Guitar Messages by Jason Parker

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  1. Jason Parker (2612)
    Instructional Forum · 163 Hits · 5/16/2007 11:56 AM
    I say learn the Pentatonic Scale first, then later the Major Scale and Modes, Melodic Minor Scale, Harmonic Minor Scale. That should be plenty for a long time, unless you're practicing a crazy amount of time each day.
  2. Jason Parker (2612)
    Instructional Forum · 64 Hits · 5/16/2007 11:52 AM
    There are a few keys that I play most on the guitar... Em, Am, and Dm. They're guitar friendly. 6 Beginner Chords in Key of Em- Em, G Am, C Bm, D Beginner Chords in Key of Am- Am, C Dm, G Em, G Beginner Chords in Key of Dm- Dm, F Am, C Gm, ...(more)
  3. Jason Parker (2612)
    Instructional Forum · 46 Hits · 5/16/2007 11:45 AM
    E - C / G - B... I suggest change the E to Em and B to Bm and play diatonic modes and pentatonics in the key of Em or Am.
  4. Jason Parker (2612)
    Instructional Forum · 64 Hits · 5/16/2007 11:41 AM
    You say you can shred when you already know the licks and runs you're going to play... I'm not a total shred head Batio style or anything, but I think those guys who can shred on improv just have a deep reservoir of musical ideas--runs they'v...(more)
  5. Jason Parker (2612)
    Instructional Forum · 74 Hits · 12/6/2006 5:40 PM
    For a long time I relied on legato to do the job, but I began to see the limitations legato has compared to playing a tremelo shred style... Anyway, I feel as if my right hand is a little retarded. I just can't seem to turn it into a "motor." ...(more)
  6. Jason Parker (2612)
    Theory Forum · 37 Hits · 12/3/2006 2:54 PM
    Thanks Charles. I'll keep that in mind as I progress. I wondered if some of it would ever be very helpful for the far future. Thanks also for taking the time to write this using only one hand.
  7. Jason Parker (2612)
    Theory Forum · 20 Hits · 11/18/2006 12:12 PM
    I used to play much like the other fellow in your band when I was in my teens. Now I make it a point to sort of blend both. I know that if I create something with theory, it will not have a wrong note. However, if I go outside that intellect ...(more)
  8. Jason Parker (2612)
    Theory Forum · 24 Hits · 11/18/2006 12:09 PM
    Aha! B, my boy... B. That's what I think, but was just checking. I feel much better now... However, A... I would be completely lost on the fly or creating songs and solos without some theory. At 22, the most important things I've discove...(more)
  9. Jason Parker (2612)
    Theory Forum · 20 Hits · 11/18/2006 12:02 PM
    Well, I don't see the point in memorizing intervals in modes when you can just memorize the forms, for instance...
  10. Jason Parker (2612)
    Artists Forum · 31 Hits · 11/18/2006 11:58 AM
    Thanks for all the replies. Mucho appreciated. Yes, the late Frank Gambale came to me in a dream and performed "Dangerous Curves." Just for me. It was amazing... No really. I just meant that I have one of his instructional videos where he'...(more)
  11. Jason Parker (2612)
    Instructional Forum · 78 Hits · 11/12/2006 3:22 PM
    Check out this pentatonic. Pretty interesting... Has sweeping qualities. Said to be crafted by Frank Gambale. seq|6_5|6_8|5_5|5_7|5_10|4_7|3_5|3_7|3_9|2_8|1_5|1_5|Am Pentatonic|seq seq|6_5|6_8|5_5|5_7|4_5|4_7|3_5|3_7|2_5|2_8|1_5|1_8|Am Pen...(more)
  12. Jason Parker (2612)
    Theory Forum · 172 Hits · 11/12/2006 3:10 PM
    What theory is useful and what is not? As I posted briefly in a recent thread, I find studying many things to be useless. And it frustrates the heck out of me. What's the point when you learn something seemingly useless and it opens doors t...(more)
  13. Jason Parker (2612)
    Artists Forum · 52 Hits · 11/12/2006 2:44 PM
    Saw the late Frank Gambale perform with Class the other night. First time I'd seen him play. I gave up on learning Jazz music for a long time and just focused on Rock, but now I'm starting to get inspired to study again. Man Gambale's runs an...(more)
  14. Jason Parker (2612)
    Instructional Forum · 47 Hits · 1/12/2006 4:55 AM
    I haven't read any replies, so I don't know if anyone's suggested this already, but if you want to get around on the neck, begin by learning scale extensions. If you go to my list of lessons, you'll find one called "Applying the Extended Pentat...(more)
  15. Jason Parker (2612)
    Artists Forum · 77 Hits · 7/16/2005 7:04 PM
    There's no way Buckley could have conquered the music world. ...But, by me he is a wonderful singer/songwriter. I like the experimental nature of his recordings. He also belts out killer melodies. Frickin' gives me chills... -Jason
  16. Jason Parker (2612)
    Artists Forum · 269 Hits · 7/16/2005 6:59 PM
    Hi, I was hoping someone could help me out here... I'm trying to make a few extra bucks playing rock covers at restaurants. For those of you with experience in these sort of gigs, what songs are most requested? I don't have that much time, so...(more)
  17. Jason Parker (2612)
    Equipment Forum · 88 Hits · 7/10/2005 1:38 PM
    I've had this guitar for about 12 years... I believe it's a 1962 Fender Japanese Vintage Squier Stratocaster, and the 2nd one ever made. The bar code on the back is JV00002. I didn't realize until this year that the JV might stand for Japanese...(more)
  18. Jason Parker (2612)
    Instructional Forum · 66 Hits · 7/1/2005 2:25 AM
    Thanks for the great feedback, dude! I'm getting to work. Have a great 4th. Jason
  19. Jason Parker (2612)
    Instructional Forum · 231 Hits · 6/30/2005 2:16 AM
    I've always wanted to shred. I'm not all that into metal or neo-classical, but the ideas facinate me. The reason I would like to learn to shred is for more creative freedom. I know modes, pentatonics, harmonic minor scale, arpeggios, chroma...(more)
  20. Jason Parker (2612)
    Theory Forum · 230 Hits · 11/18/2004 10:26 PM
    Man, I know all the modes. I've been trying to figure out how to use them for months. Lessons and books will say that I can play a particular mode over a particular chord, but what I'm wondering is which kinds of chords are going to be good wi...(more)