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GUITAR JAM MACHINE

Music Theory
REDSTRAT  
25 Oct 2007 18:54 | Quote
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I HAVE NO IDEA HO TO USE IT.HOW DOES IT WORK.DOES ANYONE EVEN GET ON THIS SITE.
Afro_Raven  
27 Oct 2007 15:14 | Quote
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REDSTRAT says:
I HAVE NO IDEA HO TO USE IT


Neither did I first time I found it. I think the best way to go about it is to actually try working it out. It's actually incredibly simple.
REDSTRAT says:
HOW DOES IT WORK

Work it out. Everyone else on this site got it in about 10-15 mins max. There is a pre-requisite to also understand basic music theory, although whethere this applies to you I don't know.
REDSTRAT says:
DOES ANYONE EVEN GET ON THIS SITE

Certainly do. If you look around you'll notice that there are hundreds of members who come on when they feel like it. I think maybe what you're finding is that people don't respond to your personal posts. If you try posting without criticising everything about this site, you might start to get some answers. I also recommend you try patience, because as much as people LOVE to sit around and read your completely pointless posts, we have got other stuff in our lives, and cannot drop everything to answer your beck and call.
Something to think about :)

Afro
REDSTRAT  
28 Oct 2007 03:51 | Quote
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SORRY BOUT THAT.I'M NOT MUCH OF A COMPUTER PERSON.I KNOW ALL THE MUSIC THEORY ETC.OKIE DOKIE SORRY BOUT THAT.
jeb  
11 Nov 2007 16:14 | Quote
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So many factors, It would be great to have Jam machine.
I read your last post s and i'd like to know about this jam machine.

yes patience works incredibly fast when it comes to slow things.
Answers are things that become slower the more complex that they are.
Patience kills time.
it's gunna be a long time
Doz  
11 Nov 2007 19:18 | Quote
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You speak in riddles.


Lol. It's all I can think to put.
Guitarslinger124  
11 Nov 2007 20:07 | Quote
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jeb says:
yes patience works incredibly fast when it comes to slow things.
Answers are things that become slower the more complex that they are.
Patience kills time.
it's gunna be a long time

that was deep man...hehe...rock on...
Davo  
18 Nov 2007 18:05 | Quote
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Doz says:
Copy and Paste quote here!


Hehe Doz. I don't know if anytone has mentioned this, but you aren't obligated to post to every thread ;-)

As for Jam machines... the easiest approach is the old RTFM (read the f*$king manual)sorry... not trying to be provocative, thats just how that old saying goes.

It depends on which specific jam machine you are using. I have a digitech jam man, and it works like this:

First... the machine will have a built in metronome. This is important, because if you don't play in time to the metronome, the loop you create will not loop seamlessly.

The Jam man has a record pedal. When you tap it once, it begins recording what you are playing. When you tap it a second time, it stops recording and immediately begins looping the music you played between the two pedal taps.

Now... if your section of recorded music is not divisible by a measure, and your measure is not timed consistently with the machine's metronome, then it is not going to loop in consistent time to your playing, and you won't be able to play along.

Getting the knack of hitting the pedals right on the beat of the measure does take a little practice, but once you understand how your macghine is set up to work, you should be able to master it in a couple evenings of screwing around.

The Jam man is cool because if you repeat the loop recording process while in the same channel, you can layer multiple recordings and build up a real interesting sound to jam to. I'm guessing all jam machine/loop stations work on the same principle... but you'll have to look at the manual for your machine to get the specifics.

Good luck... a jam machine is a fantastic tool to practice with(especially scales) and accellerates the skill of your playing way faster than playing alone.

Try laying down a repeating rythm of a single chord to go along with scales practice... for example, playing the C major scale over a loop of the C major chord, or D dorian scale over a loop of the Dminor chord etc.

Good luck... hope that helps.

Doz  
18 Nov 2007 20:13 | Quote
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You're right Davo... but you'll probably notice that these forums aren't super active or anything so it's not hard to post in every thread without having to keep posting constantly, and even with that I *don't* post in *every* thread. Also, a lot of the time threads are asking questions - and why would I not help out if I can?

That said, I think it'd be better if a lot more people were active posters rather than the odd one every now and again. It'd make it more interesting for people like me who have nothing better to do than sit around playing guitar and talking in guitar forums all day. :D


Also... I think he's on about the jam page one this site. When you click that link the title of the page is 'Guitar Jam Machine'. So yeah... think he's looking for instructions on how to use that than an actual jam machine.
Davo  
20 Nov 2007 08:56 | Quote
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Don't take it as a slur Doz... I was just teasing you, hence the wink.

If that's the Jam machine here that he's talking about, then I think he's out of luck. I couldn't figure that one out myself.

Sometimes I wish the folks asking questions here would be a little more complete and specific about their questions... it would save people from wasting their time answering on a subject that wasn't the question.
Guitarslinger124  
20 Nov 2007 12:03 | Quote
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where you see the big astricks directly below the fret board, thats where you choose what kind of chord you want: maj, min, 7th, etc...directly underneath that is where you choose your tempo....under the tempo your are given more choices for your chord: m6, 6add9, dim, etc....directly to the left of that, you are able to choose the type up picking that will be used to play your chords. click on the down arrow and select one....to the left of that you can choose quarter notes, eighth notes or sixteenth notes....directly beneath that is where you start to choose your chords...you pick the basic chord (C, C#, D, D#, E, F etc...) then choose the type of progression: major triads, major 6ths, natural minor triads, etc....just click the down arrow to choose....directly to the right of that it shows you the chords that will be used. now all you have to do is move your mouse over the fret board and choose where your different chords will be...i think this jam machine is more just to hear what certain chords actually sound like and not really to actually play along with...hope ive helped!
Doz  
20 Nov 2007 19:07 | Quote
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Davo says:
Don't take it as a slur Doz... I was just teasing you, hence the wink.


Heyyy, I had a big grin in my post!


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