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Any source to get that knowledge?
I have been playing guitar on and off for three years and i can play any chords i have come across so far with ease and shifting is also good. As for lead guitar, my i've worked on my pinky finger and now can play most solos at same or decent speeds with the correct timings and feeling.
Now getting to the point, i want to work my way through learning specific genres of music, i'm not very good with music theory and stuff however i do have basic knowledge. Can you please help me with what to learn and how to proceed to start playing these genres. What i am basically looking for is theory (Scales, common patterns, power chord progressions, family of chords which sound good together and stuff).
Any guitar teachers here?
Im starting to give guitar lessons to a girl, she's just starting out..
Any pointers, advice for me as a new guitar teacher?
Why would i need to know how to read the bass and treble clef? Im not joining an orchestra so that's pointless in my case. I don't need to learn how to read music
hello , im in the fifth year now of playing guitar , i learned the ;
chords - scales - key signatures - modes - bunch of solos and licks - how to read music - im into the blues now
im addicted to guitar , that ive learned english to understand youtube videos and books
i live in a place where there is no teachers and visa to pay online onces
and i love doing this ( learning alone ) , but a teacher would be a great idea ,
not just to ask him about technical stuff ,
just to see a dude with a long journey of guitar playing in front of you ,
that would be great ,
because you can analyse how he thinks , or feel ,
and even steal licks from his playing without even asking him anything ,
what im trying to say , self learning is a cool thing ,
( i would take classes if i could )
but you should set down with an experienced dude to get inspired ,
( while you have the possibility )
and focus on what you have ; your freedom , ears
( and cool guys in this forum that would help you just for the sake of music )
while no one is screaming every day in you ears ( do that and that )
i hope you got what i said , best wishes
So basically you want to know if you fit in with a certain demographic, a certain celebrity demographic in order to give yourself more hope and motivation?
Look dude, this forum is pretty hostile. It's a damn fact, I mentioned TOOL has complex melodies and some dude jumped at me for no goddamn reason and told me they cant write for shit. Opinions aside that's just the type of people here, mostly hostile. I'd use curse words but I dont want to get banned for describing what the population here seems like.
Honestly, you were better off Googling "Famous self taught guitarists", I am pretty sure Hendrix fits into that category.
I am not trying to be negative or destroy your motivation, I am just giving you a heads up. People on forums....they are usually not nice.
Note: I am talking about UG in general not this specific subforum.
Also, being self taught can work, but trust me. Taking lessons is better. For one good reason, there will always be a guy there telling you when you're "doing it wrong", And unlike in here he'll try to be a half decent human being about it.
Ya, I agree with the whole beginning part of the video. Reading music can be a useful tool, but it is not necessary for understanding theory.
What I disagree with about the video, is the ending part where he is selling pipe dreams telling people to give him money because he will teach them the theory they need to know in a couple months.
I mean, imo, what you need to know about theory, if you just want to play and improvise over popular music, can be explained very quickly. In just a couple of hours, but to internalize it in a useful way, in so far as actually playing guitar, it takes a very long time, and a lot of practice.
He is saying that learning guitar can be fast, but it cannot. If it could be fast, then the best guitarists would be even better, because they would learn more quickly and would be even farther along than they are now.
The best guitarists, are at the level they are because they put A LOT of time into it. A lot of practice. There is no shortcut to getting really good at guitar. It takes a lot of practice.
.I regard sight reading as a useful skill, but it is not learning theory, I consider it another instrument, really. Theory is something separate. A lot of schools mostly in academia will teach notation, because it makes sense there, and is useful in that place, but I don't find it is commonly taught for starters if you go get guitar lessons somewhere. Not teaching sight reading isn't anything new in teaching guitar
I find there are different ways to go about learning guitar, some better suited for some results than others, and I find how I would teach it is a very efficient way, which I never come across, but what this guy is selling, being able to give intervals straight away, I don't find is really all that useful of an approach for any destination of guitar.
I know and understand the questions asked above. But just, I don't think it's the best way to determine the key/scale by collecting all the notes of chords and then trying to form a scale of them. Might work yes, but what is the point of it if it takes longer than finding notes by ear?
It would be just easier though, if I knew theoretically where to start making solos or anything at all..
cheers Sean! Its really helpful! Just wanna ask, if it is a must for you slide your fingers for hitting the notes on the 13/15? Or can I place a different finger on the finger board to hit the other note on the 15th fret?
