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by argus
August 21st, 2004, 11:23 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Dominant 13
Replies: 10
Views: 1573

I would play the 3rd, b7th, and 13th. Agreed. You can't go without the 3 or b7, and it wouldn't be much of a 13 chord without the 13th now, would it? I normally finger it (as noteboat already showed) C13: x 10 9 8 x 8 I included the root because if you play by yourself (like I do) it's worth sticki...
by argus
May 16th, 2004, 10:59 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Diminished Chords - A simple rule-of-thumb ......
Replies: 10
Views: 2554

I just wanted to point out that just as B° is G7 without the G, B°7 is G7b9 without the G. That's what I was trying to say in my post, but I went off the rails.
by argus
May 15th, 2004, 11:32 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Diminished Chords - A simple rule-of-thumb ......
Replies: 10
Views: 2554

all a V7 chord is.. is a note with a dim chord added on it.. B dim = B D F G7 = G (+ B D F) also notice the similarities between... B°7 = B D F Ab(G#) E7b9 = E G# B D F Bb7b9 = Bb D F Ab Cb(B) G7b9 = G B D F Ab C#7b9 = C# F G# B D What are the last four notes of each chord? That's right, either BÂ...
by argus
May 9th, 2004, 4:09 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Amorphous Chords and Changing Keys
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

I put together a quick example of one way that I modulate. It uses both ii-V-I (circle of fifths) and secondary dominants, modulating up a b3 every four chords. http://mywebpage.netscape.com/argus%20enabler/b3modulation.mid Just for the sake of completeness, here's the chords. C C7 Fm Bb Eb Eb7 Abm ...
by argus
May 6th, 2004, 9:50 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Amorphous Chords and Changing Keys
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

I don't have any original ones. The only ones I can think of offhand are: The pivot ones (ie | G Bm C D | A F#m D Bm | D F#m D A | E A B C#m | A etc) where a chord found in both keys is used to connect two keys together. The new tonic is found at the start of each progression (G, A, D, E and A respe...
by argus
May 5th, 2004, 8:12 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Augmented 7??
Replies: 6
Views: 1415

I think he meant with an unflatted 7. In that case, I'd say Cmajor7#5 in C.
by argus
May 4th, 2004, 9:31 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: MODES/PEnatoNICS/SOloS
Replies: 16
Views: 3494

im confused as to why the 2nd and 6th notes sound bad when played with the tonic like A minor, (ACE) B and F are removed.. why is this again? I could be completely full of it, but here goes... I think it's related to the relative major more than it is to the minor. The B and F feel unstable when pl...
by argus
May 3rd, 2004, 9:17 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Relative versus parallel modes
Replies: 6
Views: 2715

If you were soloing in the key of G, you'd use modes relative to the key of G (G ionian, A dorian, B phrygian, etc). If you're only playing in one key though, it's much MUCH easier to think of it in terms of G major over everything. That doesn't mean you can't use modes every now and then. They work...
by argus
May 3rd, 2004, 9:07 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: MODES/PEnatoNICS/SOloS
Replies: 16
Views: 3494

Re: MODES/PEnatoNICS/SOloS

I have been told before that any penatonic and mode can be played over eachother or together. Is this true? No. Well they can be played together if you have two guitars and 4 hands, but you don't. They can be played individually though. Now for a helpful answer: the notes you play depend on the cho...
by argus
May 3rd, 2004, 3:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: My Gigantic Pic
Replies: 2
Views: 2023

Give me the url for it and I'll shrink it for you.
by argus
May 3rd, 2004, 2:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: Avatars and Signatures temporarily disabled
Replies: 10
Views: 4018

Now that external avatars have been enabled again, could some of you show a bit of courtesy and not use giant avatars that take up half the screen? It's nice to see a giant book cover or Pink Floyd member occasionally, but not in every thread you click on. There are set guidelines in the profile sec...
by argus
May 2nd, 2004, 8:55 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Which mode?
Replies: 3
Views: 1171

Play all the notes, then get rid of the ones that don't sound good to you.
by argus
May 1st, 2004, 12:18 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Does anyone know an easy way to...
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

NoteBoat wrote:Start at a slow rhythm... 12345-22345-32345 etc.
I try that and I lose count of the 4/4 happening underneath. I have no trouble with triplets, I just can't wrap my skull around quintuplets.
by argus
April 29th, 2004, 8:14 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Does anyone know an easy way to...
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Does anyone know an easy way to...

...play pentuplets/septuplets? (pentuplets are also known as quintuplets)

This honkey got no rhythm.

I made a midi (surprise surprise) with a 5 over 4 feel (i.e. pentuplets in 4/4) and it doesn't really help.

Anyone know a better way?
by argus
April 29th, 2004, 7:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: No posts exist for this topic
Replies: 8
Views: 3718

I think it's just a different number of posts per page. The old forum had fewer so it had more pages. The new forum keeps the pages, even though it didn't need them. This phenomena should go away in a few days as posts fill the page. Either that, or it didn't compensate for the people who had disap...