Sounding awesome Kip
This is Killer Chris. New Version for me, I'm enjoying both of these lessons and really look forward to the next one
Glad you're enjoying!
This is so awesome man as I've been learning these modes as of recent. So would it be fair to say that capo II playing in A you'd use the D major scale instead of C. Or whatever key you choose. We should take the 4th scale degree and use that major scale but concentrating on the IV note in that scale? Does that make any sense? I guess you could use this same philosophy on a tune like June Apple?
That's almost right, although you would be playing a major scale but orienting around the 5 note in the scale. So, if you were playing Red Haired Boy (or June Apple) in A, you'd actually be playing mostly in A mixolydian, which is made of the same notes as a D major scale (because A is the 5th of D major).
But that's just one way to look at it. The other way is recognizing that you are playing an A major scale with a b7th note. That way your thoughts are still staying connected to the roots of the chords and you're still thinking "A" sounds or licks or arpeggios over the A chord.
I think it's important to be able to see it both ways.
That's smokin hot right there.... can't wait to dive in
Love this tune Chris....can't wait to learn the melody. Thanks man
Yes Chris just a Rhythm track to practice the melody with. I know it should be played together as a Carter style tune(or Rice style) but I play in a small group and if there was a track I could just practice the melody. Don't do anything special for me Chris. I just wanted to share that because I think it's a very valuable piece of the puzzle here. Just wanted to mention so that when you make new lessons maybe you could do that as part of the package here. Thanks for replying.
It would be so cool if there were backing tracks
What specifically do you have in mind? Would rhythm guitar suffice?
I'm thinking Jerry Garcia
Think I got it finally. Sorry
Bryan, sounding good! A few brief comments:
-Your right wrist looks somewhat stiff. Try checking in with it to see if you are noticing/feeling any tension. Try shaking it out with no tension (let your wrist, hand and fingers go limp and then shake). Once you've got it limber, put the pick back in your fingers and try to retain that feeling of freedom and looseness. It will probably be really sloppy. This is ok. You are going to grant yourself a free pass to be sloppy while you are learning what it feels like to let your wrist be free and relaxed. If you cultivate that free and relaxed state, your body will eventually sort out the fine motor details and you will regain your precision.
-I really love that you've got a mechanism in your right hand that is helping you keep time. It's working! Your time sounds great. The only thing is that it sounds and looks a bit like you've got a mechanism. We want to now make it a bit more subtle. Try keeping the pulse of the beat somewhere else in your arm. Maybe your shoulder, maybe the middle of your forearm. Or maybe forgo your arm an try to keep it in your back or legs. It's a great skill to be able to keep the pulse but now we want to disguise it a little more, make the mechanism more subtle. I know I'm being a bit vague, but does this make sense?
Keep up the great work!
I just wanted your comments on my video. Love playing this tune and you have been a tremendous help for me. You really have no idea......thanks for doing this for us.
i'm not seeing your video. Would you mind reuploading?
Greetings from Perth, Australia 🇦🇺!
Great lesson man! Your song choices are wonderful.....this will help so much with learning more about playing in D
Way to go Kip
Can you tell us about that Guitar? Brazilian? 1 3/4" nut is what that one looks like? Thanks, I can't tell what it is based on the logo at the headstock?
Hey Bryan, that guitar was made by a great luthier from Osaka, Japan named Hiroshi Suda. It was my main live Punch Brothers guitar for the last few years. I have a K&K Pure Mini pickup installed in it. The back and sides are made of Honduran rosewood, and the nut is 1 3/4". The neck is massive on this guitar (which I like). It sounds really good, plays great, and is has been a really reliable tool.
Chris, I take lessons from Sutton as well. Caught the hang out the other week. I am really loving your lessons. I look forward to Friday's every week. Thanks for doing this, it's awesome!!! Can you tell us about your guitar sometime as well? Thanks
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