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by Deathshade
May 17th, 2017, 3:38 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Am I ready to teach guitar?
Replies: 3
Views: 2315

Am I ready to teach guitar?

Ok so basically I might quit my current job soon, and actually my mother just opened my eyes to a potential career option for me: teaching guitar. I've never seriously considered it before, but seeing how much my hate for my current job (at a pizza parlor, if you're wondering) is increasing day by d...
by Deathshade
July 5th, 2016, 1:34 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Is it too late?
Replies: 20
Views: 8105

Re: Is it too late?

Thanks for the further replies... You guys gave me hope with your amazing posts! I haven't been visiting the forum lately, but I'm still where I am... Still no motivation and haven't really been practicing for like 4 or 5 months. Wow, I can't believe it's been this long! Anyway, I think I'll get bac...
by Deathshade
March 25th, 2016, 6:09 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Is it too late?
Replies: 20
Views: 8105

Re: Is it too late?

Thank you all for the comments. I apologize for the late reply, I haven't logged in for a while @kjtheguitarist: Actually I'm not starting now. As I said in the original post, I've been playing since 15, but it's just the fact that I've gotten nowhere with it so far that's upsetting. The thing is, I...
by Deathshade
February 15th, 2016, 6:39 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Can I modulate to a mode?
Replies: 2
Views: 2563

Can I modulate to a mode?

I've been asking a lot of such questions... Apologies if this is annoying... I'll also try to be more active and try to help others if I can, since so far I've just been posting my own threads. Apologies for this as well. I'm working on an instrumental song, and in one part I want it to modulate (I ...
by Deathshade
February 9th, 2016, 5:56 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Do I really have to stick to harmony?
Replies: 10
Views: 5537

Do I really have to stick to harmony?

I've always felt too limited by standard harmony. That's why I've been listening to a lot of jazz and fusion lately. I feel too restricted if I'm going to write a song in just one tonality, and sometimes it sounds a bit dull to me. I know about non-diatonic chords and such (not much though), but wha...
by Deathshade
February 3rd, 2016, 6:24 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Is it too late?
Replies: 20
Views: 8105

Is it too late?

I've been wondering if it's ever too late to go for a music career. I just turned 24 a little over a month ago, and I'm really beginning to feel that I've missed the boat and it may be too late for me. I've started playing guitar at around 15, and quit for 2 years at about 20, but have returned abou...
by Deathshade
January 24th, 2016, 8:07 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Theory behind soloing over chord changes?
Replies: 10
Views: 4789

Re: Theory behind soloing over chord changes?

Noteboat, I've been reading your posts for years, and I am sure you are a very good teacher. Your explanations are always spot on and in an easy to understand manner. It's no wonder that you have a successful studio. I might add a little non-theory to this. Soloing is also like playing with a cat w...
by Deathshade
January 24th, 2016, 7:53 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Theory behind soloing over chord changes?
Replies: 10
Views: 4789

Re: Theory behind soloing over chord changes?

I'm afraid we don't do Skype lessons. In my opinion Skype is limiting for effective instruction for a couple of reasons: first, there's the fact that it's 2D. During a lesson, I might need to see what's going on behind the neck (for example, the student's thumb placement) to suggest a solution to a...
by Deathshade
January 23rd, 2016, 9:23 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Theory behind soloing over chord changes?
Replies: 10
Views: 4789

Re: Theory behind soloing over chord changes?

I do - I've been teaching guitar since 1978. I also teach piano and music theory, and I own a music school in Plainfield IL (Midwest Music Academy) with teachers for all instruments and voice. http://mwmusicacademy.com/ Impressive. How about Skype lessons? Can it be possible? I'm not in the US, tha...
by Deathshade
January 22nd, 2016, 5:38 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Theory behind soloing over chord changes?
Replies: 10
Views: 4789

Re: Theory behind soloing over chord changes?

@NoteBoat: Wow, that was very elaborate and thorough! Really great explanation, and not at all hard to understand. Thank you so much. :)

Do you give lessons by any chance? Or perhaps if you could redirect to a good source. Stuff I've come across so far hasn't been this informative and easy to grasp.
by Deathshade
January 18th, 2016, 5:36 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Theory behind soloing over chord changes?
Replies: 10
Views: 4789

Theory behind soloing over chord changes?

Hello everyone. I'm new here. I had this question, and I thought this would be the best place to ask. I've been experimenting with soloing over chord changes earlier today. What I mean is playing an entirely different scale over each chord to create a different tonality for each chord, and not follo...