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Discussion in 'Playing and Technique' started by solstice, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. solstice

    solstice Member

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    if i play a cmajor chord progression (1-4-5/CFG) and want to solo i can go with a aeolian which is the sixth interval of the c major scale. but say im in a aeolian and i want to take it deeper and build up the solo or whatever, where can i go from a aeolian and have it sound good?
     
  2. Kappy

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    If you're playing A aeolian over C-F-G, you're really playing C ionian over C, F lydian over F, and G mixolydian over G.

    If you want to spice it up some, try playing Ab melodic minor (Ab major with a flat 3) over the G, then resolve back into C major. You could also try C harmonic minor (C aeolian with a #7) over the G for some added flavor-flav.

    That's just two of like 3 trillion ideas for building tension over that progression.
     
  3. lhallam

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    Try playing C# mixolydian over the G when resolving to C.

    Quick hi-jack.

    dkaplowitz - do you know what knerps for moisture is?
     
  4. Kappy

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    Why yes I do. It's an English umbrella company's slogan that found its way onto Roxy and Elsewhere (Penguin in Bondage). At least that's what I'd heard over the years.

    While we're at it, I don't get your angry boyscouts reference. What's that from?

    Edit - Ironically enough I had it misspelled. It's actually "Knirps", and I'm not 100% sure it's an English company either. I added that embellishment. But who better to be a manufacturer of brollys than the English?

    Edit again: Way off. They're German. I guess given the name "Knirps" I shoulda' known. Here's their site.
     
  5. lhallam

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    Friggin Great!

    Looks like you and I read the same biography, I think I learned that tidbit from "The Negative Dialects of Poodle Play". Regardless, it made me laugh when I read it.

    A few years ago I was walking in a Safeway over by the gourmet food section when I looked a package of pastries called "Florentine Pogans". People must've thought I was crazy as I stood in the store all by myself cracking up. I love the idea of getting a joke 25 years later.

    I was in Thailand a number of years ago and this guy was telling me a story of a political happening in the country. When he said, "then hordes of angry boyscouts came protesting into the streets" it just stuck with me. :D Plus the ridiculousness of the story (Govt manipulation) made it even more memorable.
     
  6. Kappy

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    Hmmm....maybe Watson's book is where I got that from. I'm not sure. I have it, but only read a chapter or two cuzz I couldn't hang with a lot of the Kantian/Hegelian rhetoric it seemed loaded with. I may give it another whirl one of these days just for .....er.....fun. ;)

    Actually I've never seen Florentine Pogens. I didn't know they were pastries. That's cool to know. I'd surely buy a pack just to have them if I ever saw them. Cool beans. There's tons of that stuff swaddled up in the conceptual continuity that I'll probably never get.

    Cheers,

    Dave
     
  7. solstice

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    have some manners and don't hijack the thread with useless non musical banter.
     
  8. lhallam

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    Actually it is musical banter just not technical. Anyway sorry for the hi-jack.

    I am here to serve, if you have any questions, I'll gladly answer them if I know it.
     
  9. Mark C

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    Maybe you should thank him for taking the time out to give you some musical ideas before you berate him for simply having a conversation. Did you pay for this web forum? No? Well then how about hanging around a little longer than two posts before lecturing one of the most well respected, patient and helpful members here.
     

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