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Guitarists with alternating root notes.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by CrawlingEye, Nov 3, 2001.


  1. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    I don't know if I'm alone in this, but I've found that it's almost taboo for a guitarist to play using same root note for over 3 measures, with the exception being leads, and fillers.

    I don't see why. I love to just stick with one key, and just have fun with it...
     
  2. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
  3. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    Carrots are yummy.

    I've noticed that too, about the root notes I mean.
     
  4. hujo

    hujo

    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Yeah. wazzup?
     
  5. :confused: huh? do you mean their chord changes are more frequent?
     
  6. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    I mean that guitarists rarely stick to a root note for very long, as far as I've found.

    Especially in a ska type scenerio, like what I play.
    Perhaps I just haven't been playing with very good guitarists?

    It's just my observation, I'm asking if anyone else has ever had the same problem.
     
  7. MJB

    MJB

    Mar 17, 2000
    What do you mean by stick to a root note? Your post is very confusing and that's what is causing all the :confused:
     
  8. staying on a root note is not the same as staying in key. staying on a root note for over 3 measures is pretty damn bad playing, in conventional music.
     
  9. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    If one properly use musical terminology, one can then hold a discussion.

    Staying with key: Using notes that show up in the chosen key. Very general, obviously.

    Playing root notes: To play the X in "Xmaj", etc.

    One cannot "alternate root notes" unless they change the chord. They can leave out the root note and imply it, but you cannot change the root note.

    So then...what the heck are you trying to tell us?

    Hence...:confused: :confused: :confused: