Just transcribe his stuff....write it all down what you learn. That would be the best book you could find right there. I've been doing that with Scott Henderson and I've learned so much more from my own work than I ever did reading his Tribal Tech song books. Harder work, but it pays off a lot more in the end.
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Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:05 am Post subject:
Metheny's style would be hard to analyze and cop. It's just so effortless and natural for him; it seems that he really doesn't think in terms of scales over chords and things like that. I mean, the guy was teaching at Berklee by the time he was 19. There's this great instructional book called the "Advancing Guitarist" by Mick Goodrick and he says on the preface, "It's dedicated to Pat because he never needed it."
As Clovis says and as Guthrie would say, transcribing his solos is probably the best way to understand what he's doing. I believe that it would really make you listen, which is really what it's all about in the end. Pat mentioned that his approach to soloing is thinking of what he'd like to listen to being played over the changes and then just playing those lines! _________________ Ed Yoon
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Joined: 23 Sep 2004 Posts: 7 Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:35 am Post subject:
Found this book "Emotional Response to Music: Pat Metheny's Secret Story (Studies in the History and Interpretation of Music, V. 80,)" on amazon.
Not sure whether it gives any analysis on Pat's playing.
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