d wrote:Hey jahozer, what do you think of the tank? Do you think people wanna
hear about differnet scales? Should I get into more complex diatonic
sequences? Maybe different arrangement ideas. Have you found anything
of interest so far? Sorry to bother you, just wondering.
Yes d, I think the tank and your contributions to it are great. I think more players could use more theory.
I am a bit of a theory geek, and am slowly learning to accept the "rock" way of looking at things. I really find the use of other scales in a "regular western" setting great. It is rare to find a way to incorporate exotic scales into a solo without the rest of the cats being in on it.
I also look at things in a major light. In other words, I am diatonically based in my aproach. So anything you can add for diatonic sequences would greatly add to the general dialogue.
To those that are fairly anti-theory and feel it hinders their individuality I would like to add some advice in terms of remembering all of this and how to aproach it. Here it is best to paraphrase Miles Davis and his "learn it, then forget" aproach. Once you get this stuff down, you don't have to think about it anymore and it just becomes second nature. More tricks in the bag.
Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best.- the girl from the bus