Introduction " What is DJ-ing anyway ?" I 'll start by saying it is not just chaining tracks together into one long continuous piece of music.
Stuck in that "same old chords, same old progressions" rut? Key Chords helps guitarists discover new chords and new chord progressions. Ever study music theory? With Key Chords, music theory 101 is built in. No complicated formulas, theories, Aeolian what?
To be honest, I’m not sure what this sound is specifically… Some may call it bass, some may say it’s more like a lead, but it’s definitely something you can hear in many Electro House tracks. I got the inspiration for this while listening some sample cd’s and after experimenting with FL Studio this is what I came up with: Is this something in a style of Mode Selektor, Daft Punk, etc? You tell me.
Last but not least, no sweep picking method would be complete without the Diminished 7th arpeggios. The diminished 7th arpeggios are very distinct sounding arpeggios which are derived from the Harmonic Minor. Due to the dark quality it possesses, many people tend to think that it sounds very Neo-classical. Due to the nature of this arpeggio being evenly divided by 4 minor 3rd intervals, the arpeggio is very symetrical in shape, (Hence the term "Symetric Diminished Scale"). Here are a few examples using the Diminished 7ths. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Download all the free jam tracks now! A lot of them anyway - 83 of the jam tracks for guitar players are available here on the one page. If you want more information on each track then go to the page that the jam track is from for music theory and other information. Taken from the Play Guitar Blues 01 page:
Welcome to Neal's Intervallic studies for the guitar. My goal here is to teach players to break away from the usual linear and scalar pattern approach to the guitar. I always found it more musical when using a wide intervallic style of playing like Eric Johnson and several Fusion Jazz Players. So for now, I have placed a few examples below to get you guys started. Enjoy! Here is a couple of video examples on my youtube page using some of these techniques.
This week's curator: Chuck P, DJ for KCRW. Every two weeks, titans of the mediasphere give Nerve their music recommendations. This week: DJ Chuck P, of KCRW, whom you can join on his continuous search for what’s next on KCRW’s Music Blog.