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Answers To A Student’s Questions About The Harmonic Series.

Questions People Have About The Harmonic Series. These questions came from my close friend and guitar student Pascal, after he read my blog about the harmonic series, which you can read here: The Harmonic Series & Its Implications on Composition. I wanted to post these questions here for anybody else who is interested in learning
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Simulating Arabic Music On Your Guitar

Arabic Music On Guitar I always tremendously enjoyed simulating the music of different cultures on my guitar. There is a certain atmosphere and mystique to the sound of Arabic music that always intrigued me. Arabic music, has a smaller subdivision than our 12 tone music. What that means is that they have more than 12
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Improv Technique: Building Your Next Phrase From Your Previous Phrase.

Repetition Of Musical Ideas Creates A Sense of Direction In Your Solo I touched upon this in a blog in the past, and I want to get a little deeper into this improvisation technique. All too often, when guitar students play guitar solos, their improvisations sound like they are meandering about without any clear direction.
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The Harmonic Tensions

Some Quick Basic Chord Theory. As we discussed in previous blogs, chords are built stacking 3rd intervals. A 3rd interval is a 3-letter distance. From C to E is a 3rd (CDE = 123), from E to G is a 3rd (EFG). These 3 notes (C E G) combined form a C chord. This is
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Improvising Over Modal Interchange Chords

Improvisation over Modal Interchange chords. This blog is a continuation from last week’s blog on modal interchange. Check that blog here if you need a review on modal interchange chords: Modal Interchange Chords in Major Keys. This week I wanted to talk about the scales of choice for improvisation over modal interchange chords. In recap,
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