#1
to give you a feel for where i am at, i have been playing for somewhere around 7-8 years. most of that time it has been metal and the last year have really gotten into blues. as far as technique goes, from all of the country i have listened to (i love country so i have listened to a lot) i have not heard anything that i would not really be incapable of playing, so i really dont want to worry about that. i know pentatonic scales, natural minor scales and dorian mode.

i really like improv and writing riffs and have no interest in learning other peoples songs (until i gig with country, then the usual crowd pleasers. also all i have interest in in this post is country done on an electric, more the bluesy rock country.


so where should i start?

i had a precvious suggestion to lean Mixolydian mode. what do you all think of that? i also looked for some mixolidian riffs and i havent found much to get a feel for the mode.

any comments are welcome.

here is a video of me messing around playing blues, just so you can have a taste of my playing (and i only do first take videos, so there are a few mistakes).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lBAOksO9CM

thanks in advance and
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#2
24+ hour bump. anything guys?
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i will give that a look. thanks for the response.

more is always welcome
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#6
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try Jerry's Breakdown


could you elaborate? i am unfamiliar.
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#7
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to give you a feel for where i am at, i have been playing for somewhere around 7-8 years. most of that time it has been metal and the last year have really gotten into blues. as far as technique goes, from all of the country i have listened to (i love country so i have listened to a lot) i have not heard anything that i would not really be incapable of playing, so i really dont want to worry about that. i know pentatonic scales, natural minor scales and dorian mode.

i really like improv and writing riffs and have no interest in learning other peoples songs (until i gig with country, then the usual crowd pleasers. also all i have interest in in this post is country done on an electric, more the bluesy rock country.


so where should i start?

i had a precvious suggestion to lean Mixolydian mode. what do you all think of that? i also looked for some mixolidian riffs and i havent found much to get a feel for the mode.

any comments are welcome.

here is a video of me messing around playing blues, just so you can have a taste of my playing (and i only do first take videos, so there are a few mistakes).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lBAOksO9CM

thanks in advance and

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#8
In terms of harmony, country is one of two things: standard diatonic harmony, or harmony where all the chords are dominant 7 chords. So in terms of modal approaches, you will want to know the myxolydian mode for all those dominant 7 chords.

In terms of learning country, you really ought to learn other people's songs. Country has a larger "idiomatic" vocabulary than most types of music, and the only way to learn it is to learn some songs. All those chicken picking and faux pedal steel licks that country players do are things that you won't have been exposed to via metal or even the blues.
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In terms of harmony, country is one of two things: standard diatonic harmony, or harmony where all the chords are dominant 7 chords. So in terms of modal approaches, you will want to know the myxolydian mode for all those dominant 7 chords.

In terms of learning country, you really ought to learn other people's songs. Country has a larger "idiomatic" vocabulary than most types of music, and the only way to learn it is to learn some songs. All those chicken picking and faux pedal steel licks that country players do are things that you won't have been exposed to via metal or even the blues.


thank you for the advice. i am working on mixolydian.

i think i came off a little bit wrong. i dont mind leaning other people's riffs, but i dont want to play other people's songs. my interest is strictly in writing.

as far as the chickin' pickin' thats not really what i am into. i am more into like the more rock/bluesy country like Jason Aldean and maybe some of Jake Owen's songs like eight second ride, and Justin Moore. that type of stuff. i have worked on some of the riffs from those songs, but i am going more for the general feel.

are there any sites or pages with a bunch of mixolydian riffs so i can get more of a feel of how the scale is used, to give me a jump start? i looked for quite a while and wasnt able to find anything overly great.
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#11
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Jerry's Breakdown - Jerry Reed

It's a song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKLrO0WIzG4


ohhhh. thanks i will look into it.
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#12
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thank you for the advice. i am working on mixolydian.

i think i came off a little bit wrong. i dont mind leaning other people's riffs, but i dont want to play other people's songs. my interest is strictly in writing.

as far as the chickin' pickin' thats not really what i am into. i am more into like the more rock/bluesy country like Jason Aldean and maybe some of Jake Owen's songs like eight second ride, and Justin Moore. that type of stuff. i have worked on some of the riffs from those songs, but i am going more for the general feel.

are there any sites or pages with a bunch of mixolydian riffs so i can get more of a feel of how the scale is used, to give me a jump start? i looked for quite a while and wasnt able to find anything overly great.


I wasn't very familiar with Jason Aldean, so I pulled up one of his songs on YouTube. It was called "The Truth". I liked it, BTW. Here's what I hear:

The verses and choruses are primarily big open or barre cowboy chords doubled on mildly distorted electric and and acoustic. I'm going to guess you can handle that.

The licks and fills in that song, when they're played by the guitar (as opposed to pedal steel or fiddle) come directly from the "faux pedal steel" school of playing. I didn't hear any B-bender. The thing you have to remember about Nashville is that all the studio players are deeply versed in the Nashville style. Even if they're playing "rock", the solos and fills come out of that idiom. So if you want to play like them, you're going to have to tackle some more conventional country to learn how to play the style.
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