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paket
post Apr 24 2012, 11:43 PM
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If I understand you correctly, each note in a scale (or mode) has a name (Ionian, dorian ...). Is the first (or root) note always called Ionian?

If we are talking about a pentatonic scale, do we just use the names Ionian - Mixolydian and start over again?

When you say " Each note, or degree of the C Major scale begins a new mode:" do you mean a new scale in a different key? Using your example the Dorian scale/mode would be in the key of D, the Phrygian scale/mode would be in the key of E and so on. Is this correct?

QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Apr 24 2012, 04:30 AM) *
Actually it's a great question!!!
Theres not really a difference between a scale and a mode, both a sequence of notes!
A Mode comes from a degree of the major scale, there are seven diatonic modes, Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Lorian

Each one of those has a root note in the major scale. For example, take the C Major scale. Each note, or degree of the C Major scale begins a new mode:

C Ionian
D Dorian
E Phrygian
F Lydian
G Mixolydian
A Aeolian
B Locrian


I hope that helps! Let me know if you have more questions!

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post Apr 26 2012, 09:17 AM
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QUOTE (paket @ Apr 24 2012, 10:43 PM) *
If I understand you correctly, each note in a scale (or mode) has a name (Ionian, dorian ...). Is the first (or root) note always called Ionian?

If we are talking about a pentatonic scale, do we just use the names Ionian - Mixolydian and start over again?

When you say " Each note, or degree of the C Major scale begins a new mode:" do you mean a new scale in a different key? Using your example the Dorian scale/mode would be in the key of D, the Phrygian scale/mode would be in the key of E and so on. Is this correct?

So let's say we have a major scale
C - D- E- F- G - A - B
Each new note will be a new mode!
For example:
D - E - F - G - A -B -C -D will be dorian
E - F - G - A -B - C - D - E Phrygian
So every time your are starting from a new note in the same key and the same scale you are getting a new mode!
All modes are the part of the same scale!


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post Apr 27 2012, 02:51 AM
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OK, that makes sense. I assume that the same pattern applies to other scales?

If I understand correctly:
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D - E - F - G - A -B -C -D will be dorian

That is C dorian, as in key of C?

If we consider D major:
D E F# G A B C#

(key of) D dorian will be E F# G A B C#

Correct or incorrect?

How about scales that don't have seven notes, such as the pentatonic? Are the last two names left out?

QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Apr 26 2012, 08:17 AM) *
So let's say we have a major scale
C - D- E- F- G - A - B
Each new note will be a new mode!
For example:
D - E - F - G - A -B -C -D will be dorian
E - F - G - A -B - C - D - E Phrygian
So every time your are starting from a new note in the same key and the same scale you are getting a new mode!
All modes are the part of the same scale!

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post Apr 27 2012, 08:15 AM
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Notes from April 22/ April 25
Video chat Harmonic Minor part 2 I was explaining how to harmonize E harmonic minor scale
It is the same as natural minor except of sharp VII
You can use harmonic minor every time you would use a natural minor!!!!
It's a very cool scale that will add some spice to your playing!
Names of arpeggios:
B7 Cmaj7 D#dim7 Eminmaj7 F#m7b5 Gmaj7#5 Amin7

Here is the tab:

E |--------------------2--5----|--7--5--2-------------------|
B |-----------------4----------|-----------4----------------|
G |-----------2--4-------------|--------------4--2----------|
D |-----1--4-------------------|--------------------4--1----|
A |--2-------------------------|----------------------------|
E |----------------------------|----------------------------|


--------------------3--7----|--8--7--3-------------------|
-----------------5----------|-----------5----------------|
-----------4--5-------------|--------------5--4----------|
--------5-------------------|--------------------5-------|
--3--7----------------------|-----------------------7----|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


--------------------5--8----|--11-8--5-------------------|
-----------------7----------|-----------7----------------|
-----------5--8-------------|--------------8--5----------|
--------7-------------------|--------------------7-------|
--6--9----------------------|-----------------------9----|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


