Re: Fixing Bad Habits, Scales
PostPosted:Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:14 pm
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LazyLightning72 wrote: ↑Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:31 pm Another bad habit I’m fixing this go around:
I’m starting slow, and making sure I learn whatever I am working on slow and precise, and gradually increase the tempo. For instance when I learned the a minor pentatonic, I just did it as fast as possible and it was always a mess. I knew every position and all, just not accurately and very very sloppy.
Jon S. wrote: ↑Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:51 am Shakedown Street lends itself well to modal soloing. (Let me know if it’s not apparent why and I’ll explain further.)Thanks for the detailed explanation Jon. I had been doing some practice improv over Estimated, Franklins, and UJB, the last few nights. I think tonight I will take what you have suggested to heart and see where it takes me, much appreciated.
franklins_timmy wrote: ↑Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:32 am @Jon S. or anybody else. Jon I understand the modal stuff & know the modes but have a hard time making them sound different. Since modes share the same 7 notes just in a different order/sequence how can you make them sound different? I know start on an A note for A major/ionian, B for B dorian, E for E mixo, etc... but once you get going it's all the same notes & I end up feeling like I am just playing the parent scale (major). Not sure if I am explaing very well. Franklins Tower for example is A mixo but how do you make it sound different than D major or any of the other modes beside starting on the A? Take hitting chord tones out just for this instance & focusing on playing the correct mode.But a big part of it is the chord tones. Check out this video:
franklins_timmy wrote: ↑Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:32 am @Jon S. or anybody else…As tdcrjeff says, chord tones are important and that’s a helpful video.