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Old 11-18-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
IbanezMan989
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Country/Rock , I need advice

Hello everyone, its good to be back on the forums again!

Well i wanted to ask you guys for some advice.

Starting next year a band in my town wants me to play lead guitar for their band. They play alot of country/rock songs like Jason Aldean, Dirk Bently, and others of around the time type.

The reason the guy wanted me to play for them is because hes been hearing me during the open jam nights we have around here at the bars, and liked what he heard. At these jam nights i mostly improvise on most of the songs staying on key and keeping the phrasing good and playing something that pretty much sounds good and is well done and not sloppy. Not trying to show off, just making something creative and expressive.

My question is, most of these songs i could just use the Maj Penta scale with some full Ionian mode to get by most these major key songs. But i think im going to have to work on some country phrasings. Any ideas where i can start? ( I will be checking out the tabs to the artist, just looking for additional ideas )

And like always,
Thank you for your help guys and gals!
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:21 AM   #2
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Firstly it's simply the major scale, don't call it Ionian.

Secondly, country lead can be really basic, slow and diatonic or really fast and complex, akin to jazz in its approach.

I reckon just play how you normally do, considering that's what the guy liked.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:01 AM   #3
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Firstly it's simply the major scale, don't call it Ionian.

Secondly, country lead can be really basic, slow and diatonic or really fast and complex, akin to jazz in its approach.

I reckon just play how you normally do, considering that's what the guy liked.


the underlined were the two things i had in mind reading your post. let everything else come as you learn the music they want you to learn.
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