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Re: Aeolian exercise
12/18/2008 5:02 AM
Chris Bond II (2669) wrote:
There will soon be some posts along the lines of what scales you should use. In depth I'm sure. Just one problem, most of it will just be bullshit. (no offense to anyoe)
The best tecnical answer would be to discuss tetra chords, primarily the ones that share lower sections. This way by just adjusting the upper, you can create different tonalities, especially over a static minor chord(s)
The best tecnique from a players standpoint?
Just listen closely to your song over and over. Try singing and humming a solo until you are satisfied it is as close as you can get to what you are hearing in your head.
Learn it on your guitar.
The world just doesn't need another natural minor solo.
A guitar is a vessel. Can your car drive to the store without you? Does it know which way to Grandma's house? Hell no. It is wood and metal and glue and paint. It knows n0o more about music than your toaster. It is nothing without you, again just a vessel to channel your ideas.
Maps, scales etc. aren't really going to help you.
I have yet to see a person learn the Aeolean scale and say "OMG, the musical universe has just opened to me!"
I have nothing against scales, They just have to be put into place and persepctive.
You have asked the worng question.
Scale aproach to solong is but one concept. As guitar players, somewhere along the way, the mindset trenched in and took over everything else.
Mke that solo up in your head first dude, forget aboput scales. I garauntee it will much more interesting.