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Alex Feather
post Jan 19 2012, 07:01 PM
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Hey guys! For my first video chat lesson tomorrow I would love to talk to you
about recording tricks
I started a topic on the forum not so long ago
http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=42412
and wanted to talk more about the subject! So what we will do!
I have a simple chord progression:
Verse: Cmaj - Gmaj - Ami- Fmaj
Chorus: Cmaj - Gmaj - Fmaj
I have pre recorded drums and bass
We will take it from there and I will arrange this track in three
different styles! I will explain step by step how the whole process works and will teach you some cool tricks!
Pop, Pop-Rock, Rock
The backing tracks and tablatures will be available the next day so
you can try practicing it at home
The lesson is tomorrow at 8pm London time.


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Excellent topic! I hope I can make it. Is that California time then?


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QUOTE (SirJamsalot @ Jan 19 2012, 06:16 PM) *
Excellent topic! I hope I can make it. Is that California time then?

12 pm


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Awesome! count me in, see ya there! cool.gif


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Excellent! I am looking forward to this!
Greez Alex!
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post Jan 19 2012, 08:53 PM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Jan 19 2012, 06:52 PM) *
Awesome! count me in, see ya there! cool.gif

Sounds good I will see you tomorrow!

QUOTE (hellas31 @ Jan 19 2012, 07:04 PM) *
Excellent! I am looking forward to this!
Greez Alex!

Yeah me too!!! It will be fun!


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post Feb 16 2012, 03:27 AM
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Video chat review from February 13 2012
We were talking about creating Hexatonics it's a six notes scale that you can make yourself
For example we have a chord progression:
Emi7 - A7 - Dmaj7
Emi7


A7
[

Dmaj7


We have to find common chord tones and add it to our Hexatonic
So that's how it's gonna look like:



You can create a number of Hexatonics and use them over and over again
It will help you develop your original sound and will help you take your mind of linear thinking (Scales and pentatonics)

Also we were talking about developing sweep technique
We have Emi7 arpeggio


The way to practice it is very simple! You have to set up your metronome at the comfortable tempo for example 100BPM and for every click you are playing one note of your arpeggio
Don't forget to use sweeping technique and play down and up-strokes
After your hands will get use to the movement you can start speeding up the metronome! It might take a little while so be patient!

Here is a backing track for II - V - I chord progression
Emi7 -A7 -Dmaj7
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/ii-v-i-jam

If you have any questions please feel free to write me and I will be more that happy to help you out!

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post Feb 26 2012, 07:26 AM
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February 22 video chat review
We were talking about combining major and minor pentatonic!
We were using I-IV-V chord progression in E
chords E - A - B
Pentatonics were used:

E major



E minor blues



A major



A minor



B major



B minor blues



A few ideas of combining pentatonics!
E major & E minor




A minor & A major



You can create your own licks just find major and minor pentatonic in the same box and try to find ways to connect two pentatonics!

Also we were talking about playing slide

There are three different types of slides

Glass ( Mellow and smooth sound)
Bronze ( Sharp and bright sound)
Still (Very close to bronze a little less sharp)
Ceramic ( combination of bronze and glass)

When you are holding slide make sure to use your index finger on your left hand to mute strings, this way you will have more control and will be able to play notes easy without hearing any random sounds!


On this picture you can see left hand close up!

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post Mar 4 2012, 05:07 AM
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Video chat review from March 2nd
Vibrato
To practice your vibrato always use a metronome, Set up a comfortable tempo
and vibrate string for every click or twice faster
Start with your index finger than middle and so on (When you will get to your ring finger and pinky use other fingers to help)
Here is a tab:

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------4-5-6-7---------------------------------
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Also another good exercise use the same concept and vibrate one string at a time:

-----------7----------------------------------
---------6------------------------------------
-------5--------------------------------------
-----4----------------------------------------
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This one is the same idea but we are doing string skipping:

