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Old 10-30-2012, 04:05 PM   #21
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The miles.be functional ear trainer won't download, keeps saying there's an error, is there any other websites I could use?


http://www.musictheory.net/exercises
http://www.good-ear.com/servlet/EarTrainer
http://www.musicalmind.org/

Those have some decent functions between them.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:05 PM   #22
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The miles.be functional ear trainer won't download, keeps saying there's an error, is there any other websites I could use?


I had trouble downloading it on chrome. Try doing it from a different web browser.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:08 PM   #23
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I have a book full of different theories.

1. rhythm guitar theory
2. lead guitar theory
3. bass theory
4. complimentary counter melody theory
5. hammer on theory

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Old 10-30-2012, 04:14 PM   #24
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i almost forgot about sweep picking theory

odd numbers going across strings in one direction, even numbers to change direction.
ty frank gambale.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:18 PM   #25
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i almost forgot about sweep picking theory

odd numbers going across strings in one direction, even numbers to change direction.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:27 PM   #26
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:47 PM   #27
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How do I write good lead parts ?

A piece of advice I have learn't over time is this :
We perceive a good solo as being predominantly about techniques.
This is one the reasons guitar magazines churn out solo after solo filled to the brim with technical transcriptions.

I would advise you learn melodies/studies.
Nursery rhymes,Pop Songs,Classical single note studies. Ideally juts short 8 to 16 bar arrangements.
Try to learn them dry.I.e Without bends/slurs 3 finger slide tapping techniques.
If have a repertoire of melodies, you will fall back into them when you improvise. And the techniques will come naturally to support the existing melody.And it will sound Musical.


How do I know which scale to use ?

This is a theory related question.I would advise you follow a curriculum of music theory. Ideally with a tutor.By learning in this way you will fully understand and apply each concept before moving to the next.
here are a couple of links to get you started on this path, if you want!
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb...m+pop%2Caps%2C0


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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Theory-Musi...51630022&sr=8-1
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:15 PM   #28
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How do I write good lead parts ?


I would advise you learn melodies/studies.
Nursery rhymes,Pop Songs,Classical single note studies. Ideally juts short 8 to 16 bar arrangements.



Could you suggest any songs I could learn?

Also I have no money to buy any theory books so I'll just get searching on the internet, cheers
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:22 PM   #29
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Could you suggest any songs I could learn?

Also I have no money to buy any theory books so I'll just get searching on the internet, cheers


http://www.musictheory.net.

don't skip a single lesson. this will teach you quite a lot - including how to read music.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:26 PM   #30
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http://www.musictheory.net.

don't skip a single lesson. this will teach you quite a lot - including how to read music.


I've been to that website before, I learnt some stuff from it but ultimately give up thinking that it wasn't really relevant to what I wanted to do, But I see it differently now, and seeing as i've just moved from high school to do a course in music at college I think it's in my best interest to learn everything from there.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:28 PM   #31
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I've been to that website before, I learnt some stuff from it but ultimately give up thinking that it wasn't really relevant to what I wanted to do, But I see it differently now, and seeing as i've just moved from high school to do a course in music at college I think it's in my best interest to learn everything from there.


good, i'm glad to see you woke up. if you're doing anything with music, everything contained on that site is relevant.

can you imagine what an advantage it is to be able to use theory to reproduce sounds because you were able to analyze them? can you imagine what an advantage it is to hear a moving, powerful passage in an orchestral work, obtain the sheet music, and be able to read it to analyze what's going on in (and subsequently be able to reproduce the sound in your own music)? can you imagine what an advantage it is to be able to figure out how to play exactly what you hear in your head? powerful advantages that, sad to say, many, many guitarists do not have. it's their loss - but if you're aware (that is to say, you know what you do not know), you are well on your way to becoming better.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:18 PM   #32
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Listen and study blues music. It truly helps one understand phrasing a bit better.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:43 PM   #33
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Listen and study blues music. It truly helps one understand phrasing a bit better.


even better - listen to and study jazz. that'll really get you to learn phrasing. blues is a lot easier to half-ass -- in jazz, you either learn to phrase or you sound boring. there's really no in-between.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:54 PM   #34
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If you feel that what you play makes no sense and lacks the content, try only using three notes. You might notice that with only three notes you can do lots of stuff. Rhythm is also important.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:01 PM   #35
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even better - listen to and study jazz. that'll really get you to learn phrasing. blues is a lot easier to half-ass -- in jazz, you either learn to phrase or you sound boring. there's really no in-between.

You know, that's probably a much better idea on second thought.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:24 PM   #36
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i mean, it's important to learn blues phrasing, too - being able to play jazz doesn't necessarily mean you can play blues. but jazz is basically sink or swim. with blues, it's much easier to get away with "i can play the minor pentatonic in one shape :B".

maggara's got another good idea - limit yourself to a certain number of notes. it definitely works, and it'll force you to explore some new possibilities.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:28 PM   #37
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i mean, it's important to learn blues phrasing, too - being able to play jazz doesn't necessarily mean you can play blues. but jazz is basically sink or swim. with blues, it's much easier to get away with "i can play the minor pentatonic in one shape :B".

maggara's got another good idea - limit yourself to a certain number of notes. it definitely works, and it'll force you to explore some new possibilities.

Definitely. The note limitation is also an insanely good idea, and it works tremendously well.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:46 AM   #38
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learning music by ear is what will really help your solos, train that ear.

The Key of the song is going to sound like home, songs usually stay in 1 key You can hear key changes. Just find the note that sound like home thats your key.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:03 PM   #39
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Cheers guys, i'll be sure to try all of these, I'm really not too confident on jazz but i'll give it a shot and get some lessons online, I'm not looking to play anything complicated on lead because it's not really my thing.
But yeah, i'll get online and start learning jazz/blues
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It doesn't necessarily have to be blues. Find some music that really turns you on, musically.

I feel my skills with soloing actually increase when im not playing, since I tend to imagine the lines that I would play if i had a guitar. That's when play around with developing melodies and making them evolve into other phrases.
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