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You think scales are going to gte you through? Ha!

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by Telenator, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. hollowman

    hollowman Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    But nothing bothers me tonight
    I can dodge all the scales all right
    Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

    Earl Green.

    words to live by
     
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    Manual Slim Friend of Leo's

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    Neither? Both?
    Music as a competition is almost more enjoyable than either of them until I remember that at least they’re wielding guitars and I’m just over here flapping my gums.
     
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  3. T Prior

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    this is a pretty funny conversation. Try moving to Mandolin where everything is in 5 ths without knowing your Pentatonic scales , positions and how they relate !

    Good Luck !:)
     
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    Well ,
    Spelling practice helped me spell.

    “You think scales are going to gte you through? Ha!”
     
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    A few good solos have no complete scale base, but many have of course. Also the rocker solo by Thin Lizzy goes off on a few tangents, i put even more chromatic ideas to it even when playing it also other solos to that i make up.

    Also i tend to let ideas flow more and not to be to narrow in playing, one can come up with some good ideas that way i believe.
     
  6. Telenator

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    That's an artistic interpretation! You know what it means.
     
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    To be fair, Govan could time travel back to 1978, kill my dad, marry my mom, make a curly haired version of me, and I still couldn’t play like that. He’s very good. Not my thing, but exceptionally talented.
     
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    Really? My teacher insisted I use my pinky, and I’m glad.
     
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    Sorry, after re-reading my post it seems I wasn't as clear as I should have been.
    That's exactly my point. My teacher(s) insisted that I use my pinky too. The vid shows limited use of the LH pinky, I learned not to approach LH that way -- as in: "You've got 4 fingers, may as well use them all"
     
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    MilwMark Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    So this clip came up in another thread. I much prefer what Mascis does to Govan. Musically that is.

    The funny thing is, it's less obvious to me whether Mascis is pentatonic based. I think because as I hear it, more of what he does is musical and melodic "conversation". Whereas the Govan clip that started this is very "scalar" (if that's a word), so the scale used kind of jumps out more prominently.

     
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    On the jazz forum, one member made a video about "Tristano" scales, which were two octave scales with different note choices in the upper and lower octaves. Makes you think...
     
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