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 Mixolydian Mode

The Mixolydian mode starts on the fifth scale degree.  It is the only mode that is dominant in nature and is mostly used in blues and jazz music. In the…

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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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