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Drop Voicings

Drop Voicings Last week we covered closed voicings The Theory of Closed 7th Chord Voicings Drop voicings are “open voicings”, also called “spread voicings” (depending on which music theory book you are reading) The difference between closed and open voicings: Closed voicings: you stack 3rd intervals, the distance between the lowest and the highest note
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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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The Four 8th – Note Rhythm Permutations On 1 Beat

The Four 8th – Note Rhythm Permutations On 1 Beat This lesson is inspired on experiences with students, who were struggling understanding how to read or perform rhythms with 8th notes. The term “8th note” refers to rhythm. An 8th note is a note that lasts for 1/8th of a measure. Build upon the idea
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Sounds Hard But Is Easy: F# Melodic Minor

Things That Sound Hard but Are Very Easy Sometimes, certain things sound very hard, but are surprisingly easy to pull off. An example of this is soloing in the key of F# Most any musician would think of this as “advanced” or “really challenging”. The thought is: “Wooaww, the key of F# has 6 sharps,
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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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