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Kristofer Dahl
post Apr 15 2007, 09:07 PM
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Blues Licks Lesson 2

I am very happy to present the follow-up to Gabriel's successful blues series. Heaps of tasty, swingy licks! biggrin.gif

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post Apr 15 2007, 09:20 PM
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Sweet !!!! I love Gabis lessons, and this looks awsome. Now if only i had more time....haha!!


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post Apr 16 2007, 01:09 PM
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hi guys,

This lesson looks great , tho im still at the beginnings of lesson one.

can someone help me with a little theory

in lesson 2 its says this

New Formulas to learn:

Dominant 7th Arpeggios: ( I - III - V - bVII )

Mixolidyan Mode: (I - II - III - IV - V - VI - bVII)

can someone explain this to me please! I know mixolidyan is a scale but thats all i know lol. ( i prob know how to play the scale too without knowing what its called)

i dont understand what modes are... are they positions? same with the arpeggios!

With practice i know i will play the lesson but just need to understand all the theory behind it all.
I love blues and play endlessly to backing tracks but usually only using the petatonic scales i know in diff positions. this lesson could open up my improv to a whole new level of understanding!

cheers in advance


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post Apr 16 2007, 03:13 PM
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I dont know much about modes either. This should help > https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...?showtopic=3456


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post Apr 16 2007, 03:24 PM
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QUOTE (BollyRotten @ Apr 16 2007, 08:09 AM) *
hi guys,

This lesson looks great , tho im still at the beginnings of lesson one.

can someone help me with a little theory

in lesson 2 its says this

New Formulas to learn:

Dominant 7th Arpeggios: ( I - III - V - bVII )

Mixolidyan Mode: (I - II - III - IV - V - VI - bVII)

can someone explain this to me please! I know mixolidyan is a scale but thats all i know lol. ( i prob know how to play the scale too without knowing what its called)

i dont understand what modes are... are they positions? same with the arpeggios!

With practice i know i will play the lesson but just need to understand all the theory behind it all.
I love blues and play endlessly to backing tracks but usually only using the petatonic scales i know in diff positions. this lesson could open up my improv to a whole new level of understanding!

cheers in advance


Starting with dominant 7th - that is really a chord construction formula - you take the 1st of the scale, the 3rd of the scale, the 5th of the scale and a flattened 7th, and that gives you a dominant 7th chord, although in the lesson it is played as an arpeggio which I am sure you are aware is a just a chord in which you play the notes separately one after another. The roman numerals just stand in for the numbers if you haven't seen that notation before - and there is a lesson on degrees of the scale here.

Looking at a specific example, using the C Major scale. The notes in the scale are C,D,E,F,G,A,B. The 1st, 3rd and 5th are C,E,and G - together they make a regular major chord. If you add a flattened 7th, you make a dominant 7th chord (often just called a 7th). SO we take our 7th note - B - and flatten it to get Bb, add that to the other notes to get C,E,G,Bb, which are the notes for the chord or arpeggio of C7.

Modes are a little more complex - Eat-Sleep-andJam pointed you to the lesson, its well worth a read. In this specific case, we are using Mixolydian mode, which because of its constriction fits very well over a 7th chord, they are kind of like a matched set.

If you don't have time to look at the modes lesson, a simple way of looking at modes is that they are an altered scale. In the case of Mixolydian, the regular major scale has its 7th replaced with a flattened 7th, which fits in nicely with the flat 7th on the dominant 7th chord.


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Andrew, your the man!

cheers i kinda understand now, gonna look at the mode lesson etc when i get home from work!
I can be show something and can play it , yet sit me down with theory and it just does not stay in my head.
(man i played piano for 7 years too!) I am very good at playing by ear though !! lol

I just want to break out of pentatonics and use other patterns to improvise with.
Eg, if im playing in Am what other patterns or scales can i play other than the 5 pentatonic patterns that i now can play in my sleep?
My old guitar tutor used to tell me to use 3 note per string scales but i dont really know any other than the major scale that has some strings with 3 notes.
Im going to have to knuckle down to some serious theory swatting later
thanks again Andrew, im sure i will be back with more questions!

also tanks to eat - sleep anjam! (what a name !)


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post Apr 16 2007, 05:18 PM
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QUOTE (BollyRotten @ Apr 16 2007, 11:44 AM) *
Andrew, your the man!

cheers i kinda understand now, gonna look at the mode lesson etc when i get home from work!
I can be show something and can play it , yet sit me down with theory and it just does not stay in my head.
(man i played piano for 7 years too!) I am very good at playing by ear though !! lol

I just want to break out of pentatonics and use other patterns to improvise with.
Eg, if im playing in Am what other patterns or scales can i play other than the 5 pentatonic patterns that i now can play in my sleep?
My old guitar tutor used to tell me to use 3 note per string scales but i dont really know any other than the major scale that has some strings with 3 notes.
Im going to have to knuckle down to some serious theory swatting later
thanks again Andrew, im sure i will be back with more questions!

also tanks to eat - sleep anjam! (what a name !)


Any time - to add variety to your playing I would definitely also check out the regular Major and Minor scales next, then add modes when you are happy with those. Three-note-per string scales I am going to write a lesson on eventually smile.gif


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This lesson was really great. It helped me find new ways to make licks and improvise.

PLEASE say there will be a number 3 of this lesson! laugh.gif Or maybe even 4? smile.gif


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post Apr 17 2007, 08:20 AM
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QUOTE (Robin @ Apr 16 2007, 11:15 PM) *
This lesson was really great. It helped me find new ways to make licks and improvise.

PLEASE say there will be a number 3 of this lesson! laugh.gif Or maybe even 4? smile.gif


Yes I also hope for more of the blues series!


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post Apr 25 2007, 08:50 AM
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Just wanted to say thanks for this lesson. Great work!
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post Apr 25 2007, 09:12 AM
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QUOTE (blindwillie @ Apr 25 2007, 09:50 AM) *
Just wanted to say thanks for this lesson. Great work!
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