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 05-06-2003, 01:39 AM #2 casualty01 Here all along     Join Date: Apr 2002 Location: Warm and Fuzzyland Weekly Theory Lesson #1 5-05-03 (continued) Now, lets go back to A, on the 5th fret. As presented to you in Figs.2c.-2f.We have 2 W step shapes. lets apply both W step shapes to the A-B notes. If we look at the single string shape in Fig.2d. and apply that to the A on the 6th string, that will bring us to B on the 7th fret. Simple. Fig.4a. Code: Whole step from A to B on single string E------ B------ G------ D------ A------ E--5-7- The next shape however crosses onto a new string . If we take the W step shape in Fig.2f. And apply it to the A in order to get to B, what string/fret will we be playing ? If you said 5th string/A string 2nd fret as in Fig.4b. ???. Fig.4b. Code: Whole step from A to B on adjacent strings. E------- B------- G------- D------- A-----2- E--5---- then, whoopdee freakin doo ??that means you?re not an idiot. And you?ve got it (also apply the same concept to half steps. And do this on each string, with every note in order to get very familiar with the various shapes) Now. With all this in mind ?.. You have some assignments ??.. 1.) memorize the various definitions and explanations throught the lesson.
• Interval
• Steps (what they are)

2.) Memorize string names 3.) commit Alphabet to memory
• order of
• W & H step pattern

4.) memorize Interval shapes
• Single String Shapes

5.) MEMORIZE THE NOTES ON EACH STRING
• do not, I repeat, do not just learn how to find the notes. Get them MEMORIZED!. If someone says play a D, you should be able to play any D on the neck without hesitation. Of course this takes practice and a little time. But that?s what you need to work towards.
• if you work on completely memorizing ONLY 1 string per week, you?d have them all done in 6 weeks. Not a lot of time in the grand scheme of things. ****, it?s not a lot of time in any scheme of things.

Any questions or anything wasn?t clear on, feel free to ask away. Cas- the theory has you?.. __________________ What's all the buzz about?? Don't be an idiot... click and find out.
 05-06-2003, 03:14 AM #3 spike_8bkp il trovatore     Join Date: Nov 2002 Location: the road. Hey Cas, This has really helped clear even more than I was wondering out. I'll make sure and study some more up on it, and definetly looking forward to later installments. Spike __________________ demand life.
 05-06-2003, 03:17 AM #4 frigginjerk UG's Friggin' Jerk     Join Date: Dec 2002 Location: Calgary, Canada word! Thanks Cas! just PELASE don't start going faster and faster with each lesson. it wouldn't be deliberate, but i see it happen when folks do stuff like this. so when you're writing the next one, keep the pace the same. good job man. ps, since there are TWO e-strings, it should only take 5 weeks to memorize the notes. i'm bored. __________________ My Band: http://www.theinvisiblehand.ca To Understand Theory: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/colu...ith_theory.html Last edited by frigginjerk : 05-06-2003 at 03:19 AM.
 05-07-2003, 03:01 PM #5 mingles I am beautiful     Join Date: Oct 2002 Location: Ottawa, Canada Alright, now things are little clearer. __________________ Read my post. Not this.
 05-09-2003, 11:09 PM #6 Silenced Child of the Grave     Join Date: Apr 2003 Location: City of Glass I'd love to hear cas play, he sounds like a ****ing theory guru, or something, lol! I'll be checking daily for new installments!! Keep it up man. __________________ For My Music Click Here And Listen
 05-11-2003, 08:58 AM #7 benjmc Insignificant Writer     Join Date: Dec 2001 Location: Girl's Dreams, (I'm allowed poetic license, ;) He is a ****ing theory guru...well the theory rain man to be moer accurate. As always this is solid work Cas, nice explanations make everything very easy to understand. Oh yea, and nice diagrams too __________________ The Winter Romance Leave well alone
 05-12-2003, 11:42 PM #8 Hellowed I need silence !!!     Join Date: Apr 2003 Location: São Paulo, Brazil Very good cas. Music theory is so boring, but u make it funny to learn. The greatest thing to me is that your lesson is in english (off course), so i can get used to all musical english words. I´m brazilian and i learned english on my own. That´s why there´s a lot of mistakes in my messages, and that´s why i don´t know the musical words very well. Good job. __________________ HAPPY HAPPY HELLOWEEN "Avoid movements" KEEP ON ROCKING
 05-16-2003, 10:02 AM #9 NiTrO_FrEeZiNg -   Join Date: Nov 2001 Location: Mexico City Great lesson Cas! The only thing I can say is wrong (if I remember correctly) is that on a keyboard every single key is a W except for the smaller black ones, which are an H.
05-18-2003, 08:28 PM   #10
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 Originally posted by NiTrO_FrEeZiNg Great lesson Cas! The only thing I can say is wrong (if I remember correctly) is that on a keyboard every single key is a W except for the smaller black ones, which are an H.

There is a half step between each key, regardless of color.
A whole step between two keys, regardless of color.
The color signifies natural(white) and sharp/flat(black).
Cas's statement was correct.

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 05-18-2003, 08:38 PM #11 casualty01 Here all along     Join Date: Apr 2002 Location: Warm and Fuzzyland ok, this lesson is going into the archives, and the next lesson will be up tomorrow (5-19-03) sorry about the 1 week delay, but i've been very busy with rehearsals and extra teaching and all that good ****. but tomorrow is a free day finally so i'll have that written and up by tomorrow night. thanks for all the replies/feedback, much appreciated Cas- __________________ What's all the buzz about?? Don't be an idiot... click and find out.
 05-18-2003, 10:43 PM #12 Silenced Child of the Grave     Join Date: Apr 2003 Location: City of Glass Cool!!! cant wait til tomorrow!!!! __________________ For My Music Click Here And Listen
05-19-2003, 01:38 PM   #13
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 Originally posted by casualty01 ok, this lesson is going into the archives, and the next lesson will be up tomorrow (5-19-03) sorry about the 1 week delay, but i've been very busy with rehearsals and extra teaching and all that good ****. but tomorrow is a free day finally so i'll have that written and up by tomorrow night. thanks for all the replies/feedback, much appreciated Cas-

nice one mate.......great poly filler lesson

05-19-2003, 04:43 PM   #14
NiTrO_FrEeZiNg
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Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Mexico City
Quote:
 Originally posted by dmal There is a half step between each key, regardless of color. A whole step between two keys, regardless of color. The color signifies natural(white) and sharp/flat(black). Cas's statement was correct.

Thanks.
Once again, I don't waste a chance to show I don't know anything about musical theory.

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