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Offline allanon

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Awareness of what notes to play
« on: April 14, 2010, 11:21:00 am »
Hi guys, right now I'm following MTMS DVD and so far it's been good. Playing with the backing track and combining position feels fantastic and you really do feel like you're making music.

I have one question: when I'm improvising over the backing track, at this stage do I need to be aware of what notes I'm hitting? Say the track changes to a C chord, do I need to go like 'oh here comes the C, now I gotta hit the notes C, E, or G'? Or should I just be content to be hitting random notes in the correct positions?

Thanks for your time and I'd appreciate any answers.

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Re: Awareness of what notes to play
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2010, 03:31:48 pm »
at the early stages it's not so important, but it's a useful skill of course!! so as you progress start thinking more about what note you are playing. J
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