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by spanishphrygian
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Post-Lay Off Excellence!
Replies: 20
Views: 6810

Yeah my experience is the same. Hours of practice for months on a certain guitar thing often is like beating a dead horse for me. Then I may get into some other thing for a while or just not even play for a week. This not only happens in my playing but in my listening as well. I hate to say it, but ...
by spanishphrygian
Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Over Theroriezed
Replies: 44
Views: 12389

[quote="notavirtuoso"]I played for years without knowing any theory. I don't know much now, but I certainly had no idea what I was doing then. I wrote a lot of stuff, mostly bad and occasionally stumbled across something cool. Then I started to learn just a very little bit of theory. Not even song s...
by spanishphrygian
Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Over Theroriezed
Replies: 44
Views: 12389

My other main complaint is that if one can't really do anything with five notes and three chords how in the hell is one going to expect to suddenly be better because he knows 50 modes and 4,000 chords or something? You might as well make sure that you first can say something with what you know. That...
by spanishphrygian
Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Over Theroriezed
Replies: 44
Views: 12389

[quote] the white keys on a piano from E to E, you have the phrygian mode ... so are you gonna tell that to Spain ("you have to base all your music on the ionian mode ... white keys from C to C") and wipe out the whole tradition of Flamenco? (No wonder they call 'em [i]jazz nazis[/i] ...) [/qoute] W...
by spanishphrygian
Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Over Theroriezed
Replies: 44
Views: 12389

Well I am glad that I went to music school, and had a blast with it really. With that said I am more proud of being able to search and explore on my own choosing what how I want to label things. I firmly believe that muic thoery does not make or break a person. I cannot prove it though. I think that...
by spanishphrygian
Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Over Theroriezed
Replies: 44
Views: 12389

Well BBB may be right about me because I took Theory, Counterpoint and everything else getting my degree in music. I loved school as well, but never in my life did I find Academics or Knowlege more important then what I am interested it. Sure in High school Science and Music were my best subjects, b...
by spanishphrygian
Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Over Theroriezed
Replies: 44
Views: 12389

Yeah when I came back I was going to expand on Hangups. Often I find intellectual types hung up on what there rational/order opperational side of their brain can think of and "intellectualize," For me that is the last part of my brain that I want to use and actually use because it is not the dominan...
by spanishphrygian
Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Jazz
Replies: 27
Views: 6536

Well as long as they played something like Latin or the subgenres that do not "Swing," I might be able to handle it. Swing all day long just drives me up the wall.

I mean a little swing here and more there, and then back to a straight 8th preponderance is what I like really. :twisted:
by spanishphrygian
Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Over Theroriezed
Replies: 44
Views: 12389

I really do not believe in music theory at all. I do not use it, and do not depend on it. I never have as well. (when it comes to my PERSONAL style and playing of course). I would surely agree that many people use it as a crutch really, and I can hear it really stunt growth and expression. The only ...
by spanishphrygian
Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Why Do You Play Guitar?
Replies: 30
Views: 6861

I used love playing the guitar. I have been detaching myself from Ego playing though. This is a medieval concept. By this I mean playing while not feeling emotions and not getting euphoric about it, yet trying to convey certain ideas. This used to be what musicians did back in 1600 or something, and...
by spanishphrygian
Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Jazz
Replies: 27
Views: 6536

Jazz is okay, but I get sick of the swinging beat, and after a 1/2 hour of it that is all I can hear, and it drives me up the wall. Really that is the honest truth for me. I like the guitar and fusion more. You stated that you did not want to talk about that though. Well of course Coltrane and Miles...
by spanishphrygian
Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: exhausted after practicing 8 hrs:(
Replies: 47
Views: 15995

What do you people think about Siestas? I find taking a power nap in the late afternoon helps refresh my mind a lot. I usaully wake up first thing and practice scales. Then go for a jog. Then I go to work. I come home play a bit. Then I take a power nap, and I find it is the best way to work on new ...
by spanishphrygian
Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: The Chinese Erhu - one of my fav instruments (vid)
Replies: 20
Views: 6608

Chinese music is very interesting. There is a lot too it as well. I wonder if anyone has some Chinese Music Theory understanding that they can post here. That would be really fun you know. I studied a little about the Five Elements and its use for a pentatonic scale. Of course that was an ancient sy...
by spanishphrygian
Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Let's talk a bout "Junkie" of "Flex-able"
Replies: 8
Views: 3425

Well I am sort of sad that this post did not get a lot of replies really. I mean come on, any song by Vai could be a a huge book. Junkie is a song that has so much going on in it. I notice that one part with the whammy bar sounds like the person (persona) is pulling the hair out of his head, yet the...
by spanishphrygian
Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
Replies: 5
Views: 1386

Wow! That sounds like a cool book really. Thanks for the info there.