Melody/Improv

The Harmonic Minor Scale

The Harmonic Minor Scale The harmonic minor scale is a really fun scale, used in classical music, jazz and neo-classical shred metal. You get a harmonic minor scale when you raise the 7th in an Aeolian scale. As such, this scale has an augmented 2nd interval between the b6 abd 7th note. The scale has
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Microtonal Music Written in TET-15, TET-19, TET-53, TET-1200

The Nature of Sound. Before we get into microtones, it helps to have a basic understanding of sound. Sound is produced when moving air molecules hit your ear x number of times per second. These air molecules are moved by vibrations that upset the air and get the air to move. Some examples of things
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In Position Soloing Over Cmaj7 Fm7.

In Position Soloing Over Cmaj7 Fm7. This is a continuation of a past free lesson, which you can check here: Solo In Position over Cmaj7 Abmaj7. Check this blog first. It will make everyting in today’s lesson easier to follow. Today we’ll talk about some advanced improvising with the 7 in position scale fingerings. If
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Creative Minor Pentatonic Scale Chord Progressions

Creative Minor Pentatonic Scale Chord Progressions. Guitar players love the pentatonic scale. Many rhythm guitar players, in jam sessions with another guitar player who primarily uses the minor pentatonic scale, tend to only play the chords of that minor scale. As an example: The soloing guitarist is improvising with the A minor pentatonic scale: meanwhile,
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Teacher Miscommunications & Misconceptions About “Tonicization”

Email to a Student About “Tonicization” This was written after a lesson with a student of mine, who also takes music classes at his college. In one of those classes, his teacher had apparently been talking a lot about “tonicizing”. This somehow led to that student, to think more of this term than it is.
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