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Discuss the Guitar lesson: Wray Rhythm- Color Chords

https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/wray-rhythm-color-chords-guitar-advanced

The “slow” video includes the tabs and JamTracks for this one! The incomparable Tony Wray drops by the Cabin once again to show us ways to spice up our G position chords! This one is a blast!

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Yay! Just watched the intro, but for anyone throwing in an Em2, I like the smell of that. Should be good!

Love the videos Ben. By the way what are the condenser mikes you are using. Appears to be a SHURE condenser >> wouldn’t happen to know the number?? (I’m only asking because I am starting to record myself and want to know what the pros are using!!)

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For shure! Surprisingly, those are actually not condensers. Those are Shure SM-7B. Awesome mics (I have one with years of abuse and it keeps ticking). However, Ben uses cloudlifters on them, and that reportedly makes then much more sensitive like a condenser. If you are looking specifically for a condeser for instruments, in the past he has used (and liked) SM-81s.

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Great lesson. Would have been nice to see tabs and more discussion of his runs!

We covered most all that in the first lesson on Wray Rhythm found here: https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/guitar-rhythm-with-tony-wray-guitar-advanced

Be sure to check out the rhythm wruns lesson found here: https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/the-wray-wrhythm-wrun-guitar-advanced

What’s interesting to me is that the pass from Am7 to D resolving to the G (in the D to G section) is a 2-5-1 transition, which is the bread and butter of jazz. Interesting to see that application here.

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