How to Map an Apogee GiO Stompbox button to a MainStage 3 Stompbox effect

  1. In the MainStage 3 Patch List window, click on a patch to edit
  2. Click on the Assignments & Mappings tab
  3. Click on the desired Smart Button (Smart Button 1, Smart Button 2, Smart Button 3, Smart Button 4, or Smart Button 5)RESULT: The row turns blue
  4. Click on the Assign & Map button, located on the top right hand corner of the Assignments & Mappings window. RESULT: The row turns red
  5. Click the desired Apogee GiO Stompbox button 3 times, slowly and deliberately. IMPORTANT: A light on the left side of the row should appear then disappear. Wait for the light to disappear.
  6.  In MainStage 3 open the Pedalboard, by clicking the Pedalboard button in the associated channel strip
  7. Click in the On/Off button on the MainStage 3 stompbox effect you want to associate with the Apogee GiO stompbox. IMPORTANT: Click the On/Off button to cycle through the On/Off sequence. RESULT: The row highlighted in red will indicate that the Pedal State has changed. "Pedals > Pedal State"
  8. Turn off the mapping functionality by clicking the Assign & Map button. RESULT: The row turns blue
  9. Click on the Workspace tab and close the Pedalboard window, if desired, to continue working on your patch

END RESULT: The newly mapped Apogee GiO Stompbox button (for example, GiO button 1 [left-most]) should toggle the on/off state of the MainStage 3 stompbox effect, (for example, MainStage 3 stompbox effect 1[left-most]).

Scales & Chord Studies - Show I Focus on Memorization?

Scales in two octaves - starting on 5th string

  • 4 3 2 1 (finger to start on)
  • 5th string

Scales in two octaves - starting on 5th string

  • 4 3 2 1 (finger to start on)
  • 6th string

Play a two-octave C scale starting the 4th finger, then 3rd, then 2nd, and finally the 1st, every time you encounter a C note on the 5th and 6th string. Muscle memory will start to take over the more you practice the scales. Don't think or attempt to memorize each note. Note recognition will happen. Don't force or add stress because you feel the need to memorize notes.

Chords in various string combinations:

Gmi7 - C7 - FMaj7 - FMaj6 - Play in four different inversions on each string combination

String Combinations

  • 1-2-3-4
  • 2-3-4-6
  • 2-3-4-5
  • 1-3-4-5
  • 3-4-5-6

As you "figure out" where to the play the four notes that make up the Gmi7 chord (in four different), the exploring on the fretboard will have a by product of allowing the memorization to automatically happen.

Let's Start from the End

Start with the end in mind - Play a Song

The song has a key

  • Perform your scale studies in the key, on every position on the 5th and 6th string

The song has a melody in two different octaves, and in octaves (Wes Montgomery)

  • Perform the melody, deriving the notes of the melody, from the scale studies

Practice Sight Reading

The song has chords

  • Leverage the chords from the chord study

The song infers a chord “melody”

  • Leverage the chords from the chord study

The song infers improvisation

  • This topic will be covered in detail…
  • Refer to the blues etudes for help in learning how to improvise through chord changes. Blues Etudes will be addressed later