How is this fusion sound produced?

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  1. rich2k4

    rich2k4 Supporting Member

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    I know how to solo over chord progressions and follow the chord for the most part, but can never cop this specific sound.

    Is it the backing track chords that are producing that fusion sound over this? I have a feeling if he would continue playing, and you were to turn off the backing track, it would lose all of its charm.

    Is the key changing as each chord happens here, and he's just choosing a different scale for each chord?

    I have never seen any good lessons online for this sort of style. Everything I have found has either been "hey learn these fusion licks" But I have never found a curriculum that goes through the theory of this particular style.

    I call it fusion, but fusion is such a wide umbrella. This is a very specific style of fusion, and I hear it from people like Guthrie Govan, Rick Graham, and Tom Quayle.
     
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  2. Phletch

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    I'm not sure what "specific sound" it is that you're referring to, nor am I sure what "that fusion sound" means.

    Have you identified the chord changes yet? That will go a long way to figuring out what's going on.
     
  3. guitarjazz

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    I thought fusion couldn't be in 4/4?
     
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    Correct. Fission is in 4/4.
     
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    Contemporary fusion music is all in 4/4, this is temporary confusion music. It's all in 1/1 at 1,100 bpm.
     
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    The specific sound being employed is unemployability.
     
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  8. Ed DeGenaro

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    Isn't most contemporary Western music in 4?!
     
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    I'll check my ringtones. .
     
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    Bach in a minuet. .
     
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    Western music has apparently devolved into an oxymoron, so whatever time signature "oxymoron" is, that'd be it.
     
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    That's some funny chit. .

    Love you man, do good. .
     
  14. Ed DeGenaro

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    I'm doing... Does that count?
     
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    I'll bet it does.
     
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    Some players spend a lot of time getting their fusion licks happening in various contexts, and that's basically what it's all about, trying to get ideas/licks happening in context for whatever and it's not copy and paste but (initially) copy and then throw those things around into ideas without copying and pasting.

    Steely Dan solos are good to go through and relating the solo ideas back to the harmony and seeing what the soloist is using over the harmony, and then there is Holdsworth etc.


     
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    The Dominant Oxymorian scale is a weak mode.
     
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    1 b2 3 #4 5 b6 b7...namanarayani...Melakarta 50

    :)
     
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    I wake up this morning and see 18 replies to my post. Excited to read about things that can potentially spark my interest in playing again. Instead, only 1 out of the 18 posts was in any way helpful. This is one of the reasons why I have been slowly losing my passion for the instrument. The guitar playing community is toxic.
     
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