--------------7-------------------------------
-------6--------------------------------------
----------5-----------------------------------
----4-----------------------------------------
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Bending

For bending you can use metronome to stay in pitch


Half step bending:

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-----10-(11)----------------------------------
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Goo exercise would be to practice half step bending use a B minor pentatonic and bend half step:



---6-(7)----9-(10)---------------------------------
---6-(7)----9-(10)---------------------------------
---6-(7)----8-(9)----------------------------------
---6-(7)----8-(9)----------------------------------
---6-(7)----8-(9)----------------------------------
---6-(7)------8-(10)-------------------------------

Full step:

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----9--(11)------------------------------------
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To practice half step and full step bending you can do this exercise:

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---9--(10)--(11)-(10)-9-------------------------
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Practicing with a metronome:

Slower your tempo harder it is! So start with a comfortable tempo and slow it down when you feel comfortable
I used chords:
C major - G major - Ami

Make sure you are in the groove and listen to the click!

Another good exercise set up click at a comfortable tempo, mute strings with your left hand and try to cover the click
you have to listen very carefully and when you can't hear click anymore that means it's covered I will be explaining it again in my next video chat
I have a scheduled time now on Sunday at 6 pm London time starting on March 11th!
See you guys there!


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post Mar 8 2012, 08:02 AM
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Video chat this Sunday at 6pm
We will be talking about question & answer technique and how to build a "smart" solo on the spot
I will be explaining step by step how to build up a good concept and sound pro in any situation!
Also I will explain click covering technique for timing developing!
Will be using a simple A dorian chord progression
Ami7 - D9
See you on Sunday!


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post Mar 14 2012, 06:40 PM
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Sunday March 11 review
I used C maj to G maj chord progression from 11 possible key changes
http://soundcloud.com/alex-feather-akimov/01-cmaj-to-gmaj
1) developing dynamic and control your right hand volume
the exercise was very simple play any note on your guitar, start very quite and keep building the volume and than lower it!
When you are practicing this exercise try to make your volume go up as smooth as you can!
2) Question and answer technique
There are a few different types of question and answer technique
two - two
Playing two notes in a lower register and replying in a higher register with two notes as well

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------------------------------12-15-----------
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---5-7----------------------------------------
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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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------------------------------12-15-----------
-------------------------------------12-14----
---5-7----------------------------------------
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Four - four

--------------------------------------12-15---
------------------------------12-15-----------
--------5-7-----------------------------------
---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!

Combining three pentatonics together
You can create your own licks simply combining three pentatonics
it will help you develop different type of thinking and will get you out of the scale "box"
A minor pentatonic


D minor pentatonic


E minor pentatonic


Here is a couple of my licks!


--------------5--7----------------------------
------------8------8--6--5--------------------
------5--7------------------7--4--5-----------
-5-7------------------------------------------
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------------------------------------8--7------
-----------------8--5-----------6---------8---
----7--5---------------7--4--5----------------
----------7--5--------------------------------
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Thank you very much for stopping by! It was very nice seeing you all!
See you next Sunday at 6pm and if you have any questions just send me PM!!!!


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post Mar 22 2012, 12:48 AM
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March 18
Sweep arpeggios (part 1) video chat
This was a part one of three lessons about sweep picking and arpeggios!
We were talking about sweep arpeggios!
Started with harmonizing G major scale (starting with 4)


C maj7 - D7 - Emi7 - F#mi7b5 - Gmaj7 - Ami7

Here is a very good video about the right hand position!


