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by jdnmusic
Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: wah pedal not working?
Replies: 5
Views: 1840

i usually do run it wah to od but thats besides the point.


to guitarmiester... i have. the batteries are fresh and i have an adapter plugged in.
by jdnmusic
Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: wah pedal not working?
Replies: 5
Views: 1840

wah pedal not working?

sorry if this has been talked about but i couldnt find anything. i was running through just an overdrive and wah the other day at a friends house and when i turned the wah on i had nothing coming though the amp. so let me explain the situation. ...set up was guitar > overdrive > wah > amp ...the sou...
by jdnmusic
Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Comping
Replies: 6
Views: 3036

One thing is to do a basic rhythm pattern, like just up beats or certain accent, constant instead of "comping". The other is to just hold chords and let them ring when there are changes. And the best thing is to share duty, let the piano comp for the sax, and YOU comp for the trumpet, etc. Cool, th...
by jdnmusic
Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Comping
Replies: 6
Views: 3036

I don't know that it's a "rule," but it sounds like crap to me. It's usually really mudded up with all the chords going everywhere unless you're filling in the others silence and vice versa. A lot of professional jazz players in the area at camps and clinics etc. have been telling me not to comp at ...
by jdnmusic
Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Comping
Replies: 6
Views: 3036

Comping

In jazz, there's a lot of comping for piano and guitar, but neither are supposed to comp at the same time. In fact, the only time it's desirable for both to play at the same time is pretty much when they have written figures. So my question is as a guitarist how do you know when you should be compin...
by jdnmusic
Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Putting Theory to the test!
Replies: 9
Views: 4049

Yes - but if it is understood why something sounds that little bit different, then it is easier to add moments of tension/contrast in a piece, rather than letting it happen purely through accident (which is also fine, to a point). If one understands the effect that a particular compositional techni...
by jdnmusic
Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Music Majoring in College
Replies: 8
Views: 4016

I can reply to more later, but for now this is all I have time for... I am not labeling myself as a jazz musician or restricting myself to jazz or saying all other music is terrible and hopeless. I enjoy listening to and playing tons of different music. Jazz is just what I enjoy most. By no means wo...
by jdnmusic
Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Any opinions on a Vai Jazz CD ?
Replies: 17
Views: 5488

Jazz is some of my favorite music and to be honest I would rather Steve do his own thing. Something about dive bombs, high speed picking and screaming solos on top of an upright bass walking a ii-V7-I progression doesn't settle very well with me. Wait, isn't that Jazz fusion? :lol: Haha, not the wa...
by jdnmusic
Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Music Majoring in College
Replies: 8
Views: 4016

can you afford the $25,000 a semester in tuition/bullshitfees? ....... and does what you want to do need that kind of degree? I can afford UNT if you want to call it that and Berklee I would need a scholarship. I think I can get a scholarship I've been all-state jazz guitarist the past two years, g...
by jdnmusic
Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Music Majoring in College
Replies: 8
Views: 4016

Music Majoring in College

Hey everyone, I will be going off to college in the next year and I'm not sure what I want to major in. I live in America and will most likely be attending Berklee College of Music or University of North Texas. I have already taken a freshman course of theory and have narrowed my major down to getti...
by jdnmusic
Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Any opinions on a Vai Jazz CD ?
Replies: 17
Views: 5488

Jazz is some of my favorite music and to be honest I would rather Steve do his own thing. Something about dive bombs, high speed picking and screaming solos on top of an upright bass walking a ii-V7-I progression doesn't settle very well with me.
by jdnmusic
Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Is it possible to emulate wah with picking technique?
Replies: 30
Views: 9762

you can do it with almost a pinched harmonic kind of technique. i dont know how to explain it except by that. Thats what I've been trying to tell him??? :D And that`s what I said in the first post! :evil: :evil: :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: That's because we're all on top of it! :)
by jdnmusic
Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Is it possible to emulate wah with picking technique?
Replies: 30
Views: 9762

you can do it with almost a pinched harmonic kind of technique. i dont know how to explain it except by that.
by jdnmusic
Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Putting Theory to the test!
Replies: 9
Views: 4049

i would disagree... i think anything goes in music. theres some things that would be weird and that i might not like but that doesnt make it unjustifiable and its still what the composer wanted which makes it okay.

as for the parallelism theres many types of movement and they can all sound nice.
by jdnmusic
Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Putting Theory to the test!
Replies: 9
Views: 4049

like to get the theory and what not of it double checked?

theory is not a set of musical rules to be followed. its just there to help. beauty is in the ear of beholder and if you like it then dont worry about the theoretical side of it.