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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-12-2003, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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What should I do next?

Hey everyone.
I'm kinda in a rut on what I should start learning now.
I'm currently going over the 7 different modes right now and memorizing the different fingers. I believe that only a few more days and I'll have them memorized and I'll be able to incorporate them into music.

But what now? Any recommendations on what I could do now?
I'm really stuck, trying to figure out where to head now.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-12-2003, 05:09 AM
 
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Its all well and good knowing the fingerings of modes, but do you truly understand what they are, how they work, how they are all intertwined and when and where to use them? If you don't you should look into that or all the time you spent learning the fingering is pretty usless.

Once the concept of modes is simple to you and you understand them entirely, try improvising over a backing switching through different modes, and experimenting with their sounds, If you have all the fingering of all the modes of say the key of F sorted, so that you can play them all the way up and down the neck, try making up some runs going through the various modes. Try composing a chord progression that you have designed so that you can switch through modes via the chord changes in the backing, and keep the same lead (if you don't know what i mean by this, you soon will, but it means you need to read up more on modes).

Its important that when you start modes you finsh them , and don't just move on with a sloppy knowledge of them, even if you don't use modes later on, its very useful to know what theyre all about.

Hope this helps
Adam
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-12-2003, 01:05 PM
 
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Hook's right...theory is just as and more important than the practicals of playing. Get to know the formulas of constructing chords, scales and arpeggios.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-12-2003, 02:49 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Vai the god of Sound
Hook's right...theory is just as and more important than the practicals of playing. Get to know the formulas of constructing chords, scales and arpeggios.
Infact id say the theory is almost more important!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-13-2003, 06:25 AM
 
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lol yeah we shud throw our guitars away and just learn theory on a blank neck! Imagine the satch gig, he just walks on stage and for 2 hrs with a JS neck just plays every mode and scale possible

lol it shudnt be forgotten that theory is there to help but not there to rule ya kow
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