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by Stringbreaker
Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Fun with synthetic scales
Replies: 76
Views: 189461

Misinformation is dangerous

OK I guess it is fair to say that I went off for no good reason. I got upset when he said I was wasting my time posting my notes. I apologize for going off. I am not well equipped for a flame war, so I will back off. GuitarmanK1982 has taken issue with the term "western" to refer to the implied orig...
by Stringbreaker
Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Fun with synthetic scales
Replies: 76
Views: 189461

Re: Fun with synthetic scales

I don't own scales, and Bo Diddly proved that owning a musical idea is pointless. When I find scales I hang a label on one until I find a better one. Until I have the time to review the paper you linked, I will stick to my names. I call them synthetic because that is how I generated them. I have not...
by Stringbreaker
Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Fun with synthetic scales
Replies: 76
Views: 189461

And please don't question my authority again. ... so please don't try to justify yourself by attacking me. Just accept that you were lacking in knowledge in this instance. It saves the embarassment. Must you? Eric Cartman is the one I remember best for saying "Respect my authority!" That is, until ...
by Stringbreaker
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Fun with synthetic scales
Replies: 76
Views: 189461

Notes on modes

GuitarmanK1972 R #2 3 #4 5 #6 7 is the sixth mode of the hungarian minor scaale as I understand it. In C this would be C D# E F# G A# B so translating this to D gives D E# F# G# A B# C# not D E F G# A B# C# as you list. I got my description of the Hungarian minor scale from my music theory books, an...
by Stringbreaker
Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Fun with synthetic scales
Replies: 76
Views: 189461

Landed in Wellington

Hi all, I am now based on the north island and I am working as a software tester in Wellington. As soon as my life settles down I will be brushing off my theory notes, recreating a website and attempting to finalize my work on scales. The current idea is to have a rosetta stone type of approach wher...
by Stringbreaker
Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Fun with synthetic scales
Replies: 76
Views: 189461

See me play?

Hi there. I have been off this topic and the boards since I have moved overseas to New Zealand. I have barely unpacked my guitar and will have to wait until I have my laptop and camera set up to record anything. As for watching me play, you will see a very ordinary looking chap playing fingerstyle o...
by Stringbreaker
Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:17 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: MUSIC THEORY BOOKS
Replies: 45
Views: 14073

Oh, no not this again...

This is just too much like the old SNL routine: "It's a floor wax! No, it's a dessert topping!" Reading sheet music will not help you if you have no musical ability, but it has been verified for centuries that studying music immensely helps those who DO have musical ability. Of course you can learn ...
by Stringbreaker
Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Melodic Minor Modes in G
Replies: 7
Views: 5341

Harmonic Minor formulas

Here is a list of the Harmonic minor modes with an eye to constructing them in any key. The first column has the name, the second has the steps, the third an example in the key of C and the fourth the intervals between each step. Debatable whether this is any more useful than the fretboard charts, b...
by Stringbreaker
Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Melodic Minor Modes in G
Replies: 7
Views: 5341

Is bigger really better?

I am no longer maintaining a personal website so I rely on sites like imageshack and Photobucket to show my data. What I have been posting previously has been on the order of screen shots from my personal files. The previous sets were at 72 ppi and I got no complaints about size before. This one is ...
by Stringbreaker
Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: More Theory >_>
Replies: 8
Views: 3594

Re: More Theory >_>

Maj7 Min7 Dominant7 whats the best scales over these progressions? Um, this is not a progression per se , these are the three commonest chord types in a major scale diatonic chord sequence. The chords unfold from the major scale by skipping notes. Thus we have: R 3 5 7 2 4 6 R 3 5 7 2 4 6 R 3 5 7 2...
by Stringbreaker
Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Melodic Minor Modes in G
Replies: 7
Views: 5341

Harmonic Minor Modes in G

Another set of fretboard charts, this time for the modes of the Harmonic Minor Scale.

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The breaking of strings is the beginning of wisdom...
by Stringbreaker
Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Melodic Minor Modes in G
Replies: 7
Views: 5341

Melodic Minor Modes in G

I was lost in shadow for a while, but I'm back. This is a set of modes for the melodic minor scale. I chose the key of G for convenience.

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The breaking of strings is the beginning of wisdom...
by Stringbreaker
Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Bite the Theory Bullet
Replies: 10
Views: 3419

Small suggestion

This may not reach as far as some of the others, but let's try a new way of memorizing the keyboard. Find every place where you can sound an E and say "E" every time you pluck a note. Do this for every pitch (either at random or in sequence.) then try two note power chords (E5 being E and B simultan...
by Stringbreaker
Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Fun with synthetic scales
Replies: 76
Views: 189461

Yes, I thought I had mentioned that. There are 462 of them. When you divide them into associated mode groups there are 66. When you remove the 14 known groups, there are 52 groups remaining or 364 possible synthetic scales.

The breaking of strings is the beginning of wisdom...
by Stringbreaker
Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Fun with synthetic scales
Replies: 76
Views: 189461

In my thread Scales in G I just posted a selection of fretboard charts for all 7 modes of the major scale. I am using photobucket for the images, but I have not yet found a convenient host for wav files. I agree that sheet music is inadequate for the guitar in that is says a whole lot about what and...