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post Jan 5 2009, 09:13 PM
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Welcome to lesson N°3 and the boring world of scales! smile.gif

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Structure:
  1. About the Lesson
  2. The Lesson
  3. Harmonic Analysis of this Lesson
  4. Last Words

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About the Lesson
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Many guitarists get depressed because they think they have learnt a lot but when it comes to show something live

(in a jam where you have to improvise for instance), they don´t know what to play. You know this? Then this lesson

is a very good exercice for you. One of the easiest keys to play in on the guitar is E minor. There is only one

sharp (F#) to consider (except from D# which appears in E minor harmonic) and a lot of rock/metal songs are written

in that key. Every guitarist should know that scale by heart. This is why I decided to focus on that point. We are

going to use 3-notes-per-string patterns starting from every note from the E minor natural scale. A nice ending

gives us the chromatic tapping lick which goes over 2 octaves. I changed the rhythm so that your timing skills are

developed, too.
So, let´s start.

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The Lesson
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|------------------------------------|-----------2-3-5-5-3-2-----------|----------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---1-3-5-----------------5-3-1---|----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------0-2-4---|-----------------------------------|---4-2-0-------------------------------|
|-------------------0-2-4-----------|-----------------------------------|---------------4-2-0-------------------|
|-----------0-2-3-------------------|-----------------------------------|-----------------------3-2-0-----------|
|---0-2-3---------------------------|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------3-2-0---|

Time measure: 2/4
Note value: 16th triplets
We start with low E and go stepwise up. Don´t forget to mute the strings after you skip a string. Pay attention to

my fingering: I stay only in one position, that means that every finger has its own fret to play. Accentuate the

first note of every beat, that helps you to stay in the beat. This scale is also known as E Aeolian.

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|-----------------------------------|-----------3-5-7-5-3-----------|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|---3-5-7---------------7-5-3---|-----------------------------------|
|---------------------------2-4-5---|--------------------------------|---5-4-2---------------------------|
|-------------------2-4-5-----------|--------------------------------|-----------5-4-2-------------------|
|-----------2-3-5-------------------|--------------------------------|-------------------5-3-2-----------|
|---2-3-5---------------------------|--------------------------------|---------------------------5-3-2---|

Time measure: 3/4
Note value: 16th
We start from F# and play all the notes from the E minor natural scale up to high B. Starting from this point, we

can consider this scale as F# Locrian, by the way. Accentuate the first note of every beat.

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

Time measure: 2/4
Note value: 16th triplets
The first note is G. This scale is also known as the G Major/Ionian scale. Accentuate the first note of every beat.

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

Time measure: 3/4
Note value: 16th
We start from A which gives us the 4th position of the E minor scale or a mode called A Dorian. Accentuate the

first note of every beat.

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

Time measure: 2/4
Note value: 16th triplets
First note: B. So, we have the 5th position or B Phrygian. Accentuate the first note of every beat.

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

Time measure: 3/4
Note value: 16th
This scale is also called C Lydian because we have an augmented 4th if C is the root. Accentuate the first note of

every beat.

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

Time measure: 2/4
Note value: 16th triplets
We start from the 7th position of E minor, so we have D Mixolydian. Accentuate the first note of every beat.

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|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------13-14-15-16-17---|---(17)-----------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------12-13-14-15-16----------------------|------------------|
|------------------------------------------------12-13-14-15-16-----------------------------------------|------------------|
|-----------------------------12-13-14-15-16------------------------------------------------------------|------------------|
|---12----12-13-14-15-16--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------|
T T T T T T T T T T

Time measure: 2/4
Note value: 10th (except from the first and last note which are 8th notes [the last note is an 8th note with a note

of 3 beats in the next measure])
After staying in the same key for a long time, we get a bit naughty and play only minor 2nds up to E. Tap the last

two notes of every string with your middle and ring finger. Don´t forget to add some nice vibrato to the last note

to stay more musical. wink.gif

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Analysis of this Lesson
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Harmonically speaking, this lesson is very simple. We stay all the time in E minor. Depending from the situation,

we can interpret those different position as modes: E Aeolian, F# Locrian, G Ionian, A Dorian, B Phrygian, C

Lydian, D Mixolydian. If we have a look at the rhythm, we alternate between 16th notes and 16th triplets. Don´t

forget to accentuate the first note of every beat while practising. Also, use staright alternate picking all the

time. This simple exercice will help you develop your picking abilities and you will remark that playing faster is

a bit easier.

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Last Words
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This lesson is the first with good audio quality. However, I had some troubles with recording and cutting as you

see in the main video. Just let´s hope that I´ll have the chance to get a halogen light.
I hope this lesson is useful for you. I´m waiting for a video from you. Don´t forget: with each video of my lesson

you record (and if it sounds ok), you´ll have a wish for free. wink.gif

GP-File: Attached File  Lesson3.gp5 ( 7.19K ) Number of downloads: 122

BT: Attached File  Lesson3_Backing.mid ( 2.28K ) Number of downloads: 115


Cheers,
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post Jan 5 2009, 11:36 PM
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Great lesson Tolek smile.gif


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QUOTE
you´ll have a wish for free.


A free wish! Awesome!

LOL, nice lesson Tolek, I'll take a better look at it after dinner.

cheers and grats on the SI!


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post Jan 6 2009, 12:01 AM
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Awesome lesson Tolek and I enjoyed your improved video quality since the last lesson smile.gif


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Nice lesson! You've managed very well to explain all the parts of your lesson.


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Very well done mate, I believe I will send a S.I lesson tomorrow, and there I talk about major modes, I believe that together with this it will cover a great deal about three note per string scale runs...


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post Jan 6 2009, 01:28 AM
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Very good job Tolek, such a thorough work with this one.


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Nice work bro! Thanks a lot...I will definitely be trying this lesson!!!


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Great stuff Tolek it was a very well put together lesson....Kudos!!!

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Thanks for this cool, practical application as i try to learn the fretboard with Andrew's theory lessons!
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QUOTE (Toroso @ Jan 5 2009, 11:58 PM) *
A free wish! Awesome!

LOL, nice lesson Tolek, I'll take a better look at it after dinner.

cheers and grats on the SI!

Thanks, man. smile.gif I hope to see a video from you playing this lesson. As I find the last lick a bit difficult, you can leave it. smile.gif

QUOTE (enforcer @ Jan 6 2009, 12:16 AM) *
Very well done mate, I believe I will send a S.I lesson tomorrow, and there I talk about major modes, I believe that together with this it will cover a great deal about three note per string scale runs...

Surely! If you want we can discuss a bit so that our lessons compensate each other. Fusion of Powers. cool.gif

QUOTE (Praetorian @ Jan 6 2009, 01:41 AM) *
Nice work bro! Thanks a lot...I will definitely be trying this lesson!!!

Great! I hope to see a video from you, too. smile.gif



Thanks a lot for your comments and ambitions to learn this lesson! It´s an awesome feeling to have helped someone. I hope that my next lessons will help you, too.
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Just included this one on the knowledge base! smile.gif

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