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by KirkD
February 20th, 2010, 7:18 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Old fashioned blues
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Re: Old fashioned blues

slejhammer,

Those look fantastic! I just gave them a look and listen and I'll most likely follow up there! Thank you!
by KirkD
February 19th, 2010, 10:18 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Old fashioned blues
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Old fashioned blues

Where can I find lessons (books, video, etc) on how to play really old fashioned blues. Stuff like you hear on Kenny Wayne Shepherd's 10 Days Out, or music like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKpE_R0pW9A&feature=related and this http://www.emusic.com/album/Various-Artists-Arhoolie-Records-I-Ha...
by KirkD
February 15th, 2010, 8:02 pm
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: Wish You Were Here
Replies: 42
Views: 41264

Re: Wish You Were Here

Awesome!! I'm looking forward to it.

And, thanks for all the fantastic stuff here.

-Kirk
by KirkD
February 9th, 2010, 9:37 pm
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: Wish You Were Here
Replies: 42
Views: 41264

Re: Wish You Were Here

I've finished working through the Beginner lesson and now I'm working on the Intermediate lesson - both of which are great, by the way. I noticed, however, that there was a teaser in the Intermediate lesson that to my knowledge remains unfulfilled: <--snip--> Originally, I thought I'd throw in a few...
by KirkD
November 6th, 2009, 8:15 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Finding my voice - on the guitar
Replies: 14
Views: 2877

Re: Finding my voice - on the guitar

NoteBoat -

Wow! That is quite a list. I'll certainly start integrating those ideas into my practice. Thanks!!!
by KirkD
November 5th, 2009, 2:30 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Finding my voice - on the guitar
Replies: 14
Views: 2877

Re: Finding my voice - on the guitar

Thanks for the ideas, guys. I have an issue of Guitar Techniques that has 50 Blues Licks grouped by style - Howling Wolf, Eric Clapton, BB King, Albert King, etc. I have another issue that has 50 rock licks broken down into different pentatonic positions. I should study those and use them as a stepp...
by KirkD
November 4th, 2009, 8:45 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Finding my voice - on the guitar
Replies: 14
Views: 2877

Finding my voice - on the guitar

I've been taking lessons for a little more than two years and I'm progressing OK - probably not as fast as I would like, but... My instructor will often have me solo while he plays a chord progression or a backing track. I find myself falling into the same old patterns, which are very boring, and I ...
by KirkD
April 29th, 2009, 8:08 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Arrangement for two guitars?
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

Re: Arrangement for two guitars?

Thanks! Sweet Home Alabama isn't a bad option. It would be good if there were something with both guitarists playing simultaneously. I suppose I could come up with a decent rhythm option for that one, too.

Any other ideas are very welcome!!

-kirk
by KirkD
April 29th, 2009, 7:48 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Arrangement for two guitars?
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

Re: Arrangement for two guitars?

I just found the Wish You Were Here articles here on this site. I've done the beginner version - no problem with that one - but haven't yet attempted the Intermediate (solo) version. This might serve as a good option for our project. Other arrangements of this sort would be particularly welcome. Wis...
by KirkD
April 28th, 2009, 8:18 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Arrangement for two guitars?
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

Re: Arrangement for two guitars?

We have done that to some extent, but we were hoping for something a bit more structured. Any specific song ideas?
by KirkD
April 28th, 2009, 8:03 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Arrangement for two guitars?
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

Arrangement for two guitars?

I've really enjoyed the lessons here on Guitar Noise. My only complaint is that there is so much good information that I can't possible do it all. I'll just have to keep practicing. 8^) My nephew and I are at similar levels. He has focused much more on mimicking fast lead sections (think Coheed and ...
by KirkD
March 27th, 2009, 7:45 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Music perception
Replies: 9
Views: 2005

Re: Music perception

I'll put myself in that boat of those interested. Thanks for all the info!! And, don't stop sharing. 8^)

-Kirk
by KirkD
March 27th, 2009, 9:47 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Music perception
Replies: 9
Views: 2005

Re: Music perception

That is absolutely fascinating!! The frequency matching aspect appeals to me. I think it is interesting that we are able to perceive differences such as this and convert those into an emotional response. My instructor was talking about half-steps that seem to need resolution more than others, and I ...
by KirkD
March 26th, 2009, 6:40 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Music perception
Replies: 9
Views: 2005

Re: Music perception

Interesting. I know that there are certain aspects that come down to what we are accustomed to hearing. The tension-resolution phenomenon is particularly interesting to me, though. I know that I like songs that don't necessarily resolve but leave that hanging tension. (Probably the same aspect of my...
by KirkD
March 25th, 2009, 7:58 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Music perception
Replies: 9
Views: 2005

Music perception

My instructor and I tonight had a very good discussion about tension and resolution in music. Minor chords tend to resolve to major, diminished chords have much tension (dissonance) and really need to resolve, I - V chords, etc. This made me think - music theory as we know it has been around for a v...