Lastly, might sound a little silly but how did you manage to figure out all the notes? I'm almost pulling my hair out for other christian songs !
Thank you so much Sean! You're a legend! Thank you so much! I'm trying to study how to read it now! Once again thanks so much!!
I find sight reading could actually be a very powerful skill, but it is time put in vs reward, vs what else you could be doing to improve your playing.
One thing I know I would have liked to be able to sight read for, was learning note for note some recordings Oscar Peterson had made. There is a note for note series, and if I could sight read, I would have been able to just blow right through the whole thing, and learn so much from him so quickly.
Instead, I had to try and figure it out, or what I would do is just to play over the music, and try to ear some parts on the fly, and just get general vibe and stuff, and then ear some specific things.
But if I could just sit down with sheet music in front of me, and play note for note what other great musicians played, that would be a great learning tool for learning a lot of stuff quickly.
Learning to sight read is a little easier in a way on piano, so if I played as much as I used to, I may have learned by now. But it's a little different on guitar.
There are many cases where it can be handy though. I would like to be able to just write music with a pen and paper. That could be cool at times. It would be useful for being a studio musician also, because someone could just call you, and you could play whatever they want.
However, for me, I would prefer to be called upon to write my own licks, rather than ones someone else wrote, and all of the time I would need to spend to learn to sight read, is not worth what I would get out of it, when there are so many other things I could work on, which would be more useful to me. I am more of a freestyle/writer, than I am a performer of music note for note, so at this point, it's not very useful for me.
It's not something I would impress upon others either, really, unless they really wanted to take a path in music where it could be required. For a lot of instruments, it's not really that bad to learn, if you know all your major scales, too. Guitar though, is not really one of those. Because standard notation tells you what key you're in, and then only shows notes in that key, unless otherwise indicated, and it is pretty easy to see most intervals. So, it's not so bad really. But guitar is all kind of weird, in that you simply cannot play some things that you could on a piano. Other instruments don't have that issue so much, because they can only play one note at a time. So, there would never be notation that would require you to play something impossible, or choices of multiple ways to play the same notes.
EDIT: I'll also say that it would be helpful for remembering stuff. Again, I mostly freestyle, but i do learn some thing note for note, then I can only record it and ear it out later, or hopefully remember it. Earing stuff out is not SO bad, but just reading it out and playing it as I do, would be much faster.
It's just superimposition with triads.
If you stick a major triad a major 6th higher than the root of a dominant 7th chord, you'll get a 13b9 chord.
G7 with Emaj triad on top. Or in the case of your example, Ab13b9. Your voicing is a rootless voicing.
But I just don't know why I used the major formula 1-3-5 to find the chords, why not the minor one or even the diminished one?
Why is it the major one? And again I might be overthinking this but if I had a C Natural minor scale, how would I determine the chords? Using the major formula or the minor formula?
And just I have no idea how to determine the key/scale let's say for a progression eg. Em C G D - I'd have no idea what to do.
And I'm not interested in searching for corresponding keys/scales for 3 hours just to determine the key of a few chords.
And no, no possibilities to get a teacher, a proper one. I played saxophone for about 4 years many years ago in a proper "institution" but currently my guitar teacher is just not teaching anything. He's able to do things but he just can't teach.
I'm a total noob at theory, and would like to start writing songs with my band. I can't come up with anything decent no matter how hard it try. We've come up with basic outlines (tuning, time sig, tempo) but can't get a riff, solo, or chord progression to save our lives. Any tips?
I guess, when you say 13b9, you mean this sort of shape?
I actually eared that whole piece out. There were a couple shapes I didn't use much. That was one of them, and I actually don't use augmenteds much either. But the chord name website I use sometimes didn't know what the above was, nor I think one other shape, which was a sort of dim Maj 7 I think.
but I remember you sayign that you would play an A over a C I think it was, because of WH scale, if I got that right, which then became a 13b9, but I don't understand how the WH scale comes in.
You could just learn the theory behind scales and that would solve all this AND you would have an understanding of how it's constructed / how to build chords from said scale / be able to apply it to your playing.
