Awesome Zsolt! Keep these coming! I love the hirajoshi scale, it souns so evil and exotic!
Awesome lesson Zsolt!
Just one question, the one I thought was the Hirajoshi scale, based on previous lessons, is now called Hon-Kumoi-Joshi :S And the Hirajoshi scale is existing of root, 2b, 4, 5, 6b.. Is this a correction or mistake?
So hirajoshi scale has modes as well? Didn't know that... Can I play this scale over backing in minor, or major?
Sounds very Cacophonish and wicked:)
Thank you guys!
cool runs man! Great lesson
Wow, those are some very cool stretches Zsolt, and very tight playing. Great!
Wow, I'd never heard of this scale before ! Awesome lesson
How cool this is man Just awesome
I understand how these exotic scales can be mixed up when being spread out on the net. Thanks for researching and clarifying! Then this means the other lessons dealing with the scales are wrong and have to be fixed haha jk But that would be good for everyone else who don't know this
Great lesson Zsolt !
Awsome lesson and an interesting melody Somehow reminds me of my friend who is Japanese Cheers mate
Thank you my friends!
Pure Cacaphony! Great, It's interesting to me that you play them in those particular positions, awesome lesson!
Nice work Zsolt!
Excellent as always!
Great lesson !!
Great lesson & great work Zsolt !
バンザイ突撃 - Banzai!! Great one !
Don't know if it is of any usefulness to other people, but I did a little research(when You don't know modes than You have to do a "research"...) and here are the results:
D Hirajoshi share notes with D Phrygian
D Hon-Kumoi-Joshi share notes with D Natural Minor
D Raga Amritavarshini share notes with D Lydian
D Kumoi share notes with D Mixolydian
D Iwato share notes with D Locrian
Mixolydian and Lydian are major modes, phrygian is minor mode, and Locrian is dimished.
Not sure if it's useful, but maybe for people that don't know modes, and would learn those scales instead:P
What a fantastic scales! This going to my knowledge base! Last scale and bend was very tasty
KRIS, you should make Modal Madness pack on lesson series! I think this series deserves a nice place in there!
Amazing! I really liked the combination of the rhythm guitar with the scale in the end
im agree with ramiro, the final rhythm is awesome! i love your modal madness lessons! great job!
sounds like marty friedman
And welcome to my 5th in a row lesson entitled "Modal Madness".
This time we will buld up the modes of the exotic soundig Japanese scale called the "Hirajoshi" scale.
You may have heard these scales by some of my favorite guitarists, Jason Becker and Marty friedman. These scales are becoming sort of trendy lately.
"Hirajoshi, or hira-choshi (choshi = tuning and hira = even, level, tranquil, standard or regular) is the original solo koto tuning which was developed by Yatsuhashi Kengyoo in the seventeenth century and was adapted from Shamisen music. In the D-mode, hirajoshi consists of the pentatonic scale: D, E-flat, G, A, B-flat." ( From Koto Sound Dictionary )
The Kotot is a traditional Japanese instrument with strings.
These sequences are a bit harder to play becouse of the wide stretches, but I played them slower intentionally so everyone can learn them. Before trying to play them, warm up your left (fretting) hand so you can avoid hurting them. I made the bends out of the scale intentionally as well, just to have this bluesy feel to it.
The tuning is in D ( D, G, C, F, A, D ).
Have fun practicing