Discussion in 'Music Talk' started by lord_neo, Aug 9, 2006.
what single thing such as an exercise you did, technique you worked on, etc.
stretching and finger independence!!! still working on it:
Learning (or at least trying to learn) to sight read after 3 years of playing guitar. Opens up your mind to music in general as opposed to just scalar technique, which is what most of us get stuck doing. Also the book 'Chord Chemistry' for learning chord melody and not the same old shred/sweep stuff.
took lessons from Amyt Dutta
^Amyt Dutta from Kolkotta?
Yes, the famous Amyt Dutta
Ditto. Just switch 3 years to 1 and a half year in my case....and going to a guitar teacher who actually teaches well.
Thats great, where does he conduct the classes?
Damn, I need to stop hero-worshipping him.
But amyt Dutta teaches in Kolkata :shock:
Do you live in Kolkata??? Where??
pls explain more
er...yes, I do. I'm going to move close to Tangra sometime in January
Right now I live in the Ballygunge area.
As for the scalar technique thing....what I think he means is that instead of using what we often term as "exotic scales" to bring the best out of our licks, we can just play around the chord....using extensions and substitutions and make licks keeping the chord in mind sometimes even getting the same result as we would with the exotic scale (perhaps because the exotic scale was built keeping the chordal approach in mind? I dont really know...its my theory only). These are two different approaches to soloing and I personally prefer the chordal approach. It makes a lot more sense somehow. I could be totally wrong about what he meant though so lets just wait.
Most of us end up learning how to play rock solos, pentatonic scales, 3-notes-per-string triplets, sweep arps, etc and not really what those mean.
Chord meolody refers to playing a meoldy in chords..sort of what you hear in Eric Johnson's Manhattan but more advanced.
@ LordNeo-He teaches at Khar.
That will be greaaaaaaat for me!!~ My ud be teacher :
practising regularly evday wrks u will notice in a month u luk bck n feel ya thr has bin sum change for sure
Recording my playin, then listenin and going over it!! It helped me spot a lot of errors which I otherwise would not have noticed.
I think the best thing would be to start playing JAZZ, Although I am not a good Jazz guitarist I still manage to play basic jazz and I think that would be he best thing to improve playing or I would rather say become a genius on guitars.
can you suggest some basic jazz guitar listening
play songs i really liked and just HAD to play them right.
Practice is the GOLDEN RULE GOLDEN WORD IT IS EVERYTHING......and thats what i wanna get regular on to..
....trying to improve on that gotta pratice everyday....
....or else even i aint gonna learn singing while playing till two years........GOD
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