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  1. Mr. Big Noodles

    Quick help with a bibliography page

    Wow, old thread. The References tab in Word has a lot of good tools for making bibliographies, including options for different styles (MLA, Chicacgo, Turadbian, APA, and so on).
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    Help with learning Theory is where I would start.
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    Advanced-Beginner Guitar Rhythm Book

    That's for the 'special' ending!
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    Advanced-Beginner Guitar Rhythm Book

    Richard Hoffman’s got a good one.
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    Holdsworth's 10 Most used Improv Scales:

    Neck Diagrams.
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    Teaching guitar...where to start?

    I teach how to hold the instrument, how to hold the pick, and how to do a rest stroke for starters. Show that there is a difference between picking individual strings and strumming all/some of the strings. Get her in the habit of practicing the 1-2-3-4 exercise up all the strings (as in...
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    Need help with playing non-diatonically

    Let me be clear that I don't know anything about Ligeti's music. However, I have a little bit of general music background and therefore can notice a few things: "Hungarian Rock" is marked as a chaconne, which is a variation form with ancient origins. Chaconnes are based on a repeating chord...
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    Need help with playing non-diatonically

    Some insight into the style OP is looking to do would be helpful. There is a lot of metal that is just shifting power chords up and down the fretboard chromatically. Hell, there's a lot of jazz that practically does that. Take the intro of Steely Dan's "Deacon Blues." I put all chromatic...
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    A lot of the links in my set theory thread are broken due to Photobucket's BS, but I feel that you can apply some concepts from that corner of theory. Find a set you like the sound of and transpose it around, see what kind of combinations you can make. A trichord like (016) or (014) is a good...
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    Best White Footwear for Metal

    Better question: what ever happened to the tiny shorts?
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    Octatonic scale writing help!

    I just created a relevant thread: Those cycles are a little more formulaic, but you might find a way to use them in your octatonic writing.
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    Hexatonic and Octatonic Cycles

    I was watching this video and found something some of you might think is cool. Summary of Neo-Riemannian Operations (NROs) P = Parallel (Same root, different quality. ex. C to Cm, or Cm to C) L = Leading tone exchange (If starting at a major chord, the root goes down a half step to become...
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    Guitar Pro 4 for mac? Or maybe an alternative that will play .GP4 files?

    TuxGuitar. Musescore also opens GP files, but TuxGuitar's GUI is closer to GP. iPad, I don't know. You can always export to PDF so you at least have the tab.
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    Octatonic scale writing help!

    Just listened to the track. Single note riff stuff, and pretty good at that. I'm not sure that it makes compositional sense to bust out a chord progression, though I can imagine a few possibilities. One thing I would do is pay attention to form.
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    Octatonic scale writing help!

    I can't listen to your work right now, sorry. I'll check it out later. The half/whole mode is closer to the standard tonal harmonic system than whole/half, so i will proceed from there. Let's do this from C. C D♭ E♭ E F# G A B♭ I use those specific spellings to emphasize certain harmonic...
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    What is Your Method of Learning Intervals/Ear Training?

    Your method sounds good. In school, we would do all that plus melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation. Of course, performance was also a part of it. Solfège singing, singing rhythms with Kodály and takadimi syllables, some keyboard exercises, that kind of thing.
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    Jazz Harmony and Improvisation

    @prlgmnr, I'm responding to your first reply for the benefit of other readers. You made plenty of good points that I want to comment upon. Beyond that, there is also a distinction to be made between a theory and a method. A theory can either be descriptive (accounts for existing conventions in...
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    Jazz Harmony and Improvisation

    I recently found the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy and have been reading through the content. I wanted to share Keith Salley's 2007 article, Beyond Chord-Scale Theory - Realizing a Species Approach to Jazz Improvisation, because it articulates many of the points that I like to make about the...
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    What key/scale is Creep from Radiohead in? (Mr. Big Noodles, get in here!)

    He's looking at chords that contain ♭6 (iv, ii°, and ♭VI) that are not vii°7 or V7(♭9). The "subdominant" label is somewhat arbitrary. Jazz players tend to think of harmonic function in terms of categories: everything is either ii, V, I, or a substitute for one of those chords. IV is seen as a...