--------------------7--11---|--12-11-7-------------------|
-----------------8----------|-----------8----------------|
-----------8--9-------------|--------------9--8----------|
--------9-------------------|--------------------9-------|
--7--10---------------------|-----------------------10---|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


--------------------8--12---|--14-12-8-------------------|
-----------------10---------|-----------10---------------|
-----------9--11------------|--------------11-9----------|
--------10------------------|--------------------10------|
--9--12---------------------|-----------------------12---|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


--------------------11-14---|--15-14-11------------------|
-----------------12---------|-----------12---------------|
-----------11-12------------|--------------12-11---------|
--------13------------------|--------------------13------|
--10-14---------------------|-----------------------14---|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


--------------------12-15---|--17-15-12------------------|-------||
-----------------13---------|-----------13---------------|-------||
-----------12-14------------|--------------14-12---------|-------||
--------14------------------|--------------------14------|-------||
--12-15---------------------|-----------------------15---|--12---||
----------------------------|----------------------------|-------||



QUOTE (paket @ Apr 27 2012, 01:51 AM) *
OK, that makes sense. I assume that the same pattern applies to other scales?

If I understand correctly:

That is C dorian, as in key of C?

If we consider D major:
D E F# G A B C#

(key of) D dorian will be E F# G A B C#

Correct or incorrect?

How about scales that don't have seven notes, such as the pentatonic? Are the last two names left out?


Well you have to understand the numbers and degrees of the scales. Dorian is always II in any major scale
So if you are trying to find D dorian you have to find from what scale it's coming from! In this case it's C major
In the example you have made you are almost correct but the mode will be E dorian, you call it based on the note you are starting with!

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post May 5 2012, 07:18 AM
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Notes from April 29/ May 2
Hi Guys! we had the third part of harmonic minor video chats!
I was explaining E harmonic minor pentatonic!
Here is the tab
E |--5--3----------------------|----------------------------|
B |--------5--4----------------|----------------------------|
G |--------------4--2----------|----------------------------|
D |--------------------5--2----|-----------------------2----|
A |----------------------------|--6--2-----------2--6-------|
E |----------------------------|--------5--3--5-------------|


-----------------3--5L-5----|----|--7--5----------------------|
-----------4--5-------------|----|--------8--5----------------|
-----2--4-------------------|----|--------------8--4----------|
--5-------------------------|----|--------------------7--5----|
----------------------------|----|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----|----------------------------|


----------------------------|-----------------5--7L-7----|----|
----------------------------|-----------5--8-------------|----|
----------------------------|-----4--8-------------------|----|
-----------------------5----|--7-------------------------|----|
--7--6-----------6--7-------|----------------------------|----|
--------7--5--7-------------|----------------------------|----|


--11-7----------------------|----------------------------|
--------10-8----------------|----------------------------|
--------------9--8----------|----------------------------|
--------------------9--7----|-----------------------7----|
----------------------------|--10-7-----------7--10------|
----------------------------|--------11-7--11------------|


-----------------7--11L11---|----|--12-11---------------------|
-----------8--10------------|----|--------12-10---------------|
-----8--9-------------------|----|--------------12-9----------|
--9-------------------------|----|--------------------13-9----|
----------------------------|----|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----|----------------------------|


----------------------------|-----------------11-12L12---|----|
----------------------------|-----------10-12------------|----|
----------------------------|-----9--12------------------|----|
-----------------------9----|--13------------------------|----|
--12-10----------10-12------|----------------------------|----|
--------12-11-12------------|----------------------------|----|


--15-12---------------------|----------------------------|
--------16-12---------------|----------------------------|
--------------14-12---------|----------------------------|
--------------------14-13---|-----------------------13---|
----------------------------|--14-12----------12-14------|
----------------------------|--------15-12-15------------|


-----------------12-15L15---|----||
-----------12-16------------|----||
-----12-14------------------|----||
--14------------------------|----||
----------------------------|----||
----------------------------|----||


You can use it the same way as you would use a normal E minor pentatonic!
I also explained how to harmonize C diminished scale!
Diminished is 8 notes scale
Diminished scale is made of Half - Whole steps using this idea you can build a diminished scale from any note!
As an example I used C diminished:
C - Db - Eb - E - F# - G - A - Bb

When I harmonized this scale I got those chords:
Cmi7 - Db diminished - Ebmi7 - Eb7 - E diminished - F#half dim - G diminished- Ami7 - A7

So you can use C diminished scale over those chords
Let me know if you have any questions!


