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LarryB



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:45 pm    Post subject: PWYH practice question Reply with quote

I'm praticing the linear scale excercises in PWYH. As a variation, instead of just playing the scale, I've decided that playing a melody that I know, say Autumn Leaves, on one string, in every key, then again on another string, might be a good way to make the excercise more interesting. Any thoughts on this method?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that is a useful exercise, but not necessarily in place of working on scales. A mix of those two routines would probably be ideal. I personally find the pwyh scale exercises to be great for developing some chops all around the fretboard, and probably should not be ignored. That being said, your exercise sounds really interesting. do you do the melodies in multiple keys too?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PWYH???????
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kylesmithguitar wrote:
I think that is a useful exercise, but not necessarily in place of working on scales. A mix of those two routines would probably be ideal. I personally find the pwyh scale exercises to be great for developing some chops all around the fretboard, and probably should not be ignored. That being said, your exercise sounds really interesting. do you do the melodies in multiple keys too?


Yes, I agree. I'm practicing the scales horizontally across the neck and vertically, one string at a time, up the neck.
And, yes, my plan is to take one tune, play it on a single string at a time, and then do it in various keys. Then add intervals, then harmonized triads and 7th chords, etc. I imagine it is going to take months to fully go through one tune with this method.

Thanks for your feedback.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

planetguy wrote:
PWYH???????


Sorry. PWYH is Chris Standring's course "Playing What You Here."
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kylesmithguitar wrote:
I think that is a useful exercise, but not necessarily in place of working on scales. A mix of those two routines would probably be ideal. I personally find the pwyh scale exercises to be great for developing some chops all around the fretboard, and probably should not be ignored. That being said, your exercise sounds really interesting. do you do the melodies in multiple keys too?


Let me ask you a follow up question about this exercise. As I use this method to explore a melody, do you think it's ok to do it from memory or should I read it? Also, do I need to think about what note I am playing at each time, or is just hearing it enough (if it is the correct note, of course)?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heads up, moved the thread to the Play What You Hear forum area... Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the more you can do from memory, the better. I think exploring things that way will help you actually be able to play this stuff in a live situation, rather than having to pull out your sheet where you have written down all the keys. I don't think you need to think about each individual note by it's name, but know the intervals between notes in the melody, try to hear the melody that way. Just an opinion.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice.
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