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by almann1979
June 4th, 2015, 10:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: hi all!!
Replies: 7
Views: 5392

Re: hi all!!

Hi Vic!!! Thanks for the reply, and its good to talk to you again!! Well, I rehearsed last night, and made the cut :D They are a very cool set of guys, all in their 50's or more, who have been in bands for decades. The idea is to take classic songs and completely rearrange them in our own way. Lots ...
by almann1979
May 29th, 2015, 12:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: hi all!!
Replies: 7
Views: 5392

Re: hi all!!

Well, it turns out tonight was more of an "interview" to make sure our personalities matched.

Im back midweek for a full on rehearsal :-)

I have songs to learn, including horse with no name. Im off now to look at Mr Hodges lesson on that :-)
by almann1979
May 29th, 2015, 8:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: hi all!!
Replies: 7
Views: 5392

Re: hi all!!

Thanks guys :-)

The audition is in a couple of hours. I have never auditioned for a band before, so I suppose ill find out how I compare to the other guitarists out there :-S

Ill let you know how I get on, but confident I am not :-)
by almann1979
May 28th, 2015, 2:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: hi all!!
Replies: 7
Views: 5392

hi all!!

Haven't posted in a long while but still read the forum weekly. Im just posting because I have an audition tomorrow for a new band, and im nervous. They play acoustic mainly and im almost exclusively electric. However, I do feel our personalities gel. The last two years have seen little guitar actio...
by almann1979
May 20th, 2015, 10:56 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: A little help?
Replies: 7
Views: 2802

Re: A little help?

Done!

Good luck
by almann1979
December 7th, 2014, 7:36 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Basic Mode question
Replies: 10
Views: 6106

Re: Basic Mode question

C Dorian isn't a key. C Dorian is a mode of Bb major, so when you play C Dorian you're playing in the key of Bb. So, your notes are C, D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb, C This is where I still get a bit confused. If I am soloing using C Dorian, its because the chords dictate that C minor is the home chord, even ...
by almann1979
May 5th, 2014, 6:18 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Would a portable, screwless wall mount interest you?
Replies: 5
Views: 3108

Re: Would a portable, screwless wall mount interest you?

Its a great idea!!!

Can't wait to see it!
by almann1979
May 4th, 2014, 1:51 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Making sure to at least noodle each day.
Replies: 8
Views: 3013

Re: Making sure to at least noodle each day.

This is definitely an appropriate thread for me. I used to force myself to play every day, and must have gone 5 years without missing at least a short practice. Over the last year I have really struggled and can go weeks at a time without picking the thing up. Today was my first practice in a month....
by almann1979
January 3rd, 2014, 12:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Latest addition to my family....
Replies: 12
Views: 6657

Re: Latest addition to my family....

Awesome Vic.

She is beautiful!!
by almann1979
November 26th, 2013, 4:39 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Practice Habits
Replies: 5
Views: 1846

Re: Practice Habits

Personally i find it better for me, if i worry less about how long i practice for, and more on what i practice. Before other life commitments got in the way I would play all night if I could. However, half an hour to 40 minutes now can feel like a great practice if I make sure I am learning some new...
by almann1979
November 20th, 2013, 1:49 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: rules for funk rhythm comping
Replies: 2
Views: 3773

rules for funk rhythm comping

I have been having some success with funk comping using 9ths, 7ths,13ths, major triads, and sus chords (also throwing in some pentatonic or single note stuff). I am finding it great fun - however, there are a couple of things nagging me that i cant seem to figure out by myself and google is of limit...
by almann1979
August 11th, 2013, 1:21 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guys, I need a hand with the modes
Replies: 14
Views: 4328

Re: Guys, I need a hand with the modes

Noteboat, I need some help here I think :D

In what you stated, I would have to stay away from Bb, how does that make it A Phrygian when Bb is the "Phrygian note" in that context?

Or are you saying I would only have to stay away from it over that one chord?

Thanks,
Al
by almann1979
August 11th, 2013, 10:57 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: DADGAD
Replies: 2
Views: 7137

DADGAD

I just wonder why a lot of finger style and percussive guitarists use this tuning? I know that power chords become easy to play, but there isn't a lot of power chord stuff going on in the styles I have mentioned. So what are the advantages of this tuning in your Newton Faulkner type percussive style...
by almann1979
August 11th, 2013, 9:31 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guys, I need a hand with the modes
Replies: 14
Views: 4328

Re: Guys, I need a hand with the modes

Just to add to what I said above, this will only work when the chord progression allows.

You can't play in A Phrygian unless the chord progression contains the notes of A Phrygian AND is an A minor progression.
by almann1979
August 11th, 2013, 8:19 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guys, I need a hand with the modes
Replies: 14
Views: 4328

Re: Guys, I need a hand with the modes

Jason, if you use the phrygian scale shape, but the notes are the same as the major scale of the song, all you are actually doing is playing the major scale using one of the seven available shapes. There will be nothing phrygian in the way it sounds, as the notes will not be phrygian. Phrygian is a ...