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Tom Young


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Post  Posted 13 Apr 2019 1:26 pm    
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My question is in regards to something I just read in a post by Paul Franklin: "Why not learn the fretboard knowing where everything is found that relates to the two basic triads for chord construction…major & minor? Learn how to connect those positions and the sky is the limit."

He argues against the guitar-brained 3-octave approach that I have spent countless hours practicing (just like I did with guitar). And it makes sense because the music I want to play is vintage western swing and I don't hear alot of single-note octave runs overall.

He talks about Intervallic/Triadic Improvisation and I wanted to know if that's a common enough term/theory that I'll find study materials?

And - when he says "knowing where everything is found that relates to the two basic triads for chord construction…major & minor" does that just mean find all your M&m's and how to walk up or down to them?

Thanks!

https://paulfranklinmethod.com/tipping-the-scales/
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Gene Tani


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Washington state, USA
Post  Posted 14 Apr 2019 6:46 am    
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I remembered seeing a blog talking about this specifically, took me awhile to find on Mike Neer's (great blog BTW):

http://www.lapsteelin.com/2014/05/20/harmonic-mechanisms-for-steel-guitar/

There's Guitar exercise books like the ones for Dummies by Phillips /Chappell and the orange one for Idiots which are probably in your public library, you can try variations of those on Lap steel.
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Fred


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Amesbury, MA
Post  Posted 14 Apr 2019 10:30 am    
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Garrison Fewell’s book, Guitar: A Melodic Approach is all about improvising based on triads instead of scales. Extended chords can all be built by stacking triads. Once you know where all the triads are and which ones to combine for a specific harmony you’re free to play over any changes. When you look at how the intervals on a steel guitar tuning relate to triads it seems like a good match.

Fred
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Tom Young


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Sacramento-California, USA
Post  Posted 14 Apr 2019 2:31 pm    
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Brilliant! Thanks - that was exactly what I was looking for (and I knew somehow Mike Neer would be in the mix)
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now the time to beat the earth with unfettered foot.
-- Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horace) (65-8 B.C.)
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