Mixolydian Sixths R&B

by Javier Aviles

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    THE PROFESSOR In this funky, chicken-pickin’ lesson from Javier, you will learn how to add the interval of a 6th to your Mixolydian scales in order to create cool-sounding and memorable single-note melodies on the guitar. 

    In order to get these concepts into your head and ears, as well as under your fingers, it is a good idea to learn how to build and play the Mixolydian Mode on guitar, as well as check out Interval Theory for guitar, as both of these concepts are vital when studying lessons such as this. 

    Greetings from Granada (Andalucia, Spain)!

    I composed this funny lesson in the style of Memphis Blues Lead, using mixolydian scales with two notes in a sixths distance relation (interval). I use three mixolydian scales : G, C and D - one for each chord. Also, I use a rare bending technique for getting minor/major third of pentatonic scale. Everything is played with hybrid picking technique.

    Music Style:
    Memphis Rhythm & Blues Lead

    Tonality & Chords:
    G Major

    Techniques:
    Hybrid picking, bending, slide

    Sound:
    I used a Fender Telecaster Hot Rod 52' with a little of delay and overdrive.

    Tuning:
    Standard tuning: E,A,D,G,B,E

    Tempo:
    160 bpm (Slow parts at 80 bpm)
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