Just a thought though
Overvalued? is that a fact? How is being able to look at a sheet of muscic and play it Instantaneously an overvalued skill? It can literally save you hours of trying to figure out complex pieces of music by ear. When you read my post do you sit there having to figure out my sentence word by word or can you understand it on the spot? Sight reading is of course a valuable skill to have. If you play nothing but 1 4 5 pop songs then maybe it isnt useful, but if you are playing complex pieces of music from the classical and jazz repotoire it is very useful indeed.
Good answer, Sean. If you know your fretboard, Billie, count the number of frets between each of the notes in each triad. From C, E is four frets higher and from D, F is only three. Each note is the third letter higher, an interval of a third, but from D the interval is smaller or MINOR.
Theory is a bit like math. You have to learn to count, then add and subtract before going on to multiplication and division. A good teacher can help with all that in short order. Check with your local muSic store and be clear with what your goals are. Good luck
I just started to learn to read music on the guitar and im having some problem counting the rhythm while playing. I am using a metronome and my question is should i count 1 2 3 4 or should i subdivide and count 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and.
No worries, Jet, I totally understand how life can get.
This thread has made me have a significant revelation in discovering that I enjoy not only guitarists, but also guitarist songwriters (or maybe more accurately, songwriters who use a guitar as a way of channeling their songwriting. I suppose it makes sense given that I grew up listening to Cobain. This, along with our PMs has made me realize that I enjoy musicians who are really able to tell a story. Probably something to keep in mind as I progress.
Not sure what I was thinking there with modes- guess I'll have to study that a bit more.
I guess my big question in starting this thread was, and still is, how can I develop a cohesive form of musical expression when my interests range from gentle, melodic folk/country (the original style, not the pop infused drivel of today) to fast, aggressive punk? I suppose the overarching theme to all of it is harmonic simplicity- maybe I need to start there.
Jimmy Page, Brian May and David Gilmour use?
Like does anyone actually know as oppose to the standard probably this and that answer?
More than that does anyone know what keys in regards to jimmy page he favoured more than others?
Hi everyone, I've been playing guitar for the greater part of my life 15 years, played mostly classical guitar, metal and rock and some jazz. But I've never played in a full on thrash band until now. My new found problems are the main thrash beats, municipal waste/toxic holocaust, etc.
My main issue is the snare being so loud I tend to hear it as my down beat. Has anyone here have this problem and gotten over it?
Are there any tricks I'm missing? I can get away with it by (cheating), playing everything half a beat of, but I'm not getting groove yet. :/
Thank for any feedback.
one of the things i think that hinders me are the vocals. sometimes they make it very difficult to hear wat the guitars are doing.
When you more familiar with how key signitures work you can do them in real time. Actually, you kind of missed the point, and kind of proved mine, that knowledge of Key/keysigs is relevant; the accidental of E# would ONLY happen in F# minor; if you familiar with keysigs you wouldn't be fumbling around and wondering "The E# could also be the root of the iii chord in the key of C#, or it could be the V in A#".
It basically comes down to ones own way of thinking about music, and I guess it's up to you, but I think for the benefit of the OP, it best try and get the whole picture, and make your own decision based on that.
Sean0913, what I'm saying is to think of the major scale as only one aspect of music theory, and musical composition.
I see you logic, the idea of relating everything back to the 'major scale mentality' and thinking in terms of "tone-tone-semitone-tone-tone-tone-semitone"™. But imo this isn't the best way, for a number of reasons. And I believe that you think this way because you disregard key signatures as "irrelevant" which I think is wrong, and actually counterproductive advice.
For instance, what do you do if you see a piece of music with three sharps by the clef, and accidentals like E-sharp? Play through random scale positions till you got it?
If you applied the logic of keysigs, then you would see this is just the relative minor of the original key of A (I.e. F-Sharp minor) and that, unless otherwise notated, the music is based on the F-sharp harmonic minor scale.
This is very common practice, and I couldn't get through the day without it (and I don't really use sight reading either). So basically OP., take it step by step and learn all aspects of music theory instead of trying to funnel it through the narrow path of 'major scale' thinking.
Harmonic Minor is different because of its scale intervals. Harmonic minor is WHWWHWWH while regular minor is WHWWHWW. What do you mean by being able to apply the harmonic minor scale "appropriately"? Don't you use the harmonic minor scale just like any other scale? I understand that the intervals are different in every scale, but the concept of how to use the scales are pretty much the same, right?