Tomo's Twinkle

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  1. jdiesel77

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    Hi. I think I saw a thread about this a while ago but can't find it. Im not sure whats going on in tomo's twinkle video. I guess he is just playing a bunch of chords, but what are the teachings behind this? Is he playing triads along with the melody? Im just confused. Im trying to figure it out and i am having difficulty with most chords. Thanks!
     
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    ok so the notes of twinkle are CC GG AA G FF EE DD C. So you're saying he's playing chords with those notes, plus triads that harmonize with those notes within the key of C. but how do we know which triads can be played? I understand CDEFGABC make up the C Maj scale and if i am correct the song is in the key of C. But what chords is he playing, and how do u know which chords to play? Basically antything in the key of C, containing the melodies, and, as u call them, "upper chords?"
     
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    well ultimately my goal is both!

    But maybe i'm just confused on what the chords of the song were. I thought C G Am G, like just the notes in chord form. Maybe thats my prob. This may be a stupid question, but how do we know what the real chords are? I know you said C F G Am, but when i play that it just doesnt sound right to me. Forgive my stupidity
     
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    thx tele. Ill check this out when i get home to my guitar!!!!!!!!!
     
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    thx tone...although i am a bit confused when he describes how to play the jimi part with the 9ths. 6thd etc...i know what a ninth and 6th are, just sounds confusing , esp since i do not have my guitar in front of me.

    Tele, for some reason it still doesnt sound right to me. I think i am getting the voicings wrong
     
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    jdiesel77,
    How are you coming along with this? I still can't get that damn jimi style down! :D
     
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    i can sort of play it....i havent been working on it much...im not really grasping how the triads are used here. i feel like they are more than triads and the reason i can sort of play it is by looking at the video and trying to figure the fingerings instead of really understanding what is going on
     
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    its been a while but just revisiting this concept. i understand now...however, i guess i just dont understand substituting chords or related chords... like C6 = Am...i dont know that...is there a trick to learning or do i just figure the notes in an Am then realize they are the same notes as C6? Also, is what tomo doin g known as "chord soloing?"
     
  10. Tomo

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    I think you are thinking too much? I just followed the melody and my jazz taste. Just like ... cooking. I already new "taste" of jazz ... I don't think too much. I just played C6... because it sounds right for me to start... and I wanted to here the G so I can go down to F... E... Feel the motion... up or down.. or steady common notes?

    Tomo
     
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    I guess i don't have a great ear for jazz yet. I was basically taking the single notes in "Twinkle" and making those notes the "bottom" notes of a chord that contains those notes...if u are following me..i know what im saying is confusing. My example is, the 1st note is a C, so i was playing a C6 on the 1st fret, where my C note is on the bottom of the chord. Next note is a G, so i was playing an F9 on the 1st fret, where G is my bottom note. Does this make sense?
     
  12. Tomo

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    Don't figure out too much by thinking. Do copy what you hear. If you can't ... go back, step back from there... do something else? If I teach you this, I will provide something what you are missing... not what you want. You know?

    You mean "Top note" Melody on 1st string right?


    Tomo
     
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    yes melody on 1st string ( or second string)
     

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