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Normally I’ll improvise over a backing track, but I took some time and wrote this one. I think I like what it came out to be. What do you think?
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New Gear Thursday where I play around with the “Chord Buddy” - Beginner Learning tool
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- Playing music with other musicians is not only a lot of fun, it’s also enormously beneficial to one’s development. Ensemble play can sharpen your timing, enhance your improvisational abilities, further develop your rhythmic skills, and even help develop your musical “ear.” But it’s not always easy. Playing with others requires you to play steadily and consistently, as even a minor rhythmic fluctuation can cause you to fall out of time with the other musicians. And of course, playing with others can be intimidating at first. Here are few tips for playing well with others. They may seem obvious, but consistent application of them will really help your ensemble abilities. First, listen. Try to find that balance between paying attention to your own parts and hearing (and enjoying!) the overall sound. Be patient with yourself and commit, at first, to counting. At first, you may need to count each measure, and even each beat, carefully. That’s fine; in time, you’ll develop a “sense” of how many measures you’ve played, and where in the song you should be. In order to get this sense, try "listening" to the piece you are playing in your head as you play; you should always be listening one or two measures ahead. This will help you stay focused even when it seems like your ensemble is falling apart. It’s also a good idea to work with a metronome (to build not only chops, but also rhythmic proficiency). But as valuable as a metronome is -- and it is -- I recommend you also play along to a drum machine, or to an app like “MetroDrum” (available for Android but unfortunately not for iPhone). In other words, play along to a timekeeper that sounds like actual percussion. This will give you the demands of a metronome, but help you “lock in” to a rhythmic groove. It’s also a lot more fun than a regular metronome. As one of my students put it, “I can relate to the drums better than the metronome.” If you stick with this approach – commit to counting, play to a timekeeper, and work on your listening skills – you’ll be holding your own in a group setting much more quickly than if you just “wing it.” Good luck!!
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- Take a trip to outer space with this 1996 @officialjacksonguitars Roswell Rhoads! Featuring an all-aluminum body, this rare axe is number 19 of 123! Get it now at The Music Zoo! (Link in bio)
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