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by smj
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: dominant pentatonics to imply modes
Replies: 5
Views: 4676

Re: dominant pentatonics to imply modes

Euterpe, Personally, rather than viewing each 5 note grouping as a scale... I find it much easier to view it as a chord. In your example... you outlined a 5 note grouping to be played over A7. What you're really doing is outlining a GMaj7(#11,13) chord. G B C# E F#= GMaj7(#11,13) Some other interpre...
by smj
Fri May 30, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Jazz books
Replies: 5
Views: 2844

by smj
Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Melodic Minor Modes in G
Replies: 7
Views: 5497

An alternate name for the 5th mode of harmonic minor is
mixolydian b9 b13. I like that a little better than a phrygian reference because it's usually used over a major triad or a dom7 chord.

Could go either way though.

Sean Meredith-Jones
http://www.seanmeredithjones.com
by smj
Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Berklee College of Music
Replies: 45
Views: 16256

So is this unique to Berklee or are most reputable schools of this type likely to have the same benefits? I can't speak for every school that's out there... just from the places that I've been. Here in Toronto, there are several Universities that have a music dept. Sure, they're cheaper... but ther...
by smj
Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:37 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Berklee College of Music
Replies: 45
Views: 16256

Hi all, I attended Berklee between 94-97. While I can't speak for all music colleges, I can say I was really privileged to go there. Part of why you go is to interact with other musicians/player. You hang, you jam, and you network. You can't get that from sticking your head in a book. Also, there's ...
by smj
Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Is Steve improvising or are his solos written out?
Replies: 22
Views: 7246

I don't think steve would limit himself to one method of writing. I wouldn't doubt that he might use improvisation as a way to maybe start some ideas or get himself thinking, do numerous takes and pick out thing that seem to jump out from the ordinary noodling, something that seems daring or contri...
by smj
Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Fun with synthetic scales
Replies: 76
Views: 191999

Btw, have you worked out how many possible 7 note scales there are?

Sean Meredith-Jones
http://www.seanmeredithjones.com
by smj
Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Fun with synthetic scales
Replies: 76
Views: 191999

Re: ANother set

In general, guitarists tend to know more theory and be more musically illiterate than any other type of musician. I tend to credit the folk tradition for this. Books such as Ted Greene's "Chord Chemistry" and the Guitar Grimoire series also tend to support this kind of player. Please note that I am...
by smj
Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: All those pentatonics
Replies: 19
Views: 6679

Re: Not erudition but

Really, this is testing the water time, not presenting a finished product. Would a properly prepared list with simultaneous descriptions in sheet music and fretboard charts be useful for this? Absolutely. If you're really going to make a go of providing a reference that you want people (including m...
by smj
Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Fun with synthetic scales
Replies: 76
Views: 191999

Re: Another section...

Are there any real authorities on the subject I could speak with on this and related matters? I haven't managed a discussion with a really advanced musician on the topic yet and I have tried contacting quite a few. I can't get past the flappers for the famous ones and I can't find any of the others...
by smj
Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: All those pentatonics
Replies: 19
Views: 6679

I realized there was one typo in one of my names... should have been Bbmaj/Gmin What I meant was Bb major pentatonic/ G-7 pentatonic inversion. Once you say Major pentatonic, people usually know you mean 1 2 3 5 6 which is a major 6(9) chord. When you say Min7 pentatonic scales... it's assumed that ...
by smj
Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: All those pentatonics
Replies: 19
Views: 6679

Re: All those pentatonics

c d e g a - 2 2 3 2 3 - M2 M2 m3 M2 m3 – Major Pentatonic scale c d f g a# - 2 3 2 3 2 - M2 m3 M2 m3 M2 c d# f g# a# - 3 2 3 2 2 - m3 M2 m3 M2 M2 c d f g a - 2 3 2 2 3 - M2 m3 M2 M2 m3 c d# f g a# - 3 2 2 3 2 - m3 M2 M2 m3 M2 Have to say, I find the spelling of these a little awkward. I would have ...
by smj
Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: All those pentatonics
Replies: 19
Views: 6679

Check out Jerry Bergonzi's Inside Improvisation Series Volume II: Pentatonic scales. Topics would include: Minor 6 pentatonic Major b2 pentatonic min7(b5) pentatonic major(b6) pent whole tone pentatonic poly-pentatonic scales Not only does it have examples written out, but has a cd with Jerry just p...
by smj
Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Major chord tunings
Replies: 9
Views: 3252

Tony Karol, the luthier that has built my last 3 guitars makes some great acoustics designed to accomodate players that like to play in alternate tunings. The fretboard is multi-scaled. It's fanned so that the bottom strings have a longer scale length to accomodate heavier gauge strings... which you...
by smj
Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Scale pictures for strings 5 4 3
Replies: 4
Views: 2000

Re: Personal benefit?

Stringbreaker wrote: If it doesn't work for you, hit the back button. OK?
It was an honest question, not an attack. Don't read too much into it. If it works for you then great!

Sean Meredith-Jones
http://www.seanmeredithjones.com