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    This week’s video

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    The Jazz Guitar Chord Dictionary
     
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    Great video.
    ...but I hear some buzzing strings...too low action?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris
    Great video.
    ...but I hear some buzzing strings...too low action?
    Prob whacking them too hard; no monitoring. Not bloody raising the action bastard things hard enough to play as it is.

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    I suppose the most common extreme low resolution high threshold approach is the "half note melody" - forcing the melody line to be represented by two notes per measure (for the harmonic pace of most straight tunes). Then the other end is the extreme high resolution low threshold approach of "all of them, or I would have left some out".

    But as you show, it really all moves around in the middle.

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    Nice video.

    What are your thoughts on how articulation and accentuation play into indicating what notes the player (and subsequently the listener) hear as the important ones?

    Took a few theory classes at a music department that was Schenkerian in orientation. Skeleton reductions were (pardon the pun) more bare bones than chord tones. Tonic/dominant and transitional pre-dominant, end of story.
    Far too many colorful details deemed irrelevant for my sensibilities.

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    I think to be a good melodic player you have to use different harmonic concepts, so most of the notes are important imo. I don't really get the premise of the video though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint 55
    I think to be a good melodic player you have to use different harmonic concepts, so most of the notes are important imo. I don't really get the premise of the video though.
    some notes contribute to the harmony, some notes don’t?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bako
    Nice video.

    What are your thoughts on how articulation and accentuation play into indicating what notes the player (and subsequently the listener) hear as the important ones?

    Took a few theory classes at a music department that was Schenkerian in orientation. Skeleton reductions were (pardon the pun) more bare bones than chord tones. Tonic/dominant and transitional pre-dominant, end of story.
    Far too many colorful details deemed irrelevant for my sensibilities.
    Well I never took Schenker. It mostly a US thing AFAIK? Which is funny because all the US’s best composers were actually trained by an old school French counterpoint obsessive who probably thought German music theory was the work of the devil.

    I think articulation and accentuation is key; but I also think if you construct a line with these principles in mind it’s a lot easier to swing it. The two things go hand in glove, both ways.

    I think it’s a mistake to separate melody, harmony and rhythm in the sense that they all work together. Transcription remains the best way to learn that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauln
    I suppose the most common extreme low resolution high threshold approach is the "half note melody" - forcing the melody line to be represented by two notes per measure (for the harmonic pace of most straight tunes). Then the other end is the extreme high resolution low threshold approach of "all of them, or I would have left some out".

    But as you show, it really all moves around in the middle.
    That reminds me of Hal Galper,

    The thing about the half note thing is that I don’t think it’s as structural in lines in jazz as it is in classical music. I think (but haven’t yet formulated) that accentuation of chord tones might well be related to structures like clave. Anyway that’s one for the future...

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77
    Well I never took Schenker. It mostly a US thing AFAIK? Which is funny because all the US’s best composers were actually trained by an old school French counterpoint obsessive who probably thought German music theory was the work of the devil.
    Wow, I never knew that about Smokey Robinson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77
    This week’s video
    Who is the shrugging bearded man in the checked shirt?

    Am I the only one seeing him?

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    Oh no, not Schenker...again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John A.
    Wow, I never knew that about Smokey Robinson.
    Neither did he

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77
    some notes contribute to the harmony, some notes don’t?
    so which ones are we supposed to play?


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    Quote Originally Posted by djg
    so which ones are we supposed to play?

    It’s about the rhythm innit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litterick
    Who is the shrugging bearded man in the checked shirt?

    Am I the only one seeing him?
    stock image dude