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Hi all, mucking about with a looper pedal and one off the few chord shapes I can still  play,  bit of a mid-eastern raga type of thingy, totally authentic ;)

Have a listen if you like:

 

 
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I like this Phrygian (dominant?) mid-eastern vibe.  I think your execution of the notes adds a lot to the mid-eastern feel.  Thanks for posting.

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Hey amiller, thanks for listening, Phrygian eh, didn't. know I was that smart ;)

Hey cclary, thanks man, exactly what I was going for :)

 

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Hey Joad, thanks for listening , glad you like the groove :) 

 

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I've used that scale to get an eerie Spanish type sound. Really nice touch on the guitar there Rik.

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Hey bjorn, thanks for listening, I really should know what scale you’re  talking about, after 40 years of playing ; )

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Phrygian scale??  One of my major areas of study in college was Ichthyology --- so, I thought I knew a bit about scales (you know -- placoid, cosmoid, ganoid, cycloid) but I sure don't know the Phrygian.  I guess I studied the wrong kind -- at least for music.  What ever kind of scale this was this was a terrific song.  Your playing was excellent, and I love that Spanish style and sound that you used.

Nice one!!

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Hey Freddy, thanks for listening and liking,  I’ve got a bathroom scale but it isn’t very musical though ;)

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Rik, I've probably played this half step chord progression hundreds of time in my life, yet I never get tired of hearing this done well.  You made this shine with great tone and dynamite phrasing.  It just begs for some company to enhance that groove.  I'd like to hear what you could do with some backing tracks, but if not, then it's good to go as is.  I'd like to know how you recorded the guitar, if you don't mind?

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Hey Lynn, thanks for listening and comments. I plugged my ovation  in a line 6 firehawk fx in which I’ve made a patch with just some compression,eq ,reverb and a looper. Recorded via usb to laptop. For medical reasons I can’t spend to much time on the computer, so it’s just a bit of guitar for now ;)

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6 hours ago, freddy j said:

Phrygian scale??  One of my major areas of study in college was Ichthyology --- so, I thought I knew a bit about scales (you know -- placoid, cosmoid, ganoid, cycloid) but I sure don't know the Phrygian.  I guess I studied the wrong kind -- at least for music.  What ever kind of scale this was this was a terrific song.  Your playing was excellent, and I love that Spanish style and sound that you used.

Nice one!!

I don’t know a thing about fish scales, however:

Seven of the modes (scales) in Western  music are based on the Major scale and have Greek  names.  For instance, the sixth mode of “C” major is named Aeolian or “A” natural minor.

C Major = C D E F G A B
D Dorian = D E F G A B C D
E Phrygian = E F G A B C D E
F Lydian = F G A B C D E F
G Mixolydian = G A B C D E F G
A Aeolian = A B C D E F G A
B Locrian = B C D E F G A B

If you want to learn more here is a good reference:

https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/latest/guide-to-musical-modes/

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Hey amiller ,thanks for explaining,  I never think in note names, cde etc, but in 1/2 and whole steps on the high e string.

by my reckoning I’m playing this scale :  1/2  1  1  1/2   1  1/2  1   

I may be totally wrong of course.  I’ve been playing by ear for forty years plus  and really never worry about scales .

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12 hours ago, Rik said:

Hey amiller ,thanks for explaining,  I never think in note names, cde etc, but in 1/2 and whole steps on the high e string.

by my reckoning I’m playing this scale :  1/2  1  1  1/2   1  1/2  1   

I may be totally wrong of course.  I’ve been playing by ear for forty years plus  and really never worry about scales .

I'm not sure what scale you have there.  Probably more than one merged together.  If you want to get really crazy check out this link:

List of musical scales and modes

 

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Hey amiller, thanks for the link, interesting for sure. Do you happen to know what key I’m playing in ?

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3 minutes ago, Rik said:

Hey amiller, thanks for the link, interesting for sure. Do you happen to know what key I’m playing in ?

My relative pitch isn't too bad, however, I'm at work right now with no instrument to help me figure out the key.  I'll check it out when I get back home unless someone else here beats me to it.

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Hi Rik,

Nice relaxing middle-eastern + even spanish feel to this guitar noodle.

Nice to see you still knocking them out after 40 years of playing.

Thanks for sharing.

Good Job!

regards

paul

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Hey Paul,thanks for listening, glad you like the feel of this. 40 years, I feel old :)

 

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