Dan Becker's Guitars and Music - Home Welcome Welcome to Dan Becker's Guitars and Music Site, a personal web site with articles on playing the guitar, music theory, guitar chords and scales, performances, technical investigations, and helpful hints. This site has sections on Music Charts, Demo Performances, and various amplifier articles. Navigations buttons on the left side will take you there also. I never was a dedicated musician when I was younger. After simple beginnings, I learned many more chords. Music Charts Quick List Music theory charts with details and explanations are on the Music Charts page. Big Chord Chart (explanation) - common chords and moveable chord shapes. Performances Here is a list of the latest performances. 2014/07/14 - Bonus track! Articles Here are my other articles related to music, guitars, and amplifiers: Vox Amplifier Modifications - Dan's revamping of a Vox AC15CCX amplifier.
Audiotool - make music in your browser D Minor Arpeggio Patterns and Fretboard Diagrams For Guitar D Minor Arpeggio Notes: D - F - A Minor Arpeggio (Triad) Intervals: 1 - b3 - 5 Guitar Fretboard Diagrams: D Minor Arpeggios D Minor Arpeggio / Chord Tones and Intervals for Full Fretboard Otomata - Generative Musical Sequencer - Earslap 16 Jul 2011 Click on the grid below to add cells, click on cells to change their direction, and press play to listen to your music. Update: Click here to get Otomata for your iPhone / iPod / iPad! Official facebook page: Also this reddit page has many examples: And there is a subreddit for Otomata: Otomata is a generative sequencer. Each alive cell has 4 states: Up, right, down, left. at each cycle, the cells move themselves in the direction of their internal states. This set of rules produces chaotic results in some settings, therefore you can end up with never repeating, gradually evolving sequences. If you encounter something you like, just press “Copy Piece Link” and save it somewhere, or better, share it! Here is something from me to start with: And here is an action video: Here are replies to some common questions: Q: MIDI Output?
Minor Guitar Arpeggios Minor guitar arpeggios are the notes of minor chords played one at a time. There are a lot of ways to play minor arpeggios on the neck of the guitar, but this guitar lesson will cover some of the most basic forms. You might want to look at the Arpeggios for Guitar Primer before digging into this guitar lesson. It will teach you the basics of both playing arpeggios on the guitar, and how to read the arpeggio charts. Minor Guitar Arpeggio Basics Each minor arpeggio form is going to have 2 versions. The numbering system for the functions is based on how the notes compare to a major scale with the same root. But if you see 1, b3, 5 then the b3 is a half step (1 fret) lower than the 3rd note a the major scale with the same root. Even if you don’t fully understand the theory behind the functions at this point, you can still get started with learning the arpeggio forms…and worry about that later. Minor Guitar Arpeggios – Root 6th string A Minor Arpeggio Tablature D Minor Arpeggio Tablature
beatlab - make music together Educational Materials | The Outside Shore I suppose every blogger with a smartphone or tablet has this idea that it might be good idea to share a list of their favorite apps. You’d the think the world would have had enough of these articles, yet I constantly get questions from people, especially with regard to my iPad – “what do you really use that thing for?” I’m going to try to keep my list reasonably focused: the apps that actually help me in my day to day activities as a professional jazz musician and educator. Some, of course, will be very specific to music. Others are more general, but I’ll try to describe how they can be of use to musicians and educators specifically. You’ll note there is relatively little in the way of hardcore “content creation” apps here. But even a laptop is more hardware than I want to carry around most of the time. Some apps I tend to use more on my iPhone, others I tend to use more on my iPad, and others still I use on both equally. Music Apps Set List Maker iReal Pro unrealBook Pro Metronome GarageBand
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21 Cool 3 Notes-Per-String Exercises to Rock On! 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. Whenever you hear a guitar player playing these really fast terrifying licks, it’s probably a 3 notes per string lick. Paul Gilbert of Mr.Big is one of many great experts in this field. If you practice these exercises properly and often enough you will increase your speed. The 3 notes per string exercises are played using the alternate picking technique. Once you get the hang of it, it can become quite addictive, but be careful though. The one and only reason why these monster guitar players become so incredibly fast is that they practice long hours for days, weeks, months and years.
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10 Essentials On Guitar Improvisation 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. Other times I practice melodic patterns, triads, arpeggios, licks, everything that will spice up my improvisation skills. Improvising is one of the most fun and fulfilling aspects of guitar playing, but also something that requires a lot of hard work and dedication. Here are 10 basic essentials that will help you become a better improviser. 1 – Pentatonics / blues Learn to play the pentatonic/blues scale all over the neck in all five shapes. 2 – Major Scale Next to the pentatonic scale, the major scale is the most important scale to learn. Once you can play the scale in all positions, connect the different positions with each other. The most exciting and challenging part is learning how to improvise with the scales. 3- Melodic patterns Example: Major scale = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15