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Practical Music Workshop #3: Three Chords

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by fezz parka, Jun 11, 2019 at 5:15 PM.

  1. Alan L Cole

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    A master class. Beautifully melodic.
     
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    Another track melodically playful and fun for me.
     
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    Erica, you are a frikkin genius. :)
     
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    Well I thought about what I wrote regarding Minor pent...It will work if used judiciously:



    The Other one for some side-by-side comparison:

     
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    Liverpudlian. Simon Marsden takes a Ferry Cross The Mersey to go pacemaker shopping. A pleasure Si. :)
     
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    You guessed it
    one chord
    &
    No click track is a challenge
    To Me
     
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    I could have you playing it in an hour. :) You've got this.
     
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    Wow. Just wow.
     
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    Sure...if it fits.

    In this you've got The I,IV, and V.

    So let's take the A major scale:

    A-B-C#-D-E-F#-G#.
    1-2-3-4-5-6-7

    The I = 1-3-5. A-C#-E
    The IV = 4-6-1. D-F#-A
    The V = 5-7-2. E-G#-B

    Without the presence of the b7 in any of these chords (dom 7) it'll sound a bit off. Half/whole and whole/half really sound best over a diminished chord.
     
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    Here's another, slightly different take for you Chris. :D

     
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    Both tracks are very cool but that new one really hits home. Great tone on that handwound, Tele (I'm assuming).
     
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    Thanks Alan. Its got that blues crap everyone likes in it. LOL

    The first one is meant to be a straight up Booker T and the MG's tribute. After all, the workshop is about composition...not licks. ;)
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I think they are both cool, I just loves me that blues crap. :D
     
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    The whole purpose of the exercise is to take off the blues box training wheels when it comes to the I/IV/V and explore melody and the major scale. Some of you get it...some are warming up to it... some of you are having a hard time with it. But that's why this is a workshop and not a jam thread. ;)

    The basic blues...and I'm going to get flack for it...(guess what? I don't care :) ) is an easy predictable form ( 12 bar or 16 bar) that you can blow scales over with a 90% rate of hitting the right notes at the right time. Its a crutch most beginning and intermediate guitar players lean on. I know...I did it myself.
     
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    If you were my neighbor...we'd start a band. Wonderful and happy. :D
     
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    And all you'd have to do is pay/ply @Thrup'ny Bit with Guinness.
     
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    i love that bass part, @fezz parka ! So punchy!!
    Thanks for this one; it's so much fun to work with!
     
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    Well just call me Peg-Leg (Jar Head) Al. :whistling:

    I hear what you are saying Chris and can appreciate it. I guess what I enjoy about the blues is the viscera-emotive possibilities as it relates to the guitar; it's not what you're playing but how you are playing it for me. You'll probably say that is possible with other forms or approaches but I'm a simple guy - although I like homemade mashed potatoes and fresh spinach from the garden, I also like canned spinach and instant potato's :confused:

    Your threads are great fun and are good learning experiences - thank you for that.
     
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    If Mr. Bit were my neighbor I'd put him in that sea captain's chest along with Mr.Jass Jassington ;).
     
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    And then you might just get beat up by a girl... LOL!
     
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