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  1. #26

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris
    John Abercrombie showed exercises how to play solos on one and two strings .
    Very creative practice.
    That's also how The Advancing Guitarist by Mick Goodrick starts.

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  3. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liarspoker
    That's also how The Advancing Guitarist by Mick Goodrick starts.
    The real eye opener was pg. 30 ex. 1 when you apply the 2-notes-per-string rule to all scales.

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    LOL I remember the Ice skating thing.

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    The only drawback re: the Stern book is that there are no indications about the sources
    (recordings/live takes from which tunes/compositions etc) the author used for the audio examples.

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    I think that they may be examples just for the book.....not necessarily from recorded pieces.

    It may be an idea to extend the altered scale horizontally to more than one string a la The Advancing Guitarist. I'm still working on the intervals and the first few licks.

    How is everyone else doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liarspoker
    I think that they may be examples just for the book.....not necessarily from recorded pieces.

    It may be an idea to extend the altered scale horizontally to more than one string a la The Advancing Guitarist. I'm still working on the intervals and the first few licks.

    How is everyone else doing?
    I'm in about the same place. I haven't had a lot of time to sit down and plough through much of it. I'm also a painfully slow reader, so I figure it's going to take a good long while to get through the book. But do find the one string thing and the interval exercises helpful already. Before starting, if you were to ask my how will I know altered scales, I'd say I know them quite well. This reveals otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liarspoker
    I think that they may be examples just for the book.....not necessarily from recorded pieces.
    You are correct !

    On pg. 102 (Chapter 5 - Bb Blues Performance) Mike says that all demo tracks for the book were recorded by a friend...

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    Hi All:

    I just received the book this weekend as a birthday gift from my wife (along with a Martin acoustic guitar - she's a keeper). I've ordered a cheap looper pedal from Amazon for $35, and once it arrives, I'm going to start in on the book. I'm planning to tackle 45 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Once I get through the book, I'll see if Mike Stern is still offering online lessons, and then maybe take one from him.

    On a related note, I decided to dig out my copy of Joe Pass on Guitar and work through that as well. I've had it for a few years and never really invested much time in it - now might be the time to do so. One problem - I no longer have any way of playing the CD that comes with it. None of my computers have a CD player. Can anyone offer any solutions to getting the sound files onto my computer or iPad? If you have the sound files in .mp3 form, is there a way you can share them with me perhaps? Thanks for your consideration.