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  1. You're talking about the chinese oktavas, right?
  2. Originally posted by Terje How important is to actually write the stuff down, from an eartraining point of view? It depends, if it's really long, then I'll write it down. Usually, I just try and memorize it though. If you do it right (listen to it a couple times), then you should be able to audiate it in your head. Sometimes I'll write weird passages down too, but honestly, just get into it. Learn the solo on Freddie Freeloader (miles davis) on kind of blue, for some good jazz.
  3. A mode is just a different way of writing music. Major, Minor, Dorian, etc. Greensleeves is in Dorian, Simpsons and Jetsons are in Lydian, and so on.
  4. Originally posted by Terje Let's take a ii-V-I in C. It isn't really important what scales I play over Dm7, G7 and Cmaj7. I could play "just" the C major scale and make great music. Probably even just the C major pentatonic. Far more important than the scale choice is what notes I play from that scale, in what order and at what time (meaning, what rhythm and phrasing I use). Far more important than the scale or scales used is to have a strong melodic idea that goes through these chords. It is also important to understand and hear the tension and release that's taking place in this cadence. Which notes of the C major scale are the ones that lead from one chord to the other, which ones are stable rests. Yeah, but a lot of guitar players don't solo over the ii chord. It's Pat Martino theory, as in- Theres only "2 chords"- The I and V chord, and that's what they solo over. The I, ii, IV and VI chord are all I chords, and iii, V, and VII are all V chords. It's weird how it works out.
  5. You can't speed up anything that you never completely can master. I've been doing ear training for 6 years [i can pick out things like ii-V-I, ii-V to the IV, subtonic, all that crap, and I can pick out chords by ear] but I'm still going through an ongoing battle. Honestly, just start transcribing like crazy.
  6. It's a pretty good metal mix, one thing is that the drums could use more balls definitely, I love the guitar tones, and the vocals are too quiet (along with the bass guitar).
  7. Not to be a jerk, but this has been bothering me a little bit. The whole idea is you critique the person BEFORE your post- tell them what their song could use, and then post your own. All i've seen is 2 pages of continuous posts, with no one offering any advice to anyone else.
  8. The drums are way too far back, there's a lot of reverb. It sounds like the kick is all midrange too, you might want to scoop some stuff out. Theres a lot of reverb in general, you could definitely cut back on that.
  9. To the guy who mentioned Giant Steps, it's just a series of 2-5-1s (at the very basicness). Also, to the original poster, don't worry about theory, use your ears man- ears hold more ground than theory; if it sounds right, it is!
  10. All the music teachers in our district have an 8 book master disk, but I managed to get a 17 book masterdisk. It's almost all useless. I use 5th edition Book I for everything bass related, and if it isn't in there, then it's 99% of the time in book 2.
  11. First off, all I can say is wayyyyyy too much reverb over all. The vocals are really loud and huge sounding with the reverb, and the guitar is kinda drowned in the reverb.
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