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I was not going to submit to this contest until I realized how much it is parallel to what I've started doing with the beato book I recently purchased it. Since the two are related I have added the video here as a submission. Its longer then planned.. but I do all 7 chords. You don't have to follow them all. It starts off sluggish with the open notes on bflat but it gets better. Next week I plan to make a simple chord progression using the chords. If you want to suggest a progression for me to play over that'll be helpful. I could pick it myself.. but its more challenging if you pick it for me. I'll do the video of finding the scales I need with the chords from the progression. Then ill record it and solo over it and add that too. Thats basically my plans going forward. But for now.. you can watch me play the chords in the family. Big tip.. I am a FULL STEP down. Pg teaches you these same chords in c major standard tuning. (I'm step down g minor/bflat major)
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  • Centzless is live. I'll be highlighting the entire album as every song has.an theory idea behind it. Ill tell you whether I achieved my idea or not and why
    Been throwing together new drum tracks to new riffs I made up. I watched a few videos of techniques and cymbal work and decided to add it to my takes. I could probably get my buddy ryan to do tracks himself but we got our other band going on so I don't wanna over whelm him. And although I could use these songs in that band he seems to wanna write the lyrics and I don't see myself being a vocal stand point In this band so I'll focus more on song writing guitar riffs instead. And use my solo stuff for others.more to come.
    Been thinking about it and I'm gonna set up the upload of the next 10 songs I got coming to spotify. These songs are the last to have the sound of the drums you hear. I made changes to the set in the next few songs and really liked the turn out. I did debate on whether or not I'd actually change these songs too but I kinda like the sounds as well. No reason to change them anymore imo.
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    Calvin Phillips
    One other thing I forgot to mention is I don't plan to highlight many more of the songs I have out. If there is one you want me to do just let me know and I'll do it but for now I'm gonna focus on my newer content coming out. You've already heard 3 of them and I'll have a 4th done today.
    This weekend I'll be experimenting with the program ids suggested to me. We'll see how the next improv goes. Any suggestions on a progression I should play? I'm at a point where I may start adding new chords and try the modes to the chords.
    Won't be wasting my time on videopad editer again. Can't do a 3 video mix without the overlapping failing in everyday forcing me to split every track up and edit it separate. Rather then have 1 default that would overlap over the rest or vice verse. Literally tool my lead video and buried it under the rhythm because I took 2 rhythm takes. Garbage. Anyone have a Good video editor that won't cost me a lot and give me stupid situations like this?
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    Calvin Phillips
    Improv 91 will only be audio because of this bs. Im not wasting my time editing videos with this software anymore. Sorry inadvanced
    Ids Schiere
    Ids Schiere
    Davinci resolved is kind of ok even tho I haven't figured it out entirely yet but it's free
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    Calvin Phillips
    If it's up to date itll already be better. The nchs software was forcing me to pay to upgrade. When I paid for the origional upgrade. I shouldnt have to pay for the new version if it's just an update version of an older one I already paid for
    Kind of slippery really.
    This weekends plans are shortened due to overtime weekend at work but I've started cresting new riff ideas for not just the stuff with my buddy Ryan and his cousin but also myself.. 2 completely different styles and both are fun for me to play. I can take more a lead roll on my own stuff if I can't use it on the band. But I've had ideas and they needed to be recorded. Should be fun to see what comes out of it.
    My songs for my 2 sets are uploaded now. I'll continue to highlight the songs off them that I wrote using the school And my explanation to what I was thinking. Probably do them in a more blog format in the comments of the riff as I can say more that way then in a video faster. To hear them all you just gotta look.on spotify or whatever service you use. I think tbeybwemt everywhere.
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    One last thing I'll add.

    Most of these songs deal with my constant struggle with anxiety. Some are my good days and bad. The 2nd set of songs is basically my feelings over the last few years. Not including the year that we just past as they were already written and recorded by then. There are also some songs about the people I care about. Album starts out in a worse vibe but it gets better in the 2nd half.
    My sister released a book and in a week has over 20 copies out. Great family friend support.

    ... im still looking for my first view of my music from any of them. What's the point lol.
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    Calvin Phillips
    Patron seems to be where its at youre right there. This site is partly why.. shows how much activeness you can get off your fans in a social media page. Then charge them 5 bucks a month or 10. Money starts.coming lol.
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    The best things to do is to play it on radio during a family party/dinner without saying anything (not too loud) and see there reactions. I like to do that. If nobody says " What is that? Turn it off" Then it's a good sign ha ha ha
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    Calvin Phillips
    I've done that a few times with some of my earlier songs before with girls and had good reactions lol my brother always told me his friends liked some stuff but he never really actually approached me before until I joined the school.. I honestly wasn't a good player before but I never really took is SERIOUS either. I was playing video games over top for hours of the day.
    decided with band material coming together quickly (waiting on lyrics right now) that I'd finally put the songs that I wanted on spotify up there. I've uploaded a rerecorded version of my first set of songs, and will upload the rest by the weekend. Then I'll slowly upload the newer ones and explain my thought process in those ones as they were written jamming many lessons on the site. gonna upload one of the newer ones to youtube now to give you something while you wait. you can find all the ones im putting up now on my reverbnation account that I'm debating on closing now that I have distrokid (sorry i cant adjust itunes price tho 9.99 is silly)
    My live stream from the weekend. This is me looking for scales to play over 4chords. In this example it's bflat4. Refer to comments for more details.
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    Long story short I realized that the 1 4 1 pattern of bflat shares the same notes as eflat major.. this tells me theorically I could get away playing the Eflat arpeggio.. or the c minor relative arpeggio. Correct me if I am wrong there. So in my improv I chose to stick to that scale for the most part. Arpeggio pentatonic and small shred sections with the whole cminor scale. I will explore further options as i go.
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    The recorded version of the improv i made here be up tomorrow.
    Gah the debate of waiting til June for the afi album to release or listen to the singles as they go and not have the vibe the album is suppose to give when you hear it all at once for the first time. =/
    Check out this video "backtrack improv "
    My live stream jam today. Practicing a bunch of things in the stream.. and eventually recording improv 82 which will be uploaded probably later tomorrow. I did a 6 3 1 5 b flat run. But the jam is full of sweep work and im pretty proud of how far I've come there. As the night goes on they just got cleaner and cleaner.

    I also do a couple practicing of licks I've wrote to Ryan's drums...including a solo.
    Getting ready to jam another improv tonight to warm up for the weekends plans. I still need a chord progression suggestion for it.
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