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TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« on: June 11, 2012, 03:09:55 pm »
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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 09:24:31 pm »
In Example TR-105-C, 2nd measure I got the first note as a 1/2 note, but the answer sheet says a 1/4 note followed by a 1/4 note rest.

I got all the notes correct, it's just the duration of that note I'm confused over as I could still hear the note for half the measure, if it was a rest I would have thought it would be muted for the 2nd beat??

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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2012, 12:03:09 am »
You are correct.

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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2012, 05:35:44 am »
Is it just about getting the notes right or timing as well?

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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2012, 11:25:15 am »
Is it just about getting the notes right or timing as well?

I did both as I feel it's important to understand that the notes are only half the equation, without the correct timing you will not be able to play your transcription and have it sound like the original.

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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2012, 01:08:07 pm »
+1 for notes AND timing...

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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2012, 11:46:14 pm »
Hi everyone so I just started justin's course on transcribing
I was able to figure out the first 4
I am having trouble with tr 105. Solo - 5
Can't figure out the measure
I tried slowing down using transcribe
Any suggestions ?
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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2012, 09:48:41 am »
Hi everyone
Think I made a mistake not to use the open string notes. My transscripts sounds correctly but the answers from Justin are different


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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2012, 01:36:38 pm »

@Anand - Try one note at a time.  Play the a note and then try to find it on the guitar.  There are five notes in the pentatonic scale.  Keep trying and you'll get it.  It will feel good when you do.


@Chnuesi - TR-105 exercise is pentatonic position one only.  There are no open strings.  It's very possible to find other notes that sound correct, but you should be looking for the ones in the pentatonic position one.
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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2012, 12:43:35 pm »
Great typo
"...so don't worry about writing down vibrator or curls or anything if you notice them (which you may not anyway!)."

I would definately noticie if I was trying to transcribe a vibrator! :)

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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2012, 01:06:41 pm »
ArgHHGHGH!!!

I have only checked my answers to 105-A and in terms of transcribing where the fingers have been placed I am waaayyy off the mark. BUT I am playing the right notes (i.e. when Justin plays a D so am I) I am within the Amin pentatonic scale. Just I choose wrong D!

Have I transcribed it correctly and incorrectly??

Any advice!!!!??

I probably should mention that I am using an acoustic guitar, should that make a big difference?
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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2012, 03:20:54 pm »
@ipoo2,  I think the lesson said that the answers would be in the the pentatonic FIRST position.  There are two D's in the first position, but they are an octive apart. 

An acoustic guitar should not make a difference. 

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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2012, 04:33:56 pm »
@ipoo2,  I think the lesson said that the answers would be in the the pentatonic FIRST position.  There are two D's in the first position, but they are an octive apart. 


Thanks sophiehiker, yep, was using the first position, but played the wrong D i.e. an octave lower. Just wondered if this was good/bad/ugly? As I got it right, just an octave out!?

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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2012, 05:40:44 pm »
Thanks sophiehiker, yep, was using the first position, but played the wrong D i.e. an octave lower. Just wondered if this was good/bad/ugly? As I got it right, just an octave out!?

It's an area to work on. If you got the wrong octave, then it wasn't 100% right, was it? :)

Don't get hung up about it, but listen to the notes again and try to hear where you went wrong. Being aware of things that might trip you up will help to avoid making the same mistake in future.

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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2012, 07:31:34 pm »
Yes, what Andy said.  It's not good and it's not bad, but a little ugly.   ;)

I think you had to really reach to get that lower octive D.  That is, it wasn't near the other notes in that exercise.  Most of the time (not all the time), the next note should be within easy reach of the last note.
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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2012, 10:08:43 pm »
Hmm i actually got a diff answer for 105-A for the first two bars

Bar 1: 7 on the  D string, 5 on the G string. Bar 2:  7 on D, 5 on D, 7 on A and 5 on A

Using what i learned from Justin's CAGED theory lesson, it should be the same notes just in different locations on the fretboard.

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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2012, 12:14:44 pm »

Sames notes, different octave. 
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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2012, 02:04:36 pm »
Just flown through a, b and c in around 30 mins!! You we right it's very satisfying when you work out a tricky note.

I've been playing and practicing like crazy for the last 14 months, and just as i was coming to what could have been a plateau i've found your site. Only been using it for a couple of days, but its a massive help, especially the structured practice stuff, like the 1 hour guitar workout!

Thanks!! ;D

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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2013, 06:58:04 pm »
I am having trouble figuring out the notes on the guitar. I am using an acoustic.

Earlier lesson i.e TR 104 the notes were easy to recognise. But in this case the leaning curve seems pretty steep. Mainly because the sound is pretty distorted. Maybe the electric guitar is using some distortion effects.

Sometimes I am getting the notes wrong by an exact octave. Sometimes it is way off.

Any pointers as to how to recognise that sound using an acoustic ?

Thanks.

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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2013, 07:45:08 pm »
I'm pretty sure Justin did not use any distortion effects.  The notes should sound pretty much the "same" on an acoustic.  Remember that all the notes are in the first position of the A minor pentatonic scale.  Hope that helps. 
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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2013, 08:02:19 pm »
I'm pretty sure Justin did not use any distortion effects.  The notes should sound pretty much the "same" on an acoustic.  Remember that all the notes are in the first position of the A minor pentatonic scale.  Hope that helps.

But there is a stark difference between the sound timbre of the lessons of 104 and those of 105. 104 seemed to be much easy. The sound was easily found on the acoustic.


But I guess,  being able to guess those sounds is not a big achievement.

Being able to correctly transcribe the notes of 105 would be better than that. But I am finding it quiite tough. Let's see , I guess it is practice and more practice.

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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2013, 02:07:11 pm »
@Nikhil,  Try playing along with the lesson after you have transcribed the notes.  You should be able to hear pretty quickly if it's right or not.
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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2013, 03:33:36 pm »
But I guess,  being able to guess those sounds is not a big achievement.

Being able to correctly transcribe the notes of 105 would be better than that. But I am finding it quiite tough. Let's see , I guess it is practice and more practice.

The tracks deliberately get harder as you go throug the levels - from more 'realistic' guitar sounds, to things like more complicated drum and bass guitar. Every level is an achievement, and helps prepare you for the next one. I know that another of the beta-testers used an acoustic without too many problems (no more than those of us using electrics, anyway), so that in itself should not be a problem.

It is tough, and you will probably need to really concentrate and work at it, but you will learn through that experience.

Stick with it! :)

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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2013, 01:41:35 am »
I am really encouraged so far.  This is about my third attempt at transcribing but first time doing this course.  The other attempts were trying to transcribe chords and it was not very good.

Anyway, just completed 105 A, B & C. Took me about 15 to 20 minutes each and scored 100% on all of them....so I am really pleased and pressing on.  I know it will get much harder but its a good start.

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Re: TR-105 • Pentatonic Beginnings
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2013, 03:07:29 am »
Please repost the answers as they are no longer available from the download sites.

the second link works with email address
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