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Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By Sean0913
A study of Music Theory and applying that...

A study of Music Theory and applying that knowledge to the guitar as well as Harmonic Analysis and the prevailing insights you get from that, can go a long ways, there!

Best,

Sean
Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 142
Posted By Sean0913
Minor Pentatonic, Blues scales and an awareness...

Minor Pentatonic, Blues scales and an awareness of chord tones when they'd play a lick.

For example, in A Minor Pentatonic, A C D E G, in the opening lead to Stairway to Heaven, you'll notice, that...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-25-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Sean0913
Self Discipline, to play it slowly, accenting the...

Self Discipline, to play it slowly, accenting the down beats, identifying any syncopated events, slowly at first. Sing the rhythm. I always tell our students, "If you cant count it or sing it out...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-25-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By Sean0913
There are things you can do that require a bit of...

There are things you can do that require a bit of investment on your end. One, is buy/invest a software or app that cancels out the center pan of a mix, which is usually where the vocals live, and...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-25-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 734
Posted By Sean0913
Actually, knowing how every diatonic key is...

Actually, knowing how every diatonic key is written without the use of a key signature is most helpful.

I can see that you're trying to be helpful, and that you know your stuff, and I certainly...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-25-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 734
Posted By Sean0913
It would usually be shown in the bar, not the key...

It would usually be shown in the bar, not the key signature. Just follow the music.

You'd know the tonality by resolution, right?

You'd understand that a minor "key" may encompass Natural,...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-25-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 734
Posted By Sean0913
There are lots of ways, but what you light want...

There are lots of ways, but what you light want to do, is:

1. First write the notes of a Harmonic Minor Scale

2. Spell out all your triads

3. Spell out all your 7ths next and identify them. If...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-25-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Sean0913
I did this by making a MS Excel Spreadsheet,...

I did this by making a MS Excel Spreadsheet, years ago, and used it as a template to add lyrics in one merged cell as a single row, and adding the chord names where I wished in the upper rows which...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-25-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By Sean0913
Sounds like you got it worked out then, and know...

Sounds like you got it worked out then, and know what to do from here!

Good luck.

Best,

Sean
Forum: Musician Talk 05-25-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By Sean0913
Most likely: 1. You'll have to find them in...

Most likely:

1. You'll have to find them in local peers (your friends)

2. You'll need to live in a large enough area with enough musicians and find the pieces that pass your standards. Austin,...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-25-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 734
Posted By Sean0913
Really? I think you have to learn to walk before...

Really? I think you have to learn to walk before you start to run.

And when you have only THAT aspect of theory down, you can understand every other one that comes from it.

For example, if I...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-25-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By Sean0913
How long have you been playing for? Best, Sean

How long have you been playing for?

Best,

Sean
Forum: Musician Talk 05-25-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By Sean0913
Hi, I understand exactly what you mean. The...

Hi,

I understand exactly what you mean.

The first thing I'd suggest, is you might be starting too advanced. Learning by ear is a developed skill, and if you haven't done it, then you'll likely run...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-25-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 734
Posted By Sean0913
You should know how most every other idea in...

You should know how most every other idea in theory relates to the Major scale. Not just know that it does, but how and what makes it different. For example, you should know how this:

I vi ii V...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-25-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 465
Posted By Sean0913
OK, I follow most of that. Do you know what...

OK, I follow most of that.

Do you know what Diatonc Harmony is?

Based upon where you are, I would say that the top three things you might want to work on, are determining the key, using your ear,...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-23-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 465
Posted By Sean0913
First of all much respect. Teaching yourself...

First of all much respect. Teaching yourself English is not easy. You've done a very good job at explaining yourself.

For someone like you, in your situation and country, there are ways to learn...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-22-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 254
Posted By Sean0913
The way I do this, is pretty close to what you...

The way I do this, is pretty close to what you did there. I just use the primary chord tones.

1. Omit the 5th if it's non-altered

2. Keep the 3rd and 7th, unless it's a sus chord, then I keep...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-22-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By Sean0913
Hi Jay, I'm assuming that you know how to make a...

Hi Jay,

I'm assuming that you know how to make a Minor Triad. But for those who don't and are following this:

A Minor 7th chord, is a Minor triad plus a b7

We identify the b7 note name by going...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-19-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 465
Posted By Sean0913
I guess I'll speak up and suggest that you start...

I guess I'll speak up and suggest that you start a lot further back, from where you are, and make sure you understand music and how things connect.

Have you ever thought about getting a private...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-19-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By Sean0913
Let me ask you an honest question. How are you...

Let me ask you an honest question.

How are you going to make E Phrygian not sound like it wants to resolve to C Major?

When you can answer that, then you'll know how to do it right. However I'll...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-17-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Sean0913
My bad, I should have clarified and said the...

My bad, I should have clarified and said the guitarist(s) in the band - actually, there were many guitar players. I really started to appreciate them after running into a guy named Leon Grizzard a...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-17-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Sean0913
Right, as MM pointed out, I posted some E's with...

Right, as MM pointed out, I posted some E's with extensions, which is what I thought you were looking for, as if you needed some "exotic" chord sweeps.

Best,

Sean
Forum: Musician Talk 05-17-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Sean0913
Do you not have a reference point to know in...

Do you not have a reference point to know in advance if you're right?

When I teach notes on the neck I'm pretty thorough, and I do have the students then practice with the flash cards. But they...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-17-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Sean0913
My advice would be know the notes on the neck,...

My advice would be know the notes on the neck, and then look up and map out the notes which make up the following chords. I'm omitting non-essential tones for strings and fingerings sake:

E min 7 ...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-16-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Sean0913
JRF - Exactly...Exactly. You nailed it. :D ...

JRF - Exactly...Exactly. You nailed it. :D That's how I feel sometimes.

Kids these days...

:peace:

I dig Jason Loughlin. He's a beast of a player too. Massive respect. Jon Finn is one of...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-16-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Sean0913
How Knowing My Theory Got Me Upset at Truefire

I've been a Charter Member of TrueFire U since the first day they started sending out monthly computer discs. Its just one of those things that I've never cancelled and never really used, I've just...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-16-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By Sean0913
Always carry a recording device so you can at...

Always carry a recording device so you can at least sing the riff enough to work out what it is later. Great riffs sometimes get lost in short term memory fog before you grab the guitar and find the...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-16-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,006
Posted By Sean0913
No, it was "Dismiss". The first...

No, it was "Dismiss". The first YouTube clip.

Sorry if my point was confusing. I'm saying it's 1 2 b3 and 4 - off of D as the root, which fit the first 4 notes of a D minor scale. They don't fit...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-16-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Sean0913
Are you looking to know any note on the Neck of...

Are you looking to know any note on the Neck of the Guitar instantly in real time, without use of an app?

Best,

Sean
Forum: Musician Talk 05-15-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Sean0913
Red House - Jimi Hendrix Sweet Little Angel - BB...

Red House - Jimi Hendrix
Sweet Little Angel - BB King

Suggest a song thread?

Best,

Sean
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