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Old 01-15-2013, 01:14 AM   #1291
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I have a really nice Taylor.
Me too.




















But I suck at scales.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:22 AM   #1292
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:51 AM   #1293
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I know all of the majors in all three classical positions.

....I suck at remembering what the notes under them are though

Key wheels give me a headache, I just fiddle along until I find something I like then apply music to it.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:35 AM   #1294
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I think more about my scales than my equipment. Is this wrong?


I am partial to the right sound - it's why I love accoustic instruments - but after that it's thinking about notes and space. The instrument is just the tool.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:54 AM   #1295
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I am partial to the right sound - it's why I love accoustic instruments - but after that it's thinking about notes and space. The instrument is just the tool.

I go the other way with guitar. I think in melody and rythms, I just use the theory to fill in the gaps.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:46 PM   #1296
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I go the other way with guitar. I think in melody and rythms, I just use the theory to fill in the gaps.
It's probably why I should be a pianist (I'm a rhythm player by tendency).


p.s. I think we're saying the same thing
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:33 PM   #1297
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It's probably why I should be a pianist (I'm a rhythm player by tendency).


p.s. I think we're saying the same thing
I believe so

I was never big into playing lead.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:04 PM   #1298
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I think more about my scales
Actually, this brings up an interesting point. So much guitar tuition seems to be built around scales. Carol Kaye, the Beach Boys bass player (and no slouch), generally built her lines off of chords. She thought scales missed the point.

I think there's something more musical in the chords and tend to like guitarists that use them even for building solo's (Keith Richards, Pete Townsend, Graham Coxon to name a few).
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:13 AM   #1299
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Actually, this brings up an interesting point. So much guitar tuition seems to be built around scales. Carol Kaye, the Beach Boys bass player (and no slouch), generally built her lines off of chords. She thought scales missed the point.

I think there's something more musical in the chords and tend to like guitarists that use them even for building solo's (Keith Richards, Pete Townsend, Graham Coxon to name a few).

Well,,,,,,,,,ah,,,,,,,,correct me if im wrong isnt the perfection of the art to find the best blend of the two?
With each player finding Zen in his perfered technec,style,and key?

Les Paul
Eric Clappton
Jimmy Hendrix
Jimmy Page
Ted Nugent[yea whatever,Teds on the list]
Tony Iomie
Eddy VanHalen
Steve Ray Vahn
Dime Bag Darrell
Etc,etc,i know i've left so many off the list but you get the point.just say'n.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:41 AM   #1300
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Actually, this brings up an interesting point. So much guitar tuition seems to be built around scales. Carol Kaye, the Beach Boys bass player (and no slouch), generally built her lines off of chords. She thought scales missed the point.

I think there's something more musical in the chords and tend to like guitarists that use them even for building solo's (Keith Richards, Pete Townsend, Graham Coxon to name a few).

Arpeggios are just the scales that form the basis of the chords. That is one that I use constantly, the advantage of course being that they are guaranteed to be in the right key.

Either way, scales vice chords is a style thing, good players use a hodgepodge.

Using scales as a basis for everything your write/play just makes everything sound the same. In my case I started as a bass player, so I learned a lot of the arpeggios early, Jazz bass relies on them heavily.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:03 AM   #1301
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Actually, this brings up an interesting point. So much guitar tuition seems to be built around scales. Carol Kaye, the Beach Boys bass player (and no slouch), generally built her lines off of chords. She thought scales missed the point.

I think there's something more musical in the chords and tend to like guitarists that use them even for building solo's (Keith Richards, Pete Townsend, Graham Coxon to name a few).
I've learned to play several scales around each chord inversion that I play for my enjoyment. You really can't separate the two.
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I've learned to play several scales around each chord inversion that I play for my enjoyment. You really can't separate the two.

Playing around with augmentations and inversions is always fun. You can get a lot of interesting sounds that way, and if you like a lot of distortion some inversions sounds positively huge.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:01 PM   #1303
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Went with my Dad to "Killer Vintage" in St. Louis to pick up his 1957 Fender Musicmaster and 1958 Supro 1650T that he had them go over. Holy crap, what a cool shop!

The guitar is cool as hell, but weird to play; 3/4 size feels cramped.

The Supro Amp sounds awesome! I think he'll have a lot of fun with that. Planning to gig with it tomorrow night.

I'll have to get some pics tomorrow.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:48 AM   #1304
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The guitar is cool as hell, but weird to play; 3/4 size feels cramped.
The "less tension" factor will be weird on the strings as well. Cool stuff though.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:08 AM   #1305
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I've learned to play several scales around each chord inversion that I play for my enjoyment. You really can't separate the two.
I have also found that a looper adds more to just the fun level.
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