its very hard work and very...

first.its very hard work and very competitive...fully realize..YOU are working for you-you are a business..you have to motivate yourself at every step..you cant wait for someone to tell you what to...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-13-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By wolflen
good stuff jet..(as usual) ill add...the use of...

good stuff jet..(as usual) ill add...the use of "open chord" voicing on the triads will add still another dimension to all the chords you stated..and arpeggios of the open voicing..

and you are...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-11-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 816
Posted By wolflen
i charge 25/hr...first lesson is $20..if you like...

i charge 25/hr...first lesson is $20..if you like my method and material..then the rate is $25/hr..some say i should charge more..no..most of the people i teach cannot afford more..so i would only...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-09-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By wolflen
the ironic part is that there are quite a few...

the ironic part is that there are quite a few bands now in their 60's and 70's (mr jagger comes to mind) still doing major tours..so it is not the age of the performer..its who supports them..thus...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-28-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By wolflen
several things to consider...the guitar...

several things to consider...the guitar itself...have the action and nut adjusted also string gauge change may help..

how you hold the guitar..position of the neck..your left hand position..where...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-23-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By wolflen
try this progression Bb Db Gb B Bb now play the...

try this progression Bb Db Gb B Bb now play the following arpeggios for each chord 3 5 7 9(no root!) now you can begin to "octave displace" the 3rd of the first chord-play it an octave higher.....
Forum: Musician Talk 02-23-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 860
Posted By wolflen
you HAVE go get the sound of C minor as the...

you HAVE go get the sound of C minor as the "resolving" chord in you ear...this may take some time to establish because it is not as strong as the Major cadence we are ingrained with .. it more...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-17-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By wolflen
many different ways to get there...in my studies...

many different ways to get there...in my studies of symmetric harmony-seeing groups of chords as "one chord" (ie G7 Bb7 Db7 E7) and breaking each 4 note cell down of each chord and connecting them...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-14-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By wolflen
ok..F# C# E A D# F# lets try F#mi13.. it has...

ok..F# C# E A D# F#

lets try F#mi13..

it has the b7 so its at least a mi7 and the 6th tone from the melodic minor scale gives us the extended 13th
Forum: Musician Talk 02-08-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By wolflen
I find showing people how to come in on an upbeat...

I find showing people how to come in on an upbeat takes some practice..exercise the upbeat with an accent..like reggae style feel..

take 8th note clusters (cells) and instead of 4 notes include the...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-04-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 812
Posted By wolflen
you will as time goes on..the mystery will lessen...

you will as time goes on..the mystery will lessen as your ear becomes more familiar with the sound and function of not only one chord but groups of chords..
Forum: Musician Talk 02-03-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 812
Posted By wolflen
my question is : how serious are you..is...

my question is : how serious are you..is music/guitar a obsession/vacation or a passing curiosity? my suggestions depend on your option..if serious be prepared to study and learn something new...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-19-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,563
Posted By wolflen
the Volga Boatman returns... Flashlights..get...

the Volga Boatman returns...

Flashlights..get your red hot Flashlights here...Flashlights...get your Flashlights
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-18-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By wolflen
my take...howard Roberts had a sight reading book...

my take...howard Roberts had a sight reading book which addressed this indirectly...play the major and minor scales on one string and then slowly start to address the intervals..

example: take the A...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-14-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By wolflen
baby powder..or something like pitchers...

baby powder..or something like pitchers use.."rosin bag"--

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Forum: Blues, Jazz & Other Guitar Styles 01-13-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 922
Posted By wolflen
a pivotal group in the fusion genre .. thank you...

a pivotal group in the fusion genre .. thank you miles davis..

a lot can be done with four chords..you know you know
Forum: Musician Talk 01-13-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By wolflen
MMarine..impressed..i wish I had more toys .. my...

MMarine..impressed..i wish I had more toys .. my puter does not process midi files--and only has 2 small speakers with no eq of any kind..thus the muddy sound of original track..hope to upgrade all...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-12-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By wolflen
sorry guys .. now I have listened to the...

sorry guys .. now I have listened to the song..and yes ignore..i did analyze your progression..which to me sounds much better than the song..and yes I did not find an Abmi ..

magmarine your take may...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-11-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By wolflen
if these are the only chords and progression...

if these are the only chords and progression ends in Abmin ..then yes its Abmin...I used the common tone (soprano Eb) for all the chords you listed and ended on Ab min with Eb also in the soprano...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-07-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,009
Posted By wolflen
Jet--agree..to me scales are not tools..but...

Jet--agree..to me scales are not tools..but toolboxes that contain tools - the notes, arpeggios, chords, runs, connection to other "scales"and their tools..working together to "build" a song or just...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-05-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By wolflen
search the net for "melodic patterns"...

search the net for "melodic patterns" there are a couple of hundred of them..lick material for years...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-03-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,009
Posted By wolflen
Jet... @ Wollen: Also interesting is your...

Jet...

@ Wollen:

Also interesting is your "Tritone" scale. I know it as the Augmented scale, and it works the same way. I plan on posting baout it in a later JTJ.


Both are hexatonic but not the...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-02-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,009
Posted By wolflen
jet..very good post...my take on dim...

jet..very good post...my take on dim scales..(from studying the work of Joe Diorio) as you said there are only three dim scales C Db D and the Format for the scale is: Whole Step/Half Step

C D Eb F...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-02-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By wolflen
in minor keys..we can beg borrow and steal form...

in minor keys..we can beg borrow and steal form other minor scales..intermix them at will if you know how..no ridged rules for this..as the fifth degree of the natural minor is minor..you can alter...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-02-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By wolflen
try paul butterfield blues band - first album...

try paul butterfield blues band - first album with mike bloomfield.."mellow down easy" .. that will keep you busy for a while..
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