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post May 5 2012, 05:03 PM
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Wow thats very interesting Alex! Sorry I missed the lesson sad.gif . To get this Harmonic Minor into a pentatonic scale you just left out the 2nd and 6th tones correct?And would you do it the same way to make a penta scale from any scale or mode thereof ? Also I was wondering, could you tab out examples of the chords you got from harmonizing the Diminished and Harmonic Minor scales?

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Sunday May 6 review
Hi guys! The last part of harmonic minor series!
I was reviewing everything that we were talking about!
Modes:

Aeolian #7
Locrian #6
Ionian #5
Dorian #4
Phrygian Major
Lydian #2
Mixolydian #1

Usage:
You can play harmonic minor every time when you would normally play natural minor it will add some spice into your solo
The only exception is Mixolydian#1 you can use this scale if you see a chord progression that has chords from major scale
for example:
Emi - Ami - B7 - Emi
This is a I-IV-V chord progression in minor but instead of having a Bmi chord we have a B7 which is coming from I-IV-V major


Locrian#6
E |-----------------------------------------------3----|
B |--------------------------------------4--5--7-------|
G |-----------------------------2--4--5----------------|
D |--------------------2--4--5-------------------------|
A |-----------2--3--6----------------------------------|
E |--2--3--5-------------------------------------------|


--5--7L----------------------7L----------7L----7----|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|

Ionian #5
-----------------------------------------------5----|
--------------------------------------5--7--8-------|
-----------------------------4--5--8----------------|
--------------------4--5--7-------------------------|
-----------3--6--7----------------------------------|
--3--5--7-------------------------------------------|


--7--8L-8L----------------------8L----------8-------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|

Dorian #4
-----------------------------------------------7----|
--------------------------------------7--8--10------|
-----------------------------5--8--9----------------|
--------------------5--7--9-------------------------|
-----------6--7--9----------------------------------|
--5--7--8-------------------------------------------|


--8--11L11L---------------------11L---------11------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|

Phrygian Major
-----------------------------------------------8----|
--------------------------------------8--10-12------|
-----------------------------8--9--11---------------|
--------------------7--9--10------------------------|
-----------7--9--10---------------------------------|
--7--8--11------------------------------------------|


--11-12L12L---------------------12------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|

Lydian #2
-----------------------------------------------11---|
--------------------------------------10-12-13------|
-----------------------------9--11-12---------------|
--------------------9--10-13------------------------|
-----------9--10-12---------------------------------|
--8--11-12------------------------------------------|


--12-14L14L---------------------14------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|

Mixolydian #1
-----------------------------------------------12---|
--------------------------------------12-13-16------|
-----------------------------11-12-14---------------|
--------------------10-13-14------------------------|
-----------10-12-14---------------------------------|
--11-12-14------------------------------------------|


--14-15L15L---------------------15------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|

Harmonic Minor (Aeolian #7)
-----------------------------------------------12---|
--------------------------------------12-13-16------|
-----------------------------12-14-16---------------|
--------------------13-14-16------------------------|
-----------12-14-15---------------------------------|
--12-14-15------------------------------------------|


--14-15L15L---------------------15------------------||
----------------------------------------------------||
----------------------------------------------------||
----------------------------------------------------||
----------------------------------------------------||
----------------------------------------------------||

Arpeggios:


E |--------------------2--5----|--7--5--2-------------------|
B |-----------------4----------|-----------4----------------|
G |-----------2--4-------------|--------------4--2----------|
D |-----1--4-------------------|--------------------4--1----|
A |--2-------------------------|----------------------------|
E |----------------------------|----------------------------|


