View Full Version : I'm number 2 at Soundclick Jazz chart

01-19-2005, 08:23 PM
My slide guitar version of Misty has made it to #2 on the Soundclick Jazz charts ... and I'm not even a jazz player!

http://www.soundclick.com/kirklorange is the page, it streams when you get there. I do realize that Soundclick ain't going to make or break anyone, but ... hey! I'm chuffed nonetheless. Have a listen so it'll get to #1.


Jolly McJollyson
01-19-2005, 08:41 PM
Tell ya what, man, I LOVE the fusion-style tone you've got here! Great take on this song! My only suggestion would be a little more variation and improvisation around the melody. But this was a great interpretation. Fantastic! Gonna listen to the rest of your stuff! And PLEASE E-mail me the backing to Chili Con Fusion! I MUST jam with it! (and tell me what scale or mode you're using, I'd like to build around your melody)

01-19-2005, 09:26 PM
Thanks Jolly ... I'll have a look for that track. I may not have kept it.

I wouldn't have any idea what scale or mode I use, I don't think along those lines. I'm strictly a melody maker, and I do that playing in and around chord tones.


Jolly McJollyson
01-19-2005, 10:00 PM
Cool, yeah, I knew a guy who built around chord tones, that's cool as hell, man. Anyhow, when you do find it, my e-mail address is "[email protected]" I'll just figure it out by ear and find some wacky way to play along. What key are you in/what ARE the chord tones?

01-19-2005, 10:29 PM
you're kirk lorange? you have a website don't you? hah yeah I think you do! I used it to get started playing guitar several months ago! thanks man! by the way I liked that song! and I'm not real big on jazz so thats saying something there!

01-20-2005, 11:11 AM
I have a few sites 6strngs:




01-20-2005, 02:15 PM
yeah it was the guitarforbeginners.com that I used when first getting started. thanks again!

01-20-2005, 06:11 PM
What key are you in/what ARE the chord tones?

Hi Jolly.

I never really had any luck turning scales/modes into music ... it always just sounds like scales to me. I discovered a long time ago that melody is what I like hearing and playing, not scales, and that melody is built around chord tones.

What are the chord tones? They are simply the notes that make up each chord, so they keep changing, and they don't need names, they have numbers. 1-3-5 is the plain old major chord; 1-3-b5 for minor ... 1-3-5-b7 for 7th ... and so on. There's not all that much to it.

You must of course stop seeing chords as little boxed diagrams and start seeing them for what they really are: a selection of notes (numbers) that scatter themselves the length of the fretboard. Then what you have instead of linear scale/mode patterns, is an array of usable notes that become the anchor notes of your melody. Scales/modes hold too many notes for any given moment, chords focus right in on the moment.

Any other notes I use I see as passing tones, whether they're part of the scale or chromatic 'in-between' notes. So each chord is just a few notes, but in all their fretboard positions, in all octaves. They each have a number, not a name.

It's all a matter of taste I guess ... I love melody, I hate scales.

I loaded up a new slide blues a la Gary Moore today at http://www.soundclick.com/kirklorange ... I called it Blue Moor ... it's 95% chord tones if you pick it apart, with very little else ... a few little connecting passages.

The key is Am.

Check out my PlaneTalk site, you may find it interesting:

http://www.thatllteachyou.com ... it's a book I wrote about how to 'see' the fretboard in this manner.

All the best.