Saturday, March 5, 2011

Hello Again

LISTENING


I listened to Bruce Cockburn this morning and I liked his stuff.  He's an artist I haven't listened to that much but I'll have to listen to him more often.


Mike Oldfield's songs Shadow On The Wall and Platinum are really cool.


If you like punk music I recomend Arctic Monkeys... Just don't expect anything too complex.


Alice Cooper is great.  If you want to hear some of the more modern sounding Alice Cooper I recomend the Sony Super Hits Album.


System Of A Down is always interesting.  Soldier Side is a great song.


Beck's song Rental Car is a cool one.


PLAYING


Here's a trick!! cross your highstrings on the nut of the guitar to make it sound like a bell.


Another trick.  If you happen to own a kalimba you press it to and acoustic guitar to make it lowder.


This "scale" is inspired by my impression of Rock 'n' Roll And Blues.


                             C
                      Bb
                 G
          F#
      E
C#


"Classical Ending"  (play softly)


C       x--
B x--
A
G
F x--
E       x--
D
C
B
A
G
F
E
D
C                          x--


A minor F major, and D minor


C
B
A                             x
G
F                           x
E
D                        x
C                    x
B
A                x
G               
F             x
E         x
D
C     x 
B
A x 




Decending fourths.  Sounds Sad.


C
B
A
G
F x
E         x
D                 x
C    x                     x
B             x
A                     x
G                              x
F
E
D
C
Here's an intro I'm considering using for "Fractal Midnight"  (the vv simble indicates that the note is aproximately two ocataves down from the rest of the notes)
   
      G G#               G G#               Bb
                D#                    D#  C 
C                       C


                                                           vvA


Here's a "techno progression"


     G Gb            F   
                              E Eb
C             C# D


Here's a Rock-ish progression


right hand:Bb C# D# , Bb C# D# , B C D , B C D
 left  hand: Eb F# G# , Eb F# G# ,  E F G ,  E F G


Beck's E- Pro (for guitar... play it on the low E string)


0 0 10 10 10 10  7 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 5 5 5 3


Two "other ways" of playing Gmajor7 chords

e---------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------
D--4 seventh is A-------------3 seventh is A--------
A--2 major third is B----------5 "perfect fifth" is D--
E--3 root note is G------------3 root not is G-------

"other way" to play D minor
e   10
B  10
G  10
D  0
A  0
E 10

"other way to play Dadd9"
e
B
G
D 14
A 12
E 10


Technically the second one is not a major seven chord because there is no major third.  But it works...


Technique:


Two things I like to do is play power chords with the lower strings and play the higher strings open and ocasionally fret the high E, B, and G strings in random places.



I also like to play two music with "drone tones" (tones that remain the same throughout the song)


exapmle


x 0 2 3 5 0 0 0 12 12
x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  0   0
x
x
x                                 1 2 3 4 3 2 1 0
x                                 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


Here's some "solo starters" for electric guitar.  They might work for you and if they don't the should at least give you ideas.


%%%%
x
x
x
x
x
x 12 12 12 0
%%%%
x 3 0
x        3 0
x               3 0
x                                      5
x                               4 6
x                       3 7
%%%%
x                                                                         19
x             11 14             11 14                11 14          19
x 9--- 12           9--- 12             9--- 12                          19
x                                                                                          19 18
x
x
%%%%
x
x
x                6 7                                          8 9
x        5 8                                      7 10
x                         6 7                                         8 9
x 5 8                                 7 10                                  0
%%%%
use some of these notes or even use it as a chord in a solo in the E Ionian key signature. 
x 0 E
x 0 B
x 1 G#
x 1 D#
x 0 A
x 0 E
%%%%


Here are some "solo enders" for electric guitar


%%%%
x
x
x
x
x         9 11         8 10         7 9      6 8       5 7        3 6 5 bend up and then lift finger
x 9 12         8 11         7 10       6 9      5 8        3 7              0 strike with thum
%%%%
play the theme to Nirvana's "Come As You Are" SLOWLY
x
x
x
x
x             0    0                2
x 0 0 1 2    2    2 , 2 1 0     0 0
%%%%
Easy one: play from the highest dot down to the lowest dot and then open on the E or A string
%%%%
x                                6 8 11~^~
x                         5 7
x                   4 6
x             3 5
x       2 4
x 1 3
%%%%
x           6
x       7
x               6
x    7                      5      5 5   
x                   6
x 7                     5       5        5 5 5 5 5 5 5 ...
%%%%
Use hamer-ons


"Patterns"
x    5 7  4
x 6           5 3
x
x
x
x


Diamond and X


x
x                       7--    9 5
x                 6 8                 6 8
x          5 9                               7---
x    6 8                                             6 8--
x 7                                                             9 5 9




If you like half steps...
x
x
x                       4 3
x        2 3
x               3 4          
x 3 2

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