--------------------3--7----|--8--7--3-------------------|
-----------------5----------|-----------5----------------|
-----------4--5-------------|--------------5--4----------|
--------5-------------------|--------------------5-------|
--3--7----------------------|-----------------------7----|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


--------------------5--8----|--11-8--5-------------------|
-----------------7----------|-----------7----------------|
-----------5--8-------------|--------------8--5----------|
--------7-------------------|--------------------7-------|
--6--9----------------------|-----------------------9----|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


--------------------7--11---|--12-11-7-------------------|
-----------------8----------|-----------8----------------|
-----------8--9-------------|--------------9--8----------|
--------9-------------------|--------------------9-------|
--7--10---------------------|-----------------------10---|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


--------------------8--12---|--14-12-8-------------------|
-----------------10---------|-----------10---------------|
-----------9--11------------|--------------11-9----------|
--------10------------------|--------------------10------|
--9--12---------------------|-----------------------12---|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


--------------------11-14---|--15-14-11------------------|
-----------------12---------|-----------12---------------|
-----------11-12------------|--------------12-11---------|
--------13------------------|--------------------13------|
--10-14---------------------|-----------------------14---|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


--------------------12-15---|--17-15-12------------------|-------||
-----------------13---------|-----------13---------------|-------||
-----------12-14------------|--------------14-12---------|-------||
--------14------------------|--------------------14------|-------||
--12-15---------------------|-----------------------15---|--12---||
----------------------------|----------------------------|-------||



Pentatonics:
E |--5--3----------------------|----------------------------|
B |--------5--4----------------|----------------------------|
G |--------------4--2----------|----------------------------|
D |--------------------5--2----|-----------------------2----|
A |----------------------------|--6--2-----------2--6-------|
E |----------------------------|--------5--3--5-------------|


-----------------3--5L-5----|----|--7--5----------------------|
-----------4--5-------------|----|--------8--5----------------|
-----2--4-------------------|----|--------------8--4----------|
--5-------------------------|----|--------------------7--5----|
----------------------------|----|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----|----------------------------|


----------------------------|-----------------5--7L-7----|----|
----------------------------|-----------5--8-------------|----|
----------------------------|-----4--8-------------------|----|
-----------------------5----|--7-------------------------|----|
--7--6-----------6--7-------|----------------------------|----|
--------7--5--7-------------|----------------------------|----|


--11-7----------------------|----------------------------|
--------10-8----------------|----------------------------|
--------------9--8----------|----------------------------|
--------------------9--7----|-----------------------7----|
----------------------------|--10-7-----------7--10------|
----------------------------|--------11-7--11------------|


-----------------7--11L11---|----|--12-11---------------------|
-----------8--10------------|----|--------12-10---------------|
-----8--9-------------------|----|--------------12-9----------|
--9-------------------------|----|--------------------13-9----|
----------------------------|----|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----|----------------------------|


----------------------------|-----------------11-12L12---|----|
----------------------------|-----------10-12------------|----|
----------------------------|-----9--12------------------|----|
-----------------------9----|--13------------------------|----|
--12-10----------10-12------|----------------------------|----|
--------12-11-12------------|----------------------------|----|


--15-12---------------------|----------------------------|
--------16-12---------------|----------------------------|
--------------14-12---------|----------------------------|
--------------------14-13---|-----------------------13---|
----------------------------|--14-12----------12-14------|
----------------------------|--------15-12-15------------|


-----------------12-15L15---|----||
-----------12-16------------|----||
-----12-14------------------|----||
--14------------------------|----||
----------------------------|----||
----------------------------|----||




QUOTE (AK Rich @ May 5 2012, 04:03 PM) *
Wow thats very interesting Alex! Sorry I missed the lesson sad.gif . To get this Harmonic Minor into a pentatonic scale you just left out the 2nd and 6th tones correct?And would you do it the same way to make a penta scale from any scale or mode thereof ? Also I was wondering, could you tab out examples of the chords you got from harmonizing the Diminished and Harmonic Minor scales?


