It's weird, my relative ear is really good but my absolute ear not so much. For example, when I played an A major chord on my gitane yesterday it sounded off. The reason it sounded off was because it was badly intonated by like 2 cents or so and absolutely drove me crazy. If you give me a sole piece of music and ask me which note it is I likely couldn't tell you. It's weird how that works.
I was in a total neo-classical shred mood but then I started practicing yesterday by the Beatles. My brain basically went 'oih yeah I remember now, neo classical shredders can't really write songs that well you should listen to The Beatles now' so here I am listening to 1 by The Beatles(that's kind of because We can work it Out is on that one)
I just got the best 'Ids get your ass to bed' reminder in a while. Kept playing some weird ass Arpeggio with both a minor and major third over a D7 chord(the minor third sounded wrong to me) and it wasn't just one take. It was like take after take after take so it's definitely time for bed now.
I just figured out a weak point I have. I've been trying to solo over Sweet Georgia Brown but couldn't get it right. I know the chords and I know how to solo over them. However, the chords go E7 for 4 measure, A7 for 4 measures, D7 for 4 measures, G6/9 for 3 measures and B7 for 1 measure. Basically I struggle with playing over chord progression a where it stays on 1 chord for that long. For example minor swing is 2 measure per chord so that's fine. Well, guess I got to practice that.
You know those days where you hear nothing in your head while improvising, no melody no nothing, so you just run licks and patterns you know making it sounds ridiculously inspired. I'm having one of those. I can't come up with anything worthwhile and I have been trying for an hour or so.
I'm also pretty tired so that's probably the reason. I guess it time to put the guitar down and play assassin's creed or something
There's this easy gypsy jazz tune I like to solo over called Dark Eyes. I always used to struggle with coming up with ideas over that one which is weird because it's like one of the easy ones(just like minor Swing you can get away with just using one scale). I've been playing lots of gypsy jazz lately and suddenly that whole run out of idea thing kind of dissapeared. I love moments like that.
Also, I practice gypsy jazz by playing over tunes and it works. That's probably also the reason I barely upload myself playing it(I simply turn on a backingtrack and start playing over it )
Ok there are too many online gypsy jazz guitar schools. Robin Nolan, Joscho Stephan, Stochelo Rosenberg and than you have al lot of courses in DC music school(in the style of Birelli lagrene and jimmy Rosenberg are the two most notable ones)
I think I'll first finish the courses I have In Robin's school and the two courses I have in DC music school before I start going into Joscho Stephan's school, Stochelo Rosenberg's school, the Birelli Lawrence courses and jimmy Rosenberg courses
All while remaining a member of the gypsy jazz transfusion club of course