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by troyatlarge
Wed May 01, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Watermelon in Easter Hay....guitar sound
Replies: 1
Views: 4206

Re: Watermelon in Easter Hay....guitar sound

I sure don't know. But I do know it sounds good when the vamp is on a classical guitar and the lead on a steal string acoustic – and fun to play too if you get the lead. Noticed the other day the sheet music to it (transcribed by Vai) is up on the web at this site: http://www.youbioit.com/en/article...
by troyatlarge
Wed May 01, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: Hey folks, Steve here. I was pretty blown away by this voca
Replies: 3
Views: 4143

Re: Hey folks, Steve here. I was pretty blown away by this v

I found it on youtude - very different. This was the link I found it on:

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by troyatlarge
Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Solfege Training
Replies: 15
Views: 11713

Re: Solfege Training

There are 46 million human being in the USA living below the poverty line, meaning they have $7,000 a year or less to live on. Take for example agriculture workers. Labor law does not cover them, thus they can go to work, unlimited hours a day, starting at the age 12, although there are very few reg...
by troyatlarge
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Solfege Training
Replies: 15
Views: 11713

Re: Solfege Training

For whatever its worth I took GNU Solfege and created personal user files that in turn make it have a section for training according to the method I suggested above. It works perfectly fine. I have the files that make it work if anyone is interested it.
by troyatlarge
Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Solfege Training
Replies: 15
Views: 11713

Re: Solfege Training

When I can afford school I'll do that, unless I have it down by then. As far as schools go, best I can tell there is no set fixed best way – just a hodge podge of different approaches from different schools with no testing to see which, if any, methods kids learn faster by, aside from near universal...
by troyatlarge
Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Solfege Training
Replies: 15
Views: 11713

Re: Solfege Training

Ahh, so now it sounds like building it up piece by piece – unison, m2, M2, m3, M3, 4, etc. That is actually the GNU Solfege is physically laid out. It also returns us to the main idea. When I looked into the science of methods that worked best in learning this, there is almost zero study on the subj...
by troyatlarge
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Expressive Modes - Mr. Fastfinger - Jam Track Central
Replies: 2
Views: 5490

Re: Expressive Modes - Mr. Fastfinger - Jam Track Central

You probably already know this, but learning George Russell's “Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization”, or for short “the Concept” is a HUGE plus in grasping modes and their use. I'll put this out there for those who might not yet be expossed to it ........... The general idea is that there ...
by troyatlarge
Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Solfege Training
Replies: 15
Views: 11713

Re: Solfege Training

I do have the GNU Solfege program, so its not like I'm missing the correct pitch or anything like that – it makes two tones and I simply have to say what they are, Major 3rd, minor 6th, etc – or it can play chords and I have to say what inversion its in, that sort of thing. So if I follow you, your ...
by troyatlarge
Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Solfege Training
Replies: 15
Views: 11713

Re: Solfege Training

I'm not a singer either, by any stretch. My whole idea here is not to be a singer, but to develop correct “hearing”. Grasping relative pitch being of primary interest. For example, if some great performer is blazing along I want to know exactly what mode they are in at any time when really listening...
by troyatlarge
Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Solfege Training
Replies: 15
Views: 11713

Re: Solfege Training

Why do you think “do re me/solfege sucksssssss”? The system was placed forward by Guido of Arezzo in about the year of 1025 which means people have been using it now for just short of a thousand years. More important, if its bad, what do you replace it with? Here comes the bride? I did give song rec...
by troyatlarge
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Solfege Training
Replies: 15
Views: 11713

Re: Solfege Training

That isn't my experience both. Like I said, I get 100% on hearing correctly hearing major or minor chords, root position, but do really bad on hearing melodic intervals of 3rds, yet reasonably good at hearing melodic intervals of 2nds, 4th&5ths and 6ths. In fact, in melodic intervals the easiest for...
by troyatlarge
Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Solfege Training
Replies: 15
Views: 11713

Solfege Training

I got a music program, GNU Solfege, to train myself to have perfect pitch, perfect relative pitch, etc. I've ran into a problem. I can get pretty regularly 100% in hearing the difference between a major and minor chords. I do well in hearing acending intervals of maj/min seconds, maj/min 6th, and 4t...