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3-Note Per String Scale Fingerings Technically fast guitarists for whom speed and technical playing is a major part of their style, LOVE using these 3-note-per string scale fingerings. As you can see on the following graphic, those fingerings are not in-position fingerings. Each fingering combines 2 positions; with a physical move up into the next … 3-Note-Per-String Scale Fingerings, Guitars & Humor
The Scale With the Most Names The scale with the most names is the Phrygian Dominant scale It’s scale number 1232 in the scale book I published. The Phrygian Dominant scale is one of my all-time favorite scales and scale sounds. It is the 5th mode of the harmonic minor scale. What this means is … The Scale With the Most Names
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 … Inverse Scales, Guitars and Jokes
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”, … Neapolitan Scales, The Meaning of Diatonic, and Nice Guitars
How Do You Make Guitar Solos More Jazzy? Listen to lots of jazz It goes without saying that you will sound the most like what you listen to the most. Listening to jazz all the time will automatically lead you to improvise using the kind of melodic phrases more often that jazz guys use in … Tricks & Tips to Make Your Guitar Solos Sound More Jazzy