So Bowies a genius for sliding up the neck from an AM -----> Bm

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  1. minorsalazar

    minorsalazar Well-Known Member

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    I think he is one but not for that reason...As a musician that was hard to listen to. Felt very embarrassed for Howard when he said that......Maybe it was from an "A" to a "B" but you get my point....hopefully:facepalm:
     
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    No.
     
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    Bm is harder to play. So Am is better.
     
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    The Beatles were playing from Amaj to Amin in "Things we said today", and Gmaj to Gmin in "From me to you" in 1964. Those were pivotal musical points in those songs, both hits BTW. And merely changing one finger. I love Bowie, but all those guys borrowed from the Beatles. If I'm not mistaken, The Fuckin' Monkees did it before Bowie.
     
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    What's this thread about ? Bowie takin a Dump ? :dontknow: This neg worthy. :grad:
     
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    Yes.

    A BM in the AM.
     
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    I've played guitar all my life and that segment was cringe worthy. Bowie is great but I don't know what the fuck stern is talking about.

    He said the chord change reminded him of Richard and Sal?...

    I think this was when Robin came out with her new mantra of people following a recipe when they should be making their own.
     
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    Bobo...you are on the air
     
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    Howard is a simpleton. Look at it this way, to a moron an idiot is a genius. After all Howard seems to think Benjy and Shuli are funny.
     
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    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

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    You all are missing the point.
    Leslie West is broke so Howard was able to chew him down for lessons.
     
  11. scoobyla

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    I didn't listen, but using simple chords(they all are simple to a musician) in a simple way in a song, can be genius.
    There's only 13 notes. A 2 year old can play them all. That doesn't mean a song can't be genius.
    Kieth Richards's satisfaction, 3 notes, genus.
     
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    This.

    as one of my proffesors told me "simple does not always mean simple minded".

    But the Wig is still a fucktard.
     
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    I do believe that is called modulation. Right? Going up a whole step?
     
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    But is it proper modulation? Is there a green light?
     
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    green tube :behave:
     
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    As you know, there is a green type of tube
     
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    i heard he charged him a... never mind.
     
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    [video=youtube;lHOko7IBzMA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHOko7IBzMA[/video]

    :dance:
     
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    What song was Wiggy talking about? Is it Starman?

    I love Bowie's music but that doesn't sound like genius to me. He does have some great chord progressions though. "Space Oddity", which Wigs was discussing a few weeks ago (with some wrong info. The junkie song he or Blobbin were quoting was actually Ashes to Ashes) has some great changes. I particularly love the Fmaj7/E to Em in the intro. A very unsettling sound that fits the subject matter perfectly.

    Where did Howard come up with the theory that Space Oddity was about a junkie? The sequel that came out 10 years later does say "we know Major Tom's a junkie" but the lyrics to Space Oddity seem to be more influenced by the landing on the moon than William Burroughs.