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Really?? Of the two posts I made you find that part overwhelming?
I'll make a note of that though. I appreciate the feedback.
It helps tremendously if you know your major scale since intervals are named in relation to their position in the major scale.
If you know the Major Scale well then you might want to skip to Naming Intervals
The chromatic scale is made up of 12 pitches each a semitone apart from the next:
C - C#/Db - D - D#Eb - E - E#/F - F#/Gb - G - G#/Ab - A - A#/Bb - B - B#/C
So, Ive been trying to study music theory and lately I feel Im at a point where I dont really feel like Ive learned much. I started with having literally no knowlege of theory so I know that I know way more then when I started but I dont feel like I've got it to a point where I can compose a nice song. I make little jams all the time but they are never full songs. More like "chops". Composing a full song is just hard for me for some reason.
I have a basic understanding of The Overtone Series, major and minor triads, major and minor scales, Major/minor pentatonic scales, and of course intervals. Im just now getting into learning how to create chord structures.
Im really asking should I feel like I have a much better understanding of music by knowing these? Or do I not know enough yet to be able to fully understand it? I feel like by knowing these things I shouldnt be having as much problems writing a full song since most people dont even need thoery to write.
I guess Im just really unsure on how to properly practice and master these and what to do after chord progressions. I feel like I should have a better understanding of theory by now. I did not learn the notes of the fretboard and I cant read music. Perhaps if I do these first thoery will make more sense to me? What would you recommend I learn/practice to get a better full understanding of thoery?
Note: When I said I dont know the notes on the fretboard I meant I dont know them off the top of my head but I can easily figure it out. Its just not instantaneous.
You'd be surprised, a friend of mine had his amp 'claimed' by someone, he phoned the police, and the police said to him that if he didn't give the amp back, they could go in and take it by force. Of course, as you mention state, it may be different, as I'm in England.
Did you quote the wrong post?
Either way, looking only at keys is way too shallow to deal with most music. They key is literally nothing more than the chord of resolution. It doesn't tell what you what to play at any given point within a progression, and it certainly does not mean that C major and A minor are the same thing.
Here's a little progression: |C E7 |Am D7 |Dm G7| C C7| Fm Bb7| Eb Ab |Am Dm| G7 C|
It's very obviously in the key of C, but you'll notice that most of the chords fall outside of the 7 notes proscribed by the key signature. Key alone doesn't come close to dealing with this kind of very normal chord progression. You have to play to the chords, not the key.
Start by creating your own backing track of chord changes, and then just experiment with switching halfway through. It's a baby step, but I found it helpful.
Second, there are some good lessons on this at mikedodge.com and 12bar.de.
Third, ear training, ear training, ear training.
I'd look at it as major/minor chords rather than scales.
The idea of mixing the two is to get the sound of a minor melody against a major chord - the Blue Note. The only time you'll do that is over major or dominant 7 chord.
Well, what he's doing is illegal, so if he flat out refuses when you turn up on his doorstep, phone the police about it. At this point, I really wouldn't be surprised if he's sold your stuff, this situation rarely ends well, but your best best really is to just turn up demanding your property back and say that you'll phone the police if it isn't returned to you.
Why do people who don't understand a concept try to define it?
"Left-brained" and "right-brained" are different modalities of thinking.
It has very little to do with being "creative" or not. It has to do with the labeling/analyzing/compartmentalizing method of analysis, or the absence of that.
A lot of shredding, and certainly genres like mathcore, are very left-brain oriented. That doesn't mean they're not creative. Writing is a very left-brain activity, wheres my experience is that most of the music I play isn't.
I think that a lot of the endless discussions we get into around here about stuff like modes stems from people holding onto a left-brain approach in an area where it's not useful. A lot of us have done really well with a left-brained approach, and it's most of what we're taught in school, and it is a fantastic tool set. But we use it so much that we don't know how to turn it off.
