#1
I've got the rest of this and next week off, and want to get some good practice in.

I'm wanting to practice my speed over scalar and arp. exercises. The thing is, I can do this sort of things all day, but eventually I find I want a song to go with them.

Forgive me if there is a thread on this, but searches didn't really bring up anything.


To be specific:

Are there any songs in the key of C that utilize scalar licks and/or arpeggios, some basic chords from said key, and that sound good when slowed way down and when sped up beyond it's actual bpm?

As I'd like to take the song, break it down into parts, and use certain parts as part of the exercise regiment... to help me work on developing my "musicality" lol.

If you read down, a small bit, you'll see that I've found a piece in C, but now I'm looking for help in breaking it down.

Anyone got AIM/MSN/YAHOO/TRILLIAN?
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Last edited by Outside Octaves at Dec 23, 2011,
#2
your demands for this song are specific...

sounds like you need to write it.
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#3
Band in a box -> basic jazz tune -> transpose, set tempo -> ??? -> profit
#4
There's a reason for the specificity of this. Plain and simple? Well, I want to start of as easy as possible without having to learn a new key/scale and what not. That part is easy enough, I just don't want to go there with new material, you know? Eventually I'll have to break out of the box, but come on. Why is everyone so reluctant to help someone who's finally being quite specific about what he wants? You guys constantly complain that we aren't specific enough, well... that's quite specific there man. I just don't know of any songs myself that utilize these.... I don't care about genre, I'll even learn gospel IF I must, but surely in all the decades of rock/pop/blues/jazz there's something out there in those areas? I'm sure C Major hasn't been completely glossed over?
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#6
To be specific:

Is there any songs in the key of C that does not utilize scalar licks and/or arpeggios, some basic chords from said key?


Take the song, break it down into parts, and use certain parts as part of the exercise regiment, to help you work on developing your "musicality".
#7
Wow, i was snippy, anyways:

Yea, I know that already. Just trying to find a song or piece, classical, rock etc, that is in C?

After a TON of searching, found Opus 60 No 6 in C by Matteo Carcassi, but now I'm in need of someone to help figure out stuff, like what chords certain segments are and blablabla.

I've got AIM/MSN/YAHOO/TRILLIAN.
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Last edited by Outside Octaves at Dec 23, 2011,
#8
Try the piano solo in the song Never Can Tell by Chuck Berry. Except for a couple of perfectly placed F# notes as passing tones its completely in the C Major scale. It's melodic as can be too. It opens with a 4 note C Major scale line from the 5th to the root, then it uses the C triad stacked in 3rds, kind of in two note sequences.

Look it up on youtube, its worth learning even for a seasoned pro but simple enough for a novice too, but over all its just so darn melodic.
Last edited by MikeDodge at Dec 23, 2011,
#10
Quote by Outside Octaves
Interesting song, will have to look it up.

Willing to help me break it down if I need it?


Yeah, I'll. Its pretty simple and also teaches you how to play over the two most important chords in the key of C major, C and G.

Here's the progression:

C for 6 bars
G for 8 bars
C for 2 bars
then keep repeating the full progression

Whats cool is its really 8 bars of each chord but you break up the 8 bars of C into 2 at the end and 6 at the beginning...both melodically and rhythmically.

Give it a shot. Its simple, has great melodic and rhythm aspecrts, and should be quite rewarding.
#11
Ok on Opus 60 No 6 I have this, can you help me break this down?

I'll get to work on that other title too, but this is the one I've had and am working on, here's the first 8 bars:


Legend
L - tied note
x - dead note
h - hammer on/pull off
b - bend
s - slide
~ - vibrato
g - ghost note
> - accentuated note
t - trill
M - palm mute
. - staccato
P - popping (bass)
S - slapping (bass)
+ - tapping
W - wide vibrato
< - fade in
w - whammy bar
= - tremolo picking
v - brush up
^ - brush down
V - pick stroke up
n - pick stroke down


E |--0L-0L-0L-0----------------------------------------|
B |--------------1L-1L-1L-1----------------------------|
G |-----------0--2--0----------------------------------|
D |-----2--3-----------3--2----------------------------|
A |--3-------------------------------------------------|
E |----------------------------------------------------|


--1L-1L-1L-1----------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
--0--2--3--2--0--2--0-------------------------------|
-----------------------3----------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|


----------------------------------------------------|
--3L-3L-3L-3--0L-0L-0L-0----------------------------|
--------------0--2--0-------------------------------|
-----0--2--3-----------3----------------------------|
--2-------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|


----------------------------------------------------|
--1L-1L-1L-1----------------------------------------|
--------0-------------------------------------------|
--2--3-----3--2--3--2--0----------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|


--0L-0L-0L-0----------------------------------------|
--------------1L-1L-1L-1----------------------------|
-----------0--2--1--2--0----------------------------|
-----2--3-------------------------------------------|
--3-------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|


--------------------3L-3----------------------------|
--3L-3L-3L-3--0L-0----------------------------------|
--------------0-------------------------------------|
--4--0--2--4-----1--2-------------------------------|
-----------------------2----------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|


--3L-3L-3L-3--2L-2L-2L-2----------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
--------------0-------------------------------------|
--3--0--2--3-----3--2--0----------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|


--3L-3----------------------------------------------||
----------------------------------------------------||
--------------0-------------------------------------||
--------0--4----------------------------------------||
-----2----------------------------------------------||
--3-------------------------------------------------||


{You'll have to forgive the strangeness of this, it's WAY simpler than it looks damn gp6 doesn't like to export multiple voices easily}
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Last edited by Outside Octaves at Dec 25, 2011,