As one of the most popular indie-rock acts of the ‘80s and ‘90s, Throwing Muses helped to pave the way for a host of female-fronted bands that came after them. Now after a ten-year absence, Throwing Muses have returned with Purgatory/Paradise, a release that easily contends as one of 2013’s most intriguing records
Greetings, and welcome to another segment of 4RM's tour diary. This installment is about four differences between big and small shows. Many readers will probably guess what these differences are, but perhaps you can get a chuckle as we stumble our way through them. For those who haven't experienced these situations, enjoy!
In Part 1 of this series, I set the stage for the general differences between improvising and soloing. While both approaches require focused practice to excel, in my opinion, neither is superior to the other. It all depends on the player. Essentially, improvising is the act of embellishing notes over a given chord progression on the spot.
For those who might not be familiar with intervals, we’ll start by reviewing the core concept. The term sounds kind of advanced, but an “interval” simply refers to the distance between two notes, while a harmonic interval is when you play two notes at the same time.
In this first lesson, you’ll learn how to use 7th and 7#11 arpeggios to outline the tritone sub in a ii V I chord progression, allowing you to take your soloing chops up a notch and begin to create lines in the same vibe as your favorite jazz guitarists at the same time.