Steve MacLellan

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  • in reply to: Guitar playing #1993

    Steve MacLellan
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    EAR TRAINING: How to Play on Guitar What You Hear in Your Head

    I am posting this video — hopefully some of you might find it useful. But going by this example, it’s by taking a tune you already know and picking out the notes on the guitar. That’s not a hard thing to do at all. I was hoping it answered the question in regards to improvisation. You know, it’s easy to take the chord changes and to do an ad-lib with vocals, but a little more difficult with the guitar, unless you follow learned patterns.

    But if what you’re trying to visualize in your head contains 16th notes or triplets over a standard beat, there are a lot of guitar fingering possibilities that you aren’t going to think of when you consider the solo in your head. For examples, try to visualize pull-offs and bends while thinking about the melody for the solo.

    I think the only way to even get close, is by practice, and knowing what the notes are going to sound like before you play them.

    in reply to: Kids & Marijuana #1986

    Steve MacLellan
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    I’d like to see it legalized for medical purposes. I’m not pro pot for recreational purposes, and certainly not for teenagers. When children are adults and have their own apartments or homes, then they can decide if they want to smoke it — although in this country, it would be illegal. However… that doesn’t seem to stop anyone.

    Thanks,
    Steve

    in reply to: Guitar playing #1976

    Steve MacLellan
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    Celtic Strumming Pattern

    First time I tried this — not as easy as it looks.

    Regards,
    Steve

    in reply to: Guitar playing #1926

    Steve MacLellan
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    6 more Angus Young Style guitar Licks

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    Steve

    in reply to: Guitar playing #1925

    Steve MacLellan
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    BB King Guitar Lesson: Swing Blues Lick

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    Steve

    in reply to: Guitar playing #1906

    Steve MacLellan
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    Lick 21: Angus Young’s Repeater – Blues Rock

    What comes after the lick is what is known as a 3 against 4 pattern (3 repeating notes over a 4 bar pattern). To learn more about patterns, you might find something here.

    NOTE: the notes aren’t repeated… the pattern is….

    Regards,
    Steve

    in reply to: Guitar playing #1905

    Steve MacLellan
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    Voodoo Chile Lick By Jimi Hendrix

    Very nice!

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    Steve

    in reply to: Fishing #1874

    Steve MacLellan
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    Ancaster man reels in 18-foot Great White shark on fishing holiday. Watch the video below:

    You can read the whole story here.

    Regards,
    Steve

    in reply to: Guitar playing #1870

    Steve MacLellan
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    Steve Krenz from Gibson’s Skills House has a new video on the website that shows an easy way of understanding scale modes and how to use them to give your soloing some new and different sounds. You can watch the video here.

    There is also a pdf with the tab for the lesson you can download here.

    Regards,
    Steve

    in reply to: Saint Paddy's Day #1857

    Steve MacLellan
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    Anyone feeling a little green this fine Monday morning? How was the party? I read in the paper that Cash and beer flow freely on St. Patrick’s Day in Cape Breton. Wonder how many of them are skipping work today…

    Regards,
    Steve

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