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  1. In practice it's the same thing. But theoretically speaking "B natural minor" is just the Aeolian mode of D. It's a simplified way of looking at structure - 12 keys, all major, full stop.
  2. You might have a problem there.. if your "one" is B Aeolian, then the corresponding Dorian would be E, and D would be Ionian. You're in the key of D (there are no minor keys ) Not that there's anything wrong with trying to play C over D (which is what you'd be doing), but you're gonna run into some tension, that's a very altered sound
  3. Its straight 4/4, the 1st piano note comes in on 1 &, an 8th note behind the bar line.
  4. Same thing I'm always working on... expanding my ears and my vocabulary. Lately, I've been tackling Wayne Shorter and McCoy Tyner tunes. I'm currently at the "I suck" stage with them, but I'm slowly starting to get comfortable with a few of them.
  5. Its the exact opposite for me, since the advent of digital I focus even more on the input side - that's your last chance to make it warm and musical.
  6. I've got an autographed copy... I used to work for Loud, Inc. which had Ampeg as one of its brands, and part of my gig was doing Ampeg clinics with varuous people, Vic being one of them. I've spent many, many hours on drives talking music with Vic, and more than a few hours jamming, sometimes in the course of the clinics. Was a great experience, and Vic is a sweetheart of a person... though his mysticism does absolutely nothing for me
  7. While I've certainly witnessed my share of this, I have to call bs on the assumption that this is general practice.
  8. I think its absolutely essential - vital, even - to practice with a click. So that you don't need one to record And in my experience, if you want to "learn time" its equally essential to keep the click on 2 and 4, only.
  9. My "music sensei" (guitar/theory teacher, mentor, close friend) insists that everything changed - and not for the better - with the introduction of the click track. The musicians may still be human, but they're locked into a temporal straightjacket, if you will... it robs the music of its breath, which is essential for imparting human feeling. Im not 100% sold on his theory, but it does make a great deal of sense. Having made hundreds if not thousands of recordings, both with click and without, i can certainly attest that the results are different, and not just in how tight the performance is. Its always easier for an engineer if the musicians use a click, but whenever I record musicians who have "good time" I will usually lobby for them to forgo the click and play "free". And I never use a click on any of my own group recordings.
  10. This, Three Steps, T for Texas, The Breeze... they're all basically the same tune, but I like the tune
  11. While I think LS had their moments, I genuinely love the snot out of ZZ Top... everything from the 1st album right up to Eliminator is pure greasy, bluesy, funky Texas greatness.
  12. Apparently, I don't speak alcohol, cause I have no idea what any of the above has to do with Skynyrd :lol:
  13. Have you seen the '76 Knebworth show on youtube? The whole gig is absolute fire. I'm not the hugest LS fan, but that show is really worth a watch. I can't do Freebird though... have to skip it. This sh*t right here is killin' though... Steve Gaines is almost Duane-like. [video=youtube;SY63KTMrkTM]
  14. Very cool! I bought this Squier for $127 in Virginia Beach 4 years ago - I was visiting my parents and while there was informed that I needed to learn 26 Steely Dan tunes pronto, for a gig. It is SHOCKING how good this guitar is, completely stock. Plays great (after a setup), and sounds great both dry and plugged in. Granted, I played 7 or 8 of them till I found one that sounded good, but still... [ATTACH=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","title":"20190713_161618.jpg","data-attachmentid":32551278}[/ATTACH]
  15. That's the part I don't like. To paraphrase Hank Hill, "You're not making rock & roll better, you're making classical music worse"
  16. I have NO clue. But yeah, how can you not like Ozzy??? He's absolutely terrible, and always has been, but there is just this midlands stoned idiot charm to him that I've always found hard to resist
  17. I've always liked this tune, but man everyone is really struggling in this clip, even Randy... his time is all over the place! Not crazy about the tone either... too much hair.
  18. For about 20 years, yeah Though truth be told, I took a LOT of cabs
  19. Definitely the NOS tubes, but I'd skip the greenback - imho not the best choice for this type of amp. I'd go with a lower-wattage Creamback instead, it would get awfully ratty with a greenback in it.
  20. The irony is Paganini was the laat of the freely improvising soloists (that we know of) before the "tyranny of the composer" fully settled in, whereas to call what YJM did/does "improvisation", would be rather a huge stretch, imho.
  21. Wtf??? You could have woken me up in the middle of any given night at around age 10 and asked me and I'd have said Eb before you finished the sentence! I find that difficult to believe in a "highly trained" performance pianist. Possibly because I went to a conservatory, which was a great deal more than "piano lessons", but a full curriculum - piano, choir, music history, music theory, solfege, etc... I admit to being rather unfamiliar with US/Canadian educational practices for child pedagogy, bur it seems to me that "highly trained" would imply all of the above, not just the ability to sight-read. And I gotta disagree with Chet. I'd say "teach em how to HEAR by teaching them how to play AND read AND comprehend". All at the same time. I haven't taught full time for quite a while, bur when I did, that was my approach... I alwaya wanted my students to not just be able to play stuff back to me but to undersrand WHY they were doing it. Maybe that's why I alwaya preferred older kids and young adults as students
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