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#1 Steve Krenz

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 01:23 AM

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Tuesday September 13th, 2016 7pm (CST)

Topic: Guitar Open Talk

 

You can watch the lesson here... HERE.

 

It's been almost two months since we've had an open talk - That's Too Long!

 

What has you stumped in your learning?

 

Ask your question in this thread and we'll get to as many of them as we can.

 

We'll also be learning about Diminished Chords.  I'll be using this handout to illustrate...

 

Attached File  What Good is a Diminished Chord.pdf   1.15MB   251 downloads

 

Looking forward to getting back to live lessons.

 

We will be having some giveaways so make plans to join your guitar family on Sept 13th at 7pm (central). Bring your questions and I'll see you there!

 

Our Ustream channel is here... HERE.

 

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#2 littleshelby

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 03:30 AM

Hi Steve,

 

I have a quick question. I'm playing guitar with a friend. We are learning "Yesterday". When we try to play it together we are at a very much slower tempo then how the song was written and how you play it in the song book. Our BPM is about 64-72. I have a very hard time playing and keeping the correct time (count) at this speed. When I practice it by myself at or near tempo, it is much easier to play and seems to flow naturally. Should I be concerned about this timing (counting) problem?


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#3 NeilES335

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 06:43 AM

Im frustrated with my lack of progress with respect to theory especially. As far as the lmg course is concerned i kinda stalled around S9-10. I have absorbed a fair bit but the instant recall of sharpes flats intervals etc is a struggle. I know it takes ppp...Ive recently met and "jammed" with a semi pro gigging guitarist musician who is very good, who apparently knows very little theory at all. He says I play quite well ("youre almost there")and should focus more on songs , have more fun and give the theory a rest....any thoughts Steve?

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 07:25 AM

Steve,

In case I don't make it home in time for the live version, could you talk about how to incorporate the Jam Along tracks into my practice sessions. What should I be concentrating on? It's taken me a long time to adapt to the metronome, now it's time to jam!

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 10:14 AM

Hi Steve

 

Could you go aver some finger style patterns that could be used instead of strumming.

 

Don



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 11:41 AM

He says I play quite well ("youre almost there")and should focus more on songs ,


I agree with him Neil..
but play the FULL songs.. don't just play 1 intro and parts of the chorus, then noodle on a riff.

that's what my choir forces me to do.. play the full song,

take Brown Eyed Girl..
I know you know the song and the Bass solo as well enough.
try to get it to a complete 'listenable' package, that you could be able to play like in a coffee shop with people listing.
then take the next song

just my rambling thoughts.
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#7 Learn All You Can

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 02:53 PM

Please explain how to use a capo and the fretboard theory behind doing so.

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 03:59 PM

Hi Steve explain your prosses on how to change from one scale to another scale and back from a minor to a major chord progression thanks Blue Dog

 
 


#9 NeilES335

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 06:43 PM

 

He says I play quite well ("youre almost there")and should focus more on songs ,


I agree with him Neil..
but play the FULL songs.. don't just play 1 intro and parts of the chorus, then noodle on a riff.

that's what my choir forces me to do.. play the full song,

take Brown Eyed Girl..
I know you know the song and the Bass solo as well enough.
try to get it to a complete 'listenable' package, that you could be able to play like in a coffee shop with people listing.
then take the next song

just my rambling thoughts.

 

10-4 good buddy... Judy says that too. Ok back to Song Hits and actually finish a song! Maybe a couple of new song books...


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Gibson Memphis ES335 Dot Heritage Cherry (2011)

Godin 5th Ave. Kingpin Archtop P90 (2012)

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#10 Steve Krenz

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 10:21 PM

I will also be talking about diminished chords tonight.  I added a PDF of the diminished chord forms and exercises to the top post in this thread if you want to download it before the lesson.

 

See you tonight.

 

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#11 littleshelby

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 05:55 AM

Hi Steve,

 

I want to thank you for answering my question tonight on your Live Lesson Show. I was able to log in early for the show when the dealership called and said that my car was ready for pickup. I left the computer logged in and rushed down to get the car. As life sometimes goes, instead of a 20 minute trip, it ended up being twice as long to complete. So I missed the first half of the show (live) where you answered my question. Normally, I would have thanked you in the chat during the show. But while the computer was logged in, I was not physically at the computer and could not do that. Hopefully, you did not think I was being rude or ungrateful.

 

Once again, thank you for taking the time to answer my question.

 

Have a great week,

 

Mike


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#12 Steve Krenz

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 12:19 AM

Mike,

 

You're welcome.  It was a great question that I wanted to get to.

 

To everyone else, I sincerely apologize for the drops of the stream.  This doesn't happen very often but it does happen occasionally. 

 

Some issues are beyond our control sometimes. 

 

Looking forward to a better broadcast next week.

 

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#13 randy120

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 01:01 AM

Thanks for the lesson Steve. I tried to watch the prerecorded version, but the glitches were still there.

 

I was hoping you could revisit the Diminished chords part of the lesson. I was looking forward to it, but the video interupted that section.  


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