Guitar Techniques - - Play: Exotic Scales -

Ly­dian Dom­i­nant Ex 1 This first ex­am­ple uses arpeg­gios to re­ally paint the colours of Ly­dian Dom­i­nant, es­sen­tially out­lin­ing an A9 ar­peg­gio and a B ma­jor triad. The last three notes are best played us­ing ei­ther fourth, first and third fin­gers, or fourth, first and sec­ond. Ly­dian Dom­i­nant Ex 2 This ex­am­ple moves up groups of four notes, one scale step at a time. Cru­cially though, the Ly­dian Dom­i­nant has been con­verted into a pen­ta­tonic scale, us­ing in­ter­vals 1, 3, #4, 5, and b7. Make sure you de­vise a good plan for fin­ger­ing and stick with it as you build up the speed here. Try al­ter­nate pick­ing this through­out, or al­ter­na­tively adopt my more legato ap­proach. Ly­dian Dom­i­nant Ex 3 The ex­tended 12-bar Ly­dian Dom­i­nant ex­am­ple starts in the E shape, with an as­cend­ing slightly se­quen­tial scale run, which fol­lows a three-notes-per-string pat­tern up the fret­board. Then we play with mov­ing a twonote legato fig­ure around, us­ing first and third fin­gers, and first and sec­ond fin­gers re­spec­tively. This phrase cul­mi­nates in a quick cou­ple of pull- offs, from 4th, to 2nd fret to the open sec­ond string, which is promptly fol­lowed by a nat­u­ral har­monic found an oc­tave higher at the 12th fret of the same string. Then, half­way through,

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