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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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How to Play Led Zeppelin’s Fool In The Rain

How to Play Led Zeppelin’s Fool In The Rain Led Zeppelin released “Fool In The Rain” on the “In Through The Outdoor” album in 1979. You can hear the song here The song also showcases John Bonham’s brilliance. Here’s the isolated drum track. Magical. Solid. Strong. Powerful. I’ve always been a huge John Bonham fan,
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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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The Dim7 Arpeggio

The dim7 Arpeggio Fingerings You can learn more about the dim7 chord here: The 3 Uses of the dim7 Chord. The formula of the dim7 chord is: 1 b3 b5 bb7 When you would play this formula on 1 string, you’d notice that all notes are spaced evenly in four 3-fret intervals. The dim7 chord
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