About Thomas Berglund
My name is Thomas Berglund and I´m a swedish musician and guitar teacher.
I have played in various genres through the years but no matter what style I play in there´s the improvisation moment I search. I love jazz, blues, country and many styles but there´s in the improvisation my heart is. So....my intention is to have lessons in various genres but to put in solo scales, phrasing and stuff from the improvisation that makes the music comes alive.
For more lessons you can go to my guitar lesson site.
...and here can you listen to my music!
/all the best
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Develop your Blues Guitar soloing by using the minor 6th pentatonic scale adding the 9th tone in the playing• Author: @thomas-berglund
When playing blues guitar one can get stucked in the blues scale and the common minor pentatonic scale. To develop and go further from that the minor 6th pentatonic scale is a good choice and when you put in the 9th tone to it you have a new palette to use to your blues playing.
When studying guitar it´s good to learn from the licks and lines. If you just play them and don´t think so much from where they´re coming they will be in your lick library but you don´t know why. If you instead learn the lines and then analyzes from which scale and how they work in context you also learn from the licks and lines.
In this lesson I´ll show three pentatonic scales to soloing with in the dorian mode. I´ll be in the key of A minor (dorian). The common pentatonic scale in that key is the A minor pentatonic scale. That´s the first scale to come up when one starts to soloing in most cases. But there are two more to use and there are the B and the E minor pentatonic scales in the dorian mode.
Here are suggestions on arpeggios to the m7b5 chord to use in the soloing. When using new arpeggios to the chords you find new sounds to soloing with and you also get new soloing ideas.
In this lesson there are 3 great guitarists lines I´m playing, discuss and analyze. The guitarists are Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery and George Benson. The intention with the lesson is not just to learn the lines but also learn from the lines.
In this lesson "walking bass with chords” part 3 on the guitar I´ll discuss chords as dominant/tritonus substitution, dominant diminished chords, colored chords and how to put in open strings to the chords.
Create chord shapes from the scale tones to find new sounds.
The dominant chord is an important chord in improvisation and in music in general. You can experiment a lot with the dominant chord what it regards to scales and chord shapes.