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I talked with a friend yesterday concerning how to prepare scores for band type music, and he told me a few things,
1. Treat the violin as a voice. What does a 2nd voice do? 2. Avoid hitting the melody when doing harmony.
Here is also an excerpt from our chat:
Me: Is there any way to start working with a song scientifically?
Google....the 5 basic notes of modern melodies(He's talking about the pentatonic scale) simple enough, I realized I played these notes when improvising, but didn't realize it thanks for the reminder, I forgot these a long time ago stick to those notes and you can't go wrong...then try playing OFF of them.
Me: okay. What do you suggest when all I have is a chordsheet? Is there some information I can get from the chordsheet+lyrics you will usually play tonic scale or the 5th of the key that the song is played in but try to diminish the 3rd, 5th and 7th in the scale to see what effects you can get
Me: so for example C, I''ll be playing in A, and pentatonic for the riffs/improvs . Edim, Adim and Cdim for effects. Should I use arpeggios for the chord parts? not necessary. When I play slide guitar, I use mainly single noted or 4ths
Okay, I can't wait to finish baking and try it out Cake's still in the oven go to youtube and listen to some dixieland while you are waiting for your cake It will blow you away Do you have certain artists in mind? some of Louis Armstrong non comercial tunes might be kindergarden for you I see what you mean by the 5th I didn't realize that playing in a different key would sound good for 2nd voicing
very basic idea on harmonica
(5mins later...) I just heard it. Some trills and echoes, right?
you'll get a better idea with this one I gotta go work..Good luck
Any comments guys?
Major Pentatonic Scale
1 2 3 5 6 1(or 8) Minor Pentatonic Scale
1 b3 4 5 b7 1(or 8)
Well, I put a pentatonic scale translation at the bottom, the numbers correspond to a major scale, for example, major: 1,2,3,5,6,1(8) would translate to C,D,E,G,A,C(upper c) on the C scale.
Diminished refers to chords, meaning, flatten the 3rd of the chord.
Eg: C chord= C E G, Cdim= C Eb G.
and 3rd means C(1st),D(2nd),E(3rd)....B(7th),C(8th/1st).
And a Tonic means the 5th note in a scale. In a C scale that is an A.
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