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  1. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    My old teacher and best buddy is now teaching Skype lessons. Some serious, hardcore theory and analysis lessons, if any one is interested! It's because of him that I tested in to the highest level of theory core classes at Berklee when I first got there!
  2. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Hey all, Just a request for assistance in settling a minor argument/ discussion regards to modes. I have been recently trying to acquaint myself with modes and learning scale patterns for them. A friend of mine and I got into discussing them and when I bring up examples he completely confuses...
  3. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    So I have a peculiar work schedule, 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, and at least half of the 12 hour shift I spend just browsing the internet. I have not had the gall to waltz into my work with a guitar and sit silently practicing, but I feel like I'm wasting a lot of time. Time that could spent...
  4. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    The progression is: dminor , Cmaj ,Ebmaj ,Dbmajor then Fminor to Ebmaj. I have to play over this progression for a minute or so due to a trumpet player temporarily opting out of the solo section. So I have a General idea what to play thanks to the caged method but I feel like i'm missing...
  5. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    I'm searching to expand my theory knowledge of really everything. Is there anything truly comprehensive?
  6. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Just added this simple lesson video to my Youtube page! I get asked by my students a lot if there are any good tricks to learn what basic chords you can use in every key, so i came up with this simple method to help them out. This isn't a be-all end-all theory Nazi lesson! Just an easy method of...
  7. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Hi everybody, Ive recently took a break from my techniques and i'm getting more involved with sight reading, Ive being through most books i own and i can play most of the songs i can manage through sight reading but now I've done that, I've being searching the web for simple sight reading...
  8. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    "It's just you wear those skin-tight dresses with your G-string tuned to A" Is that UP two half-steps or DOWN 10? Sorry in advance. :D
  9. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Hey guys. I'm an old 51 year old guy that has been playing forever. I can almost play any song within reason that I hear that I want to figure out, but I don't always know what I'm playing. LOL. I mean, I know what key it's in and I can of course tell what the tempo is, etc, and I know the...
  10. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    I became interested in metal a few years ago and since then I bought a guitar which I haven't made much progress with. All I have been doing is trying to learn riffs by ear, mostly by slowing songs down or listening to the same sections over and over. I haven't been able to learn an entire song...
  11. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Hi everyone, I've recently started a blog with free, fairly detailed music theory lessons. The address is intromusictheory.blogspot.co.uk The first lesson is very basic, but over the coming weeks I'll be posting more complex stuff. I just wanted to start from the very basics for complete...
  12. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    I've been playing guitar on and off for 15 years now and no matter how much material I read and study the theory behind it all still eludes me. I get frustrated and give up but my passion for the guitar calls and I always come back. I need some tips to point me in the right direction to...
  13. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    So I'm just getting into theory in a serious way, and I've been reading about modes and a lot of information seems to be very vague on applyling modes. Say I'm playing over a chord progression in C, a simple I IV V so C,F,G (Major) in my head I'm thinking I've got two choices, I can play in C...
  14. Archived Topics and Common Questions
    When playing in, say C, would you use modes that contain all the same as C and center your playing around the new mode key (like A in Aeolian) or do change modes to one that's not diatonic to the original key?
  15. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    I have been messing with guitar since i was 12 and am now taking it seriously at 17. I prefer to learn techniques instead of songs so i know what i can do when i can learn songs. I have amazing speed for my right hand, but my left hand is slow. I am also self taught. When i play, i ALWAYS use...
  16. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Anyone try one of those perfect pitch courses? I have always wanted to check it out but never got around to it. I can hear and recognize most common chords and intervals fairly easy, but I think it would be awesome to train myself and see how good I could get at it. Always felt like I was on the...
  17. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    A little background (This could get long): I've had 8 guitar lessons in my whole life, 4 at the age of 13 and 4 in my mid 20's, now I'm 53! The first time I had to quit because of no money, and the 2nd time my instructor moved away. If you ask me to play a G everywhere on the neck I can...
  18. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
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  19. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Hi everybody. I was looking for some 24-frets neck diagram on the Internet (because my guitar has 24 frets). I didn't find any, so I decided to make one myself. Here it is! I hope you guys find it useful ;) By the way, can somebody tell me how to post images? I mean, I know how to attach them...
  20. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hi, Does anyone the best theory books for Steve Vai, I have just purchased the guitar style of steve vai which looks great but is there anything on the theory of his later musical work. Does anyone have Steve vai by Steve vai, Jam along with Vai or In session with Vai, if so how do you find...
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