Ex­am­ple3 neo-clas­si­cal­rhythm

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When­im­pro­visin­gover­thisshuf­fle,you’re­go­ing­to­have­toshift­fromA Har­mon­icMi­norover­theAm­chord­toEPhry­gianDom­i­nan­tover­theE­chord. This­in­volveschang­ing­mu­si­calper­spec­tiveev­eryt­wo­bar­swhich,for­most play­ers,will­p­re­sentaformidablechal­lenge.

Even­though­both­scale­shavethe­samenotes,thei­deato­tore­flect­the change­ofem­pha­sis­from­bas­ingy­ourli­ne­sand­melodiesaroundAm(A,C andE)when­thinking­in­termsofAHar­mon­icMi­nor,andE(E,G#andB)when thinking­in­termsofEPhry­gianDom­i­nant.

In­theB­sec­tion,thingsspeedup­fur­ther.Here,youmustchangescale ev­ery­bar,an­duseANat­u­ralMi­nor­fortheFandG­chords(al­thoughit’salso pos­si­ble­to­thinkofEPhry­gian),andthenEPhry­gianDom­i­nant­forE. ANat­u­ralMi­nor–A BC D E F G

1 2b3 4 5b6b7 Al­ter­na­tively,youcoul­darpeg­gia­teea­chofthe­chordsinthissec­tion,oruseE Phry­gianDom­i­nant­through­out(es­pe­cial­ly­i­fy­ou­play­it­fas­te­nough),as­there ison­ly­mo­men­tary­ten­sion­attheen­difthe­first­bar­byvirtue­oftheG­chord (which­con­tain­saGnotethatisn’tinEPhry­gianDom­i­nant).

You­canusethe­mu­si­calde­mos­fromthis­lessonin­sev­erald­if­fer­ent­ways. You­can:play­a­long­with­each­full­back­ing­track,sothaty­ou­can­lock­in­with thetimin­gofmy­gui­tarpar­tand­makesurethaty­ouare­play­ingth­e­ex­am­ples cor­rectly;play­ony­ourown­tothe­back­ing­track­sthatjust­fea­ture­bas­sand drums,en­sur­ingth­aty­ou­can­main­tainasteadyrhythmwith­ou­tus­ingmy gui­tarasaguide,pro­ducin­ga­soundthat­is­ful­land­com­mand­ing;or­prac­tise your­neo-clas­si­cal-style­lead-gui­tar­soloin­govereach­full­back­ing­trackus­ing theap­pro­pri­atescales(as­de­scribedintheguid­ance­above).Thereis­so­much to­takein­here,soy­oumight­want­to­gothroughthis­ar­ti­cle­sev­er­al­times.

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