Here is the tab

                               Sweep arpeggios                                  


Track 1
C major 7
v ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ v v v v v
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
E||----------------------3-7s-8s-7s-3------------|
B||--------------------5--------------5----------|
G||--------4-5h-------------------------5p-4-----|
D||------5-----------------------------------5---|
A||--3-7---------------------------------------7-|
E||----------------------------------------------|


D 7
v ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ v v v v v v
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
---------------5-8s--10s-8s-5------------|
-------------7----------------7----------|
--------5h-7--------------------7p-5-----|
------7------------------------------7---|
--5-9----------------------------------9-|
-----------------------------------------|


E minor 7
v ^ ^ ^ ^ v v v v v
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
-----------------7---------10s-12s-10s-7-------------|
---------------8-------------------------8-----------|
----------7h-9-----------------------------9p-7------|
--------9---------------------------------------9----|
--7h-10-------------------------------------------10-|
-----------------------------------------------------|


F#minor 7 flat 5
v ^ ^ ^ ^ v v v v v
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
--------------------8----------------12s-14s-12s-8---------------|
-----------------10--------------------------------10------------|
-----------9h-11--------------------------------------11p-9------|
--------10--------------------------------------------------10---|
--9h-12--------------------------------------------------------9-|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|


G major 7
v ^ ^ ^ ^ v v v v v
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
----------------------10--------14s-15s-14s-10-----------------|
-------------------12--------------------------12--------------|
------------11h-12--------------------------------12p-11-------|
---------12----------------------------------------------12----|
--10h-14----------------------------------------------------14-|
---------------------------------------------------------------|


A minor 7
v ^ ^ ^ ^ v v v v v
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
----------------------12-15s-17s-15s-------12-----------------|
-------------------13-------------------------13--------------|
------------12h-14-------------------------------14p-12-------|
---------14---------------------------------------------14----|
--12h-15---------------------------------------------------15-|
--------------------------------------------------------------|


^
W
--------------------|
--------------------|
--------------------|
--------------------|
--12----------------|
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G major 7 6 string
v ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ T v v v v
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
----------------------------------7h-10-15p-10p-7----------|----|
---------------8----------------------------------8--------|----|
----------4s-7--------------------------------------7------|----|
--------5---------------------------------------------9----|----|
------5-------------------------------------------------10-|----|
--3-7------------------------------------------------------|----|


B minor 7
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
------2---------5-2-------2-5-2-------2-5-|----|
----3---------------3---3-------3---3-----|----|
--4-------------------4-----------4-------|----|
------------------------------------------|----|
------------------------------------------|----|
------------------------------------------|----|


S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
------2-5-2-------3-7-3-------5-8-|--5-------7-10-7---------8-12-8----------|
----3-------3---5-------5---7-----|----7---8--------8----10--------10----12-|
--4-----------5-----------7-------|------9------------11--------------12----|
----------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
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S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S W
--10-14-10----------12-15-12----------14-17-14----|--------------------||
-----------12----13----------13----15----------15-|--------------------||
--------------14----------------16----------------|--16----------------||
--------------------------------------------------|--------------------||
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Attached File  Sweep.gp5 ( 3.75K ) Number of downloads: 61

It is very important to practice it slow! sweep is a hard technique and it doesn't come easy!
But if you will spend some time practicing with a click you will get amazing results!!!!
Please let me know if you have any questions!
This Sunday March 25 we will be learning more triads and arpeggios and I will start explaining how to use them when you are improvising!
See you there!

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Love these Sweeps Alex. I've started practice on these ones. Pity I can't make your chats for this (time zone). I've been working on David Wallimann's sweeping basic's on and off for 2 years now. http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...weeping-basics/ It's a very hard to sweep but I'm getting there now.
http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...king-arpeggios/ Check this out. It's the best sweeping etude I've seen.
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QUOTE (zoom @ Mar 28 2012, 12:37 AM) *
Love these Sweeps Alex. I've started practice on these ones. Pity I can't make your chats for this (time zone). I've been working on David Wallimann's sweeping basic's on and off for 2 years now. http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...weeping-basics/ It's a very hard to sweep but I'm getting there now.
http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...king-arpeggios/ Check this out. It's the best sweeping etude I've seen.

Sweep is not an easy technique! It takes a lot of work and time to get it right! But if you want we can start working on it at your mentoring thread?


