Creating Melodic Sequences Using Pedal Points
You know what melodic sequences are now, from last week’s blog, which you can check here:
Pedal point was discussed in the past, in this blog:
You can come up with very structured melody lines, when you combine both.
How Do You Combine The 2 Concepts
Well you basically play a short pedal point line, then create a sequence repeating the pedal point line on different starting notes in the scale.
Here’s 2 examples:
Check following video to see how the 2 above examples sound like.
The video also showcases how to implement this concept within the context of soloing over a song.
Like I mentioned in last week’s blog: melodic sequences can possibly sound tedious when overused.
As you can see in the above video though: these lines really create a sense of direction when used in a solo.
Moreover: creating melodic sequences with pedal points, establishes more structure within the solo.
This a great concept, which at the same time creates a sense of direction, structure as well as momentum and build to a solo.
You want to come up with your own lines, and practice this concept on a daily basis till it naturally starts showing up in your guitar solos.
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