#1
music theory. ive only learnt a bit from a book ive got, like triads, major and minor scales and the notes on the fretboard and stuff, but i dont where to go from there. ive been to the music theory faq thread but some of the stuff there just confuses me, and the links lead to threads that pop up more questions than they answer.
#3
Learn your modes/keys (Ex: "Oh this is C major, so I can play D Dorian over it") Chord theory rocks. Learn extended chords (7's 9's 13's all that) and they're part they play in your learnings of theory. I would explain a lot of this, but I gotta go to school If this thread stays open I'd be happy to explain some of what I know..
#4
Notice it's 7,9,11,13...bascailly it's every other note for basic chord structure.
If you access to a keyboard, you'll see it easier.
basically press down every other notes of the white keys.

Minor chords will always imply a Flat 3rd as a rule of thumb.

As guide...the 5th (mixolian)..when adding the 7th...
it will be G7 in the key of C....not Gmaj7

What's the difference ?
The G7..the 7th note is 1/2 pitch flat.
The Gmaj7 has a natural 7th.

Why dose it has to be ike that ? To stay within the same key.
Becuase there's a whole step between the 4 and 5 note of the parent scale.
That's why you play a Flat 7th

there's a 1/2 step betweem the 7 and octive
There's a 1/2 step between the 3rd and 4th note
This is why you play a natural 7th . (maj7) for the I and IV chord.


It'll help you narrow down of what possiable key the song is in.
if you see a G7, or D7...mostly it will be the 5th degree. (not always)

There's 16 basic PMI picking pattern, that you can learn to start off with.
I'm not sure how many strumming patterns they're but there's plenty of
books ,CD that'll have strumming pattern excersizes.

Have you memorize all of the 5 basic pentatonic scale pattern that'll
fix like a jigsaw puzzle of the entire fretboard ?
I play in a BIG BOX pattern...it's 24 frets long.lol

There's the MAJOR pentatonic,
and there's the MINOR pentatonic.
Trainer your ears to distinguish the difference and learnd the different
patterns to them.

I shuffle all of it around like a slide ruler to play in different keys or ptich accordingly.
i can bascailly play in whatever key or pitch. Kind of like move a bar chord around.

Have you learned the arppegios pattern that will spread out of the entire
fretboard for a perticular chord. There's planety of little hand booklet
for quick reference. We all know the notes of a chord are arppegios of course.
But to see it spread out through out the entire neck is a little bit different.

The appegios helps me to harmonize bettter over a chords.
The more familar I'm with them, the i better on the fly or improv player I'll be.

pratice the inflections...meaning the way you play a scale or notes.
The slides, bends, hammers, pulls ,riffs, vibrato...etc

try playing with a bottle neck
Last edited by Ordinary at Apr 22, 2008,
#5
Quote by SylvaShredder
(Ex: "Oh this is C major, s o I can play D Dorian over it")



NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!!!


You can't do that. You just can't. If something is in the key of C and you play the notes C D E F G A B over it, in any order, you're playing the C major scale. That's it!!!! There is no discussion.
#7
Quote by SylvaShredder
Learn your modes/keys (Ex: "Oh this is C major, so I can play D Dorian over it").

or you could say "this is in C major, so i can play a C major over it."
#8
music theory. ive only learnt a bit from a book ive got, like triads, major and minor scales and the notes on the fretboard and stuff, but i dont where to go from there. ive been to the music theory faq thread but some of the stuff there just confuses me, and the links lead to threads that pop up more questions than they answer.
Search for 'The Crusade" articles in the lessons or columns section of UG. That will give you a good foundation. Then go through the music theory link in my sig, you will already know some of it from The Crusade. Then work through the MT FAQ thread, and feel free to ask any questions you have here.
My name is Andy
Quote by MudMartin
Only looking at music as math and theory, is like only looking at the love of your life as flesh and bone.

Swinging to the rhythm of the New World Order,
Counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums