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  • Blue Locomotive Fun

    Posted by RudyB on April 7, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    Found this improv lesson easy to learn the scale and still had time in my practice session to actually use the backing track to play against — particularly on the first day to try it.

    I often don’t have enough time to master the scale and have time available to also try it against the backing track, so being able to do both on my first day of practice is definitely a small win for me. Yay! πŸ™‚

    RudyB replied 2 years ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Loraine

    April 7, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Great job @RudyB ! Will you be posting a video?

    • RudyB

      April 8, 2022 at 3:27 pm

      Thanks @Loraine.

      Recording in my basement is pretty difficult with the limited wi-fi ability, and I still need more work on an exact improv pattern before I would attempt it. Once I finish the Southern Gospel Concert tonight (singing with the group – not instruments), get the new pictures on the Amarillo Community Chorale web page, upload the video to YouTube, and streaming licenses set up, I may have enough time to work on this one some more and be able to record and upload a video. πŸ˜‰

  • Bill_Brown

    April 8, 2022 at 7:45 am

    Great work @RudyB 👍🤩👍 I wonder if it has more to do with your understanding of scales, as opposed to this scale being easy🤔? Progress shows up in many forms😱 Congrats on your small win😎

    • RudyB

      April 8, 2022 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you, @Bill_Brown.

      I still have sooooo far to go in learning the theory part of the guitar, although, I have to say that I have learned more theory in the last year and a half from Tony than I did in many years of playing piano growing up. Most of my piano teachers were much more concerned with preparing for “recitals” than learning theory — even when I explicitly told them I wanted more theory and NO more recitals.

      There are just some patterns of scales that I seem to find easier to follow than others — which is at least partly a part of my lack of full understanding of the theory of guitar and the fretboard. There just isn’t enough time in the day to do all the “learning” I still want to do since I have lots of other interests and activities in which I am involved.

  • stevieblues

    April 8, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    Congratulations RudyB nice win. 👏 You sound like a very busy person. Keep on playing guitar 🎸.

    • RudyB

      April 9, 2022 at 8:31 pm

      Thank you, @StevieBlues. I am “retired,” so you would think there would be plenty of time for everything. I have, however, decided that being “retired” is a misnomer. It should be called “employed without a paycheck!” πŸ™‚

      I know folks who complain about being “bored,” but that’s not me. I always have something going, so I have to pace myself to be sure I squeeze in time for my guitar practice. Since I retired, I have been able to start learning to play guitar during the last couple of years — which has been a goal on my list of to-do’s for decades, so I am happy to be making progress on it. πŸ™‚

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