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by smj
Thu Jun 26, 2003 9:20 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Still tape?
Replies: 30
Views: 14109

Mastering is a huge thing. Having just recorded an album myself in the digital realm....there's a lot to consider. One of the big issues is word lengths and sample frequencies. Yeah yeah....you can record at 96khz and 192khz with PT/HD but the cd that sits in the record stores is still 16/44.1!!!!.....
by smj
Wed Jun 25, 2003 11:18 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Still tape?
Replies: 30
Views: 14109

Hi all, I'm happy to hear that Mr.Vai is using PT/HD.....the Mix+ and other predecessors of the new HD format were not known for their sonic capabilities.....the original code for PT was faulty to begin with...especially when it came to proper clocking and other things like stereo interleave. Appare...
by smj
Wed Jun 25, 2003 8:42 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Music College!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3701

Hi all, The music college is what you make it. If you spend all your time holed up in the "shed" or doing your ear training homework...you'll only benefit from 50% or of what the school has to offer. A lot of musical relationships are made at music school. Being a Berklee grad myself....I can say th...
by smj
Mon Jun 23, 2003 11:23 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: phrasing
Replies: 19
Views: 9952

Hi there, Phrasing....good question. Have you ever noticed that when a parisien comes (or any other country where english is not their native language) to north america....you can usually tell by their accent where they're from? Sure they have the vocabulary and they're ideas make sense....but there...
by smj
Mon Jun 23, 2003 8:44 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Learning the Melodic minor
Replies: 1
Views: 2065

Ymob, This is a huge topic....but in short...yes the melodic minor is useful. I should point out that in classical the melodic minor is used differently than in jazz or other contemporary forms of music. In classical music, the ascending version is 1, 2, b3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (you could just think of it as...
by smj
Sun Jun 22, 2003 12:30 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: guitar teachers
Replies: 10
Views: 4218

Hi all, Lots of good stuff has been mentioned here. The thing about teaching guitar, music, or anything else for that matter.....is that every student is unique and learns differently. Some students learn much faster just by watching/listening to the teacher play something. In that case...sometimes ...
by smj
Sun Jun 22, 2003 11:58 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Writing licks
Replies: 19
Views: 7811

1 - IONIAN 2 - DORIAN 3 - PHRYGIAN 4 - LYDIAN 5 - MIXOLYDIAN 6 - AEOLIAN 7 - LOCRIAN [/quote] so the C Major scale is actually C Ionian too? E F# G# A B C# D# E - This scale is in the Phrygian mode? what's this scale called[/quote] Hi there, First let's clarify something. All major scales have 7 no...
by smj
Sat Jun 21, 2003 1:08 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Stepping Stones
Replies: 6
Views: 3309

Hi all, Some very good points have been mentioned here....study chords, scales, technique...get a teacher and play by ear. I would also add a couple of things. One is be patient.....Rome wasn't built in a day ya' know. Many students work on something and then very quickly move on to another topic wi...
by smj
Fri Jun 20, 2003 4:05 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Harmonic Minor
Replies: 3
Views: 2454

Hi all, He does have his terminology correct. I have never heard the term "pre dominant" before.....the popular term for the IImin and IVMaj of a scale are "Sub" Dominant...chords that contain scale degree 4. As far as the Tonic, subdominant and Dominant relationships go.....it's pretty exclusive to...
by smj
Fri Jun 20, 2003 3:50 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Scales ??
Replies: 6
Views: 2991

Hi all, I think ultimately, the name given to any scale like (Super Locrian or Neapolitan Minor or Hunagarian) is meaningless unless you understan where the scale comes from. You might as well call one "Fred" and another "Jane"....but that really does nothing to help students understand what they ar...
by smj
Fri Jun 20, 2003 3:34 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: scales without notes - scales with
Replies: 4
Views: 2729

Hi there, Let me see if I can help you here. First off let's consider the chromatic scale. It is 12 notes long. It is in essence the "master scale". One Octave has been subdivided into 12 notes or 12 semi tones. In Eastern music, an octave is subdivided into smaller increments which gets into quarta...