Hi! All you need to do in pentatonics is to play #7 and you will get a harmonic minor sound!
I will get into diminished next week and will be talking about it for 4 weeks!!!
Those are the chords I got harmonizing C diminished scale

Cmi7 - Db diminished - Ebmi7 - Eb7 - E diminished - F#half dim - G diminished- Ami7 - A7


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post May 15 2012, 03:57 AM
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Hello Alex

I missed the chat on Sunday. I was going by the calendar on the front page, but it looks like you were on a few hours before that. Are you going back to the old time next week, or the new one?
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QUOTE (paket @ May 15 2012, 02:57 AM) *
Hello Alex

I missed the chat on Sunday. I was going by the calendar on the front page, but it looks like you were on a few hours before that. Are you going back to the old time next week, or the new one?

Everything will stay the same last Sunday I started earlier and the lesson went for two hours!
This Sunday everything will be the same as usual!


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Fantastic - I'm relieved to hear that. The Sunday chat is the only one that fits into my schedule.

thx

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Everything will stay the same last Sunday I started earlier and the lesson went for two hours!
This Sunday everything will be the same as usual!

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QUOTE (paket @ May 16 2012, 06:56 AM) *
Fantastic - I'm relieved to hear that. The Sunday chat is the only one that fits into my schedule.

thx

Awesome! I will see you there! smile.gif


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Notes from Sunday May 13th and Wednesday May 16
I was explaining the triton sub
You can substitute any 7th chord by finding a triton (b5) up
For example in the chord progresion
Emi7 - A7 - Dmaj7
A7 can be substituted by Eb7 So we will get Emi7 - Eb7 - Dmaj7
The trick is you can pretend that you are playing over Eb7 even if the real chord A7
The will give you a very cool harminic/diminished sound!

Also I was reviewing everything about Harmonic minor
E |----------------------------|-----------------7--5--3----|
B |----------------------------|--------3--7--5-------------|
G |-----------------------5----|--4--2----------------------|
D |-----------5--4--2----------|----------------------------|
A |--------------------3-------|----------------------------|
E |--2--5--3-------------------|----------------------------|


--8--7--5-------------------|----------------------------|
-----------8--8--7--5-------|----------------------------|
-----------------------7----|--5--4----------------------|
----------------------------|--------7--5--4-------------|
----------------------------|-----------------7--5--3----|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


--------------------7--8----|--10------------------------|
----------------------------|-----7--8--10---------------|
----------------------------|-----------------------5----|
----------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|--------------5--7--9-------|
--7--5--3--5--7--8----------|----------------------------|


----------------------------|-----------10-12-14-12-10---|
----------------------------|--10-12-13------------------|
--7--9-----------7--9--11---|----------------------------|
--------5--7--9-------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


----------------------------|----------------------------|
--13-12-10------------------|-----------------------12---|
----------------------------|--------------9--11-12------|
----------------------------|-----9--10-12---------------|
--------------------9--10---|--12------------------------|
-----------8--10-12---------|----------------------------|


--------12-14-15-14---------|----------------------------|-------||
--13-15-------------17------|--13------------------------|-------||
----------------------------|--------14------------------|-------||
-----------------------12---|-----------17---------------|-------||
----------------------------|-----14---------------------|-------||
----------------------------|--------------17-15-14-15L--|--15---||

I also explained how to harmonize diminished scale
I used C as an example Those are the chords I got!

Cmi7 - Db diminished - Ebmi7 - Eb7 - E diminished - F#half dim - G diminished- Ami7 - A7
So C diminished scale will work perfectly fine over those chords!


