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Marie-Noëlle Wed, 09/02/2009 - 02:40

I loved listening to that lesson! It gave me a very different view on the tune.

I had a global feeling about it much "tougher" in terms of changes. But the way you dessect it let appear the great harmony that's behind! I loved those notes you played around 4"40! Beautiful!

But for God's sake! That stick drop! Tony! After such a great lesson and such lovely and soft notes and chords... That was veeery rude of you!!!

tonymiceli Wed, 09/02/2009 - 13:46

In reply to by Marie-Noëlle

you're amazing marie. if we all listened to stuff like you do. wow! there's a lesson to be learned from you.

i love the stick drops. they symbolize a lot to me. With this lesson they symbolized that it was late at night when I recorded the lesson and I was exhausted. I was actually pretty cranky, I wonder if those things come off in the lessons.

I don't want to prepare the lesson and script it. It's not me, I want to be spontaneous and just like, like we're hanging out. Not very academic but for me this is music. Nothing against any other way, but so far I want to do things this way. I hope it works out for everyone else. I would FN hate to be formal and prepared! YIKES!

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Marie-Noëlle Wed, 09/02/2009 - 15:27

In reply to by tonymiceli

You don't sound exhausted or cranky... until the drop! And that's what make it so special. Like I said: cave bear! :o)

But I'm sure no one would like to change a sixteenth of those lessons for anything! As you said it's you, in all meanings: no one would talk about, explain and play music like you do on those lessons, and no one would be able to drop the sticks and leave the place like you did!

Priceless! :o)

- M

DanaSud Fri, 09/04/2009 - 10:30

In reply to by Marie-Noëlle

I disagree Marie. He nailed an Amin6 chord with his stick drop. Perfect (kisses the end of bunched fingers....) :)

Marie-Noëlle Fri, 09/04/2009 - 10:56

In reply to by tonymiceli

I see what you mean Dana. Well ok, let's agree that this was a great "harmonic" stick drop...

But the chock for me comes from the interpretation of it: such loudness, violence and cold in it are so opposite from the beauty and warmth of the whole lesson.

And not even waiting to leave the vibes to say, in a very cranky cave bear ton "I hope that was helpful"...

Oh man! Sorry, no I can't approve this! One can't destroy in a few seconds all he had put so much energy and love to build!

MHO :o)

Marie-Noëlle Thu, 09/03/2009 - 10:53

I was just wondering… How can one study a tune the way you present it on this lesson. I mean you gave nearly no information about the chords. You just played them. Are you all supposed to hear all the notes of a chord when it's played?

Just curious.

tonymiceli Thu, 09/03/2009 - 11:14

In reply to by Marie-Noëlle

the sheet music is handy.

i think i did mention the chords for the part we are studying in the lesson.

i do want people who want to study this tune to do a bunch of work on there own. problem solve it themselves first. that's the best way to study. like i said many times i'll send a student off with a project and an assignment and no help from me. just to see what they come up with. i think it's important for the process.

you know sometimes i listen back to a lesson and realize that i left something important out of the lesson. and sometimes i don't fix it, just to see what someone comes up with and if they figure something out on their own.

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Marie-Noëlle Thu, 09/03/2009 - 16:42

In reply to by tonymiceli

That's right T: you give chords information on that lesson. It's only me: I hear you mention 3 chords and then some "chinese" modulations info (:o), and then when you play the part, I hear tons of chords, modulations, and I'm back in the flog! :o)

Leave it! It's only me: I'm thousands of miles away, and for really this time! You can't replace years, and years of hard studdies! :o)

Anyway: it's beautiful!

dimitris Wed, 09/09/2009 - 05:30

HELLO EVERYBODY.I TRIED TO MOVE DIATONICLY AND NOT CHROMATICLY BASED ON THE DORIAN MODE AND IN EVERY TONALITY I MESS AROUND WITH THE DORIAN.I CONNECT THE KEYS BETWEEN DOMINANT OR ALTERED.THANKS FOR LISTENING.I AM HEADIN' FOR INVITATION 2.I STILL WORK ON CHORD SOLO.ONLY 10 TUNES LEFT. I WILL POST.
DIMITRIS

Marie-Noëlle Wed, 09/09/2009 - 06:23

In reply to by dimitris

You finally started it! Great!
That's a cool and long exercice you did!
Boss, what do you think?
- M
P.S.: I see it demanded a loooot of practice, as it once more TURNED YOU "DEAF"!!! :o)

Marie-Noëlle Wed, 09/09/2009 - 09:15

In reply to by Marie-Noëlle

C'mon guys, don't leave him alone!

