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by markelia
Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Lydian progression
Replies: 26
Views: 8099

Watermelon in Easter Hay by Zappa has some great, classic lydian sounds in it. The #4 on the opening chord is the most prominant, leading note of the melody. If you're thinking of it as a modal tune, it's moving I(#4) to V. Because of the forceful presentation of the #4, it has a modal sound to me. ...
by markelia
Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Bite the Theory Bullet
Replies: 10
Views: 3372

Find a song you like in each key, and play it, while saying the note name aloud.

Play scales, and then arpeggios, in difficult keys, saying the note names aloud.
by markelia
Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:49 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Let's talk a bout "Junkie" of "Flex-able"
Replies: 8
Views: 3294

I agree; I find myself thinking back to this song and Call it Sleep very often. Steve's playing sounds raw, naked, and fresh.

If you enjoy this sort of open improvisatory guitar style, I recommend Shawn Lane records such as Temporal Analogues of Paradise, Time is the Enemy, or Personae.
by markelia
Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Interval Recognition
Replies: 18
Views: 3754

Root- Flat Fifth (Rush's YYZ or Hendrix Purple Haze) Root- Sharpened Fifth (Love Story) Root- Sixth (Tony MacAlpine's Sacred Wonder) Root- Minor Seventh (just has that funky sound) Root- Major Seventh (just has a distinct sound) Keep playing them a lot over different chords with different functional...
by markelia
Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Vai has no feel
Replies: 394
Views: 167310

is your teacher perhaps named JOEY DAHLIA?
:lol:
by markelia
Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:30 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Planet X and Allan Holdsworth
Replies: 12
Views: 1931

should be interesting to hear with the real allan in there, rather than tmac doing his best AH impersonation... :? seriously, i admire tmac tremendously, and he his keyboard solo was probably my favorite moment on the latest vai tour, but in his more recent fusion stuff, he sounds like an AH clone t...
by markelia
Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Best Rhythm Guitarists in Rock
Replies: 46
Views: 4590

malcom young, steve clark, james hetfield, eddie van halen,

honorable mention goes to steve stevens, "the edge", and whoever plays for the romantics
by markelia
Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:34 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: When you use scales, do you:
Replies: 21
Views: 3333

learning the patterns isn't too hard; learning the notes is probably harder. do both, and play all the arpeggios in there too.
by markelia
Fri Aug 05, 2005 7:49 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Am I to old?
Replies: 23
Views: 3753

you're from sweden, so you should be fine.
:D
by markelia
Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: The chord at the end of Eugene's Trick Bag
Replies: 17
Views: 3577

huge multitracked A Major chord; ultra high notes achieved with slide and/or pitch shifting, probably.
by markelia
Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:50 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Top 10 Favorite Guitarists
Replies: 78
Views: 11528

1. evh
2. pat metheny
3. alan holdsworth
4. george benson
5. john abercrombie
6. radiohead guy
7. angus/malcom young
8. sv
9. js
10. pg

honorable mention goes to: george lynch, tony mac, pat martino, yngwie, jeff beck, james hetfield, strunz & farrah, robert johnson.
by markelia
Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: guitarist bpm list
Replies: 43
Views: 5488

kirk hammett is teh fastest evar i sware
by markelia
Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Least Favorite Guitarist
Replies: 124
Views: 15342

My least favorite is probably Chris Impelleterri, but I think he's off the radar nowadays. PS: To those of you saying you hate Clapton, Angus Young, Hendrix, etc., I will say that your taste will probably change after you have been playing for several years. I used to dislike many of those players a...
by markelia
Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Picking technique
Replies: 5
Views: 1312

wow, cool, thanks. 8)
by markelia
Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: :earning every Minor/Major scale in every key
Replies: 18
Views: 2509

There's no easy way to understand and play in all keys. The process of learning how to play in all keys on your instrument is a lifelong process. The best you can hope for is to enjoy that process. Here are some steps to help you get started: 1. learn some scale notes up and down one string at a tim...