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This is my audition over the blues part of the backingtrack. I had it down pretty fast but took a while to get some tiny mistakes I didn't like out and syncing up audio with video is hard.
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  • 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.
    Chris Johnston
    Chris Johnston
    It can definitely be tricky to keep ideas continuing with longer measures! A fun way to practice it is to try and play dominant ideas that are almost never ending for those situations. Like practice constantly leading back into your chord tones. That way if you have to play over 1 chord for a while you'll have some avenues in your muscle memory :D
    Alicia Willis
    Alicia Willis
    Lies. You’re the all and powerful Ids. You have no weak points ! Lol. im sure your “weak” point still sounds like damn masterpiece ! 💕
    Ids Schiere
    Ids Schiere
    I may have already figured it out, my backingtrack was too low in volume so I was kinda guessing where Is as in the backingtrack😂 that doesn't work very well
    Do you know that moment where you just recorded improv of 4 minutes or so and you're like 2 minutes in thinking 'ooh, this is going pretty good' and everything turns to shit afterwards?
    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😅
    So we call power chords 5 chords, righ? Like D5, E5 etc. But aren't power chords on the low E string technically just minor triads? :unsure:
    Chris Johnston
    Chris Johnston
    (Continued) - For a Minor Triad you would need the Root, b3 and 5th - as the b3 is essential for a Minor flavor. One thing to remember is that even though your 3 fingers are holding down a Root, 5th and Root again in a power chord, that still only counts as 2 notes harmonically (If you were playing a G5 for instance, the notes could be G (Root) D (5TH ) & G (Root an octave above) , but the only two notes you're playing harmonically are G & D
    Dominik Gräber The Great
    Dominik Gräber The Great
    Oh right, that makes sense. The Note that makes it Major or minor isn't even in the chord of only playing the First three strings
    Chris Johnston
    Chris Johnston
    You could still put it in if you were playing the first three strings, but you'd need to play for example (Say it was an A Minor Triad) A (5th fret low E string) C (3rd fret A string) and E (2nd fret D string) It would end up being, pinky on low E, 2nd finger on A and 1st finger on D. Basically just a different shape to facilitate what you want to do. You're absolutely right though, a power chord on its own doesn't state a Major or Minor tonality, because that crucial Major or Minor ingredient is missing, as @Ids Schiere said, it totally depends on everything happening around it. Like if the bass is outlining a Minor or Major Harmony for example or even the vocals. It sounds complex in music jargon but your ear will know the sound eventually! :LOL:
    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 😅
    I'm reading the interview with Brian May in the latest issue of total guitar and it's really great!

    Also, I think I should try listening to the temperance seven because that's where he got inspiration for the harmonies from

    Also, I just got to the part where he gets curious where certain people are. Asking about Jeff Beck and Dimebag Darrell. Afterward the interviews goes on to say where Mark Tremonti, Synyster Gates and Nuno Bettencourt are placed. In the interview doesn't really go into Mark Tremonti or Syn but he goes on about Nuno Bettencourt for a long time calling him underrated and one of the best living guitarist.
    In case anybody was wondering about Marty Friedman's picking technique, he's gypsy picking 😅

    I envy him because gypsy picking is weird to pick up(I basically only took elements of it that I considered absolutely essential to playing gypsy jazz and getting the volume/sound I was looking for) especially for people playing rock/metal, he just learned himself playing like that from a young age and plays his music like that.
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