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  Topic: Playing jazz/swing lines and vocabulary above 220bpm.
dewey decibel

Replies: 36
Views: 20954

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:17 am   Subject: Playing jazz/swing lines and vocabulary above 220bpm.
Hey guys, long time! I used to worry a lot about this sort of thing in practice situations, but not so much in playing situations. The reason is I play the same kinds of things at up tempos as I do me ...
  Topic: Can you guys tell me anything about this guitar?
dewey decibel

Replies: 23
Views: 13608

PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:30 am   Subject: Can you guys tell me anything about this guitar?
Yeah man, looks good! I was going to say if you play it and it feels good to you then it's worth a premium.



hah, yes! I'm glad this wasn't just some distorted notion I had in my head. The gi ...
  Topic: Can you guys tell me anything about this guitar?
dewey decibel

Replies: 23
Views: 13608

PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:15 am   Subject: Can you guys tell me anything about this guitar?
Those DeArmonds are basically cheap versions of Guild models made in Korea. The first one there is like a Starfire, the second an X model like an X-150. I think the pickups in the Starfire are DeArmon ...
  Topic: New Amplifier Configuration and Design .... Maybe
dewey decibel

Replies: 9
Views: 6545

PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:41 am   Subject: New Amplifier Configuration and Design .... Maybe
I'd highly, HIGHLY recommend against any downfiring speaker design. They way I look at it, there are two things your amp is doing- providing sound for the audience and providing sound for you. In a la ...
  Topic: Tenor Guitar
dewey decibel

Replies: 4
Views: 4447

PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:27 am   Subject: Tenor Guitar
I did mess with tenor guitars in shops before, all were tuned in 4ths IIRC. For every one I couldn't help but wish they were regular 6 stringers (one was a '59 Les Paul Special in TV yellow, another w ...
  Topic: Best Tube Amp For Jazz Guitar?
dewey decibel

Replies: 29
Views: 35199

PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:19 am   Subject: Best Tube Amp For Jazz Guitar?
Hey I just bought a Vox Night Train and believe it or not I got a pretty sweet Jazz tone coming out of it!
I don't know if I would call it traditional but it certainly isn't unpleasant...at least not ...
  Topic: new to jazz.. comping an issue atm
dewey decibel

Replies: 17
Views: 10518

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:11 am   Subject: new to jazz.. comping an issue atm
i thought that Byrd was known internationally and historically for Bossa Nova? Oh well.

But thanks for the point of view. To take your astute observations to their logical extents, let's not list ...
  Topic: Song for my Father
dewey decibel

Replies: 11
Views: 6252

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:41 am   Subject: Song for my Father
Like I said in the link, I think it comes down to what falls under your fingers better. I spent a lot of time playing around with triplet ideas and arranging them on different strings. I was trying to ...
  Topic: can you recommend excercises?
dewey decibel

Replies: 8
Views: 5665

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:32 am   Subject: can you recommend excercises?
OK, so we have scales and arrpeggios, right? Ever practice those in intervals?

C major scale:

C D E F G A B

so, in 3rds

C E D F E G F A G B C etc...

on the neck:

1)
2)
3)
4)----- ...
  Topic: Song for my Father
dewey decibel

Replies: 11
Views: 6252

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:00 am   Subject: Song for my Father
http://www.playjazzguitar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2783&highlight=father+song
  Topic: how do I learn Melodic Minor
dewey decibel

Replies: 96
Views: 32448

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:56 am   Subject: how do I learn Melodic Minor
Before the gloves come off, I'll weigh in a smidge.

It comes up again and again, that music is a language, and scales are like tools of grammar. Back in the days Charlie Christian or even Wes, jaz ...
  Topic: On transcribing, licks and devices (the min9 arpeggio)....
dewey decibel

Replies: 1
Views: 2239

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:53 am   Subject: On transcribing, licks and devices (the min9 arpeggio)....
I've been posting a lot about transcribing licks and analyzing them to get to the root idea, or device. I thought I'd try and explain exactly what I mean by this with an example. So, the min9 arpeggio ...
  Topic: where to focus for now?
dewey decibel

Replies: 18
Views: 7345

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:51 am   Subject: where to focus for now?
No, I wouldn't. I've seen guys do it here and there, but it's not something I'd advise.

There are a couple reasons to transcribe;

-It's excellent ear training
-It helps you to really hear what ...
  Topic: where to focus for now?
dewey decibel

Replies: 18
Views: 7345

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:23 am   Subject: where to focus for now?
to answer ur question.....I play with those old timers once a week, and rock rehearsal once a week.....

So in a nutshell, when you learn a jazz tune and then play it with people, its initially all ...
  Topic: where to focus for now?
dewey decibel

Replies: 18
Views: 7345

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:16 am   Subject: where to focus for now?
cool, thanks. Makes sense to learn tunes just the way I have done for rock and blues.

Quick follow up question.....for a newb...or where you were newbs, would you typically sit there and transcrib ...
 
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