And it turns out that turning it off also unleashes a powerful tool set, although it's a harder one to talk about or teach (because talking about something is bringing a left-brain approach to bear on the subject).
The first step to doing this is to STOP analyzing and breaking down and taking apart. In Edwards' book, it then becomes about looking in a more profound way than we usually look. In music, I think it's about listening in a more profound way than we usually listen, but that's something that's hard to do with an undeveloped ear.
It's not just saying "be more creative."
it's more "the guitarist who reads tabs on the Internet and tries to piece things together" and "the guitarist who internalizes other peoples' music and uses those influences to create their own sound
This is irrelevant to the usefulness of the concept in practical terms.
for some reason im having trouble composing melody. I cant find a guide that helps at all. I was hoping for someone to be able to direct me to a good guide or explain themselves thanks.
i just learned these 5 pentatonic scales but i dont know if they are major or minor someone please help!
Just playing doesn't get the same results as a practice schedule in which you evaluate your technique/knowledge and try to develop to full extent.
I'm surprised they still let me post in this forum, since I know next to nothing about musical theory.
Now I know why. It's because of members such as yourself who come along and actually remove musical knowledge from it. In other words, after you make a post such as this, we all know less about theory than we did before we read it.
And it seems we'll never get that time or knowledge back.....it's like suffering amnesia from a traumatic event. Maybe someday we'll recover, but who can really know what the future holds.....
Now, why don't you straighten "metalmetalhead" out, because he thinks the chromatic scale is minor. That's going to take a bit more work.
You do not need to learn scales to play guitar. As most people on the musicians talk forum will tell you they are not fundamentally important to playing the guitar. In fact, these scales are practically useless for the most part unless you are playing some funky weird music.
The only scales that you may ever need to know is the chromatic scale (all twelve tones), major/minor scale, pentatonic major/minor, and the blues scale (which is the pentatonic minor scale with an added b5).
Now you will see that if you google scales that there are many other scales, like whole-tone and hw/wh diminished, but for the most part scales are useless, unless you want to limit yourself with those notes in the scale.
Get rid of Audacity & start using Reaper is probably your easiest solution. Audacity is terrible & very limited.
Thanks everyone for their replies. I think I'm just going to learn exclusively by ear. All the great players did it so why shouldn't I? For those of you that have been learning songs by ear for awhile (years) how good are you at it now? Can you hear something and then know pretty much how to play it? I'm just curious what the future holds with my ear training.
I do want to say, the amount of anti-tab talk is ridiculous. I understand disagreeing with the word processed numbers we see in the tabs section, it's why I bough Guitar Pro within a few months of beginning guitar, and that's vastly helped my playing, and, as mentioned, nowadays, the pieces I learn are incredibly advanced pieces that I learn purely to advance my ability, and Guitar Pro tabs save me a lot of time. Speaking from my own experience, a lot of pieces you will have to learn for money, for a covers gig, or something, you can save yourself a lot of time by using a good quality tab, as they're always famous pieces. I recently worked in a Pit Orchestra, and so many guitarists who learn by ear would be without hope in this situation, as you're asked to work exclusively from sheet music. Guitar Pro can actually help you learn notation, to a certain extent, and it makes writing music a lot easier, so I wouldn't be too quick to look down on the usage of tab, especially when reading standard notation is arguably a much more useful skill to have than being able to learn by ear.
Okay, I am pretty good at sweep picking, I can do advanced patterns at high speeds and can combine tapping with the sweep picking. So I'm no longer a beginner and more of an advanced player at sweeping.
Recently I have been doing research and hearing alot of people saying that if you don't occasionally use a metronome while practising sweep picking, shredding even just playing regular then you will be a sloppy guitarist. I have watched multiple videos but can't seem to get the hang of playing with a metronome or even understand how it works.
Any tips, or scales that I can play with the metronome along with the BPM I should start at ? and is it really a necessity to guitar playing ?
Actually, I'm coming from the position of someone who was able to develop a great ear for music thanks to tabs.