been getting frustrated with my guitar playing so I thought I'd try and enlist the help of people who can actually play. If anyone could help, would be much appreciated. thx.
I recorded a bunch of song clips last summer when I first hooked my guitar up to the computer. I haven't really picked up the guitar much since. Before that I had been "playing" about a year and a half but wasn't making much progress. I could only practice maybe 15-30 mins per week because I would get sick of everything sounding so repetitive. If you listen to the clips I posted you will see what I mean, the playing all sounds the same.
If anyone could offer suggestions as to what direction I should try to go in, it would be very helpful to me.
Also, if someone could explain clearly and concisely what exactly this mixolydian thing is that I see all over the forums. I tried to make sense of it but I'm still very confused what it is and how it would sound like. Is that what jerry plays in music never stopped? I'm especially confused how it differs from the major scale. Why is it important? Does jerry use it all the time? Or just some songs. If so, can someone name some of these songs?
With my playing on the songs below I either just play the major scale, or if that doesn't sound good then I play some other scale (some kind of minorish sounding scale) that sounds good for certain songs (e.g. help and jack-a-roe)
I am also confused by blues scales. What dead or jerry songs should you play blues scales with?
The song clips below are all 20 to 60 sec clips of dead songs with me playing on top. Unfortunately the levels are quite low for a few of them, so you might need to turn up the speakers a bit on eyes and franklins. My apologies.
song clips: (note: if they cut out while playing.. quicktime likes to do this, please download the zip file instead)
(this is just a zip of all the mp3s above)
please don't laugh too hard... especially the timing I know is way off on some songs.