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Reverend Cheese

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  1. Well, I bought the Levine Jazz Theory book as a result of the discussion in this thread. I think it is an excellent book, and it has some excellent material in it I had been aware of. It has many new ideas and concepts I'll be working over for some time. Yet I feel it is incomplete. I think Ted Greene's criminally neglected (in this thread that is) "Chord Chemistry" should be used as a companion volume to Mark Levine's book. Most of what I know of theory comes from Greene's book and "The Jazz Language" by Dan Hearle.
  2. The Residents are {censored}ing great! ..everything about that band is peculiar though, not just the guitar solo's Agreed. I'm a huge fan, myself. But that solo, unlike all the others throughout their ouvre, sounds deceptively coherent. Yet utterly outside the norm. It's incognito!
  3. Hey, thanks for the reply. My describing the notation as "off" wasn't very helpful. Sorry about that. The first thing that grabbed me was the C# and A# on the 'and of' beat two in measure one. I've watched the video closely and it doesn't look or sound like that's what you're playing in the video. Maybe it's because it goes by so fast. Anyway, great lick, great playing too. I'll keep working with it and ignore the tab, and just use the notation, because that bend did confuse me. Thanks again!
  4. Great stuff, I apprecitae your posting it. One question - Is the notation available on your site exactly the same as what you play in the video? something seems amiss. The Db and Bb on the 3rd and 1st strings in the first measure where the first thing I noticed that seemed off. Thanks!
  5. Hmmm, let's see... So a group composed of assorted high officials from the world of business and politics and no one has ever been able to actually get a copy of the minutes of these meetings or the agenda. Curious. So obviously these people are meeting to discuss how to make the world better for the rest of us. It's a simple fact of business and politics that self interest is your only concern and others (including us rabble) only enter the picture when it serves their interest. To think otherwise is to either bury your head in the sand or just choose naivete. There ARE other options besides Evil Paranoid Conspiracy or NOT Evil Paranoid Conspiracy. Either way, people like these folks don't meet in order to discuss how to enrich us and make our lives better. No tin foil required, just an honest understanding of typical human behavior.
  6. Thanks for the replies. No slight to you McMurray, but I'd rather play xylophone than sound like Buckethead. Fortunately Allan Holdsworth was also a student of this book, so I take comfort in that. Maybe that's why Holdsworth sounds so much like Coltrane to me.
  7. So what's the deal with Nicolas Slonimsky's Thesaurus of Scales and Patterns? (sorry if I got his name or the title wrong, I'm writing it from memory) Coltrane worked from it, Zappa respected (which he didn't have much regard for musical academia) so I've been a playing for 26 years and I wonder what I've missed? Reverend Darrell (AKA Reverend Cheese)
  8. MikeGennation, Where did you studyget your degree? You are deep man.
  9. The dynacomp is easier to handle (because the attack is fixed). Chris, would you mind elaboratingclarifying that? I'm not precisely sure what you mean. Would you say the Super Comp doesn't really sound all that different than the Dynacomp?
  10. aesthetics are better on the super Yeah, I'll have to go along with you on that one.
  11. Oooops! Sorry 'bout that. Those dangs cats always seem sarcastic to me. I retract my comments! Back to the thread already in progress.
  12. There's only one reason you'd post that: to be unkind and appear clever at someone else's expense. Is that really the kind of person you want to be? Anyway, all sincere and helpful replies appreciated.
  13. So the Dunlop Super Compressor is allegedly just a Dynacomp with an attack control. If this is true, how much difference does this make in sound and performance? I was going to buy a Dunlop SC, but found a used Dunlop DC for thirty dollars and I wonder if I should just get the DC and be done with it, or hold out for the SC. I appreciate feedbackinput from anyone familiar with these little buggers. Thanks!
  14. The Greer Ghetto Stomp is waaaaay overrated, and it's nothing more than an Electra Distortion, although he'll tell ya' he thought it up all by his lonesome. Check the DIY Stompboxes forum where they analyzedissect boutique stompboxes if you doubt my veracity. The Toadworks tweed type pedal is one of my favorites. I also like those Boss made Fender amp COSM pedals. Don't care if they are digital or whatever, they sound freakin' great.
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