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[MUSIC]
I
can't tell you how much sequences have
helped me in my playing.
This is a huge part of developing you're
fiddling and
just being creative with what you're doing
and getting comfortable all over the neck,
playing all kinds of things and generating
new vocabulary.
And just really being comfortable playing
all
kinds of licks and all kinds of places.
Sequences generate ideas, they help you
play more rhythmically,
there's all kinds of things, so.
And, and it can be simple, it can be
completely simple.
[MUSIC]
Right.
It can.
[MUSIC]
I can play.
[MUSIC]
There's all kinds of ways you can break
these things up,
and it doesn't have to be just three notes
and then the same the notes.
[MUSIC]
Once you start getting into just the
feeling you know, the vibe of a sequence.
There is you, there is all kinds of ways
you can subtly break it up.
So it just feels like kind of a coherent
musical statement.
But just being able to be flexible, come
down and everything.
So we just played a bit Siata again.
[MUSIC]
You take any of
these sequences that appear in any of
these tunes and
extrapolate it all the way up and all the
way down.
[MUSIC]
Then come down.
[MUSIC]
Making up all kinds of ideas and
then just obviously some of this stuff is
gonna come very easily, some of it.
It's gonna be easy for a couple of them.
[MUSIC]
As you get into the more complicated ones,
you're gonna find places where you're
really gonna hang it up.
[MUSIC]
And that's just a challenge there.
That's a, you know, oh,
okay, there's a twice square I could
really stand to and look at that.
So, all kinds of ways that you can sort of
find to,
sort of, fix little places in your playing
and, and string crossing issues.
Things like that.
Sequences will take you to places where
you wouldn't normally go.
And you'll be able to find thing that you
can do to
fix your playing through these pathways.
You know, they're like pathways through
the musical woods, and
they take you in places where you might
not have gone otherwise.
So that's kinda cool.
There's.
Again, I would suggest making up some
sequences
based on sequences that you find in some
of these tunes.
We already looked at Belchido.
[MUSIC]
You could look at that and
play that one all the way up and all the
way down.
And then, okay so.
And then what would it sound like coming
back down?
[NOISE] I don't think I've
ever done it that way.
[MUSIC]
Maybe the point isn't to play it exactly
upside down, but
just find something that sounds good to
you and then bring it back down to scale.
That's kind of an interesting way to do
it.
For Go Freedom again.
That and then for Blackberry Blossom.
[MUSIC]
Some related.
[MUSIC]
And
then obviously take it from the bottom and
go up.
[MUSIC]
If
that one just is too much look for
something easier.
[MUSIC]
The point is to find these little
logical extensions.
And then get comfortable with them to the
point where they really feel
like fiddling, like danceable.
You know, we're always looking for that
groove.
[MUSIC]
So even if you're just playing.
[MUSIC]
That
sounds kinda dumb if you're just playing
it just as a scale exercise.
But if you start putting your shuffle,
your bowing in there.
[MUSIC]
Right?
It actually starts sounding like music.
So, what I'd like to do is get some.
Get it, a video from you where you play
one of these three
tunes, or Blackberry Blossom.
And then in addition, just play a sequence
that you've made up
on one of these tunes just from top to the
bottom.
It could be going up, it could be going
down, but just a little sequence where you
just take it all the way up and all the
way down in first position.
And yeah we'll see, see how that goes.
See if you come up with anything great.
You probably will.
[MUSIC]