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Old 11-14-2012, 04:00 PM   #1
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Soloing Pentatonic Between two positions

I have been practice between two positions with minor pentatonic and I often get small licks like


D, C, A , A , G, E
Repeat:

And I'm playing them as sixteenth notes so It sounds like a super cool rock lick

but the hitting the A twice on two different strings(not as octave) is really throwing me off because It's one right after the other.

It doesn't sound bad but...I don't know how to interpret it really.


Any thoughts or suggestions?

-John
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:08 PM   #2
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Just skip the repeated note if you don't like how it sounds.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:52 PM   #3
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I don't know how to interpret it really.


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It doesn't sound bad but...


It doesn't sound bad. What else is there to consider?
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:14 PM   #4
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I guess its not too bad...but I dont know Im hitting the same note twice
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:08 PM   #5
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I guess its not too bad...but I dont know Im hitting the same note twice

Why does that matter at all?
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:13 AM   #6
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They sound slightly "different" because the different gauge strings have a unique sound... but yes... you're allowed to play the same note twice on different strings....!

If it sounds good, keep it...if it doesnt...then throw it...
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:49 AM   #7
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I think I understand. You think that because you're playing higher on the neck you should get a higher note but it's the same note instead.

I have no advice on this.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:54 AM   #8
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I have been practice between two positions with minor pentatonic and I often get small licks like


D, C, A , A , G, E
Repeat:

And I'm playing them as sixteenth notes so It sounds like a super cool rock lick

but the hitting the A twice on two different strings(not as octave) is really throwing me off because It's one right after the other.

It doesn't sound bad but...I don't know how to interpret it really.


Any thoughts or suggestions?

-John

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Old 11-15-2012, 04:36 PM   #9
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you can play the same note and make it sound real cool, like it this song:



it depends on a lot of things IMHO, you should record it so that we'd understand exactly what you mean.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:56 PM   #10
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^^ I love that song. It looks so much easier to play now! Just wish I had a clone to play rhythm/lead for me.... LOL. Time to bust out the audacity and slow it down I guess
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:12 PM   #11
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I have been practice between two positions with minor pentatonic and I often get small licks like


D, C, A , A , G, E
Repeat:

And I'm playing them as sixteenth notes so It sounds like a super cool rock lick

but the hitting the A twice on two different strings(not as octave) is really throwing me off because It's one right after the other.

It doesn't sound bad but...I don't know how to interpret it really.


Any thoughts or suggestions?

-John

Is it a repetition lick? Like...
Code:
-10p8--5 -----10---8p5 - - - -

Cuz that is 6:4 creating some rhythmic displacement. Iow you're playing a group of 6 notes in straight 16ths.

Can you be more specific?
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:09 PM   #12
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you can also view it as triplets...i ran them as dom 7th chords (no 3rd) in the cycle of 4ths/5ths D C A = D7 (no 3rd) / A G E = A7 (no 3rd) up and down the neck on all string sets...

vary the tones in all combinations you will get some nice riffs...

give that a try

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Old 11-16-2012, 12:42 AM   #13
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No AlanHB thats not what I meant at all

The As I Lay Dying video cleared it up for me. Hell. If As I Lay Dying does it I shouldnt worry about breaking some sort of guitar rule or whatever.


Heres a crap sample I recorded of what I meant though (pentatonic of course)

But yeah The As I Lay Dying video cleared things up thanks everyone.

http://soundcloud.com/nervou/dragged-sample-62
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