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Advanced Arpeggio Theory Fret board Exercise For Guitarists

Advanced Arpeggio Theory Fret board Exercise Pick any random note on the low E string Then from that note, figure out: Which four dominant 7th chords have that note. Play the dominant 7 arpeggio fingering (from that note) for each one of those dominant 7 chords. Which four maj7 chords have that note. Play the
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Inverse Scales, Guitars and Jokes

Inverse Scales This is an excerpt from my scales book. You will occasionally see a scale that has the word “inverse” in its scale name. Some examples include: 186 –> Messiaen’s Truncated Mode 6 Inverse. (the number 186 refers to the scale number in the book. All 2048 scales are numbered) 205 –> Genus Primum
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Neapolitan Scales, The Meaning of Diatonic, and Nice Guitars

What Does “Diatonic” Mean? Here’s some info from my scales book. I’ve seen a lot of confusion about the term “diatonic” in my many years as a guitar teacher. Good news: it’s actually really easy to understand. The “di” in diatonic is derived from the Greek word for 2. (and also from the Greek “dia”,
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The Most Underused Guitar Solo Trick You Want to Know About, and Other Fun Stuff

Guitar Soloing Techniques and More Fun Stuff My book “Guitar Essentials” has been doing really well. People are especially loving the vast chapter on 80+ guitar solo techniques, tricks, and concepts. Here’s a soloing technique, not enough guitar players use or know about. Solo with randomly moving 2nds. This improvisation idea uses a scale pattern
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Jeff Beck’s “Two Rivers”, BB King & Going Microtonal

Having Fun Jamming At the ZOTZinMusic Studio I recently relearned Jeff Beck’s “Two Rivers”. Almost the whole melody is played with harmonics only. The Infinitone: A Newly Invented Microtonal Instrument This newly invented instrument sounds like a sax but can produce 512 notes. A really cool read and there is an audio clip where you
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