Melody/Improv

Fun Musician Drills, Cool Guitars and Some Humor

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
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Soloing with dim7 Arpeggios over dim7 Passing Chords

Soloing with dim7 Arpeggios over dim7 Passing Chords As you can learn from one of the past blogs, one of the 3 ways dim7 chords are used in music, is as a passing chord. Learn more about the uses of the dim7 chord here. The Diminished 7th Chord and How To Use It. While the
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Improve Your Fretboard, Theory and Scale Knowledge with One Exercise

Improve Your Fretboard, Theory and Scale Knowledge with One Exercise Today’s blog is going to be short and sweet, but will do a lot for your playing and fretboard knowledge. Pick a string Starting from the lowest note you can plan on that string, walk up and down a C major scale. Then walk up
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The Jimi Hendrix Chord

The E7#9 Jimi Hendrix Chord Some people would call this a “jazz chord” 🙂 We musicians of course (should) know better: we know there is no such thing called “jazz chords”. There’s only stacking 3rd intervals. When you keep stacking 3rds above the 7th in the chord, you get chords with tensions, which jazz musicians
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Improvising with Dim7 Arpeggios over V7

Improvising with Dim7 Arpeggios over V7 A couple of weeks ago I posted a free lesson here about the dim7 arpeggio. If you need a quick recap on this, check out the dim7 arpeggio fingerings here: The Dim7 Arpeggio I also wrote in the past about the 3 ways dim7 chords are used in music.
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