Fun Musician Drills, Cool Guitars and Some Humor
Cool Improvisation Trick
This is something I strongly encourage you to try out.
Solo over one of your favorite songs or over a backing track, with an in position (7-note or pentatonic) scale, consistently leaving one string out.
For example: solo with the root position A minor pentatonic box, but don’t play any notes on the B string (or A string, or D string,… you get the idea).
Having that “gap” in the scale fingerings, leads to new phrases and melodies you otherwise would never have been able to come up with.
Key in this: is self-discipline. Refrain from the temptation to quickly add a note on that string.
Great Ear Training lesson
This following is a drill I highly recommend.
Singing series of repetitive intervals: all b3’s, all whole steps, all major 3’s, all 4ths, all major 6ths, etc…
This is a challenge, but it’s amazing what this does to your ear development.
When you sing all whole steps, you are singing a whole tone scale
When you sing all minor 3rds, you are singing the notes of a dim7 chord
When you sing all major 3rds, you are singing the notes of an augmented triad
When you sing all perfect 4ths, you are singing the circle of 4ths
When you sing all perfect 5ths, you are singing the circle of 5ths
Some Silly Memes
Cool, Pretty or Interesting Guitars
Sparkly Blue Strat
7-String Steve Vai Ibanez
White Strat With Black Writing
Swirly Wood Grain Blue Guitar
Purple and Teal Guitar
Trans Blue Bleach Burst
All Turkoise Strat, Amp and Cab Combo
Turkoise Les Paul Beauty
Ugliest Guitar Shape Ever
Steve Vai Ibanez with Beautiful Neck Inlay
Very Red Guitar
Visual Illusion Les Paul
Zakk Wyle Les Paul Blue Black Circles
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