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Jazzing Up The 12-Bar Blues

Jazzing Up The 12-Bar Blues When blues guys play the blues, they usually play following progression: I | IV | I | I | IV | IV | I | I | V | IV | I | V || In the key of C for example, this would give you following chords C |
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Creative Improvisation Games With Open Strings

Creative Improvisation Games With Open Strings You can create really cool, interesting melodic lines with open strings. If you’re in a rut with your soloing, this new idea will open up a lot of new possibilities in your playing. In following ideas, all in the key of C or A minor, hit/pick an open string,
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The Romanian Gypsy Scale (In Position)

The Romanian Minor In-Position Scale Fingerings In last week’s blog we covered all the theory for this scale. Check it out here: The Romanian Minor Scale Theory. There is also a video in the blog where you can hear the sound of the Romanian Minor Scale. This week, we’ll have a look at the 7
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The Romanian Minor Gypsy Scale (Linear)

The Romanian Minor Scale Other names for this scale include the Romanian Minor Scale, The Ukrainian Doran scale, altered Dorian scale or Dorian #4. This is one of several scales used by the Romani or Roma people. It is used in Romanian music and Jewish music. The sound of the scale might remind you of
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The 3-Octave Sus Triad Arpeggios.

3-Octave Sus Triad Arpeggios. In last weeks’ blogs we covered the 3-octave major, minor, diminished and augmented triad arpeggios. Major triad 3-octave arpeggios Minor triad 3-octave arpeggios Augmented triad 3-octave arpeggios Diminished triad 3-octave arpeggios This week we’re covering the 3-octave sus4 and sus2 triad arpeggio fingerings, and get you another step further in your
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