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BC-199 • Consolidation Time
« on: October 07, 2009, 12:59:17 pm »
"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room." Dr. Seuss

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Re: BC-199 • Consolidation Time
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 08:06:03 pm »

Anyone explain what's expected from the last song on the suggessted list; "Before You Accuse Me"?  Is it just a 12 bar blues in A with a shuffle rhythm?  I can't find a lesson for the song.

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Re: BC-199 • Consolidation Time
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2010, 03:51:06 pm »
I'm working on my 10 song list to play to check I can deem myself as "passed" but some of the songs Justin suggests I don't know/like, so am looking for alternatives of a similar difficulty? This is my list.

1. American Pie
2. Knockin' On Heavens Door
3. Killing Me Softly
4. Everybody Hurts
5. Pink Bullets (use of bass note strumming) - Need an alternative
6. Fly Away
7. Fast Car
8. Basket Case
9. Have You Ever Seen The Rain (Use of slash chords) - Need an alternative
10. Don't Look Back In Anger (I'm not interested in Blues style at all, although have learned the standard 12 bar blues shuffle)

So I'm after a bass note strum song, and a song which uses slash chords. The sort of stuff I tend to listen to is Oasis, Foo Fighters, Kooks, Stereophonics, even Busted and McFly stuff like that. Any ideas?

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Re: BC-199 • Consolidation Time
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 10:46:02 pm »
5. Working class hero?

9. Wish You Were Here / American Pie?
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Re: BC-199 • Consolidation Time
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2011, 05:26:16 pm »
why the chords with 7 are called dominant shapes? e.g. A7
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Re: BC-199 • Consolidation Time
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2011, 04:11:33 pm »
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...And be able to change between any two chords at a speed of 60 changes per minute (one change per second).
Is that one "complete" change per second?  i.e. would "A, D, A, D" be 2 changes or 3?

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Re: BC-199 • Consolidation Time
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2011, 04:58:40 pm »
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...And be able to change between any two chords at a speed of 60 changes per minute (one change per second).
Is that one "complete" change per second?  i.e. would "A, D, A, D" be 2 changes or 3?

From the thread about 1-minute changes, I think that I'm counting complete changes and should be aiming for 30 / min.

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Re: BC-199 • Consolidation Time
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2011, 03:40:17 am »
It'd be great if this page described the RUST patterns a bit more e.g. "D-D-D-D-", "D-DU-U-D-", etc.  It's hard even for people who have the DVD to remember what the patterns are, given just their numbers.

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Re: BC-199 • Consolidation Time
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2011, 10:02:52 pm »
I'm going through all the little things I haven't mastered and one of them is strumming.  I want to play lead so how important to playing lead guitar is strumming?  Do I really need this skill?
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Re: BC-199 • Consolidation Time
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2011, 10:23:35 pm »
licks strummin/rythum is an important skill whitch even the great lead player have.. examples metallica james hetfeild is the rythum an kirk the lead but, lead guitaarest anrt allways just shredin ther  embelishin on the rythum too, alternative  chords  triads or single notes, or on heave stuff yeah theh smae to really thinken the sound, brian may of queen sole guitarest he has to intergrate rythum an lead together.. na think bout it you need good rythum for lead playin its all built on timing an notes after all.. both are very improtant. for lot time i consentraited sololy on lead , so consiquently my rythum sufered a bit. the best thing i were the to rhtum strumin videos theyve helped me abslotuly, wether your into accoustic or elctric the rhtyum technieques are used regardless..
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Re: BC-199 • Consolidation Time
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2011, 10:27:11 pm »
matt why not have time of your life by greenday as one of the replacments.

another nice simple one bryan adams everything i do i do it for you. uses some slash chords  an you can use simple strummin

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Re: BC-199 • Consolidation Time
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2011, 10:57:27 am »
For slash chords Justin's song Page 99 is good. The same progression, (Am G/B C), only backwards, is used in The La's There She Goes.

Page 99 works great solo, but There She Goes is best if you have a bandmate playing the little lead figure at the start.
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Re: BC-199 • Consolidation Time
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2011, 03:29:52 pm »
Another good song for slash chords is While my guitar gently weeps!Am/G
D9/F#

There not too difficult but take practice!
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Re: BC-199 • Consolidation Time
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2012, 11:53:46 pm »
I found this amusing (and daunting): Justin says we should be able to switch between chords at one change per second, which is great. The problem is, if you take all the chords we've learned and do the math to get all the possible chord switches, it's like 370 possible combinations! Now, some are no-brainers (E-Em, A-Asus2, etc.), but some are ball busters...and the main thing is, that's a lot of chord combinations to make sure you know!

I've taken it as a challenge and made myself a little spreadsheet, with chord names running across the top and diagonally across the screen. I test myself on a chord combination using an online metronome and an online timer, or just the timer if I don't think I can hit 60 (which is generally any combination with my pinky, F barre or B7). Then I type in my speed and color-code the cell (red for less than 30/minute, orange for 31-45, yellow for 46-59, green for 60+). Call me anal but I'm getting a great chord workout and getting better on all my chords, not just the ones I'm testing myself on at any given moment.

370 combinations!
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Re: BC-199 • Consolidation Time
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2012, 12:12:31 am »
Very Smart!  Awesome way of tracking your progress DD!
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