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  1. #9


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    Kinda a shitty lesson, I talk to much

    [VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1y6rUtRO2Q]YouTube - Lesson 1 Legato[/VIDEO]


    Wow, I kinda has suck then.

    Anyway, hopefully this is somewhat useful.

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    Here's a concept I've been messing around with a lot recently...

    Basically, when you play a three-note-per-string scale, there'll usually end up being a position shift of some sort due to the tuning of the guitar. My idea is to incorporate a chromatic note at this point, and stay in position.

    For example, if we add a passing b6 to a regular A major scale, we get...

    e-----------------------------------5-7-9---
    b----------------------------6-7-9-----------
    G---------------------6-7-9-----------------
    D---------------6-7-9-----------------------
    A---------5-7-9-----------------------------
    E---5-7-9------------------------------------

    This is a totally non-academic approach compared to how bebop players construct licks like this, but I've come up with some really cool fusion-sounding runs this way.

    Here're a few more...

    A Aeolian with a passing major 7.

    e-----------------------------------5-7-8---
    b----------------------------6-8-9-----------
    G---------------------5-7-9-----------------
    D---------------5-7-9-----------------------
    A---------5-7-8-----------------------------
    E---5-7-8------------------------------------

    A Dorian with a passing b5.

    e-----------------------------------5-7-8---
    b----------------------------5-7-8-----------
    G---------------------5-7-8-----------------
    D---------------5-7-9-----------------------
    A---------5-7-9-----------------------------
    E---5-7-8------------------------------------

    A Melodic Minor with a passing b6

    e-----------------------------------5-7-8---
    b----------------------------6-7-9-----------
    G---------------------5-7-9-----------------
    D---------------6-7-9-----------------------
    A---------5-7-9-----------------------------
    E---5-7-8------------------------------------

    A Mixolydian with a passing maj7.

    e-----------------------------------5-7-9---
    b----------------------------7-8-9---------
    G---------------------6-7-9-----------------
    D---------------5-7-9-----------------------
    A---------5-7-9-----------------------------
    E---5-7-9------------------------------------

    A Harmonic Minor with a passing b5.

    e-----------------------------------5-7-8---
    b----------------------------5-6-9-----------
    G---------------------5-7-8-----------------
    D---------------6-7-9-----------------------
    A---------5-7-8-----------------------------
    E---5-7-8------------------------------------
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    Gathered this riff from The Human Abstract..more Classical. Nice workout though.
    D|-19-17-15-----------------------------------------------------
    A|---------------------18-16-14---------------------------------
    F|-----------17-15-13---------------------17-15-13-------------
    C|-------------------------------16-14-12-----------------------
    G|---------------------------------------------------15-13-11---
    C|---------------------------------------------------------------
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    Another approach to chromatics here. This time it's four-notes per-string, and taking advantage of the fact that bebop scales have eight notes, so you can move a fingering pattern across the neck in octaves.

    Here's a G Dominant Bebop (R 2 3 4 5 6 b7 7) scale...

    e--------------------------------------------------10-12-13--
    b---------------------------------------8-10-12-13-----------
    G-----------------------------7-9-10-11----------------------
    D--------------------5-7-9-10--------------------------------
    A------------5-7-8-9-----------------------------------------
    E----3-5-7-8--------------------------------------------------

    A few pointers...

    1) For this particular scale, I prefer to slide with my index finger between the first and second note of each eight-note grouping, as I find I can get the tone a lot more even that way. This probably won't be an issue for those with enormous hands however.

    2) These sorts of scales generally sound better played straight up or down rather than broken up into sequences.

    3) A common approach in bebop is to ascend with an arpeggio, then descend with a bebop scale, so it'd be quite easy and effective to combind this approach with your regular sweeping licks...

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    Here's a new trick I've been messing with today...

    Basically the idea is to use the regular diatonic 3-note-per-string style, but move across the neck in fifths rather than across the strings in fourths, like so...

    (Amin)

    e-----------------------------------------15-17-19---
    b--------------------------------13-15-17------------
    D-----------------------10-12-14---------------------
    G---------------9-10-12-------------------------------
    A--------7-8-10---------------------------------------
    E--5-7-8----------------------------------------------

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    I've been fooling around with this...it's got a couple slurs at the end of each section, but as long as you're getting the pattern STARTED at the right spot, you should be okay.

    The thing with this run is that the last 2 notes of every 3 string pattern are basically double speed, and slurred/skipped/slopped as fast as possible to start the next run on the right beat. essentially cramming 2 notes into the space that one note would normally occupy, but ONLY the last 2 noted of each bar.

    e |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    b |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    D |--------------------------------|----------------8-9-11-9-8------|
    G |----------------7-9-10-9-7------|---------7-9-10------------10-9-|
    A |--------7-9-10-------------10-9-|-7-9-10-------------------------|
    E |-7-8-11-------------------------|--------------------------------|


    e |-----------------------------------|-------------------8-11-12---|
    b |-----------------8-10-12-10-8------|---------8-10-12-------------|
    D |---------8-9-11---------------11-9-|-8-9-11----------------------|
    G |-7-9-10----------------------------|-----------------------------|
    A |-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
    E |-----------------------------------|---------------------------0-|

    It's a triplet style ubershred run, but it's pretty simple. If you're having trouble figuring out what the fuck I'm talking about, just ignore the last note of every bar, except the last bar.
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    This is a weird, uh, E minor blues lick, I guess?


    e --------7h9h12---------------------9h12h14/17p15p12--------
    B -----------------------------------------------------------
    G -7h9h12--------12p9p7/9h12h14----------------------17p15p12

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