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This query covers short example - who are struggling with improvisation assignments. You must know the basics of improvisation which is the art or act of composing, uttering, executing, or arranging anything without previous preparation: Musical improvisation involves imagination and creativity. To come to such stage “of improvisation” you must have enough material in your bag so that you can think beyond what’s already existing. For example (mentioned previously) if you have some idea of permutation & combination then it will be easy for you to understand “how to improvise”. In mathematics, combination and permutation are two different ways of grouping elements of a set into subsets. In a combination, the elements of the subset can be listed in any order. In a permutation, the elements of the subset are listed in a specific order. So you can apply the same principle in improvisation too to come with various “unique solutions” (i,e Compositions)
Here’s an easy way to remember: permutation sounds complicated, doesn’t it? And it is. With permutations, every little detail matters. Alice, Bob and Charlie is different from Charlie, Bob and Alice.
Combinations, on the other hand, are pretty easy going. The details don’t matter. Alice, Bob and Charlie is the same as Charlie, Bob and Alice
Find the number of permutations and combinations if n = 12 and r = 2.
n = 12
r = 2
nPr = (n!) / (n-r)! =(12!) / (12-2)! = 12! / 10! = (12 x 11 x 10! )/ 10! = 132
It’s not a mathematics class going on here so to keep your life simple - here below are daily life examples. (Though we will be highly happy to teach / explain you -if wish to get into details of mathematics behind improvisation – if your Maths Teacher is not good enough on P&C)
Combination Lock - A combination lock is a useful item that helps safeguard our belongings when we are out and about. Now, we all know that one can open a combination lock only when the perfect code, in the correct sequential order, is entered. If the code is not in the right order, it won’t open. To give you an example, if the lock code is 321, you will have to enter the code in the same sequence to open it. Entering 231 or 123 will not help.
Passwords - Every day we find ourselves typing passwords on our laptops or mobile phones. Passwords also help in keeping our digital information safe. Similar to a combination lock, passwords are also an arrangement of alphabets, digits, and characters in a particular order. These work only when we enter all the characters of the password in the correct sequence. A tiny misplacement here in there, and you cannot access your device.
Phone Numbers - Phone numbers typically consist of different parts. For instance, in the phone number +1- 603-452-5521, +1 is the country code, 603 is the area code, 452 is the exchange code, and 5521 is the subscriber code. The first three sets of numbers are fixed depending on which area the phone number belongs. The last four numbers are permutations of digits to form a unique subscriber number. In its entirety, a complete phone number is also a permutation, as one must follow the same order to dial and connect to the right person.
Car Plate Numbers - Car license plates are another real-life example of permutation. The number of characters on a license plate varies across states as each state has its own way of numbering license plates. While some have 6-character plates with varying numbers of letters and digits, others have 7-character plates with similar variations. The department of motor vehicles issues license plate numbers to each car by applying different permutations to obtain unique numbers.
Playing the Guitar - When Guitarist play a song or any composition on the Guitar, they play series of notes that produce specific sound that together form a musical piece. If the sequence of notes are not followed, they won’t be able to play the intended song or composition. Therefore, the notes of a song are a permutation of Guitar notes, which, when played together in a predetermined sequence, produce beautiful music. Even a slight deviation in the sequence can cause a misplaced note that hampers the song’s/composition’s melody.
Word Formation - The English alphabet has only 26 letters. But the number of words we make out of these 26 letters is uncountable! This is possible because we use permutation to form smaller subsets of the large set of 26 letters. By arranging different letters in a set order, we have managed to create hundreds of words. Only when we write letters in the correct order, we make words that make sense.
Clothes Combination - When you head out on vacation, you select only a few pieces of clothing to take along. If you carry three pairs of jeans and four t-shirts for your trip, you can combine them differently for various occasions to get a new look every single time. The order of pairing the clothes won’t matter, but the look of the outfit will. So, you can see how we unknowingly apply the concept of combination for a simple activity like clothes selection.
List goes on & on!
It's absolutely fine in you fail in Music if Improvisation is not possible for you – but at least make sure you do no fail in your maths exam as you can’t “improvise – permutation & combination ”
Level 2 skip 1 minute of the video and jump straight to business!
Well done! Now you are expert – how to improvise – which is PLAY ANYTHING WHICH COMES TO YOUR MIND & IT SHOULD BE SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN YOUR PREVIOUS VERSION!
Please use our GUITAR PEDALS (FOR SURE YOU WILL HAVE FUN ON LEARNING IMPROVISATION). Other than that try out Flange Factory (tweak some parameters shown in Pic)
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SUPER SUPER EASY EXERCISE (Only Few Complicated Blues Tricks for LEVEL 2)
This answer are for those who are beginners and with us less than a week. You already started to learn scales so all you have query on what is root note. When you play a chord on a guitar, you press on three strings on the fretboard (in general but two notes itself is chord or whatever). The lowest one on the bass side correlates with the root note and describes the song’s key. When you create a chord, and the lowest string you touch is D, for instance, you would play “D Major” or “D Minor.” You must understand the answer to the question, “what is a root note?” if you want to play guitar. These concepts help you build chords, create one string guitar riffs and gain a better understanding of how you create songs. When you first encounter root notes, you may feel overwhelmed. Every time you get lost while playing - just land back on root note. Add vibrato to root note and check out how it sounds.
