Guitar Messages by Alfred Scoggins

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  1. Alfred Scoggins (5193)
    Open Forum · 41 Hits · 9/23/2009 3:47 PM
    Thanks for your comments, Chris. To be honest I hadn't planned any more at the moment. But you never know, I might suddenly get the urge!
  2. Alfred Scoggins (5193)
    Open Forum · 95 Hits · 7/11/2009 12:18 AM
    Hello Fred - Sorry for the delay in answering this. I've been away from Wholenote for some time. What sort of progression do you mean? In the key of G, for example, not many Bluegrass tunes go to an Am or A7 which is the 2 chord. In fact I ca...(more)
  3. Alfred Scoggins (5193)
    Open Forum · 62 Hits · 2/14/2009 8:49 AM
    All right, Warren, you've made your point but it's still not a musical question. I suspect that English isn't Maureen's first language but I could be wrong. <br /><br /> I do think you're getting a bit over-emotional about it. I also notice you...(more)
  4. Alfred Scoggins (5193)
    Open Forum · 32 Hits · 2/13/2009 9:02 PM
    Quite right, it wasn't mean spirited. But I know what happens when you start trying to help people! I'm happy to answer musical queries but how to do this and that on the computer? - no, sorry. <br /><br /> If Maureen could be specific about exa...(more)
  5. Alfred Scoggins (5193)
    Open Forum · 43 Hits · 2/13/2009 8:32 AM
    You want a computer lesson, not a music lesson!
  6. Alfred Scoggins (5193)
    Open Forum · 68 Hits · 2/10/2009 7:04 PM
    Hi, Maureen. Of course you can practice it offline! Mind you, this seems a very obvious answer. Is it what you meant?
  7. Alfred Scoggins (5193)
    Open Forum · 73 Hits · 7/27/2008 5:40 PM
    Hi Adrian - <br /><br /> Thanks. That tuning really does work once you've got it. I tested it after I'd posted the lesson and it took about 40 seconds. It's far better than the usual top E and work down standard method. It's also a lot better th...(more)
  8. Alfred Scoggins (5193)
    Open Forum · 64 Hits · 5/18/2008 4:01 AM
    Thanks, Rik, I'll see what I can do. <br /> Incidentally, it might be worth pointing out that the midi version of 'Banks' doesn't quite capture the way it's really played. In reality it's much more laid back and swings along more. The midi versi...(more)
  9. Alfred Scoggins (5193)
    Open Forum · 71 Hits · 3/14/2008 8:59 PM
    Thanks, Air Color, it's good to get feedback. Quite honestly I've no idea whether anyone benefits from these lessons or not. <br /><br /> Jazz playing is difficult, no question about that, but I think the basics can be simplified. The difficult...(more)
  10. Alfred Scoggins (5193)
    Open Forum · 50 Hits · 3/3/2008 5:26 PM
    I was just thinking after I posted to you that I've used every one of those shapes over the years! <br /><br /> I was round at a friend's the other day and she was playing 'The Rose' in G. I put the chords right for her and, in showing her how I...(more)
  11. Alfred Scoggins (5193)
    Open Forum · 77 Hits · 2/19/2008 5:33 PM
    Thanks, Alex, will do. In fact there are two new lessons on offer! <br /> (Sorry for the delay, just seen your message).
  12. Alfred Scoggins (5193)
    Instructional Forum · 85 Hits · 12/30/2007 5:00 PM
    Re theory/technique, I think a lot, maybe most of it, depends on the student. <br /><br /> Generally speaking there are reading players and listening players. Some people like the notes and the 'chemistry' of music theory. Strangely they tend no...(more)
  13. Alfred Scoggins (5193)
    Theory Forum · 93 Hits · 6/8/2007 1:21 PM
    I find that too. Also things I didn't understand before come clear later. <br /> (Thanks about the lessons. I've let it slip recently because I got bored with all that clicking in the notes but I think I've got something up my sleeve when I get ...(more)
  14. Alfred Scoggins (5193)
    Theory Forum · 52 Hits · 6/6/2007 5:03 PM
    Adrian, you haven't really said why you're concerned with all this. Are you looking for different sounds? The point is it all seems terribly theoretical without any real application!
  15. Alfred Scoggins (5193)
    Theory Forum · 34 Hits · 6/5/2007 12:35 AM
    I probably didn't read it right immediately because guitarists don't usually overconcern themselves with open/close voicings. It's more a piano thing where harmonies are spread over ten fingers. <br /> On a guitar most chords are close-voiced be...(more)
  16. Alfred Scoggins (5193)
    Theory Forum · 22 Hits · 6/4/2007 6:32 PM
    Sorry, please ignore that last post. I got confused between closed positions and closed voicings! Must be tired or something :)
  17. Alfred Scoggins (5193)
    Theory Forum · 47 Hits · 6/4/2007 5:59 PM
    A 'closed voicing' chord is only a chord that has no open strings. They can span three octaves irrespective of the kind of chord it is. <br /><br /> This is a C major chord spanning three octaves: <br /><br /> cho|8|10|10|9|8|8|C|cho
  18. Alfred Scoggins (5193)
    Theory Forum · 144 Hits · 6/1/2007 1:39 AM
    This is a very old message which I've just seen. Don't know if you're still around! <br /> Blue Bossa is on Martino's 'Exit' album. <br /> The main chord subs are usually to change the Cm7's to Cm6 and the Dbmaj7 to Db69. You could try playing ...(more)
  19. Alfred Scoggins (5193)
    Instructional Forum · 38 Hits · 5/24/2007 7:01 PM
    And now you are FREE!
  20. Alfred Scoggins (5193)
    Instructional Forum · 20 Hits · 5/23/2007 6:44 PM
    Tell us what happened!