28 Things G Major - Practice Session

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Re: 28 Things G Major - Practice Session

Post by konstantine » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:50 pm

Thank you Tunahangok55!

The new episode is up:



I´m two days off schedule already, I hope to find some time to catch up.

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Re: 28 Things G Major - Practice Session

Post by guit-box » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:49 pm

konstantine wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:33 pm
Hello,

I decided to make and post one video every day through the month with some of the things that I have stumbled upon while studying scales, intervals, harmony and repertoire. Everything will be in relation to G Major, from scales and triads to voice leading and modern clusters, with various self-made as well as derived from the repertoire examples and explanations.



It is a journal to practising, improvisation and composition and hopefully will help other people that have a similar mindset. It is also going to be a lot of very intensive work by my side and those who decide to join me.

I´m looking forward to reading your thoughts and comments!

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Konstantine


PS if there is interest I´ll keep posting the videos on this thread every day and If you want more detailed and intensive info, scores (where applicable), updates etc. you'll find them on my website:
https://www.konstantinemargaritis.com/28-things-g-major
Nice videos, Konstantine, I'll look forward to watching them all-- so far just watched the first one. It seems to me that a lot of the improvisation in the first video is also in the relative key of E natural minor and sometimes you play a D# which would imply a V7 - i in Em or an E harmonic minor scale. Thoughts?
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Re: 28 Things G Major - Practice Session

Post by konstantine » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:29 pm

guit-box wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:49 pm
Nice videos, Konstantine, I'll look forward to watching them all-- so far just watched the first one. It seems to me that a lot of the improvisation in the first video is also in the relative key of E natural minor and sometimes you play a D# which would imply a V7 - i in Em or an E harmonic minor scale. Thoughts?
Thank you guit-box, for the comment and the question.

I approach this kind of improvisation (exploratory with restrictions) as a way to delve into different possibilities and sounds and will usually try to hear all notes or combinations in how they relate with each other and all possible harmonies. On the first video, the harmony is floating between G Major and its relative minor, as well as going to the ii and IV harmonies, establishing some kind of Subdominant - Tonic trend.

If I remember correctly, there should be no D#, so no "V7 - i" or Harmonic Minor, as on the "28 Things G Major" motif I aim to talk about the different ways I (we) can utilise just the 7 tones of G major to learn the fundamentals, develop interesting ideas, harmonically and melodically. And in the process, learn more about the fretboard and deal with different technical problems of playing the guitar.

I hope that this is clear, if you have any more questions, let me know.

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Re: 28 Things G Major - Practice Session

Post by guit-box » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:52 am

You do actually play a D# in the first 5 seconds and also once or twice later in the video.
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Re: 28 Things G Major - Practice Session

Post by konstantine » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:14 am

guit-box wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:52 am
You do actually play a D# in the first 5 seconds and also once or twice later in the video.
If you mean the very first 5 seconds of the video, that's the prelude from Bach's Cello suite, normally the intro bit on my videos would be something to set the tone (no pun), as well as some of the musical examples like the "My Favourite Things" excerpt. In the actual part where I talk about improvisation, I don't play a D#, I just listened.

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Re: 28 Things G Major - Practice Session

Post by guit-box » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:11 pm

Okay, that makes sense, I was making the assumption that all the audio in the video was supposed to be improvisations in G major and that opening plays an Em arpeggio followed by a B7flat9 or D# dim7 depending how you look at that.
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Re: 28 Things G Major - Practice Session

Post by konstantine » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:34 pm

guit-box, that's right. Providing examples is important, otherwise, some of the topics would be very dry. But, I don't think I could find material that I like, stays diatonic and can cover 28 videos! Or maybe, it is a challenge for another time.

The new video is up:



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Re: 28 Things G Major - Practice Session

Post by konstantine » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:52 pm

The new episode is up:



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Re: 28 Things G Major - Practice Session

Post by konstantine » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:04 am

The new episode is Up:



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Re: 28 Things G Major - Practice Session

Post by konstantine » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:34 pm

Two new videos:





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Konstantine

PS I had a couple of concerts, and I couldn`t find the time to finish my videos. But, I try to catch up now.

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Re: 28 Things G Major - Practice Session

Post by konstantine » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:50 pm

Today's video:



I´m wondering if anyone here is following these videos.

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Re: 28 Things G Major - Practice Session

Post by Trentino » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:02 am

Still following Konstatine - much to think about, much to do . A fantastic resource. Thanks again

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Re: 28 Things G Major - Practice Session

Post by kirolak » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:33 am

Very useful, especially for someone like myself who has taken up the guitar again after a 20 year gap, thank you. PS you have a lovely tone!

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Re: 28 Things G Major - Practice Session

Post by konstantine » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:19 am

Trentino wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:02 am
Still following Konstatine - much to think about, much to do . A fantastic resource. Thanks again
It's pretty dense, I know, but you don't have to rush!

kirolak wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:33 am
Very useful, especially for someone like myself who has taken up the guitar again after a 20 year gap, thank you. PS you have a lovely tone!
Thanks for the compliment and hats off for starting playing again!


If you, Trentino or Kirolak, or anyone else have any specific question, I´ll gladly answer it here or make a video if necessary.

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Re: 28 Things G Major - Practice Session

Post by konstantine » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:14 am

A couple of new videos about the open voicing seventh chords.





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