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by The Man With 1 Eye
Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Is this Vai DVD worth a purchase? (Tommy Angelo teaches)
Replies: 34
Views: 6894

You can learn to play a song without being emotionally invested in it. You can learn all of the cool licks in FTLOG without trying to recreate Vai's personal emotional intensity for a number of reasons: 1. Great way to build your technique without resorting to mind-numbingly useless quasi-chromatic ...
by The Man With 1 Eye
Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Perfect pitch software
Replies: 22
Views: 5234

Perfect pitch as encountered in people that were born with it, is still different than the approach that is taught. They don't need to think of colors, or intellectualize it in any way. It's a common misconception that Burge's method requires color association. It's just an analogy that he uses to ...
by The Man With 1 Eye
Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Perfect pitch software
Replies: 22
Views: 5234

I bet you guys with perfect pitch can not tell 5 cents off 440 Hz. Right you are. That's not really what perfect pitch is about. It is a very organic natural ability. It's not like becoming a human strobe tuner where you know how many cents a tone is off from A440 or whatever standard. It's not tha...
by The Man With 1 Eye
Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Perfect pitch software
Replies: 22
Views: 5234

Re: Perfect pitch software

Ok ok i did make a post about the expensive shred course scam but i am interested in the pitch perfect 8 cd series http://www.perfectpitch.com/ theres the link. I was wondering if this is a big scam and has anyone else purchased this? The course is not a scam. I bought it almost 15 years ago when i...
by The Man With 1 Eye
Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:24 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: :earning every Minor/Major scale in every key
Replies: 18
Views: 3147

So what's your approach then for learning (and remembering) the notes on the fretboard then. When you say, convert these notes to flat etc...it takes me a bit to figure out where those notes lie. I'm a feel player, but I'd be interested to hear what your stance is on this. Thanks for the exercises!...
by The Man With 1 Eye
Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:45 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: pick slippage
Replies: 7
Views: 1746

I like to think of the circle picking motion as stirring a tiny cup of coffee - a combination of wrist, thumb and index finger movement. You can integrate circle picking into economy picking technique for a very fluid sound. Peace
by The Man With 1 Eye
Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:36 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: :earning every Minor/Major scale in every key
Replies: 18
Views: 3147

Re: Learning all keys in all positions...

Wouldn't this approach teach your students to play within box shapes, rather than teaching them to play in a linear style also? I suppose it could depending on how you look at it. But I don't see any disadvantage to consistantly playing within set logical fingerings. The disadvantages are seeing th...
by The Man With 1 Eye
Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:26 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Alternate Picking Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1255

Do both. For more in-depth answers don't hesitate to ask! :wink: Absolutely! They sound different and it's really cool to be able to do both. Also, it's a common misconception that to use economy picking one must always use three-note-per-string patterns and have the picking scheme worked out. This...
by The Man With 1 Eye
Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: :earning every Minor/Major scale in every key
Replies: 18
Views: 3147

Learning all keys in all positions...

This is what I teach... Start on the first fret F on the 6th string. Play C Major: -----------------------------------3-5-7 ----------------------------3-5-6------- ---------------------2-4-5-------------- --------------2-3-5--------------------- -------2-3-5---------------------------- 1-3-5-------...
by The Man With 1 Eye
Thu Feb 03, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Pitch Axis Visited, or Re-Visited.
Replies: 22
Views: 3887

"Exactly, have fun. But keep in mind, the modal patterns are really just one huge major scale. " AHHHH! NOOOO! *slaps forehead* Modes are their owns scales, forget about the major scale it relates to. If you are hearing B lydian in the first place, that is what you want. You dont want to be hearing...
by The Man With 1 Eye
Thu Jan 06, 2005 12:17 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: How doyou tune a 7 String Guitar
Replies: 18
Views: 3478

A lot of seven string jazzers tune (low to high) A E A D G B E. This puts a fifth on the seventh string right next to a sixth string root. This is cool for playing chords with walking bass. If you're more into the rock thing, tune the seventh string to B. If you like newer - de-tuned radio pop metal...
by The Man With 1 Eye
Sun Dec 19, 2004 5:49 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Video Of me playing, Comments PLEASE
Replies: 57
Views: 10017

Chooch, First, it seems like you're doing pretty good in the chops department for only having played a year or so. I agree with Gustav about the bends and vibrato. The first thing I would address though is time. Turn the metronome on and get solid. Having great time is the difference between knowing...
by The Man With 1 Eye
Fri Dec 17, 2004 7:17 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Is theory necessary?
Replies: 34
Views: 5093

It really depends... One has to keep in mind that the music came first and someone derived the theory from the music to categorize and study it. I, for example, really needed the theory to learn the sounds of jazz and bop. Really gifted cats just hear and play. I don't think Wes knew what to call mo...
by The Man With 1 Eye
Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:47 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Modes
Replies: 39
Views: 6161

Burnt, You're right, the piece itself is in C major. But the notes of the melody create intervals with the chords they are played over. These intervallic templates are modes. The key is C major which includes C Ionian, D Dorian, E Phrygian etc. Play a melodic phrase of your liking and play it agains...
by The Man With 1 Eye
Thu Dec 09, 2004 5:49 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Modes
Replies: 39
Views: 6161

All one has to do is hear the mode in the first place! And voila! You're in the mode! This is exactly why they are modes in tonal music too. If you hear strictly horizontally without regard to the harmony, it can be heard as just the major scale of the key. But if you listen vertically and hear the...