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Jung

Member since Jan 2009 • Last active Sep 2019

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    Not even half a clue....makes me dangerous. :)

    It's been so much fun noodling with this stuff though. I was so bored with playing before I started.

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    Yeah sure - I'm the opposite of expert but can try. I started by learning the major scale all up the neck, there are only 6 positions and you probably know most already.

    If you know those shapes, you already know all the natural minor scales (eg A natural Minor is C Major, etc...) If you sharpen the 7th on the minor, you have the harmonic minor scale which is pretty easy to pick out.

    The thing that got me started is the dorian - it's the second mode of the major scale, so in an A minor blues, you can play the G major scale over all the changes. It gives a cool more jazzy flavour.

    When you get bored noodling with that, try the harmonic minor scale. This sounds dope over the V chord. So in an A minor blues, try playing A harmonic minor (particularly the #7th - g#) over the E7 chord.

    The last one was the whole tone scale of the Vth over the I chord. So in A minor blues again, when you're playing Amin7, try some licks on a E whole tone scale (E, f#, g#, a#,C etc...) This give a more out there jazz sound which can resolve back really nicely to any of the other scales.

    Also for variety, you can swap out chords and also stick a II chord in. So in the same A minor blues, instead of playing Amin7, Dmin7, E7, you can do what is apparently called a tritone substitution (3 whole tones up) and play Bb7 instead of the E7. This slinks really nicely back down to Amin7. You can add the II chord (Bmin7) in front of the V chord to make the turnaround a II,V,I. And you can also do a tritone sub on the II and play Fmin7 instead.

    Allman Bros used the substitutions a lot and you'll probably notice you've been using them anyways by accident if not design (at least in my case....:))

    Anyway hope that's helpful - I really don't know what I'm talking about. I dipped in to this by experimenting and had fun trying....

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    I play everything wrong but at least recently my wrong has been a bit more musical....
    Currently I've been pissing around with licks in the whole note scale off the V, mixing with Dorian and harmonic minor. Adds spice to minor blues. After 20 years noodling pentatonic variations over absolutely everything...it's a light bulb moment to say the least.

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    YZF750 is a superior machine in all aspects, except the looks IMO. I absolutely LOVE the first GSXR750 SRADS too - much lighter, 500GP bike geometry, genuine 120-something HP with exciting delivery to match. I think they were a real sweet spot for road going superbikes.

    @Markyboy - BRM needs the 1100!

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    The 330 motor / auto trans is a delightful combo. I like the look, but the m sport stuff just makes the ride annoyingly crashy - irritating on longer journeys. Got to say I was surprised how little room there is in the back too!

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    Went for a ride on this today. Only took me 9 months...

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    That’s dope. I always liked that era - they look so cool. Nice little classic.

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    Bit o' gain will sound great. A mate here had a swampy, stoner project with guitar and lapsteel. Sounded rad. Dunno about the five way beyond out of phase and in series, maybe tone pot bypass? Didn't the esquires have something like that?

    I'm a boring bastard and going conventional 3 way in my tele. If I can't make some good noises with that, more options won't help me... :)

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    Sweet - looks fabulous. What are you planing on playing on it? Prolly a stupid question, I always associate them with lapsteels and bluegrass stuff.

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    It's an unflattering epithet by any measure. More importantly it's frequently used in conjunction with diminutive views on the opinions or qualities of people it purports to describe.
    It'd fucking get my goat if I was Scottish.

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