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Notes from March 25
Arpeggios and triads part 2
All arpeggios in a key of G

Tabs for tomorrow
E |--------2--5--3--------------5--8--7----------------|
B |-----3-----------5--------7-----------8--------10---|
G |--2-----------------4--5-----------------7--9-------|
D |----------------------------------------------------|
A |----------------------------------------------------|
E |----------------------------------------------------|


--8--12-10-------------12-15-14---------------------|----|----|
-----------12-------13----------15------------------|----|----|
--------------11-12----------------14---------------|----|----|
--------------------------------------16----17------|----|----|
-----------------------------------------17---------|----|----|
----------------------------------------------------|----|----|


-----------------------2--3--2----------------------|-------|
--------------------3-----------3-------------------|-------|
-----------------4-----------------4----------------|-------|
-----------4--5-----------------------5--4----------|-------|
-----2--5-----------------------------------5--2----|-------|
--3-------------------------------------------------|--3----|


-----------------------3--5--3----------------------|-------|
--------------------5-----------5-------------------|-------|
--------------5--7-----------------7--5-------------|-------|
-----------5-----------------------------5----------|-------|
-----3--7-----------------------------------7--3----|-------|
--5-------------------------------------------------|--5----|


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


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


--------------7--10-15-10-7-------------------------|
-----------8-----------------8----------------------|
--------7-----------------------7-------------------|
-----9-----------------------------9----------------|
--10----------------------------------10------------|
----------------------------------------------------|


--------------8--12-17-12-8-------------------------|
-----------10----------------10---------------------|
--------9-----------------------9-------------------|
-----10----------------------------10---------------|
--12----------------------------------12------------|
----------------------------------------------------|


--------------5--8--14-8--5-------------------------||
-----------7-----------------7----------------------||
--------5-----------------------5-------------------||
-----7-----------------------------7----------------||
--9-----------------------------------9-------------||
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Notes from April 1
Arpeggios part 3! Here you will learn 3 strings triads starting from fourth string!
And some big arpeggios with tapping!
E |----------------------------|----------------------------|
B |--------1--3----------------|--5--7--------------8--10---|
G |-----2--------4--------5----|--------7--------9----------|
D |--4--------------5--7-------|-----------9--10------------|
A |----------------------------|----------------------------|
E |----------------------------|----------------------------|


----------------------------|----------------------------|
--------------12-13---------|--------15-15L---------15---|
--11-------12-------14------|-----16----16L---------16---|
-----12-14-------------16---|--17-------17L---------17---|
----------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


----------------------------|----------------------------|
--------1--3----------------|--5--7--------------8--10---|
-----2--------4--------5----|--------7--------9----------|
--2--------------4--5-------|-----------7--9-------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


----------------------------|----|----------------------------|
--------------12-12---------|----|--------1--3----------------|
--11-------12----12---------|----|-----0--------2--------4----|
-----10-12-------12---------|----|--2--------------4--5-------|
----------------------------|----|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----|----------------------------|


----------------------------|----------------------------|
--5--7--------------8--10---|--------------12-13---------|
--------5--------7----------|--9--------11-------12------|
-----------7--9-------------|-----10-12-------------14---|
----------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


----------------------------|-----------------------8----|
--------15-15L---------15---|--------------------10------|
-----14----16L---------16---|--------------5--9----------|
--17-------17L---------17---|-----------7----------------|
----------------------------|--------7-------------------|
----------------------------|--5--8----------------------|


--12-17-12-8----------------|-------|----|--------------------5-------|
--------------10------------|-------|----|-----------------5-----5----|
-----------------9----------|-------|----|-----------2--5-------------|
--------------------10------|-------|----|--------2-------------------|
-----------------------12L--|--12---|----|-----3----------------------|
----------------------------|-------|----|--5-------------------------|


----------------------------|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
----------------------------|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
--5--2----------------------|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
--------2-------------------|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
-----------3----------------|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
--------------5-------------|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|


----|----|----|----||
----|----|----|----||
----|----|----|----||
----|----|----|----||
----|----|----|----||
----|----|----|----||


