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I have been in a guitar rut for a long time, so much so that my playing has actually suffered. I bought my first best beginner guitar at that time & I regret this and know that if I ever stop playing guitar my life will not be the same. I love music but being able to create amazing music on the guitar is something I have been working towards since I was ...


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This should be a comment to Phil Freuhofner's rather good answer, but it's to long for a comment, sorry for that. First a clarification, properly a "raga" is not a style or genre, it is the collection of notes selected to execute a piece in Indian Classical Music (as some sources prefer to call it, or Carnatic Music, if referring expressly to the more pure ...


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For much of Jazz, the harmonic changes provide a key forward push. Melodic choices have to work within that framework. In Indian music, there are no harmonic changes to exploit for forward motion or melodic development. With some "smooth jazz" and some modal jazz, the tunes stay in a single key or mode, and there is more similarity to Indian music, but even ...


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I agree with @Karen. The problem appears to be that you have a different goal orientation from your other bandmates. You have a Learning goal orientation and your band members have a Performance goal orientation. Despite the name, Performance goal orientation is not necessarily the best orientation for actual musical performance. From Which Should You ...


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Your teachers are not trying to catch you out, they are not trying to make you fail. They're trying to help you develop as a jazz player. In the jazz band you play trombone. So play trombone. This is about musical ideas, not about technique really, isn't it?



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