Improvisation & Soloing
Songwriting & Lyrics
Guitar Music Theory Lessons
"To train your ear you should learn to recognize all your intervals"... How many times you have heard that? And maybe you can recognize all your intervals by ear, but still you can't play on your guitar the melodies you hear.
The melodic minor scale is a pretty interesting one, as it has both an ascending and descending version. But this is also what makes it kind of confusing. Can You Use The Ascending Melodic Minor Scale In Both Directions?
This is a lesson about the major scale and what chords are “in key” with the scale. You can use this information to build your own progressions, ensuring each chord harmonizes properly to the key you've chosen. You can also use this knowledge to dissect a tune’s key, taking the song’s chords and working backwards to determine which key you can use to solo/improvise over it.
A continuation of part one
An article on some of the reasons why guitarist struggle with aural skills and and exercise to get started on ear training the right way.
"Gloria's Step" - Bill Evans chord voicings
Advanced Jazz Blues Harmony: Learn the harmony in numbers not in chord names - you will be able to use them in any key.
Discover new melodic opportunities when soloing by using chord shapes.
Discover exotic sounds that will help you add interest and tension to your melodic ideas and solos- all derived from the modes of the harmonic minor scale.
Two pentatonic scales that can be used in almost any context within the melodic minor scale, plus with altered and dominant chords- offering interesting melodic possibilities for improvisation. And the best of all, they are easy to learn!