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Forum: Electric Guitar 08-24-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 625
Posted By Jet Penguin
My workhorse guitar is an Epi LP Standard....

My workhorse guitar is an Epi LP Standard.

Granted, I've done some serious setting up/adjustments, but the electronics/hardware are still stock (except the switch, damn thing died) and IMO it...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-22-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 927
Posted By Jet Penguin
This. A list of all chords is worthless because...

This.

A list of all chords is worthless because no one hears chords on an individual basis outside of music theory class. No context = no meaning.

It would be wiser to pass along understanding of...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-22-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Jet Penguin
All of the above. You can pick out...

All of the above. You can pick out major/minor/dominant/half-diminished sonorities pretty quickly, and extensions can be figured out from there.

Ask yourself while listening:

Do i hear a 9 and/or...
Forum: The Pit 08-21-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,329
Posted By Jet Penguin
I can't condense my entire worldview into one, so...

I can't condense my entire worldview into one, so I'll be that guy and add a couple

"Genius begins great works, labor alone finishes them" - Joubert

"A knight in shining armor is one who has never...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-21-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,755
Posted By Jet Penguin
Yeah, I think they do that to try to get the...

Yeah, I think they do that to try to get the player in the mindset of playing "3 to 9"

Cmaj9 = Em7

This is probably because the root is unnecessary (for obvious reasons, coughcough bassists) and...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-21-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,780
Posted By Jet Penguin
I'm sort of running out of contributive juice...

I'm sort of running out of contributive juice (can you blame me),

But I'd like to point out that there is somewhat of a difference between actual modal music, (where the voices just "arrive" at...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-20-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,755
Posted By Jet Penguin
Elintasokas, I kind of agree with you as well!...

Elintasokas,

I kind of agree with you as well! The triad is just such a classic strong sound, if lacking in color.

Here's what interests me though: The triad is such a strong and stable sound...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-20-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,780
Posted By Jet Penguin
Hi Alan, Yeah it's a typo! Allow me: C to D7 to...

Hi Alan,

Yeah it's a typo! Allow me:

C to D7 to F -> The D7 is a II7; a non-functioning dominant.

C to D7 to G -> The D7 is a V7/V; a secondary dominant.

I was thinking about both at once, and...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-20-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,780
Posted By Jet Penguin
In my mind, that first tune's all functional....

In my mind, that first tune's all functional.

The A section is a bunch of Em riffage and those B section chords are just all borrowed chords. It's still a functional progression. No modes detected,...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-20-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,780
Posted By Jet Penguin
Thanks a ton JP. I'm always happy to come down...

Thanks a ton JP. I'm always happy to come down off the hardcore jazz/classical mountaintop (its lonely up there, I think there's about ten of us on this forum haha) and attempt to clear things up the...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-20-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,780
Posted By Jet Penguin
Some final points I feel I should add, because...

Some final points I feel I should add, because after going back and reading this both JP and Sean have mostly (semantics don't count) correct and strikingly similar understandings of modes, but are...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-19-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,755
Posted By Jet Penguin
Yeah I think he forgot the lyrics or something....

Yeah I think he forgot the lyrics or something. He's a fantastic bassist though.

Jazz harmony is a different monster in itself, but a very rewarding study!

The good news is the extensions don't...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-19-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,780
Posted By Jet Penguin
If I may, A sequence of chords can be in both a...

If I may,

A sequence of chords can be in both a key and mode. G to F x infinity is in the KEY of G, but the Mixolydian MODE. The tonic pitch is G, but the scale used for the voice leading is not a...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-19-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,755
Posted By Jet Penguin
Gotta love Herbie. Also Nathan East > That...

Gotta love Herbie. Also Nathan East > That fool John Mayer

ANYWAY.

It sounds like (this is always a nightmare with jazz pianists):

E7(#9 b13) is my closest guess, but I'm not 100% certain.

The...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-19-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,755
Posted By Jet Penguin
That chord is a Stack of 4ths = F, Bb, E. A lot...

