Guitar Players, I need help...
Posted on Apr 04, 2007 01:56 pm
Answer:On a good day, lipstick.
Member Since: Jun 24, 2004
As I've mentioned before, I'm not the world's greatest six stringer. I can play one, but I'm no virtuoso.
I've been trying to record a blues song, and I'm stuck with about four 'licks' that sound coolish. I'm usuing the basic blues scale for soloing, but it's all a bit too obvious. Anyone know (without throwing "pharygian augminished 9th" type language at my old head) any good blues scales or licks that will make me - and hopefully the listener - think I'm a genius? Something that will cause "ooh!" and "Aahh!" type responses, but are dead easy to play? The song's in A (okay, you got me...minor 7th), so I need something that's not going to be too obvious.
Amin7, D#9-D9, B7#9(no 5th), A7#9, Amin7 (64bpm)
Gimme those widdly widdly's.
Thanks in advance to all.
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CptTrippsCzar of Turd PolishMember
Apr 04, 2007 02:24 pm I know nothing of of what you speak. But I usually just jam the basic blues scale and spice it up with ignorance.
Since: Jun 20, 2006
Apr 04, 2007 02:29 pm I'll look at this a little later, when I got a guitar handy.
Since: Apr 08, 2004
I can't pick things out so easily unless I can play with it a bit.
Apr 04, 2007 09:16 pm I'm with the Captain. Basic pentatonic scales jazzed up with some off key bends...
This may be why I'm always ordered back to my drums.
Apr 05, 2007 01:58 am here's a trick i like: instead of ending a 'phrase' on the root note of the chord-of-the-moment (or of any other 'higher' interval), try resolving a phrase on a note one full step below the root note of the chord. try bending that note a bit, too. danzig, aic, gn'r--a lot of bands use this in both guitar lines and music. it's a mixolydian note.
i hope i'm not getting it confused with the half step below. the tone might be intermediate. i forget. but its cool. think of the song 'would?' by alice in chains. the final note on 'so i made a big mista-a-ake' is an example. in danzig's devil's plaything, he hits the note during the choruses. slash does it on the guitar solo during either don't cry or november rain (or both).
Apr 05, 2007 12:26 pm for the record, the program Lyricist from virtual studio systems has a great little chord finder piece of the application that is quite useful and cool.
Apr 05, 2007 01:00 pm Cool, that's a nice looking bit o software.
Since: Apr 08, 2004
My favorite part:
A smart person knows a lot of words...a genius knows where to look them up!
Apr 05, 2007 01:09 pm it is actually, very niche product, but very cool.
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