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    Fast picking across strings

    Dear Sensei! :) Here's MY two cents on the whole TG thing. First and foremost, until I watched TG's videos when he first started out many years ago, I'd never even stopped to consciously look at pick slanting (or lack thereof) or organization of lines a la EJ/Yngwie/GB to make string changes...
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    The best lesson on improv you will find. Peter Farell content

    Yes, there is a ton on info. I'm also grateful I'm working, but I'm not driving and in L.A. that means that I have a couple of extra hours a day every single day. :)
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    The best lesson on improv you will find. Peter Farell content

    That bottom one is the Db dim scale and is obviously different than the C dim scale I mentioned. You say GB plays that over a D7... going to the I chord, I presume? What follows was also pointed out to me by Ed yesterday, so I am not taking credit for it. The C dim scale -- to me, as I wrote...
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    The best lesson on improv you will find. Peter Farell content

    Tag, the scale is the same (C dim VS D dom dim). Funny thing as Ed and I were chatting about that yesterday. The D dom dim suggests you'll be playing off the V, so off the D#/F#/A/C dim arpeggios. The other family of diminished chords within the same scale is C#/E/G/A#, which Ed referred to as...
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    The best lesson on improv you will find. Peter Farell content

    Congrats, birthday boy-- now for real. :) Check your inbox here.
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    The best lesson on improv you will find. Peter Farell content

    Tag, PF said that all the videos from the lessons will be up for the entire duration - six months in my case, when the group kicks off. So you definitely wouldn’t have to watch them live.
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    The best lesson on improv you will find. Peter Farell content

    Tag, this is from the horse’s mouth. You can download the videos - as Ed said, there is more than one way to do that and I learned one by watching a 1 minute YT video. What Peter has asked is that those videos not be posted or shared outside of the group. In his two GB experience marathons-...
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    The best lesson on improv you will find. Peter Farell content

    Well, I agree with you, Tag. One thing to maybe think about is that some of us had been at this (i.e., the guitar) for "a few" decades before arriving at that inevitable conclusion. Other folks may be at an earlier stage in their journey. Also, I'll add that while many players can make anything...
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    George Benson method, Peter Farrell

    That's it then. Just contacted Amazon and cancelled the order for your birthday gift - a never before released version of "Politician" by RF. :D
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    George Benson method, Peter Farrell

    Damn FB, it's your business' birthday then! :) Think positive, you got to be right one extra day. G.
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    George Benson method, Peter Farrell

    Briliant! :D
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    George Benson method, Peter Farrell

    C'mon Ed, it's Tag's birthday. :) HBD Tag! G.
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    George Benson method, Peter Farrell

    I was going to suggest the same thing as Ed, Tag. All the PF lines I've been going over are really hip and quite a few are recognizable, e.g., the chromatic ending of Weekend in LA, one of Benson's favorite maj7/min7b5 combo 6-tuplet lines over dominant chords that he has used on just about...
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    George Benson method, Peter Farrell

    Part of the beauty of that video is that you would think BG has no idea of of what he’s doing. But that’s because maybe he couldn’t articulate it in a way that at least I could understand. But yet, it is clear beyond any doubt that he knows exactly what he’s doing. He’s got it all figured out...
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    Please Help? High E String Chokes Out when Bending

    Based on everything you've said -- frets leveled (assuming the neck was straight when you did this) and crowned, neck with small amount o relief, 12" radius, etc. -- one thing you might be looking at is having a hump on the neck. You can check for that with a long straight edge sitting on the...
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