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Sweep Picking

Sweep Picking

Targeting a Mode - Turning Scales into Solos - Part 6 If there are two main points that you have, hopefully, gotten thus far in each of our “Turning Scales into Solos” series of lessons, it’s that, first and foremost, a solo should be determined by the song, by its mood, feel and chord progression. The second idea is that a single scale is rarely the only solution to finding a way to solo over a chord progression. Getting these two thoughts into your head is essential if you want to be able to solo over any song. On the surface, this should seem easy enough. Okay, our chord progression will be in four-four timing and will consist of one measure (four beats) of Dm and then one measure of G. Again, it sounds pretty simple, right? First, we might want to think about what key this progression is in. Maybe it would be good to back up a step and look at the chords themselves. Given this much information, we could just construct a scale from these notes. It’s situations like this where we have to make a great leap forward in our thinking. Peace Improvisation Tools: Pentatonic by Gunharth Randolf Improvisation Tools: Pentatonic 1) The "Rock Hall of Fame" Patterns With these two patterns you can nearly play all top 100 Blues and R&R licks. (The numbers represent the fingers of your left hand.) A Minor Pentatonic For now just remember where the roots are, and especially, on what string the lowest possible root is, e.g. the root of the first pattern is on the E string and is played with the first finger. 2) The "Smooth" Patterns I call them smooth because personally I like the feel of the fingerings. (Root is on D string - first finger) (Root is on E string - fourth finger) 3) The "Awkward" Pattern I call it awkward because the fingerings are not that obvious. or (Root is on A string - third or fourth finger) Now we start actually working and researching. A list of things you can look for: bendings / slides / hammer-ons / pull-offs / two notes at a time (double stops) / etc... You will find out that each pattern has its own character. A quick test: Example:

Piano Arpeggios Home » Piano Technique » Piano Arpeggios In this piano lesson we're going to talk about "broken chords". When you play an Arpeggio you basically "break" the chord by playing one note at a time. Practicing these broken chords is very important since they appear often in music. We'll start with learning the piano fingerings of three tone chords (Major and minor chords). Three Tone Chords (Major and Minor) When playing three tone chords the fingering is based on the natural shape of the hand and the way it fits on the keyboard most easily. There are two fingering groups for three tone chords played as arpeggios: 1. 2. Notice that in both cases the thumb will always be placed on the white notes - that's very convenient even for the unskilled hand. There are few exceptions to the rules above: 1. 2. 3. Click here to see the fingerings all major chords. Four Tone Chords - Dominant 7th When playing four tone chords we still apply the rules we've learn in the three tone chords. 1. 2. Exceptions

C Major Scale Pos 2 - 'Jazz' Vs 'Rock' | Lessons Hi there, this week I am demonstrating C major scale, 2 fingerings for the scale which come in handy when playing certain styles of music as the title implies. There are 5 positions of major scales but there are also 2 fingerings in each position that are very popular with guitarists and so I will show you both. The 'jazz' version has easy accessibility to the notes which is what you want when playing this pure improvisation music style. The 'rock' version enables the guitarist to play the scale rapidly which is common in many rock, hard rock and metal guitar solos. Observe the fingerings for each scale. And this is the "rock" fingering. Start by playing the scales ALL DOWNSTROKES. I have included an exercise for each scale to give you something to do after you have it memorized.

Vic Firth 40 Essential Rudiments: Single Stroke Roll Dr. John Wooton is the director of percussion studies at The University of Southern Mississippi. He is well versed in many percussion instruments but has specialized in rudimental snare drum, drum set, marimba, vibraphone and steel pans. Dr. Wooton directs the Percussion Ensemble, Steel Pan Orchestra, Graduate Percussion Ensemble and the Samba Band. From 1988 to 1992, he served as percussion coordinator/pep band director for the University of Iowa bands. Since joining the faculty at Southern Miss, Dr. 4 Scales You Should Know | Guitar Teacher Tuesday, August 19, 2008, 1:39 139,384 views When it comes to guitar soloing, there are four scales that can be applied more often than any others. They are the Minor Pentatonic Scale, the Natural Minor Scale, the Major Scale and the Major Pentatonic Scale. Practice these patterns from the lowest-pitch root note to the highest note. About the Author Storm has written 127 stories on this site. Related Content

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Guitar Scale Generator Image caption (100 characters): URL to image: Embed as HTML: Embed as BB code for message boards: Welcome to the GMC Scale Generator! - Use the dropdowns to find the boxes for a particular scale, or create your own just by clicking on the fretboard to add and remove notes. - The fretboard shows the first 12 frets. - Blue notes are "Root Notes" - a root note is the first and last note in a scale and gives us part of the name of the scale, for instance in the C Major scale, the root note is "C" - You will also notice that we only display sharps (#) and not flats (b). As ever, if you have any questions or problems with the tool, or want to learn how to use it better, head straight over to the GMC forums!

This is an awesome intro to sweep picking. I picked it up right away by steveneudy Nov 26