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Hey Everyone

I was wondering if you guys could do me a HUGE favor and check out this improv I just did below. It's blues. Maybe critique it a bit? Tell me what you think and what I need to work on? I'd REALLY appreciate it! Thanks, guys!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0PJNA3o8QQ
Last edited by Serephim at May 9, 2013,
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Can I get a suggestion of an occupation from the audience?

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Can I get a suggestion of an occupation from the audience?

Dentis!
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Just barreling dogs and barking trains
Another year lost to the blue line
#5
blues on a bc rich


why

nvm i got to the sloppy "fast" scale part and realized you're just a dumb metalhead that learned 2 positions of the minor scale and how to bend and think you're a regular robert johnson now
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#6
That wasn't funny at all OP.
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#7
^^ and for that matter, why do you keep your strings all long like that?
Seriously, I don't understand it. It's looks soo pointless and ugly.
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blues on a bc rich


why

nvm i got to the sloppy "fast" scale part and realized you're just a dumb metalhead that learned 2 positions of the minor scale and how to bend and think you're a regular robert johnson now



Because it's a Custom Shop. Wicked versatile.

And if you think im just a metal head, youre wrong. I play classical guitar. Going to college for it. Berklee, thanks. And i have a masters in Theory and Comp. So, no, I am not just "some metal head" and I know much more than 2 positions of the minor scale. To what minor scale to you refer? Aeolian? Pentatonic? Hexatonic Blues? Phrygian? Dorian? Harmonic Minor? Double Harmonic?

I asked to critique my technique. Not my Theoretical knowledge.

Good Day.
Last edited by Serephim at May 9, 2013,
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i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

Rest in Peace, Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and Eric Garner and Mike Brown
#12
Mexico
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Just barreling dogs and barking trains
Another year lost to the blue line
#13
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Can I get a suggestion of an occupation from the audience?

i lu you
#14
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Quote by Bob_Sacamano
i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

Rest in Peace, Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and Eric Garner and Mike Brown
#15
Quote by Serephim
Because it's a Custom Shop. Wicked versatile.

And if you think im just a metal head, youre wrong. I play classical guitar. Going to college for it. Berklee, thanks. And i have a masters in Theory and Comp. So, no, I am not just "some metal head" and I know much more than 2 positions of the minor scale. To what minor scale to you refer? Aeolian? Pentatonic? Hexatonic Blues? Phrygian? Dorian? Harmonic Minor? Double Harmonic?

I asked to critique my technique. Not my Theoretical knowledge.

Good Day.


well played, TS, i almost fucking lost
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#16
Seems too clinical and controlled for me to think it's good blues. Blues isn't just played with your fingers.

You have mad chops though, so just work on how to apply those chops to other genres and get behind the mindsets of different genres (not to imply there are rules to playing some styles of music, but it's helpful to immerse yourself in a different world).
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I play classical guitar. Going to college for it. Berklee, thanks.

You're a smug wee scranny aren't ya?

EDIT: And mate, you can tell by your awful clothes, perpetually sullen expression and ludicrous scale runs that you are indeed, just some metalhead,
Last edited by willT08 at May 9, 2013,
#18
Step one of doing a blues improv: play blues


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#19
Quote by Serephim
Because it's a Custom Shop. Wicked versatile.

And if you think im just a metal head, youre wrong. I play classical guitar. Going to college for it. Berklee, thanks. And i have a masters in Theory and Comp. So, no, I am not just "some metal head" and I know much more than 2 positions of the minor scale. To what minor scale to you refer? Aeolian? Pentatonic? Hexatonic Blues? Phrygian? Dorian? Harmonic Minor? Double Harmonic?

I asked to critique my technique. Not my Theoretical knowledge.

Good Day.

In real school, we don't call it a "masters" unless you mean master's degree, which you don't have at age 17. If you do have one at age 17, why the fuck did you go into music?


also buttmad
#20
Quote by Serephim
Because it's a Custom Shop. Wicked versatile.

And if you think im just a metal head, youre wrong. I play classical guitar. Going to college for it. Berklee, thanks. And i have a masters in Theory and Comp. So, no, I am not just "some metal head" and I know much more than 2 positions of the minor scale. To what minor scale to you refer? Aeolian? Pentatonic? Hexatonic Blues? Phrygian? Dorian? Harmonic Minor? Double Harmonic?

I asked to critique my technique. Not my Theoretical knowledge.

Good Day.
Someone tell Xiaoxi to go find this guy and slap him upside the head. And burn his B.C. Rich guitars.


Guitar solo sounded like any other crappy metalhead guitarist teenager who just learned how to solo. Too much gain, shitty bends, shitty coming-out-of bends, lousy timing, etc. It almost hurts to listen to.

And, tapping? In a Blues solo?



#23


Plenty of wanking, not enough interesting.
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I play classical guitar. Going to college for it. Berklee, thanks.


Did your dad donate a wing or something?
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#25
Well, shit. I thought everybody was just being dicks but that really did suck, TS.
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Quote by Serephim
Because it's a Custom Shop. Wicked versatile.

And if you think im just a metal head, youre wrong. I play classical guitar. Going to college for it. Berklee, thanks. And i have a masters in Theory and Comp. So, no, I am not just "some metal head" and I know much more than 2 positions of the minor scale. To what minor scale to you refer? Aeolian? Pentatonic? Hexatonic Blues? Phrygian? Dorian? Harmonic Minor? Double Harmonic?

I asked to critique my technique. Not my Theoretical knowledge.

Good Day.

fuck my life

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#27
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fuck my life

Love it
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#28
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i like how the first thing he mentioned that's wrong with it is 'too much gain'
That's like, over half of what's wrong with it.

Hell, it's already even too much for playing most metal.
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You're a smug wee scranny aren't ya?

EDIT: And mate, you can tell by your awful clothes, perpetually sullen expression and ludicrous scale runs that you are indeed, just some metalhead,


Tucker, you really are one cheeky fucker.
There's a special sex move I do called the Charizard.
It's where you light the girls pubes, then put it out with your cum and run around the room flapping your arms screaming, "You don't have enough badges to train me!"
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Quote by Serephim
Because it's a Custom Shop. Wicked versatile.

And if you think im just a metal head, youre wrong. I play classical guitar. Going to college for it. Berklee, thanks. And i have a masters in Theory and Comp. So, no, I am not just "some metal head" and I know much more than 2 positions of the minor scale. To what minor scale to you refer? Aeolian? Pentatonic? Hexatonic Blues? Phrygian? Dorian? Harmonic Minor? Double Harmonic?

I asked to critique my technique. Not my Theoretical knowledge.

Good Day.


I bet all the girls want your penis because of your musical theory knowledge
#34
Quote by cho0onger
Step one of doing a blues improv: play blues


This. The only time you played something bluesy was when you used that one pattern at the 12th fret and even that was average. The rest of it was pretentious wank that didn't really gel with the rhythmn and represent the feel of the blues at all. No emotion.


Also, this is the wrong thread to really get opinions on this.
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Here, if you guys wanna cleanse your ears a bit, here's a guy who actually knows how the hell to blues jam:


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#37
You need more blues phrasing and less sweep picking.
#38
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Then I ask of you, display what is correct, because obviously your opinions are gospel in your mind.


I don't know. Maybe something that is... actually blues?
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#40
While you are adequate in terms of technical skill, your improv sounded less like a solo and more like you were practicing scales. You should tone down the flashyness and focus more on being musical.
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