GEN­ERAL Play­ing tips

Guitar Techniques - - LEARNING ZONE -

When work­ing through the ex­am­ples it’s im­por­tant that you re­fer to di­a­gram 1, which con­tains the five CaGed scale-shapes of a Mixoly­dian. In this les­son we are go­ing to stay within one scale po­si­tion or shape. later on in this se­ries on tri­ads, we’ll be look­ing at ways of shift­ing lat­er­ally along the neck. In the back­ing track, a bridge part was in­serted just to mix things up and make it less mo­not­o­nous. The poly­chord (ie chord on chord) names may look a bit scary [Gmaj7 (no 5th)/e5 F#m7 (no 5th)/e5, dmaj7 (no 5th)/e5 and C#m7 (no 5th)/e5]; how­ever, ev­ery note of each of th­ese four bridge chords are to be found within a Mixoly­dian, so you’ll be able to con­tinue to play a Mixoly­dian through­out. Fi­nally, all of the ex­am­ples have been‘trimmed off’with a bluesy end­ing, just to give you an idea of how the two ap­proaches (tri­ads and blues) can be forged to­gether.

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