It is absolutely fine if you are confused and trying to figure out WTFscale we are taking about! Just pick your Guitar and your assignment and keep cracking/vibrato on red notes as demonstrated here. To make your life more simple consider – if you are student you go to school everyday / and if / working then go to office everyday but eventually you return home…so home is your root. If you still did not understood and your Math base is little good then you must know “The root of a number in math is a number that when multiplied by itself produces the original number” – yes that’s the original number we are talking about here!
“Kids tend to forget their roots. But roots are always the first to carry you back home.”
― Tiffany D. Jackson
“Qui est déraciné déracine. Qui est enraciné ne déracine pas.
― Simone Weil
Those who just initiated their Level 2 journey with us - we added one extra Weird note for you - which is BB Note Special. We don’t know if you heard one song called as “Thrill is gone” – there is just one note which is in 9 High E / which BB King uses in “Thrill is Gone”– which is absolutely out of song scale used in this song – and that is what makes this song so Weird to listen. So that’s the problem with BB King and his BB Box. Every time you open his “BB Blues Pandoras Box” you will find one more new Weird stuff he left us “to interpret Blues rest of our your lives”.
You need to keep vibrating Her Root Notes – so pay attention. In this simple exercise keep Vibrating Her G, B , E
A "Pandora's box" is a metaphor in our modern languages, and the proverbial phrase refers to a source of endless complications or trouble arising from a single, simple miscalculation.
Beginners please note 90% of Guitar sold worldwide ends up as show case displays at home (or anywhere) so focus on this super easy exercise. (or else shift to some other easy musical instrument to play)
Use our preferred Studio Monitors & Pump up the Bass and then practice – this way you will keep motivated to learn these stuffs here. Here 2 scales have been merged to save our time so whenever “scale transition” comes it is going to Sound Weird
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This answer are for those who were looking how to play Weird Glass Slide / techniques of Santana. Actually its not that difficult provided you know some Alien theory. Many Astrophysicist, Musicians, Weird thinkers etc believe & experience we live in a World of simulation run by highly intelligent Aliens. There are Aliens among us but its just that those particular dimensions “where they come from” we normal people can’t comprehend so it becomes difficult to determine who are Aliens among us!
Actually these highly intelligent species comes from Type 3 or higher civilization.
There are many Musicians, Scientists, Weird people among us who are actually Aliens and out of one of them is Carlos Santana (also few examples like Nikola Tesla, Srinivasa Ramanujam, Ancient Egyptians etc etc). Actually musicians like Carlos Santana comes from beyond our space-time dimensions or say he entered through wormhole in our World. Those who do not know about wormhole -- “A wormhole (Einstein-Rosen bridge) is a hypothetical structure connecting disparate points in spacetime, and is based on a special solution of the Einstein field equations”
If your general/standard life/thoughts/imagination are bounded by 3 dimensional cartoon World then do something normal to make your living (don’t attempt to learn Music or get involved in some Scientific work).
If you are new to such Weird concepts of dimensions then we request you initiate reading about “Tesseract” (followed by graduating to know higher dimensions) then you may start to get some very simple idea of where such Weird bends/technique of Santana comes from. In BETWEEN the “World we live” and “things we comprehend” there are DOORS & when they are opened “WEIRD PHENOMENON HAPPENS / such as evolution of such compositions”. Unfortunately those DOORS can only be accessed by Aliens among us disguised as Humans. For Example : Carlos Santana & his Weird bend/s a/are one of them.
No matter how many tab sheets you read of such compositions – you must be shown in person how does these technique works. So always focus carefully when teaching you in person. (to save your and our time). Needless to say – practice with full clean/no fancy amp as shown here. You can play this in any Scale you want but initially keep it around Dminor, 13B, 10B, 9G, 8G, D5, D4----D2,A3----Tending towards infinity. This is the most easiest version of all so you must be able to smash through this easy version. Level 1 just try to figure out which are killer Blues Licks here. Though there are various versions of this compositions we play – but you can start with something as shown in video.
Those who are tending towards Level 3. – DON’T WASTE TIME – kindly skip 2 minutes of this video. If you are a visitor of this site / non-member then kindly note we are not teaching any song here. We are showing various techniques to play Guitar. Those who are not our members please note these sort of outro compositions/& it’s building/foundation blocks is hardly taught anywhere than us (which includes not only your local Tutor but also Music Universities, Colleges, Institutes etc etc / test it by yourself ). Please please use HIGH BASS MONITORS (use our preferred monitors) during practice sessions while playing such killer compositions. Members when you see us on stage playing such compositions then please note the story of such compositions takes 180 Degree turn due to amp effects! (Members those who attended our shows/stage performances – needless to say)