Interval Series - Soloing with Unison...

by Pedja Simovic

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  • Hello GMC!

    Welcome to my Interval Series.

    In this series we will cover soloing with all intervals up until the octave. This first lesson includes soloing with Unison (same note) and Diatonic 2nds (notes that are whole or half step away).

    First let's make it clear what an interval is. An interval is a relationship between any two notes in music. We can have two types of intervals - harmonic and melodic. Harmonic interval is when two notes are played at the same time (like a chord) while Melodic is the opposite and notes are played one after other.

    In this solo I have used the Melodic way of playing intervals. I encourage you to check out the spoken video and listen to how harmonic intervals sounds.

    The key for this solo is C major. I chose it because it has no sharps or flats and it's the key that mostly everyone knows and learns first when getting into scales.

    In the solo I have used a melodic leap only when rest was applied (longer rest - from quarter note up). When silence is there in music you can leap wherever you want and it can still sound interesting and connected.

    I would like you to learn the solo and have fun improvising using diatonic 2nds and unison intervals.

    Here are some things used in this lesson and things that you should gain after finishing this lesson:

    - Down beat type rhythm
    - Syncopated rhythm
    - Alternate picking
    - Legato
    - Bending
    - Tapping
    - Vibrato
    - C major scale
    - Usage of rests in solo
    - Q % A type phrasing
    - Single vs Double time feel etc

    For this lesson I used my custom built guitar going trough POD X3 Live into Nuendo.

    Feel free to ask any questions you might have and make sure you check out spoken video for more in depth explanations regarding this lesson.

    Have fun jamming with the backing track and I look forward to your takes!


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