I realize you have to play the notes that fits the music you happen to play, but what is the scale that you enjoy the sound and mood/character of the most and loves to noodle, jam in, and eventual to use when composing music, the most?
Mine absolutely has to be the Dorian Scale, love that somewhat folkish/medieval character of it that also can get quite jazzy, depending on how you chose to combine it's notes, to me there is something very warm and organic to it, an almost ancestral familiarity (I guess sort of solemn in a very down to earth and grounded way), that makes me feel good, although it is also lends it self to more melancholy moods.
Another top favorite of mine is the Double Harmonic Scale, also called the Byzantine Scale, which is pretty close to the Phrygian Major Scale, also called the Flaminco Scale or the Spanish Scale, but has an even stronger oriental character, which to me gives it sort of a mystical and slightly psychedelic vibe, beside obviously leading the thought onto Indian, but especially Middle Eastern, music.
New video lesson out.
If you want to play rhythms accurately and play with good time and feel, you need to understand how to subdivide the beat.
In the video I explain note values, how to break rhythms down and how counting 8th notes can help.
There is also a link below the video so you can check out the rhythm lesson in my Reading Music Video Course for free!
Recently acquired BR800 multi-track recorder in excellent condition, using it as a headphone amp as it has effects and drums onboard.
It also acts as a computer interface so can get access to the effects I have on my DAW too and this is part of the reason for me selling it, I predominantly use the Line6 effects I have in garageband so will be looking to downgrade to a basic audio interface.
The unit comes with original packaging and manual and power cable and usb cable.
Postage will be fully insured and cost £10.
BOSS continues its top-selling tradition of portable, affordable multi-trackers with the new BR-800 — a battery-powered studio to go. The sleek new design is made possible by touch-sensor switches and SD-card recording media. Up to four tracks can be recorded simultaneously with eight tracks of simultaneous playback plus an additional stereo track dedicated to the built-in rhythm generator. The BR-800’s powerful onboard effects processor includes GT-10/10B effects, VE-20 vocal effects and harmonies, and COSM-based acoustic-guitar body modeling. EZ Recording feature interactively guides through the recording process. A stereo microphone is also built into the BR-800 for instant “Song Sketch” recording. No matter where you roam, you’ll never miss a moment of musical inspiration with the BR-800.
The BR800 Features:
4-track simultaneous recording, 8-track simultaneous playback plus dedicated stereo rhythm track playback
EZ Recording interactively guides through the recording process
Powerful guitar, bass, and vocal effects derived from BOSS’s flagship processors
Song Sketch recording for quick stereo capture in WAV format
Built-in advanced drum machine with editor software
Functions as a USB audio interface and DAW control surface
Built-in stereo condenser microphone for instant recording
Sleek new interface based on touch sensors
SD included (supports up to 32GB SDHC card)
Runs on six AA batteries/USB bus power/AC adaptor (included)