https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FosUcq1zls4 Pun intended. Intervals are a massively important but often overlooked aspect of music theory, especially for guitar. Knowing what interval you're playing and what impact that has on your listener will make you a powerful composer and improviser.
Let's clear something up before watching the video. There's been some confusion in the video comments which, I think, stems from the fact that there's 2 things often referred to as "Neck Positions", but only one of these is relevant here. The first is Scale Position - the note of the scale you begin on, ("starting on the … Continue reading Neck Positions Are Dumb, Discuss.
2nd video about the Circle Of Fifths, this time focusing on it’s uses within songwriting. For reference, I've included the diagram below again. Part 1 can be found here.
All the scales you've learnt so far have probably been Diatonic ones. A Diatonic Scale is one that ascends and descends in a pre-ordained pattern of Tones and Semitones. A Chromatic Scale is derived from a much smaller pattern. In this lesson we’re going to learn the two Chromatic Scales that have the most musical … Continue reading Chromatic Scales
In this lesson I’m going to go over the 2nd mode of the Major Scale: The Dorian Mode. The Dorian mode most closely resembles the Natural Minor Scale, so we’ll start with that, here is the D Natural Minor Scale. R 2 m3 4 5 m6 m7 D E … Continue reading The Dorian Mode