An Improvisation Exercise

So far we've covered a lot of ground with music theory covering Keys, chords, modes and pentatonic scales. This post pulls together a number of these ideas into an improvisation…

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Modal Chords

So far I've discussed modes in terms of their structure and relation to the comparative major scale. I haven't been too prescriptive about how to use them and have encouraged…

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The Dorian Mode

The Dorian mode starts on the second scale degree and like the corresponding chord is minor in nature.  It can help give a jazzy feel to your music, without necessarily…

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Modes demystified

Modes.  A subject that tends to send a shudder down most guitarists' spines.  And to be honest, it was the one thing when I started learning theory that really confused…

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