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Usethe­setip­ston­av­i­gate our­bonus­back­ing­tracks.

Guitar Techniques - - Intro -

1)SlowBluesinG

Playin­gatthiss­lowa­tem­pois­great fory­oursense­of­tim­ing,asit­keeps youony­our­toes,sharp­en­ingy­our time-keepinginthe­p­ro­cess.In ad­di­tion­totheob­vi­ousGMi­nor Pen­ta­tonic(GBbCDF)with­the added‘bluenote’(Db),tryGMa­jor Pen­ta­tonic(GABDE)on­theIandV chords(G7andD7).Ory­oucould thinkGMixoly­di­anover­theG7(GA BCDEF),GDo­ri­anon­theC7(GA BbCDEF)and­sim­plyGMa­jorscale on­theD(GABCDEF#).

2)2-5-1Medi­umSwingJazz Track(C)

At120bpm,this­work­swellasa prac­tice­track­forthe­clas­sic­jazz pro­gres­sion,theII-V-I.InC­ma­jor, the­chord­sareDm7,G7andC­maj7. In­the­ory,you­can­playCMa­jor scalethrough­out,butI­sug­gest learn­ing­toout­linet­hearpeg­gios. Cma­j7arpeg­gioisCEGB;Dm7 arpeg­gioisDFAC;andG7 arpeg­gioisGBDF.Try­more ad­vanced­colour­son­theG7/G13 with­theGDi­min­ishedHalf-Whole scale(GAbBbBC#DEF).

3)FuzzyRock­outinA

This­rock­jam­track­hast­wo­chord pro­gres­sions:A-G-D-A(the­main one)andC-D-A,the­break­down sec­tions.You­canusetheAMi­nor Pen­ta­tonic(ACDEG)togreat ef­fect,bu­tal­somix­inDo­rian(ABC DEF#G)andMixoly­dian(ABC#DE F#G),ify­oufan­cyex­tra­colour.

4)11/8Bal­lad­inCMi­nor

Here’sachal­leng­ing11/8bal­lad, whichI­sug­gesty­oucoun­tas 3+3+3+2.The­chord­sareCm-G7/B -Eb-F-Ab­maj7.In­termsof­s­cales, CMi­norscale­works­great(CDEbF GAbBb),but­fortheG7/B,you’ll want­toin­clude­theB­nat­u­ra­land playCHar­mon­icMi­norscale(CD EbFGAbB).Fi­nally,theF­ma­jor chord­con­tain­sanA­nat­u­ral,and thatchord–brief­a­sitis–is­best ne­go­ti­at­ed­by­way­ofCDo­rian mode(CDEbFGABb).Notto for­get,of­course,thatCMi­nor Pen­ta­ton­i­can­dtheBluess­calewill al­sowork­wellon­this­track.

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