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Notes from May 27th 2012
If we will harmonize C diminished scale

we will get those chords:
Cmi7 - Db diminished - Ebmi7 - Eb7 - E diminished - F#half dim - G diminished- Ami7 - A7 - Bb diminished

C diminished scale will work over any of those chords!
Here is the tab of all arpeggios and chords positions:
E |----------------------------|--------------2--3--5L-5----|----|-------|
B |----------------------------|-----2--4--5----------------|----|--4----|
G |--------------------2--3----|--5-------------------------|----|--3----|
D |-----------2--4--5----------|----------------------------|----|--5----|
A |--3--4--6-------------------|----------------------------|----|--3----|
E |----------------------------|----------------------------|----|-------|


--------------------3--6----|--8--6--3-------------------|-------|-------|
-----------------4----------|-----------4----------------|-------|--5----|
-----------3--5-------------|--------------5--3----------|-------|--6----|
--------5-------------------|--------------------5-------|-------|--5----|
--3--6----------------------|-----------------------6----|--3----|--4----|
----------------------------|----------------------------|-------|-------|


--------------------3--6----|--9--6--3-------------------|-------|--2----|
-----------------5----------|-----------5----------------|-------|--2----|
-----------3--6-------------|--------------6--3----------|-------|--3----|
--------5-------------------|--------------------5-------|-------|--1----|
--4--6----------------------|-----------------------6----|--4----|-------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|-------|-------|


--------------------6--9----|--11-9--6-------------------|-------|-------|
-----------------7----------|-----------7----------------|-------|--8----|
-----------6--8-------------|--------------8--6----------|-------|--6----|
--------8-------------------|--------------------8-------|-------|--8----|
--6--9----------------------|-----------------------9----|--6----|--6----|
----------------------------|----------------------------|-------|-------|


--------------------6--9----|--11-9--6-------------------|-------|--3----|
-----------------8----------|-----------8----------------|-------|--5----|
-----------6--8-------------|--------------8--6----------|-------|--3----|
--------8-------------------|--------------------8-------|-------|--5----|
--6--10---------------------|-----------------------10---|--6----|-------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|-------|-------|


--------------------6--9----|--6-------------------------|-------|
-----------------8----------|-----8----------------------|--10---|
-----------6--9-------------|--------9--6----------------|--9----|
--------8-------------------|--------------8-------------|--10---|
--7--10---------------------|-----------------10-7L-7----|--9----|
----------------------------|----------------------------|-------|


--------------------8--12---|--14-12-8-------------------|-------|--6----|
-----------------10---------|-----------10---------------|-------|--8----|
-----------9--11------------|--------------11-9----------|-------|--6----|
--------10------------------|--------------------10------|-------|--5----|
--10-12---------------------|-----------------------12---|--9----|-------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|-------|-------|


--------------------10-12---|--10------------------------|-------|
-----------------11---------|-----11---------------------|-------|
-----------9--12------------|--------12-9----------------|--5----|
--------11------------------|--------------11------------|--5----|
--10-13---------------------|-----------------13-10L10---|--7----|
----------------------------|----------------------------|--5----|


--------------------12-15---|--17-15-12------------------|-------|--5----|
-----------------13---------|-----------13---------------|-------|--5----|
-----------12-14------------|--------------14-12---------|-------|--6----|
--------14------------------|--------------------14------|-------|--5----|
--12-15---------------------|-----------------------15---|--12---|--7----|
----------------------------|----------------------------|-------|--5----|


--------------------12-15---|--17-15-12------------------|-------|--9----|
-----------------14---------|-----------14---------------|-------|--11---|
-----------12-14------------|--------------14-12---------|-------|--9----|
--------14------------------|--------------------14------|-------|--8----|
--12-15---------------------|-----------------------16---|--12---|-------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|-------|-------|


--------------------12-15---|--12------------------------||
-----------------14---------|-----14---------------------||
-----------12-15------------|--------15-12---------------||
--------14------------------|--------------14------------||
--13-16---------------------|-----------------16-13L13---||
----------------------------|----------------------------||


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Video Chat review June 3
We were talking about creating backing tracks in style of rock!
This is the track that we have made together
BPM 85
Chords:
C - G - F - G
Structure is:
Intro - Verse - Chorus
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/video-chat-rock

