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  Topic: How many licks in your bag o' tricks?
lex_robben

Replies: 16
Views: 19010

PostForum: The Polling Place   Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 2:06 pm   Subject: How many licks in your bag o' tricks?
I'm definitely a believer in expanding your guitar lick vocabulary. You'd have to exceptionally gifted in the ears to be able to make up complicated licks you hear in your head on the spot, especially ...
  Topic: Blues and Maj Pents
lex_robben

Replies: 4
Views: 4414

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 1:56 pm   Subject: Blues and Maj Pents
As ffar as fingerings, it's really helpful to improvise in jazz to work out 3-note per string and fingerings like Frank Gambale's sweep patterns.

The 3 note per string philosophy has also helped m ...
  Topic: Another fretboard observation...
lex_robben

Replies: 1
Views: 4200

PostForum: The Emerging Guitar Forum   Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 1:48 pm   Subject: Another fretboard observation...
Thanks for sharing New Marco!

This is definitely going to help beginners to learn one lick in various different positions of the fretboard. Very Happy
  Topic: My head is exploding!!!
lex_robben

Replies: 12
Views: 12030

PostForum: The Emerging Guitar Forum   Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 5:59 pm   Subject: My head is exploding!!!
Haha Chris,

I remember checking some lessons on your website many years ago Laughing

I agree with all the people here. Treat the whole "know the exact relationship of the note to the chord&q ...
  Topic: Lame question about transcribing
lex_robben

Replies: 5
Views: 5177

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 5:50 pm   Subject: Lame question about transcribing
Hi Tombolino,

I have the same problem as you. I dwell too long on bits which I don't think I'll ever borrow for my own improvisations but for completeness, I would transcribe them anyway. Think I m ...
  Topic: Autumn Leaves
lex_robben

Replies: 7
Views: 10771

PostForum: The Emerging Guitar Forum   Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 4:02 pm   Subject: Autumn Leaves
but what can I use for....Cmaj7 F#m7b5 B7 Em

Fred's suggestion is good. I personally wouldn't start playing E harmonic minor until the F#m7b5. You probably sound better just sticking to E minor (C ...
  Topic: I am total beginner, is that alright?
lex_robben

Replies: 5
Views: 8371

PostForum: The Emerging Guitar Forum   Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 3:54 pm   Subject: I am total beginner, is that alright?
Hey sizla,

I'm assuming that you are either classically or flamenco trained? Another thing which you might like to do is to use both pick and fingers at the same time. The pick has a much better 'a ...
  Topic: Greetings from Lex
lex_robben

Replies: 4
Views: 5595

PostForum: Hangout, Chat & Get to Know   Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 1:42 pm   Subject: Greetings from Lex
Greetings fellow jazz guitarists,

Hope we can all play along nicely Very Happy

Just out of curiosity, any one here from the UK as well?
  Topic: RE: Triad practice - how to approach
lex_robben

Replies: 16
Views: 15567

PostForum: The Emerging Guitar Forum   Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 1:35 pm   Subject: RE: Triad practice - how to approach
Hey afromoose,

Whilst triad versions are awesome to know about, be careful not to get too tied up with it. Focusing too much on the technical aspects of jazz has the danger of misleading you into p ...
 
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