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comment Incorporating modes in solos
Thanks for the reply. I definitely agree with the 'play what you hear, not what you know' philosophy. As you say, it is the first part that has got me stumped. Transcribing solos seems like a good idea and for some reason not something I would normally to. On another post on this site I suggested to someone that transcribing lyrics yourself means you remember them and get to know them much better than simply trying to learn them from a piece of paper. Quite why I didn't make the similar step myself with solos, i don't know! I'll give that software a go and thanks for the pointers.
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comment What to look for when buying a digital piano for a beginner?
@Babu fair enuff. Yeah I know I am generalising horribly by saying that all the on-board speakers are rubbish, maybe there are a few models out there with decent ones. I just find that if the sound that you are making is not satisying (or in the case of the worse offenders painfully tinny), its hard to get excited about playing and that excitement is what its all about - practice shouldn't be a job that needs to be done but rather a treat to be enjoyed!
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comment Incorporating modes in solos
Thanks man. I know what you mean, it sounds similar to how I do things - I'm not really that technical a player. It's the hearing the sounds in my solos part that's got me stumped. Maybe it's to do with the fact that I have been doing the same thing for long so it's always the same kind of patters / sounds that come to mind. Am never a big fan of playing from sheets but perhaps some fakebook practice would help get some new ideas into the head. Cheers for the pointers
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comment What to look for when buying a digital piano for a beginner?
The only slight amendment I would make is about the speakers - I know your wife is just starting but I haven't heard a piano with built-in speakers, even at the scary prices, that sounds any good. I would rather go with the option of plugging into an existing hi-fi stereo or a fairly decent set of headphones, than miss out on all those deep juicy bass notes! Failing that a half decent set of PC speakers should sound better than a lot of the built in ones. Otherwise it can be a little unsatisfying no matter how well you are playing. Granted I am a bit of a snob about these things tho...
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