Guitar transitions


bcraig_69music
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01/13/2020 11:39 pm

Hi this might be a strange question say but

here we go

I start a melody down at the 12th fret and then I’m going to a chord at the 3 fret and I want to make a smooth transition so that it doesn’t have a gap between the melody lick and chord what are some famous transitions or any lesson online guitar tricks site that can work with that idea

Thanks


"learning to create very emotionally musically phrasing
is a good idea, yeah? Lord please help me
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Dave Celentano
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01/15/2020 3:35 pm

Great question!

Making any position change on guitar will take practice. This is best done slowly with focus on playing from the part just before the shift, through the shift, and to the part just after the shift with out breaking the beat/tempo - always with the goal of making it within the rhythm of the song.

Stevie Ray Vaughan songs are good for this kind of thing.

The solo in "Let Me Love You" has a quick position shift like that at 2:20. Not the exact frets you asked for but the same idea.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2508

"Mary Had A Little Lamb" end of the solo back down to the riff.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2353

"Come On" has a big position shift right at the intro! And during the solo near the end.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=996

I hope this helps!

-Dave


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01/20/2020 10:41 pm

Hi Dave I hope all is good?

I been just learning slow but learning 👍🙏

Thanks for those licks I will check them out as time allows

at the moment I am trying to figure out how to put in muted ghost notes rhythms or muted scratches that flows along with the rythm so I donot lose rhythm when changing positions

any lessons on this as well or is this a bad idea to do this?


"learning to create very emotionally musically phrasing
is a good idea, yeah? Lord please help me
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Dave Celentano
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01/21/2020 5:02 pm

The Verse section for Stone Temple Pilots song "Plush" and the Intro to Doobie Brothers "Long Train Running" has muted rhythm and chord work that will help you. Here's the links to these lessons:

https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=21040&s_id=1683

https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=14975&s_id=1012

Hope this helps!

-Dave


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01/22/2020 3:56 pm

If you need additional help on these topics I can help you in a live '1 on 1' lesson here on Guitar Tricks. Here's the link to book a lesson with me:

https://guitartricks.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?calendarID=1274409&fbclid=IwAR35LuhmQIjAsO_BNLAO351u0GQvGwofQ5T3_92nJZSa7dDNn2hDfTZP5IU

Best regards,

Dave


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01/23/2020 1:57 am

Thanks Dave

I was wondering are you still doing that group lesson?

i cannot find the link for that


"learning to create very emotionally musically phrasing
is a good idea, yeah? Lord please help me
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01/23/2020 1:57 am
Originally Posted by: bcraig4J

Thanks Dave

I was wondering are you still doing that group lessons?

i cannot find the link for that


"learning to create very emotionally musically phrasing
is a good idea, yeah? Lord please help me
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Dave Celentano
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01/23/2020 3:49 pm

The group guitar classes are discontinued, but the good news is I'm still available for a '1 on 1' lesson. The '1 on 1' lessons get more accomplished in a half hour or hour lesson than the bigger group classes since it's just the instructor and one student. We can zero in on specific items that you need help with and spend the entire undivided time working on them.

-Dave


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