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by smj
Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:31 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Scale pictures for strings 5 4 3
Replies: 4
Views: 2343

I have to ask, have you personally benefitted from all of these diagrams, or are you just copying them from a book?

Sean Meredith-Jones
http://www.seanmeredithjones.com
by smj
Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Tritone substitutuion?
Replies: 7
Views: 2784

original: CMaj7 A-7 D-7 G7 w/tritone sub: CMaj7 A-7 D-7 Db7 original:E7 A7 D7 G7 w/tritone sub: E7 Eb7 D7 Db7 The second example is typical of how you might see the technique used in a rhythm changes tune. Some but not all of the chords are subbed to make a chromatically descending bass line. Sean M...
by smj
Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Fun with synthetic scales
Replies: 76
Views: 196887

Re: Fun with synthetic scales

Synthetic 18 - 1 2 1 2 1 3 2 - m2 M2 m2 M2 m2 m3 M2 - c c# d# e f# g a# c - C Db Eb Fb Gb Abb Bb s18 mode 2 - 2 1 2 1 3 2 1 - M2 m2 M2 m2 m3 M2 m2 - c d d# f f# a b c - C D Eb F Gb A B These two scales are actually symmetrical diminished scales. The first one is the "half/whole" The second one is t...
by smj
Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: All The Things You Are
Replies: 2
Views: 1794

Re: All The Things You Are

Can someone please tell me the key changes in "All The Things You Are"? And also, are there any sites that have like, song analysis and studies of jazz standards? Here are the changes... some versions will vary slightly though but with the same modulations F-7 / Bb-7 / Eb7 / AbMaj7 (1st 5 measures ...
by smj
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Improvisation and Phrasing Help
Replies: 9
Views: 3463

The fact that you recognize what you don't like about your playing is a good sign. Record yourself playing often. Listen back. Make notes to yourself regarding things you don't like. Such as: What's my tone like? Was there space between the lines? Did I start and stop my phrases at the same point in...
by smj
Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Steve Vai Master Class London
Replies: 6
Views: 2302

Steve Vai Master Class London

I just saw this.... and watched all 7 of them.... thought others would dig it too.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=TGBfwbhhk48

Sean Meredith-Jones
http://www.seanmeredithjones.com
by smj
Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Chord Charts
Replies: 11
Views: 3661

Just use it as a reading tool.

Sean Meredith-Jones
http://www.seanmeredithjones.com
by smj
Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Chord Charts
Replies: 11
Views: 3661

Re: Chord Charts

trippy_hippy wrote:Hi,
I'm sitting my RGT Grade 6 exam in December, and I need some chord charts to practise. Does anyone know where I can get a hold of some?
Tom
Try the "Real Book" volume 1.

Sean Meredith-Jones
http://www.seanmeredithjones.com
by smj
Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: hilarious
Replies: 11
Views: 4504

This one is right up there too....

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=nCzUMjCykn8

Sean Meredith-Jones
http://www.seanmeredithjones.com
by smj
Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: hilarious
Replies: 11
Views: 4504

hilarious

I was just about on the floor when I saw this.... (it's all in fun of course)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_s3Sk8o3xaU


Sean Meredith-Jones
http://www.seanmeredithjones.com
by smj
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Playing "sloppy" as a style?
Replies: 120
Views: 37173

I absolutely think sloppy is a style. I don't think any artist intends to play sloppy...they just do.... but it's their musical personality coming through. Now let's get one thing straight. Not everyone can play/sing sloppy and get away with it. Just because Kurt Cobain plays and sings sloppy, doesn...
by smj
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: 9th 11th 13th chords
Replies: 32
Views: 10723

If you're in a "critical" studio/live situation and there's money involved, shouldn't there at least be any rehearsal time and maybe you could get the song in advance to learn it? In a perfect world yes.... but more often than not....no. High caliber musicians are always working because they're in ...
by smj
Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: 9th 11th 13th chords
Replies: 32
Views: 10723

Hi Roger, Yeah, it is confusing.... but when you're in a critical studio/live situation and there's money on the table....you have players reading your charts for the first time... there often isn't a lot of time to explain stuff. You have to write EXACTLY what you want. Sometimes the writer wants a...
by smj
Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: 9th 11th 13th chords
Replies: 32
Views: 10723

Someone earlier got it right. The difference between 2 vs 9, 4 vs 11, 6 vs 13 is the presence of the 7. Consider the following: CMaj7(9) vs CMaj9 vs C9 vs C7(9) CMaj7(9)= 1 3 5 7 9 CMaj9= 1 3 5 7 9 C9= 1 3 5 b7 9 C7(9)= 1 3 5 b7 9 Ok here's where things can get tricky. Sometimes the difference betwe...