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    Add this line to your rock/blues playing and sound better instantly!

    The last thing anyone needs is yet another internet lesson, especilally from me, but I think this line (one of the first jazz lines I ever learned) is one of the greatest tools to break out of the basic blues box licks, and start sounding more melodic and advanced. Its a totally cliche jazz lick played by all the greats, but you will rarely, if ever hear it played the same way twice. Thats the great thing about melodic lines. Anyway, this works over E-7 or any E minor chord, A7, G maj 7, or C#-7b5. Dont let that confuse you though, play it over any straight up E- to make it simple. In the video I said G7, thats a mistake I cant edit out! I meant to say A7. If you take the time to learn it and digest it, I guarantee you will turn some heads when you use it in a rock or blues setting, and it will really open you up to other things.


    VERY GOOD, VERY GOOD!!

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    Re: Add this line to your rock/blues playing and sound better instantly!

    Boy that went over really well here. I had a few more I was going to post, but I dont think its such a good idea anymore.
    VERY GOOD, VERY GOOD!!

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    Re: Add this line to your rock/blues playing and sound better instantly!

    Good job Tag.
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    Re: Add this line to your rock/blues playing and sound better instantly!

    Quote Originally Posted by J.T. Guitar View Post
    Good job Tag.

    Hey thanks for responding JT. I really appreciate it. Over 100 views and you are the only one to respond. I will put the other ones up if anyone cares to check them out. Including one of me preaching about lines vs scales.








    This is funny. This is my view on melodic lines that created pages and pages of "discussion" on TGP several years back. (The mods called it "arguing" and I was suspended for a few months.) I think when I speak it, it comes out much more benign sounding. When I wrote the exact same thoughts, everyone jumped down my throat. Very odd.
    Any way, here again are my thoughts on the subject.

    VERY GOOD, VERY GOOD!!

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    Re: Add this line to your rock/blues playing and sound better instantly!

    good info.

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    Re: Add this line to your rock/blues playing and sound better instantly!

    Hey Tag sorry I missed this!

    Love this stuff.

    If you want I can add a section on the BGT TV instructional section

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    If you scroll down and view the right col -- you can see I set up a section for Tomo.

    I can add a "Tag Licks" section down there for your tips and lessons.

    I think many folks (including myself) would love to get regular tips and lessons from you!



    Quote Originally Posted by Tag View Post
    The last thing anyone needs is yet another internet lesson, especilally from me, but I think this line (one of the first jazz lines I ever learned) is one of the greatest tools to break out of the basic blues box licks, and start sounding more melodic and advanced. Its a totally cliche jazz lick played by all the greats, but you will rarely, if ever hear it played the same way twice. Thats the great thing about melodic lines. Anyway, this works over E-7 or any E minor chord, A7, G maj 7, or C#-7b5. Dont let that confuse you though, play it over any straight up E- to make it simple. In the video I said G7, thats a mistake I cant edit out! I meant to say A7. If you take the time to learn it and digest it, I guarantee you will turn some heads when you use it in a rock or blues setting, and it will really open you up to other things.


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    Re: Add this line to your rock/blues playing and sound better instantly!

    Hey Tag- First time poster here! These are the cool kind of sounds that I've wanted to work towards incorporating. Thanks for breaking them down and sharing.

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    Re: Add this line to your rock/blues playing and sound better instantly!

    Quote Originally Posted by LVC View Post
    Hey Tag sorry I missed this!

    Love this stuff.

    If you want I can add a section on the BGT TV instructional section

    Media - Boutique Gear Talk

    If you scroll down and view the right col -- you can see I set up a section for Tomo.

    I can add a "Tag Licks" section down there for your tips and lessons.

    I think many folks (including myself) would love to get regular tips and lessons from you!
    Quote Originally Posted by PFunk View Post
    Hey Tag- First time poster here! These are the cool kind of sounds that I've wanted to work towards incorporating. Thanks for breaking them down and sharing.


    Hey glad you guys liked it. Laz, I dont know how often I could do it, but I could post them when I feel like it, and I have several others up. I dont see anything on the lower right of the page however.
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    VERY GOOD, VERY GOOD!!

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