Tifoo? Tarik? Arturo? Someone!!

tonymiceli Wed, 09/09/2009 - 11:11

In reply to by dimitris

i made an mp3 about a couple things.

i admire your energy, you're a ball of fire! make sure you're spending time on stuff thought. i think you are, i just thought i'd mention that.

your modulations were funny. was that deliberate? the keys would be C min Eb Gb and A right?

listen to my mp3.

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dimitris Sat, 09/12/2009 - 14:18

INVITATION 1 IS READY.HEADIN' FOR INVITATION 2.TECHNICAL PROBLEMS DELAY TO POST
THANKS

dimitris Mon, 09/14/2009 - 11:51

TONY YOU WERE RIGHT.THE FIRST INVITATION WAS NOT GOOD.I EVEN PLAY THE MODULATION WRONG.SORRY.I DID IT AGAIN.THIS IS MY POST.I PREFER TO DO LESSON 1 AGAIN THAT GO TO LESSON 2 WHITHOUT UNDERSTANDING WHAT TO DO.SOMETIMES WHEN YOU DO THINGS FUST YOU DO THEM WRONG,THANKS FOR TELLING ME THAT.NOW HEADIN' FOR INVITATION 2.
DIMITRIS

tonymiceli Mon, 09/14/2009 - 20:46

In reply to by dimitris

cool. do you think that doing this helped you? you did a different progression. you did Cmin to Fmin then to F7 and then back to Fmin to Bb7.

that's cool as long as you know that that's not the normal thing.

didn't it help playing it slower?? gives you time to think.

i would always take parts of tunes and practice them like this. i thought it was really helpful.

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dimitris Tue, 09/15/2009 - 13:10

In reply to by tonymiceli

hello tony.did you hear invitation 1 again.mp3 because I think this is the chord progression that you play in the the mp3 you record for me as a response playing fast and wrong chord progession.playing it slow indeed is very helpfull.can you please listen again the invitation 1 again.mp3 and tell me if the cord progression is this the correct?
thnaks

tonymiceli Tue, 09/15/2009 - 15:22

In reply to by dimitris

you go Cmin Fmin F7 right?

i don't think i did that. i don't i've ever done that. Cmin F7 ohhh then Fmin7 to Bb7. you got the order wrong.

you get it? see what you did?

cu
tony

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dimitris Thu, 09/17/2009 - 14:36

In reply to by tonymiceli

HELLO TONY.I KNOW I BRAKE YOUR NERVES AND BECOME TIRED TO YOU AND I AM SORRY.I JUST WANT TO PLAY INVITATION LESSON1 CORRECT.FIRST OF ALL THE KEYS WOULD BE Cmin Ebminor and F sharp minor A minor right?IN THE INVITATION 1 AGAIN I THINK I DID IT.IS IT CORRECT ON MY MP3?AND THE OTHER THING IS THE BRIDGE WHERE I PLAY Fmin7,D7 withn the third(fsharp) on the base and then Fmin7,9 (Ab,C,Eb,G) and Bb dominant and the notes are (Ab,B,D,G-Gb)and we go to Eb minor and then i do that in the other keys.IN THE MP3 RESPONSE I THINK THESE ARE THE VOICINGS.CAN YOU PLEASE LISTEN AGAIN- INVITATION 1 AGAIN.MP3 WHICH IS IN THE TOP OF THE COMMENTS AND TELL WHAT YOU THINK.DO NOT LISTEN TO THE OLD ONE!!!!IF WHAT I PLAY IS WRONG CAN YOU TELL ME EXACTLY HOW YOU WANT TO PLAY IT?I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THIS REACTION IS NOT A SELFISH ONE.I JUST WANT TO PLAY IT RIGHT.ALRIGHT...
THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING
DIMITRIS

Marie-Noëlle Thu, 09/17/2009 - 15:14

In reply to by tpvibes

Cracking up!!