And here are all the separate parts

Drums
Attached File  drums_rock.mp3 ( 2.07MB ) Number of downloads: 34


Bass
Attached File  bass_rock.mp3 ( 2.07MB ) Number of downloads: 30


Guitar Rhythm Low
Attached File  guitar_rhythm_low_rock.mp3 ( 2.07MB ) Number of downloads: 42


Guitar Rhythm High
Attached File  guitar_rhythm_high_rock.mp3 ( 2.07MB ) Number of downloads: 35


Guitar intro
Attached File  guitar_intro_rock.mp3 ( 711.76K ) Number of downloads: 37


Chorus guitar picking
Attached File  guitar_chorus_rock.mp3 ( 711.76K ) Number of downloads: 27


That what I did step by step after drums and bass:
Intro
As you can hear I have two rhythm guitars playing
I did the main part in a low range power chords and than doubled the same part octave higher, after I panned left and right to make it sound fuller!
For the intro I have decided to use a short riff/solo part that is not too busy or complicated I played it in a low range
Verse
Since I was pretending that this is a song I have decided to make verse very simple and played as minimum guitar as possible so I am not on the way with a signer! Because there is no pre chorus for the second part I added octave double to make it feel like pre chorus and get listener ready for the chorus

Chorus
When the chorus came in I used same rhythm guitars as in the intro and added a picking part with a lot of delay and chorus on it to fill out the hi range and do not interfere with a singer! This trick is used in pop and rock music a lot!

Let me know if you have any questions or need help! smile.gif

This post has been edited by Alex Feather: Jun 10 2012, 05:20 PM


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post Jun 13 2012, 09:17 PM
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Video Chat review June 6/10th
Hi guys we were talking about creating backing tracksin Rock Ballad style
Here is the final track!
Chords:
C - Ami - F - G

Tempo: 85 BPM


Drums

I used straight groove 85 BPM
Attached File  drums.mp3 ( 1.73MB ) Number of downloads: 36


Bass
Attached File  Bass.mp3 ( 1.73MB ) Number of downloads: 36

Bass track is based on the kick and snare groove to make it to sound tighter

Guitar intro
Attached File  alternative_picking.mp3 ( 1.73MB ) Number of downloads: 36

I used the straight 16 notes poser chords to lock the groove better

Guitar Picking
Attached File  Guitar_Picking.mp3 ( 1.73MB ) Number of downloads: 37

I added picking part for the verse and intro to make it sound fuller I played triads in a high octave

Tremolo guitar
Attached File  tremolo.mp3 ( 1.73MB ) Number of downloads: 39


I added tremolo part as well for the atmosphere smile.gif

Octave Chorus

Attached File  octave_chorus.mp3 ( 711.76K ) Number of downloads: 36


To make the chorus feel bigger I added a double rhythm part octave higher

You can download those tracks and come up with your own arrangements!
Let me know if you have any questions or need help!


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Chat Review June 13/16

Hi guys! In the last video chat we were talking about arranging tracks in the style of funk!
Here is the chord progression we have been using:
Emi7 - Ami7 - C7 - B7 - Emi7

Here is the main track:
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/funk-style-full-track
Tempo - 105 BPM

Drums Straight beat
Attached File  drums_105_bpm_FUNK.mp3 ( 1.68MB ) Number of downloads: 43

As you can hear I chose the straight 4/4 drum beat

Bass track
Attached File  Bass_Funk_105_BPM.mp3 ( 1.68MB ) Number of downloads: 39


Organ
Attached File  Organ_105_BPM_Funk.mp3 ( 1.68MB ) Number of downloads: 41

For the organ track I just played pads root and fifth

Guitar main track
Attached File  Guitar_rhythm_clean.mp3 ( 1.68MB ) Number of downloads: 42

The rhythm track I played based on the drums and was trying to fill the gaps in between the drum beat

Guitar main double flanger
Attached File  Guitar_Flanger_105_BPM.mp3 ( 1.68MB ) Number of downloads: 52

I doubled the main rhythm track and used flanger to make it move more

Guitar single notes
Attached File  Single_notes_auto_wah_105_B.mp3 ( 1.68MB ) Number of downloads: 41

For this track I played single notes and used autowah to add extra movement to the track

Let me know if you have any questions or need help!


