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Swedish freelance guitarist and educator. Loves acoustic guitars, fly fishing and jam sessions!
Posts made by emilernebro
RE: Guitar set-up
You are right! Tuning the guitar down a half step releases some tension and for some people it might feel a bit easier to play! The playability has very much to do with the setup of the guitar. How high the action is (strings far away or close to the fretboard), string gauge, angle of the neck (truss rod), playing style etc etc. What I suggest you to do is to try a much lighter string guage, to see if it feels ok to play even in standard tuning. Also, if you haven't already, get your guitar set up properly in terms of neck angle and action. The guitar should be easy enough to play in standard tuning. IF you feel like you still have to tune down a half step, and wants to play together with a backing track in E or something, and want to play using open strings etc, you could download a software that can change pitch for your backing track (for example the software "Transcribe!"), and tune down the pitch a half step. Then you can practice along to it. This obviously doesn't solve the issue when you're playing together with other musicians You'd have to be in the same key as them, whatever they play Anyway, let me know if I can help with any further question! Kind regards/Emil
RE: the beginning chord
Yes ok! If you look at example 9, that's the technique I use there (although it's over a B minor instead of A minor). The only difference is that I go back down the arpeggio as well. Making the pull-off on the high E string, as well as the pull-off on the B string as well. So I use the same "pull off" technique on the high two strings. (See example 9 to learn the pull off on the high E string, then do the same on the B string, hammering on two frets above the index finger bar. If you'd play this on the B minor chord, then hammer on on the 9th fret of the B string. I end the whole thing by playing an harmonic on the 8th fret (fretting that note, C#, and playing the harmonic 12 frets above that note.. thats the 9th of the chord, which makes the whole thing sound very nice.. Ending on that 9th! Let me know if you need more help! Kind regards/E
RE: Super Locrian mode in melodic minor scales
Hi there! No problem, thank you for your question!
You're thinking of two melodic minor scales there, the A melodic minor and the Bb melodic minor. What I suggested was just like you stated in the beginning of your message; If you'd like to play the super locrian scale (which sound great over altered dominant chords), the best way is to think of it this way; Play the melodic minor scale up a half step from the chord you're playing over. So, of you're playing over an A altered chord (like A7(#9#5) for instance), go up a half step and play melodic minor. That would be Bb melodic minor, which contains the notes Bb, C, Db, Eb, F, G, A just like you wrote. The A melodic minor scale would be used over a G#7 (altered) chord, because you'd then play a melodic minor scale up a half step from G#. Let me know if you understand what I mean, and if you have any more questions, don't hesitate to ask! Kind regards/Emil
RE: Bracing the right hand with pinky
@Rich-A Thank you very much!! Glad you like the lesson! I brace using my pinky sometimes too, but I also find that I can brace my right arm, on the body of the guitar. So I kind of brace the arm/hand when pressing the right arm against the top (or where the top meets the side of the guitar.. on the edge - if you know what I mean) of the guitar. Could this work for you too?
Kind regards /E
RE: Doubts regarding 'Jazz lines vol 3' lesson
Hi there! So sorry for the late reply.
You are absolutely right! What I wanted to say was that diminished arpeggios are just minor thirds stacked on top of each other.. But you can use the diminished arpeggio over the the dominant chord. Over G7 (in that particular example) you can start the diminished arpeggio from the third of the chord (B), from the 5th of the chord (D), from the flat 7th of the chord (F) or from the flat 9 of the chord (Ab). Thanks for pointing this out! Hope you like the lesson! Kind regards/Emil
RE: Banjo roll intro speed transition
@peterburns Hi Peter! Sorry for the late reply, I discovered your question way too late! I'm guessing that you're speaking about the intro lick in G for the "Cycle Solo". I'm thinking of all those notes as 8th notes, but the 16th notes in there is just a "hammer-on" that I dont really count since the tempo is too fast for that. I try to think of that whole "line" as 8th notes only, but with a few hammer ons added for the banjo sound style. Try to count everything as 8th notes in slower tempo, and then try the medium and count the same way. If you try to count the two 16th notes followed by the one 8th notes, it will be confusing since it's a fast song. Kind regards/Emil
RE: Improv Level 2
Thanks Daniel for the comment! And I'm really glad you like the lessons!
Yes, the Improv level 2 has been "delayed" since I've tried to add lessons to the site that people have asked for the most. I hope to make a lvl 2 video on that topic as soon as I can, but there's a few other videos that will be posted before that. If you haven't already checked out the "Jazz Up Your Blues" lesson, I'd strongly suggest you look into that one. It might be a bit more advanced (maybe level 3 improv level), but I'm sure you'll find some tools and ideas to work with on that lesson! It's one of my favourite lessons Have a great day Daniel and thanks for reaching out! Kind regards/ Emil at ProGuitar