Posted by LifesMiracle on Tuesday, January 13, 2015
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No matter what your skill is you can always be better! I have some tips today that will help you achieve higher levels of proficiency. The goal is not merely to enable you to play other people's musical ideas, but for you to create your own and be able to play effortlessly and almost without thought as most of the professional musicians do...
This post is to help you set up shop
Thursday, January 15, 2015 @6:26:17 PM
I'd say forget about the name of any note on your chart. Simply learn to start at any place on the fretboard and learn a scale from that - after all that's what's important (the relationship of the individual notes, not their names). Learn the relationships not name notes. spend some time thinking about what I just said.
Yes, get a mandolin. Better yet get a uke and tune it like a fiddle with a wound guitar string on lower end and gut from there on up. Much easier than a mandolin and you can keep it in your car or on your body for scales, melodies, harmony, etc.
Friday, January 16, 2015 @11:42:51 AM
The reason I have the chart visible while I'm learning is so I can quickly find the starting point NOT to learn the notes of the Ab scale... Ab-Bb- C etc. It's also useful when reading standard notes instead of tablature. But I'm with you on this! This blog will be about the relationships between the notes and the movable maps or templates that will allow you to play in every key!
Sunday, January 18, 2015 @12:25:07 PM
sounds good to me! Thanks. I'll be watching for more pearls. Bruce
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