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*Learn scales. Majors, minors, maj pentatonic, min pentatonic, maj blues, min blues. That's for starters. Reason, simple. Once you know scales, you can hear a piece and recognise which scale it uses, and you have a set of usable notes immediately. *Learn how to find the root note/chord of whatever you listen to. That's always the best starting point when ...


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Something done with intent is an embellishment; something done by mistake is, well, a mistake. If that mistake leads to creativity (and there are numerous stories around of equipment failures and plain old mistakes leading to extraordinary creativity), it is the act of repeating the mistake that is the creative act. Perhaps ‘embellishment’ should be ...


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You seem to be asking a very specific question. Now "how do you learn guitar" but "how does an experienced guitarist learn a new piece". To my knowledge there is no "method" or "algorithm" for this. Since everyone is different we may all take different approaches. The only way my procedure will make sense to anyone is for you to know what I do. The ...


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What constitutes a mistake in any area of life is an action that you didn't intend to perform or that produces an effect you didn't intend to produce. Intention is the key here. But that doesn't mean our situation is hopeless just because we're not mind-readers. As far as we listeners know, everything the performer does is possibly a mistake, with ...


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She's using the sustain pedal (the one on the far right). She can do this because, in the opening four measures, only one chord (E minor) is sounding, so there's really nothing in the melody that would clash with other sustained pitches. Measures 5 and 6 are another chord (B minor), but again nothing in the melody will clash with each other. However, she ...


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