My 5 Fave Diminished Licks
Made a tab of these and figured I'd share. I'm always finding ways to jam one of these or something based off of one of these into improvs...
Nice! Well done. I'll work those up. I like how that initial line is sort of descending/ascending/descending, etc. and so on.
How are you creating the notation and tablature, what are you using? I'd love be able to do that. In the past I labored and muddled through half-fast
methods of displaying fingerings, using what limited means I had at my immediate disposal, such as seen here (if you temporarily Quote it on your end, you'll see the 'mechanics' of it): So I wrote a little lesson...
I toss in a bit of diminished scale madness here and there, just to see if anybody's awake!!! Cuz if they are, I want them to be sporadically bothered by it. :- D
So do I!
Art is the creation and release of tension.
Diminished stuffs creates tension, so does playing across time instead of in it.
If you do it carefully in otherwise "normal" music and then drop back onto the groove as if nothing happened, you'll keep their attention.
Ideally, you want them to experience an emotional roller coaster, sadness and joy, curiosity, complacency, jarring disturbance, can't sit still etc...
That takes choosing the material well and then "decorating" it in new or different ways.
If ya just play Folsom Prison Blues like the record (and I have), they are happy but bored. Toss a weirdo-butt lick in the solo and everything changes.
Truth; well said. Keep things interesting instead of a monotonous stream of the mundane same-old same-old.
This is part of why some well-known 'Metal" acts bore me sick- and why I find some that are more unique and creative and edgy and adventurous to be a pleasure to listen to.