#1
Hi

i'm trying to improvise over this track

http://www.guitarplayback.com/grooving-rock

in the associated pdf there is a quick chart and the chords are:

E7#9 B7 E7#9 B7
E7#9 B7 E7#9 B7
F#11 Em F#11 Em
F#11 Em F#11 B7#9

I cannot hear the changes, could someone help me adding the minute/second where the chord is used?

thanks a lot
#2
It sounds like every time that chord "swoosh" is heard, it is either the E7#9 or the F#11. The little bit of improv in between is the B7, Em, or B7#9.

You should be able to mess around in E blues.
#3
Yes, E minor pentatonic address all the track, but, as suggested in the accompanying pdf, the use of F lydian and B phrygian on the related chord gives you more possibilities, so it would be nice recognise where are this chords in the track just to try new sounds :-)
#4
If you can't actually hear the changes then the whole exercise is somewhat moot.

I suggest you spend some time working with simpler backing tracks whilst working on your listening skills and chord knowledge - moved to MT.
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#5
thanks for your response, anyway be able to get all chords change in this track is a really good listening exercise, in this moment i'm still trying to get this changes, i can already manage to get chord changes in simpler track.

This one is quite tricky and it challenges me, so if someone would partecipate would be nice
#6
I've made some progress in understanding the chord progression, the first change to the F#11 is at the 20th seconds more less only that form me sound good using this chord shape:

Muted
5
3
5
5
Muted

which is a Dm9, that i think could be a substitution for F #11,
the E7#9 of course sounds good in this shape:
Muted or 0
7
6
7
8
Muted

so for the moment the progression i can hear is:

Original:
E7#9 B7 E7#9 B7
E7#9 B7 E7#9 B7
F#11 Em F#11 Em
F#11 Em F#11 B7#9

what i hear:
E7#9 E7#9 E7#9 E7#9
E7#9 E7#9 E7#9 E7#9
Dm9 Dm9 Dm9 Dm9
Dm9 Dm9 Dm9 B7#9

so the changes E7#9 B7 are barely audible for me or it's due to the position i choose for the B7
the same for the F#11 Em or to me Dm9 Em

i'll try to make some progress
#7
That chord chart is way off. There are just three chords in the backing track.

The first 8 bars are E7#9 and the next 7 bars are Fmaj7#11. Then there's one bar of B7#9.

I don't understand where the F#11 chord comes from. There are no F# chords in the track. It's an Fmaj7#11 chord. After one bar of Fmaj7 there's always one bar of riff in E but I wouldn't call it a chord change.

Oh, now I see what the F#11 meant. It didn't mean Fsharp 11th chord. It meant F (natural) add #11. But that's an incorrect way of writing the chord name.
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