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  1. #276

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    I just bought Book 1 and Book 2 and would love to join you guys if it's not too late!

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  3. #277
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill R
    I just bought Book 1 and Book 2 and would love to join you guys if it's not too late!
    it’s never too late Bill, jump on in!

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    Yes Bill, join in. Some of us are moving pretty slow right now, including myself. Shouldn't be hard to catch up.

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    Well folks,
    I am going to work on using the licks that the courses teach. I like pretty much all of them.

    I even have found myself humming lines throughout the day and before I fall asleep. Man, this stuff can become an addiction for people like me.

    In addition to working in the lines, I am going to start chasing the chord tones, but only in the last 9 measures when you get the 2 -5-1 chords hitting you. I will begin with only the D7b9 chord and see how that works. I am thinking the Gmi7 - C7 - F7 might not be as bad since I am familiar with G Dorian and C Mixolydian, which will help me have more notes that I can access.

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    Trying to sound Jazzy over that BDim7 and D7b9 has been a challenge, when combined with the Major Blues Scale only.

    I have a couple of solos I am gong to learn that uses a lot of Major Blues and the Bdim7 chord as well as the D7b9. I am hoping that the solos will help develop my ear.

    Also, LionelSax suggested listening to Charlie Parker so I am doing that too, when I can squeeze it in.

    Hope you had a great Christmas and maybe next year we can show some great progress.

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    Back to square one for me, I'm afraid.

    A week of Christmas stuff and not much playing means I've forgotten it all - even the jazzed-up 12 bar. It'll come back, I know, but this has always been my problem - how to memorise this stuff so it sticks. So chapter one again...

    Derek

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger View Post
    Back to square one for me, I'm afraid.

    A week of Christmas stuff and not much playing means I've forgotten it all - even the jazzed-up 12 bar. It'll come back, I know, but this has always been my problem - how to memorise this stuff so it sticks. So chapter one again...

    Derek
    For me, constant review is a must! Seems like nothing sticks since turning 60 a few years ago...

  9. #283

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    I have yet to get started as I'm preparing for a "gig" on January 9th (actually, just with my guitar teacher and some other more advanced students, but I still have work to do to prepare so I don't let myself down). Once that is over, I will be starting on Jazz Blues 1!

  10. #284

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger View Post
    Back to square one for me, I'm afraid.

    A week of Christmas stuff and not much playing means I've forgotten it all - even the jazzed-up 12 bar. It'll come back, I know, but this has always been my problem - how to memorise this stuff so it sticks. So chapter one again...

    Derek
    I am the same way. I have forgotten so much stuff. Like Losaltosjoe says, "Constant review."

    I am really trying to internalize this stuff, and that will take a lot of playing with the backing tracks. I even hum out solos and record them, and then transcribe. Then, I take bits an pieces and reapply them. I am hoping it will work. I pledge to keep going hard for at least three months in the new year (lose a few pounds, too, lol). I feel more determined than ever. Let's see..

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    For now, I am working on a different head, and then playing to the full backing track. I am going to ignore the B Diminished chord for now as Ragman suggested in another thread. I will follow the course and use that D7b9 Pentatonic Scale. Also like Ragman says, I am going to try and feel it and enjoy myself.

    Funny, I still have some residual learning from the Richie Zellon course I tried a few years ago. I love using Mixolydian over those Dom 7th chords.

    I created several diagrams that cover 13 frets, and I use them when I am first learning the particular scale or mode. I slowly get better until I have certain areas memorized pretty well. Its hard to be able to do them all.

    Good luck, folks!