I tried to make him quit this addiction... He was nice enough to try, and even managed for a few posts, but then he started again...

Oh man I wonder, is this hopeless? :o\

tonymiceli Thu, 09/17/2009 - 16:06

In reply to by dimitris

this is getting confusing.

first did you play Ci Fmi F7 or whatever it was.

check out the changes, you would play Cmi then F7 then Fmin7 then Bb7 to eb-minor. does that make sense. then you'd pause and do the same thing again. Eb- to Ab7 then to Ab-7 to Db7 then to F#-7.

you get it? is that really what you did.

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dimitris Sat, 09/19/2009 - 07:21

hello again.marie if you tell me one more time that i am talking loud i will come to france and god knows what will happend.remember...greece is not far from france(hahahahaha).I hope i did this time correct.i did this exercise in all keys.that's it.
tony i am waiting from you to tell me if this time is correct to go on invitation lesson 2.this time i play the bridge-cmin,f7,fmin,B(flat)7.
ok thanks
dimitris

vibraman Sat, 09/19/2009 - 14:56

In reply to by dimitris

dimi we don´t get sick...keep on the great work...unfortunatley at the moment i don´t have the time to practice much vibes or be on the site...it will change soon i hope...you are a practice monster...keep on going!!!! tarik

dimitris Sat, 09/19/2009 - 15:05

In reply to by vibraman

hey man.i hope everything is ok.that means a lot.
hey...you wnat to go out for a ciggarett?hahahahaha
see ya

vibraman Sat, 09/19/2009 - 15:13

In reply to by dimitris

yes dimi everything is ok...i just have a lot of non musical work to do...or if musical i have to play drums and practice that for some songs i have to lern...but i miss the vibes!!!! hope it will change soon...i now get a smoke and think of the funny evening in holland at tonys hotel-room...hope we get there together again soon!!!

Marie-Noëlle Sun, 09/20/2009 - 15:50

In reply to by vibraman

Tarik,
Good to hear you're ok. I miss giving you the keys in the morning! :o)
Ask Katja I'm sure we'd agree: if you need more time to practice, stop smoking and play vibes instead! :o)

Dim,
I'll do my best not to annoy you anymore (at least not too much): I know Greece is not far from France (BTW my mother in law is in Crete for holiday right now!)
Keep working, "practice monster"! :o)

- M

Marie-Noëlle Sun, 09/20/2009 - 15:51

In reply to by vibraman

Tarik,
Good to hear you're ok. I miss giving you the keys in the morning! :o)
Ask Katja I'm sure we'd agree: if you need more time to practice, stop smoking and play vibes instead! :o)

Dim,
I'll do my best not to annoy you anymore (at least not too much): I know Greece is not far from France (BTW my mother in law is in Crete for holiday right now!)
Keep working, "practice monster"! :o)

- M

tonymiceli Sat, 09/19/2009 - 15:29

In reply to by dimitris

JUST KIDDING.

YOU DID IT RIGHT. YOU SEE!!! AM I RIGHT THAT YOU DIDN'T DO IT THIS WAY BEFORE?

SEE I'M TALKING IN YOUR LANGUAGE.... ALL CAPS. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

ONWARD MAN! YOU WORK HARD. DON'T MOVE TO PHILLY. I LOVE YOU, MAN, GET AN EVIBE.

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dimitris Sat, 09/19/2009 - 15:45

In reply to by tonymiceli

oh man.i couldn't do one more time the same lesson-hahahahhaah.yes you were right.i listened carefully this time.indeed this is a great lesson.gives you oportunities to study stuff.you are the greatest tony.i always say that.do you want to be my lover-hahahahahaha.
thanks.i am headin for the lesson 2.
sometimes i remember how i tried to communicate in english in holland.fun...
thanks especially for being honest.that means a lot.i missed the others guys.
dimitris

tonymiceli Sun, 09/20/2009 - 01:02

In reply to by dimitris

we had fun in holland. you were cracking me up.

it's not official yet, but the next workshop is going to most likely be feb 5,6,7 at nico's factory.

then one in ireland i think in july!

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