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Guitar Talk In General / Re: Quick Question
« on: May 14, 2012, 05:18:34 AM »
Well, if I had the cash for this, I'd have a luthier build me a guitar with all the specs I'd want, instead of trying to pimp a perfectly good guitar...

Guitar Talk In General / Re: I'm mentioned in Premier Guitar
« on: May 03, 2012, 02:35:01 PM »
You da man, Robert!
well deserved bit of glory 8)

Guitar Talk In General / Re: Canīt Wait
« on: May 01, 2012, 02:17:40 PM »
Considering the name 'Navigator', I think your guitar should handle well the long journey...(sorry, couldn't resist ;D )
Hope everything will be OK seriously! Let us know how it feels, it seems to be a great deal!

Good Music! / Re: Some great jazz tune
« on: May 01, 2012, 12:20:29 PM »
Well I could hear it entirely so I thought everybody would, I don't even have an account at Deezer...

Anyway, here you go :


Good Music! / Some great jazz tune
« on: May 01, 2012, 06:09:50 AM »
Grappelli's violin is beautiful (of course!), but Barney Kessel's work on voicing, rythms and solo is absolutely incredible in this piece...

Guitar Playing, Technique, Theory / Re: "blues Scales"
« on: April 30, 2012, 04:48:39 PM »
Technically, if there is a minor pentatonic scale (with or without any 'blue note') there must be a relative major pentatonic.
But AFAIK, the 'blues scale' is minor pentatonic with b5, as explained by Robert

Good Music! / Re: Live @ NYNY- My First Gig as a Lead Guitarist!
« on: April 30, 2012, 12:24:40 PM »
I forgot to ask : were your solos written/worked in advance, or did you do some improvisation? I like the one in Walking by myself, it sounds really well in the right harmony and not "random scale/lick piling " at all!

Good Music! / Re: Live @ NYNY- My First Gig as a Lead Guitarist!
« on: April 29, 2012, 12:44:01 PM »
Wow, that's great nevertheless! you have quite easily survived to these little problems and did really well... congratulations, and thank you for sharing! :D
btw : I really like your sound!

Pub Talk / Re: I interviewed Scott Henderson
« on: April 27, 2012, 09:37:55 PM »
Great! Thanks for this!!
Man! how lucky you are! I wish I could talk to such a giant some day! :D
Scott Henderson's one of the very few fusion guitarists that I put in the same box than Pat Metheny - let's just say that he's sharing the place with Larry Carlton, Robben Ford and John Scofield...
I am way more impressed by the way he invents music at any moment than by his 'virtuosity' - and virtuosity there is, indeed : but it is not what matters in his music. 'Sultan's boogie' is one of the bigger shocks I ever received from a guitarist, as 'Mediterranean sundance' and one incredible 'Honeysuckle rose' by Barney Kessel...
...Robert, how can you resist the urge of having a private lesson instead of an interview? I, for one, would have skipped any other question than 'how do you do this - how do you do that?' :P
Of course, you have less things to learn than me ;D

Good Music! / Re: Bireli Lagrene
« on: April 23, 2012, 04:17:36 AM »
Yup! a true monster :o

You might want to hear Sylvain Luc as well...and even search the duet they had ;)

Dolphinstreet Lessons / Re: Hendrix Red House Lesson
« on: April 20, 2012, 02:51:57 PM »
Yeah! one of those great little things that make life taste better ;)

Thanks! I'm gonna use and abuse ;D

Good Music! / Some French guy...
« on: April 14, 2012, 06:26:38 PM »
His music is usually more into the prog-rock, but he is very involved in Gilmour and Gary Moore tribute bands...
I found that video and ...well, just see by yourself! ;)


Guitar Playing, Technique, Theory / Re: Do you read standard notation?
« on: April 14, 2012, 06:06:16 PM »
I learned (classical) piano as a kid so I can read, but since I started guitar I prefer using tabs...after all, first music sheets for guitar back in the ... old times were  tabs, almost same as today!

Being able to read notes is IMHO a very strong help in learning your neck for a beginner, as it doesn't tell you which C you must play : you have to wander all along the fretboard to find the most appropriate position...anyway, the rythm notation is the same in both system, and you have to learn it!
Another thing that hits me every time I try some jazz standard : most of them are written in Bb or Eb, because of the prominence of saxophones, clarinets etc. and this is quite troublesome for a pianist, as his keyboard is 'asymetric' : transpositions are not easy things, and reading standard notation is a big help! of course, the problem is way easier to solve on guitar : if you need to play in Bb, just think A and move everything one fret up :P

Introduce Yerself! / New kid in town!
« on: April 13, 2012, 07:54:15 PM »
Hey guys!
I am nicolas, from France (sorry  :P), and I am because of Robert (I am using his works since a bunch of years and I thought that I had to pay him back - whatever the price other would have to pay...so here I am, heheh...)
I am 45 (ugh!), I used to play guitar from 15 to 25 (I was quite good at that time) then stopped because of bad reasons (You can't make a 'situation' of it, how will you feed your kids, etc.)
I started playing guitar again in 2006, and I am struggling to get back to my previous level. This is where Robert Renman enters the scene, as I used his tracks and lessons to 'improve' the noise I am doing...So if I'm here, it is his fault, not mine...
I use an old (and bad) Eko D50 acoustic guitar, and a recent (and good) Hagstrom Viking electric guitar. Any of these guitars are better than I, but it doesn't matter : I don't work to be good, I work to progress  ;)
I mostly play bluesy things, and try to sound rocky or jazzy when the background changes, but it doesn't really matters : I play for myself, and I am an easy audience :o
I am glad to be here, as it looks like a great place!

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