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by Slygroove
Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: One strat vs another
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

One strat vs another

Signature strats are much more expensive than stock strats. Stock strats in turn are more expensive than squires. Aside from asthetics and signatures, what accounts for the difference in price? I'm looking for an answer a bit more specific than "better parts, better electronics, etc" Thanks in advan...
by Slygroove
Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Minor/natural/harmonic/melodic, need help
Replies: 8
Views: 2600

gtrdr wrote: B# = C / C# = D / E# = F / F(##) (double sharp) = G
C# doesn't = D#
by Slygroove
Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: "Play What You Hear" eBook by Chris Standring
Replies: 20
Views: 5672

Do not learn "scale shapes" or "arpeggio shapes." These are detrimental. Sorry? Did I miss something? Yes. Guitarists use crutches called "shapes" so that the don't have to learn note names. It's a shortcut that is detrimental in the long run. Violinists and Cellists do not use these. If you want t...
by Slygroove
Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Prince; 2004 hall of fame = fu**ing amazing guitar playing!
Replies: 71
Views: 19295

Interestingly enough, Eric Clapton has been quoted as saying Prince is his favorite player. Wow, that is interesting. Especially considering how Clapton has bashed most of the other "guitar gods" in his lifetime, i.e. Jeff Beck , Jimi Hendrix , Ritchie Blackmore , and others. When did Clapton ever ...
by Slygroove
Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: "Play What You Hear" eBook by Chris Standring
Replies: 20
Views: 5672

There are a variety of ways to do this. Learn to sing. Sing some guitar licks. Record yourself singing. Try to play along on your guitar. Learn a keyboard instrument. Transcribe guitar solos, using paper. Transcribe them without paper, only on guitar. Memorize the fretboard note names. Play without ...
by Slygroove
Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: From Crossroads...
Replies: 10
Views: 3867

A major
by Slygroove
Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: My spice is gone :(
Replies: 12
Views: 3417

There are certain skills that are easier to develop when young. Some skills become progressively difficult to learn when older. These are mostly aural skills. For example, it will be difficult to hear and identify harmonic intervals later in life. Many people can't, so they break them apart in their...
by Slygroove
Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: making a theme sound sad/happy
Replies: 15
Views: 4851

calos wrote:Oh the simpsons thing, yeah they just use relative minor to the key it's in, so the top score that is melody stays the same but sounds sad
Not possible. If you use the relative minor the melody notes change.
by Slygroove
Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:49 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Paganini Sheet Music Sites?
Replies: 6
Views: 2221

Just buy a damn book.
by Slygroove
Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: making a theme sound sad/happy
Replies: 15
Views: 4851

It doesn't use the lydian mode. It uses the lydian dominant mode. That's {1 2 3 #4 5 6 b7}. You can achieve the effect you speak of with chord substitutions. You can substitute a I major chord with a vi minor. You can also substitute a IV major chord with a ii minor. You can try others, but those ar...
by Slygroove
Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:05 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Some theory questions...
Replies: 10
Views: 4253

Re: Some theory questions...

1. I know how to make 7th chords... but never where to apply/use them in music, how do i do it? Use a 7 chord to strengthen the sound of a V chord, and force a stronger resolution back to a 1 chord. You can also use 7 chords to change keys. For example, you can modulate to the dominant by playing a...
by Slygroove
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:06 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Vai talented?
Replies: 38
Views: 11497

Re: Vai talented?

now dont get mad and please dont lock this topic . . . . . . . . . . . . . but is Steve talented or is he a good guitarist becuase of practice, determination, and knowledge? now think about it he does practice for a VERY long time and he knows most likely everything there is to know about guitar. B...
by Slygroove
Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Learning Fretboards Notes
Replies: 51
Views: 15530

And what's that? :) Set your metronome to 60. Pick a note. Find and play it everywhere on string 6. Find and play it everywhere on string 5. Repeat for every string and come back down, playing one note every beat. Pick another note and repeat. Eventually, raise the metronome. Do you guys remember V...
by Slygroove
Sun Jun 25, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Quarter Tone Sharps
Replies: 5
Views: 2390

No, a quarter.