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Posted by: chrisjuergensen, on May 11,2010, in category Improvisation/Soloing
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Abstract: we'll be using minor pentatonic scales to improvise over altered dominant chords.
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Posted by: chrisjuergensen, on Apr 26,2010, in category Improvisation/Soloing
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Abstract: This lesson came about like many of these lessons do--from a question. The question was a simple one, but it made me think a bit: Q: I watched your phrygian video on youtube and couldn't help wondering how you change scale patterns like you do. It seems like you connect them effortlessly. How do you do it?
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Posted by: chrisjuergensen, on Apr 24,2010, in category Improvisation/Soloing
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Abstract: The conventional major scale patterns are easy to play and are logical. They are what I mostly used for the majority of my thirty years playing.
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Posted by: guypople, on Apr 06,2010, in category Improvisation/Soloing
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Abstract: This article is designed for aspiring improvisers who are keen to break out of the Pentatonic Scale. First we will learn how to step out of the box and then we will introduce some new colors to mix it up.
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Posted by: tommaso.zillio, on Mar 31,2010, in category Improvisation/Soloing
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Abstract: In learning how to play the guitar, or any other instrument for that matter, there are two fundamental concepts that I like to call 'the two Great Divides'........I would like, instead, to concentrate on the second divide, called 'Divide and Multiply', that has more to do with creativity than practice.
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Posted by: tommaso.zillio, on Mar 31,2010, in category Improvisation/Soloing
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Abstract: Now we will explore some other (more advanced) variations of the same sequence we have seen in Part 1.
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Posted by: jasonsadites, on Mar 29,2010, in category Improvisation/Soloing
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Abstract: One of the most effective tools in keeping a composition interesting is the use of theme and variation. Throughout my years teaching, one of the most common 'mistakes' I came across was students who lacked variety in their compositions.
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Posted by: jasonsadites, on Mar 25,2010, in category Improvisation/Soloing
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Abstract: One of the things I am asked most by students is how they can improve their soloing. Many people feel learning as many scales as they can and having the ability to play those scales in any key in all positions is the answer.
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Posted by: tommaso.zillio, on Mar 07,2010, in category Improvisation/Soloing
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Abstract: You have practiced countless hours, you know your scale positions and fingerings like the back of your hand, you can play faster than all your friends. Yet, all the solos you improvise (or write) sound kind of stale, and not like “real music”. Why?
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Posted by: josippesut, on Feb 16,2010, in category Improvisation/Soloing
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Abstract: This article is only a tap into topic of phrasing. I will mention some of the options you have, and go deeper into them with other articles.
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