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Arpeggios part 4
This is the last part of Arpeggios series
We are starting triads from the Low E string

E |----------------------------|----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|----------------------------|
D |--------0--2----------------|--4--5--------------7--9----|
A |-----2--------3--------5----|--------7--------9----------|
E |--3--------------5--7-------|-----------8--10------------|


----------------------------|----|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----|----------------------------|
--------------10-12---------|----|--------0--2----------------|
--10-------12-------14------|----|-----2--------3--------5----|
-----12-14-------------15---|----|--2--------------3--5-------|


----------------------------|----------------------------|-------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|-------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|-------|
--4--5--------------7--9----|--------------10-12---------|-------|
--------7--------9----------|--10-------12-------14------|-------|
-----------7--8-------------|-----10-12-------------14---|--15---|


----------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|
--------2--4----------------|--5--7--------------9--10---|
-----2--------3--------5----|--------7--------9----------|
--3--------------5--7-------|-----------8--10------------|


----------------------------|-------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|-------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|-------|-----------------2-----0----|
--------------12-14---------|-------|--------2-----4-----2-------|
--10-------12-------14------|-------|-----3-----5----------------|
-----12-14-------------15---|--3----|--5-------------------------|


----------------------------|-----0--------2--------3----|----|----||
--0--------1--------3-------|--1--------3--------5-------|----|----||
--------2--------4-----2----|--------4--------5----------|----|----||
-----4--------5-------------|----------------------------|----|----||
----------------------------|----------------------------|----|----||
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Harmonic minor, Diminished and a whole tone scale part 1
I am starting a new series of lessons about harmonic minor!
We will cover the everything: Scales, Modes, Arpeggios and triads, I will explain how you can use harmonic minor in your playing and add some spice in to your solos!
We will start with E harmonic minor modes
Harmonic minor mode are:
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------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
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Mixolydian #1
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-----------------------------11-12-14---------------|
--------------------10-13-14------------------------|
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Harmonic Minor (Aeolian #7)
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--------------------13-14-16------------------------|
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Attached File  Harmonic_Minor.gp5 ( 3.06K ) Number of downloads: 61


C Diminished scale:
E |----------------------------|-------|----||
B |----------------------------|-------|----||
G |--------------------2--3----|--5----|----||
D |-----------2--4--5----------|-------|----||
A |--3--4--6-------------------|-------|----||
E |----------------------------|-------|----||


This is a very interesting scale! I will continue explaining how to use it!
But for now remember how to build it:
Half step - Whole step until you will reach the note you have started with octave higher!
Use it over any diminished or seventh chord starting from the root
For example:
D7 or Ddim chord - D diminished scale


A Whole Tone Scale
It's a very weird scale and you have to like the sound of it!
If you are a fan of Holdsworth it's a good scale to learn!

Usage:
The same as Diminished scale!
E |----------------------------|-----------------------11---|
B |----------------------------|--------------10-12-14------|
G |----------------------------|-----8--10-12---------------|
D |--------------------7--9----|--11------------------------|
A |-----------6--8--10---------|----------------------------|
E |--5--7--9-------------------|----------------------------|


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post Apr 23 2012, 02:47 AM
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I have a noob question - what is a mode? Can you point me toward a page or article that will explain the difference between a scale and a mode?

I thought that an arpeggio is a chord with the notes played one after another, rather than all at the same time. Is this correct?

thx

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Harmonic minor, Diminished and a whole tone scale part 1
I am starting a new series of lessons about harmonic minor!
We will cover the everything: Scales, Modes, Arpeggios and triads, I will explain how you can use harmonic minor in your playing and add some spice in to your solos!

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QUOTE (paket @ Apr 23 2012, 01:47 AM) *
I have a noob question - what is a mode? Can you point me toward a page or article that will explain the difference between a scale and a mode?

I thought that an arpeggio is a chord with the notes played one after another, rather than all at the same time. Is this correct?

thx

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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