Chords In Songwriting and Composition.

Chords In Songwriting and Composition. I, IV, V The 1st, 4th and 5th chord in a scale are the main chords that serve as a frame work to which any chord progression in any song can be reduced to. Look at any song or composition: and you will see that the most common chords inRead More »

Posted on: 15 December 2017 | 10:38 am

Jazzing Up The 12-Bar Blues

Jazzing Up The 12-Bar Blues When blues guys play the blues, they usually play following progression: I | IV | I | I | IV | IV | I | I | V | IV | I | V || In the key of C for example, this would give you following chords C |Read More »

Posted on: 8 December 2017 | 10:50 am

Creative Improvisation Games With Open Strings

Creative Improvisation Games With Open Strings You can create really cool, interesting melodic lines with open strings. If you’re in a rut with your soloing, this new idea will open up a lot of new possibilities in your playing. In following ideas, all in the key of C or A minor, hit/pick an open string,Read More »

Posted on: 1 December 2017 | 11:02 am

The Romanian Gypsy Scale (In Position)

The Romanian Minor In-Position Scale Fingerings In last week’s blog we covered all the theory for this scale. Check it out here: The Romanian Minor Scale Theory. There is also a video in the blog where you can hear the sound of the Romanian Minor Scale. This week, we’ll have a look at the 7Read More »

Posted on: 24 November 2017 | 11:01 am

The Romanian Minor Gypsy Scale (Linear)

The Romanian Minor Scale Other names for this scale include the Romanian Minor Scale, The Ukrainian Doran scale, altered Dorian scale or Dorian #4. This is one of several scales used by the Romani or Roma people. It is used in Romanian music and Jewish music. The sound of the scale might remind you ofRead More »

Posted on: 17 November 2017 | 10:58 am

The 3-Octave Sus Triad Arpeggios.

3-Octave Sus Triad Arpeggios. In last weeks’ blogs we covered the 3-octave major, minor, diminished and augmented triad arpeggios. Major triad 3-octave arpeggios Minor triad 3-octave arpeggios Augmented triad 3-octave arpeggios Diminished triad 3-octave arpeggios This week we’re covering the 3-octave sus4 and sus2 triad arpeggio fingerings, and get you another step further in yourRead More »

Posted on: 10 November 2017 | 10:49 am

The 3-Octave Diminished Triad Arpeggio.

3-Octave Diminished Triad Arpeggios. In last weeks’ blogs we covered the 3-octave major, minor and augmented triad arpeggios. Major triad 3-octave arpeggios Minor triad 3-octave arpeggios Augmented triad 3-octave arpeggios This week we’re covering the 3-octave diminished triad arpeggio fingerings. Here are the fingerings. (The chord in the below example is Cdim, notes are C,Read More »

Posted on: 3 November 2017 | 10:33 am

3-Octave Augmented Triad Arpeggios.

3-Octave Minor Triad Arpeggios. In last weeks’ blogs we covered the 3-octave major and minor triad arpeggios. You can find those blogs about the major triad 3-octave arpeggios HERE and about the minor triad 3-octave arpeggios HERE This week we’re covering the 3-octave augmented triad arpeggio fingerings. Here are the fingerings. (The chord in theRead More »

Posted on: 27 October 2017 | 10:23 am

3 Octave Minor Triad Arpeggios

3-Octave Minor Triad Arpeggios. In last week’s blog we covered the 3-octave major triad arpeggios. You can find that blog about the major triad 3-octave arpeggios HERE This week we’re covering the 3-octave minor triad arpeggio fingerings. Here are the fingerings. (The chord in the below example is Cm, notes are C, Eb, G) FollowingRead More »

Posted on: 20 October 2017 | 11:07 am

3-Octave Major Triad Arpeggios

3-Octave Major Triad Arpeggios. Knowing the 3-octave arpeggio fingerings improves your soloing power. Some of the benefits you get from knowing these fingerings: Improved fretboard knowledge. Immediately finding the notes for any given chord over a 3-octave range. More melodic soloing Great picking technique exercises. Getting unstuck out of familiar positions, with a more horizontalRead More »

Posted on: 13 October 2017 | 11:04 am