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Thank you Alex.
This was a very useful lesson.
It helps to see how you worked it out.
I like the arrangement. I downloaded all the tracks and re-opened in Cubase.
Seeing how you built the various tracks clarifies how it should be done.
Many thanks for your dedication.

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Video Chat Notes June 12/23
In this video chat I was explaining on how to harmonize the melodies using thirds,fourths,fifths,Sixths,Sevenths
So the trick is to play the same melody up in the interval you want to harmonize into! That's it! It's that simple!
The only rule is if you see the note that is out of the key you are in you have to play the correct one!
The chord progression is in E the chords are
E - D - C - B
Tracks:
Thirds and fifths
Attached File  Full_track_in_thirds_and_fi.mp3 ( 680.74K ) Number of downloads: 40

Thirds,fifths and sixths
Attached File  Full_track_in_Thirds_and_Si.mp3 ( 680.74K ) Number of downloads: 68


The main melody track
This is the melody that has been harmonized!
Attached File  The_main_melody.mp3 ( 680.74K ) Number of downloads: 44

Let me know if you have any questions or need help!
Attached File(s)
Attached File  Backing_track.mp3 ( 1.25MB ) Number of downloads: 32
 


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Coldplay style backing tracks June 27/July 1/ July 4th

Hi guys Last few video chats I was explaining how to create backing tracks in style of Coldplay
Here is what I came up with:
Attached File  Coldplay_1.mp3 ( 2.26MB ) Number of downloads: 35


Tempo:
80 BPM

Chord progression:
Verse: G - D - C
Chorus:
Ami - G

Here is the drums track I found a little different beat with added kick drum
Attached File  CP_drums_80_BPM.mp3 ( 2.26MB ) Number of downloads: 39


The bass track I did is a little different For the verse I was playing roots but when the chorus came I played G major scale

Over A minor I played root over G I played E and I got the sound of E minor 7 chord For G I came back to the root
Attached File  CP_Bass.mp3 ( 2.22MB ) Number of downloads: 33


Guitar 1 I played rhythm part and used different voicings:
For G major


For D


For C



For Ami7


For G


For the second G


Attached File  CP_rhythm.mp3 ( 2.22MB ) Number of downloads: 31


For this part I used the same voicings as for guitar 1 only added more delay and chorus to get more atmospheric sound
Attached File  CP_Guitar_2.mp3 ( 2.22MB ) Number of downloads: 35


Single notes part I was playing notes from G major scale on the second string

I used two delays to get very space sound also added some reverb and chorus
Attached File  CP_Space_guitar.mp3 ( 2.22MB ) Number of downloads: 39


For the solo I used single notes for part one and a lot of octave slides for part 2
Attached File  CP_Lead_guitar.mp3 ( 2.22MB ) Number of downloads: 29


And here is the track without guitars
Attached File  CP_No_guitars.mp3 ( 2.22MB ) Number of downloads: 32


Here is the piano track
I did some simple arpeggios for it cause I am not really a piano player smile.gif
Attached File  CP_piano.mp3 ( 2.22MB ) Number of downloads: 38


Let me know if you have any questions!


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Lesson notes from July 8th/11th/16th
Question and answer technique
There are a few different types of question and answer technique
You can go even numbers or even/odd number of phrases!
Just pretend it's a conversation between a men and a woman!
Low octave is men hight is woman!
This is the best and the fastest way to master Q&A technique!
Playing two notes in a lower register and replying in a higher register with two notes as well

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Two - four
Playing two notes in a lower register and replying in a higher register with four notes

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---5-7----------------------------------------
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Four - four

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--------5-7-----------------------------------
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You can keep going in even numbers! This technique will help you develop your solo so you don't show everything right away!
Very good technique to use when you are got caught on the spot and have to play something right away!


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