No way out

by Henry Dietzel

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  • Hey GMCer’s. Today’s lesson will be covering a solo passage I wrote from a track "No way out".

    It starts off with a C harmonic minor scale. There is a 2nd passage that maybe I’ll do a 2nd lesson on if this one goes well.

    The backing chords you can use are:
    B-F-D-G#
    C-F#-(D-G#)
    F-B-D-G#
    C-D-D#-F-G

    There are some changes in key as you will notice and it is in 4/4 time at 110 bpm. The scales we will be working with are the harmonic minor, bebop minor, bebop major and the blues scale. The key shifting will occur between the bebop scales (see all scales below). You will be using different positions on the neck throughout this lesson.

    Throughout this lesson there will be times when it will appear the Bebop scale or the Harmonic scale could be used. I briefly try to explain why I chose the scale I did in text below each video. I've added 5 backing tracks and looped the entire track at 70bpm and 110bpm. If you are having trouble with an individual section leave a comment and I will try to post a loop for that section only to help you. I hope you enjoy this lesson.

    Remember take it slow, be clean, and precise.

    These are the techniques we’ll be working on

    - downstroke picking
    - note sliding
    - bends
    - vibrato
    - hammer-ons
    - pull-offs
    - legato
    - alternate picking

    Good luck & have fun!

    C bebop maj.png

    E blues.png

    Gsharp bebop min.png

    G bebop min.png

    C harm.png

    C bebop min.png
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