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Musical Storytelling In Improvisation

Playing A Guitar Solo is Like “Talking With Your Guitar”. In the beginning stages, students of improvisation tend to solo like they are trying to constantly reinvent the wheel. They constantly try to keep coming up with ever new phrases and new melodic ideas, which makes the solo sound like it’s “meandering about” without ever
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The Difference Between “Key” and “Scale”

“Scale” and “Key” are not the same thing. The terms “key” and “scale” are usually interchanged and confused. Very few musicians realize there is a difference. For example: You could be in the key of C, but in the scale of Ab Lydian. Later on: I will explain how this is possible. Scale: series of
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Melody In Songwriting

The Art of Writing Great Melodies This blog is a continuation from previously published blogs on songwriting which you can read when you click on the titles How To Write Chords To Your Melody Lines, Some Scale And Chord Theory and Understanding How Chord Progressions Work. I wanted to dedicate this new blog to the
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Songwriting Part 3: Some Scale And Chord Theory.

The Major Scale If you want to read the preceding 2 songwriting lessons, you can do so here when you click on following titles: How To Write Chords To Your Melodies and Fretboard Mastery for Better Songwriting. Some important theory to memorize. The most commonly used scale in our music is called the major scale.
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Songwriting: How To Write Chords To Your Melody Lines!

In my guitar and songwriting lessons, students often ask me how they can figure out the chords to their melodies when they are writing a song. While this is pretty large topic to cover, I can get you on the fast track giving you some pointers to get you started. Ear training: The better your
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