#1
In Marty Friedman's "Melodic Control" video, he said that he follows chords rather than staying in the scale. For those of you familiar with his style, what does he mean by this? All help is appreciated.
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#2
Did you watch the video or just stop after he said this? It's what the whole thing's about.
#3
It basically means that he plays the notes of the chords that are being played in the progession. So, if the chords were C-Am-D (completely random), he would use the notes of those chords to solo. Haven't watched the video, just sounds like what hes talking about to me.
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#4
He's not "leaving the scale". He's playing in key the whole time, but he emphasizes the chord changes so that his phrases have more of an impact and gain the listeners attention better.
#5
Quote by Blackballed
It basically means that he plays the notes of the chords that are being played in the progession. So, if the chords were C-Am-D (completely random), he would use the notes of those chords to solo. Haven't watched the video, just sounds like what hes talking about to me.


The video basically tells you to emphasize notes which differentiate the chords. For example going from Em to C, you would emphasize the b and then the c as those make the difference. He also talks about non-scale tones which work well over certain chords, to allow for use of all twelve tones while staying in key. Its all too much to say here, look at bgc's signature.
#6
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The video basically tells you to emphasize notes which differentiate the chords. For example going from Em to C, you would emphasize the b and then the c as those make the difference. He also talks about non-scale tones which work well over certain chords, to allow for use of all twelve tones while staying in key. Its all too much to say here, look at bgc's signature.
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Make sure you click "Melodic Control," as "Learn to Solo is a mean joke that links you to a picture of a nastly looking sea creature.


Or perhaps it's the other way around...
#7
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Make sure you click "Melodic Control," as "Learn to Solo is a mean joke that links you to a picture of a nastly looking sea creature.


Or perhaps it's the other way around...


Haha. I like your thinking.
#8
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Make sure you click "Melodic Control," as "Learn to Solo is a mean joke that links you to a picture of a nastly looking sea creature.


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#9
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Make sure you click "Melodic Control," as "Learn to Solo is a mean joke that links you to a picture of a nastly looking sea creature.


Or perhaps it's the other way around...


What the hell is that!?
#11
He means don't stay in one scale I think, change along with the chords. Thats what I do. If I'm doin a 12 bar blues in Am, I'll switch along with the Dm and E7, and not just stay in key of A minor the whole time. I think that's what he's emphasizing, variety interestingness.