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Learn how changing pentatonic scale over minor key progressions can open up your musical options for playing melodic guitar solos. If you found this (or any) lesson useful, please consider donating to keep the free lessons coming - http://www.fretjam.com/support.html Thanks! I really appreciate it. In this lesson, I show you an alternative to playing the same minor pentatonic scale over a chord progression. By changing pentatonic scales with the chords, we can connect to those chords more musically and expand our phrasing options. For backing tracks, diagrams and other supplemental content, visit the lesson page below: http://www.fretjam.com/minor-key-pentatonics.html
Need help with your Guitar Path? https://gzoom.me/help-me-choose-ss See Steve's Guitar Courses: https://gzoom.me/guitar-courses-ss * SUBSCRIBE: http://stevestine.me/subscribeYouTube Request a Guitar Lesson Video: https://gzoom.me/request-a-lesson-ss Ask Steve a question: https://gzoom.me/ask-steve-ss In this guitar lesson, Steve Stine discusses some approaches for you to finally memorize all the positions of the guitar fretboard, so you can get to the next level with your guitar playing. 1. If you can see it, you can play it - you have to truly learn to "visualize" the shape/pattern you are working on. Often, guitar players try to learn too fast, and the patterns become jumbled in their minds. The goal is to avoid moving to the next pattern until you REALLY have the first one memorized completely...THEN learn the next pattern the same way...and begin to see them BOTH as one element on the fretboard. 2. Once you can "see it", begin developing the technique to actually play/execute it - use a jam track, a drum loop, or a metronome, and begin building strength, speed and stamina by practicing the shape/pattern over and over again to gain power and control. 3. Begin learning Steve's concept of "Meandering" - begin learning (and following the rules of) Meandering to develop the ability to "shape shift" your shapes/patterns so you aren't just playing them up and down by route (this is very helpful in making the transition from "practice" to "creativity"). Meandering on its own won't make your solos sound like "solos", but it's the first step in disconnecting from "route practice". Once you learn to meander, you can then begin to learn the art of "phrasing", which you can begin to learn by breaking your Meandering into sentences, and once you get that, you can begin to target notes that match between the chords and the scale you are learning, to develop an element of melody. Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/guitarzoom/ If you would like to be notified when Steve goes Live with Streaming Guitar Lessons, please text the word: Guitar to 43506 so you can be notified in advance. #stevestineguitar #guitarzoom #stevestine
Using the CAGED system to build major scales and learn the fretboard.
Please support fretjam: http://www.fretjam.com/support.html This lesson shows you a far more effective way of soloing over blues progressions than what most guitarists are taught. Instead of playing a single pentatonic/blues scale pattern through the 1 4 5 chord changes, you can turn an ordinary sounding blues solo into an extraordinary solo by having a greater melodic respect for each chord. That means being aware of each chord's tones and being able to confidently target these tones when the chord changes. By thinking more carefully about note selection through a blues progression, your solo will sound more expressive and connected to what's actually being played in the background, rather than confining yourself to the convenience of a single scale pattern. Full Lesson: http://www.fretjam.com/soloing-over-blues.html
Modes can be understood in theory, which is often overly complicated. But if you want to be able to improvise and accompany 90% of music out there, modal ear training is the way to go. If this lesson helps you, please consider donating here (thank you!): http://www.fretjam.com/support.html Most songs and compositions are, whether intentionally or not, part of a modal system (or a combination of modes - we'll look more at modal interchange later). By training your ear to pick out movements of harmony that invoke a mode's flavour, you'll know where to put your fingers to play along. Plus, you'll discover new sounds that can inspire more interesting major and minor key songwriting. In this lesson, I take you through a very simple (and fun) way of exploring each of these modal flavours, starting with modes of the major scale - the most common keys in music. By playing modes in parallel (that is, on the same root), you can really hear their distinctive sounds. Each mode has its own unique feel, and the process I show you in this lesson is the best way of internalising that. Get the complete lesson, including backing tracks and tabbed examples here: http://www.fretjam.com/ear-training-modes.html
Major pentatonic is probably the most commonly used major key scale, so it's a good place to begin with scales.
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But even if you're already familiar with the scale, this lesson will go further than simply showing you fingering patterns. It shows you how to apply the scale musically and intuitively.
The process outlined in this video and on the lesson page will help you to develop your improvisation and composition skills, so you'll know how to make music with the scale instead of wandering up and down aimlessly.
Be sure to get your backing tracks, exercises and diagrams on the lesson page...