That chord is a Stack of 4ths = F, Bb, E. A lot of quartal harmony would be useless when named (a name would tell us little/be unhelpful), so we often just don't.

That being said, if you told me to...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-19-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,780
Posted By Jet Penguin
Yeah! Frank Zappa used to call that Xenochrony....

Yeah! Frank Zappa used to call that Xenochrony. Playing an existing guitar solo over a new song. Go figure.

Your solo was what I like to call "harmonically general." It was also good, BTW! You...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-19-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,780
Posted By Jet Penguin
Exactly wolf. We can call it whatever, but the...

Exactly wolf.

We can call it whatever, but the real purpose is helping us play over it.

Also as another jazz guy, you know as well as I do that they've been leaving out all the other chords with...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-19-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,780
Posted By Jet Penguin
Yes. What you are describing with those first two...

Yes. What you are describing with those first two examples are modal vamps, not unlike what Miles Davis and co. were experimenting with in the late 50s.

All those chord sequences are free of any...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-19-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,780
Posted By Jet Penguin
It's what happens when all us classical try-hards...

It's what happens when all us classical try-hards come down off our mountain top and get involved haha.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-19-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,780
Posted By Jet Penguin
Exactly what jazz_rock_feel said. Modal music...

Exactly what jazz_rock_feel said.

Modal music still uses chords, but is often free of traditional "progressions" and functional chord relationships.

I also agree with the 20tigers example, but...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-19-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,780
Posted By Jet Penguin
Just my 2cents... +1 to everything Harmosis...

Just my 2cents...

+1 to everything Harmosis said, and bonus points for the Debussy Ionian (but not major) reference.

IIRC the chords, the Vai tune's A section could (maybe) be interpreted as modal...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-19-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By Jet Penguin
When you can play it clean and have a...

When you can play it clean and have a conversation with someone about something else simultaneously. :P

A less extreme suggestion would be if you can do it x amount of times in a row perfectly.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-17-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Jet Penguin
Build the chords one note at a time from thinnest...

Build the chords one note at a time from thinnest to thickest strings.

First, play whatever the high string requires, then add the next lowest string, and keep going until the whole chord is clean....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-17-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 600
Posted By Jet Penguin
Bill Frisell and Ted Greene. Given its a very...

Bill Frisell and Ted Greene.

Given its a very different style of vibrato than typical guitar vibrato, but its so subtle, warm, and musical.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5016romA3U
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-17-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Jet Penguin
I've always been pro alternate picking. The...

I've always been pro alternate picking.

The mandolinist Chris Thile has the greatest right hand I have ever seen and he alternate picks at all times (unless sweeping), on the grounds that is seems...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-17-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Jet Penguin
Wolf, no worries at all! I honestly enjoyed the...

Wolf, no worries at all! I honestly enjoyed the banter! None taken!

I suffer from the curse where many people cannot tell if I'm being serious or joking, and as a result I tend to assume the same...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-17-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By Jet Penguin
No problem. Feel free to talk theoretical crap...

No problem. Feel free to talk theoretical crap with me anytime!

I haven't made myself write anything in the Baroque or related styles in forever, so it's good to come back and wipe the dust off!
Forum: Musician Talk 08-17-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By Jet Penguin
Yeah, there's a great book (might be expensive...

Yeah, there's a great book (might be expensive though, it's a literal textbook if I recall) by Kurt Kennan called Counterpoint. it starts with the basic 1:1 stuff and takes it straight through...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-17-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By Jet Penguin
That's where all the fun starts. Accidentals and...

That's where all the fun starts. Accidentals and progressions galore. Whole new set of challenges.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-17-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Jet Penguin
Wolflen, you are just all about countering me...

Wolflen, you are just all about countering me with one liners.

And no, Sun Tzu is not related to that guy. He's a goof.

I dunno, If I imply there's a "way" to make sense of the information that'd...
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