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by Niliov
August 4th, 2009, 1:40 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Some other chord substitutions
Replies: 20
Views: 4466

Re: Some other chord substitutions

Heyheyhey,

It has been a long time. Perhaps some of you might remember "Niliov" with his long posts and relentless pursuit of theory happiness...

I think I'll start reading up on new subjects here...and maybe posting again???!!!! (protesting is welcomed)

Best Wishes,
Niliov
by Niliov
December 28th, 2006, 3:58 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Catch me if you can
Replies: 3
Views: 843

You are right! Seems like soundclick changed their policy about deep linking to specific songs, because it is now available only to VIP accounts. So here'e a link to the page with all the songs on them: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=502985 Three of the songs will be on the new...
by Niliov
December 22nd, 2006, 12:18 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Catch me if you can
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Catch me if you can

Two tracks from upcoming double CD of tango group Tango Dorado (with electric guitar). The CD's will be world wide released by Brilliant Classics, one CD will feature world renowned argentinean singer Sandra Rumolino and other old style tangos, the second CD leans to more experimental and modern wor...
by Niliov
October 15th, 2006, 10:19 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Interesting chord question
Replies: 15
Views: 4608

Indeed, I've just recently finished playing a version of "Autumn Leaves" where I used that very voicing for an Am7. I assume you used that voicing for the first chord? So you chose to play the notes of an Am instead of Am7? Just wondering about that since in jazz people like to extend the chords in...
by Niliov
October 15th, 2006, 4:41 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Interesting chord question
Replies: 15
Views: 4608

I have problems with the notion that a chord player (piano/guitar) is free to use ANY voicing or inversion when faced with a chord symbol. I think this is quite an important issue to address, because I would hate to see people go out and start playing Bm chords like 10-x-x-11-12-10 . This does not s...
by Niliov
October 1st, 2006, 3:30 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Sevenths
Replies: 9
Views: 2048

In old swing tunes a dominant on VI is quite common. So in the case of E7, you'll find it often in swing tunes in the key of G (it is called a secondary dominant since it is not THE dominant of G). Some examples: "Sweet Georgia Brown" (in the key of G) E7 A7 D7 G "All of Me" (in the key of G) G B7 E...
by Niliov
October 1st, 2006, 3:19 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: complex chords - how to play on guitar -> D7(#9 #5)
Replies: 4
Views: 1539

Let me just give you a nice/easy way to play that chord without long explanations:

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You'll have to put your pink flat on the first and second string. This might need some time getting used to but after practice it will become second nature I'm sure!
by Niliov
September 18th, 2006, 12:11 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: theory lesson question
Replies: 15
Views: 3535

I don't think that Noteboat is saying that there aren't other reasons for using slash chords, such as pedal points. He gave decending bass lines as one example of when they would be usefull. He is saying that most of the time they're not necessary, and in that he's right. Kingpantzer, this is exact...
by Niliov
September 18th, 2006, 5:30 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: theory lesson question
Replies: 15
Views: 3535

Actually I see no real use for 2x0232 or xx4232, at least not when the chord is D/F#. Because all you're doing now is clouding the function of the chord by playing a third in the bass AND in the soprano; let's say this chord is V in G and moves to I, where would the upper "f#" move to? If it moves t...
by Niliov
September 18th, 2006, 2:18 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: theory lesson question
Replies: 15
Views: 3535

Except for when the third is in the bass. I would certainly specify that to avoid unnessary thirds voiced on top of the root. For example the second third and fourth line of "You Are Always on My Mind": C G/B Am Am/G D/F# The third in the bass changes the sound of the chords completely, I would cert...
by Niliov
June 18th, 2006, 5:26 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Scale/Chord Relationships
Replies: 6
Views: 1900

If you want to figure out a nice scale to play over a chord one way is to figure out the extensions of that chord. For example: Bm7b5 You already have four notes to start with: B D F A (the notes of the chord). Now you have to figure out: - which 9 (C or C#) - which 11 (E or E#) - which 13 (G or G#)...
by Niliov
June 14th, 2006, 3:53 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Scale question
Replies: 20
Views: 4473

Thanks Noteboat! I think it was invented by jazz musicians as well but there was that odd chance there was a more interesting story to be told! I look at that scale in this way: A piece in C melodic minor would have F7 as IV and you'd play C melodic minor over this chord to convey the mixolydian #11...
by Niliov
June 13th, 2006, 9:57 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Scale question
Replies: 20
Views: 4473

Noteboat, I have a question and if anyone knows the answer it is probably you. You state that the locrian mode was rejected useless which of course is true: I do not know of any piece that effectively makes use of this scale. There is however a scale which resembles the locrian mode with a slight al...
by Niliov
June 6th, 2006, 3:03 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Chords in relation to key
Replies: 24
Views: 4397

Haha, thanks, but if your fingers hurt maybe you're trying to play two "thirds" in the chords with the third in the bass? Always make sure you do not double the third when it is already in the bass since this clouds the function of the chord, so a suggested fingering for the above progression would ...
by Niliov
June 6th, 2006, 2:10 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Chords in relation to key
Replies: 24
Views: 4397

It might be nice to have some "tricks" up your sleeve. Here are a few: - try using the same chords but with different base notes, so instead of G7 -> G7/B (little changes but with big impact) - try using chords from the Moll Dur scale (major scale with a b6, in C: C, D, E, F, G ->Ab<- B (MAJOR keys ...