Volume 03

Major and Minor Scale Review

In this lesson we will review the Major and Minor scales and learn a new exercise to incorporate into your practice routine. The exercise involves an alternating note method by playing in thirds.

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The Modes

In this lesson we will study the seven modes of the major scale and how they all relate.

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Modes Part 2

In this lesson we will continue our look at the seven modes by playing them all starting in C. You will be able to hear the melodic differences between modes and learn about the characteristic note of each mode.

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Pentatonic Minor Scale

In this lesson we will take an in depth look at the Pentatonic Minor scale. This is a fun scale to improvise with and forms the basis for much of rock, pop and soul music. I'll show you the easy to remember "box pattern" that is useful for playing fast licks.

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Pentatonic Major Scale

In this lesson we will take an in depth look at the Pentatonic Major scale. This 'happy' scale is easy to jam on using the box pattern in the provided chart.

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Introducing the Blue Notes

In this lesson we will study the concept of adding the "blue notes" to the Pentatonic scale. This is an integral part of getting a Blues sound.

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The Number System

In this lesson we introduce the and learn about the Number System when discussing scales and chords. The number system is based on intervals (2nd, 3rd, 4th etc.)

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Basic Chords - Triads and 7th Chords

In this lesson we discuss basic chords and arpeggios. Chords discussed include the 4 basic triads (major, minor, diminished, and augmented) as well as the three fundamental 7th chords. These consist of Major 7, Minor 7, and Dominant 7.

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Esoteric Seventh Chords

In this lesson we will learn the chords Min7b5, Diminished 7th, and Augmented 7th. These are not as common in pop music and mostly found in jazz styles. C-7b5, Cdim7 and C+7

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Modes and 7th Chords

In this lesson we learn how the 7th chords relate to the modes and apply it to an exercise that covers the entire neck of the bass. Each mode has a corresponding 7th chord associated with it. The exercise is built by playing the arpeggio for each mode ascending up the neck.

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