Photo by Jsome1 Playing 3 notes per string exercises is something I do on a regular basis. I use them to warm up, to become a faster guitar player and to spice up my improvisation. 3 notes per string licks and scales are generally used for speed picking.
7 Steps to Setting Up Your Guitar In this tutorial I will explain step-by-step how to set up your guitar to get perfect intonation. Having your guitar "in tune" is a perfect goal for any luthier or the guitarist himself. Poor intonation can be heard whenever we play a chord or play solo on high frets. But you can tune your guitar to achieve a more powerful sound than ever. Step 1: The Tools
Photo by Simone13 AKA John Pastorello Besides writing and playing songs I just love improvising. When I practice improvising I always first pour myself a cup of green tea, I put on some folk music (e.g. Ray La Montagne, Damien Rice, Stephen Fretwell, Glen Hansard, Sheryl Crow, etc.) on Last.fm or Spotify.com and then I start to improvise over these songs. I get totally caught up in the moment and let my fingers carry me away.
If all art aspires to the condition of music, all the sciences aspire to the condition of mathematics. - George Santanaya Music is the pleasure of the human soul experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting. - Gottfried Leibniz Mathematics and music have a strange connection. Music is the only art form, where the form and the medium are the same. Math and Music
I've used these myself, and have found them to be quite amazing, both in strengthening your fingers and in training your mind. If you look at the patterns, they represent the three patterns that most scales are composed of: Half step -whole step, whole step - half step, whole step - whole step. If you get fast enough at playing it, people will worship you. If male, your penis will be enlarged, if female, your breasts will grow a size. Speed is everything in guitar.
Following up and expanding on a post about learning music theory with Auto-tune. See also a post about the major scale modes and an intro to minor keys. So maybe you want to write a song or an instrumental in a particular mood or style, and you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the scales. Here’s a handy guide to the commonly used scales in western pop, rock, jazz, blues and so on. They’re shown in the way you’d program them into Auto-tune.
Hmmm...Well you've got to use words like you would notes, but how you put them together is up to your own 'inspiration' I suppose. And like the theory of music there are certain grammatical and rhythmical ways of writing that create lyrics. But this is off topic.... I believe you also have some lessons posted in the forums Denis. I'm sure you had one about recording vocals, but I couldn't find it back.
Interactive Guitar Lessons at ActiveGuitar.com
Piano chords are made by combining a series of notes from the major scale in a certain order to create each chord voicing. The formulas below tell which notes of the major scale are used to create a chord. Major: 1 - 3 - 5 (M, maj) minor: 1 - 3b - 5 (m, min) Augmented: 1 - 3 - 5# (aug) Diminished: 1 - 3b - 5b (dim)
Control Bar Tuning: if you leave the guitar in standard tuning 'standard' will be displayed here. You can edit the tuning to 4 semitones up and down from standard. You can save chords with alternative tunings.