You may think that this is a guitar technique video about major scales, but there is more to scale practice than moving your fingers. Most musicians study major scales as part of their practice routine. In this video I want to talk about what you want to learn, what you need it for and how you use it to build on when making music. Hopefully you can recognize and maybe re-shape your practice and connect things more.
For a lot of you this may be a big check list that you can cross a lot of stuff off on, but it will also give you some new ideas on where to go and connect the things you already know. I may give you the advice to learn a bit of theory.
List of Content:
0:00 Intro – What you need to know, what is going to make you play better
0:18 It’s more than moving your fingers
0:57 Step 1 – Learn the scale on your instrument
1:07 Learn the notes of the scale
1:31 Combine The theory and the scale practice
1:50 Learn the Fretboard using the scales
2:29 How knowing the notes helps in a solo and how you use it
3:26 Step 2 – Learning the Diatonic Chords and Arpeggios
3:39 The chords are in the scale
3:58 Construction Diatonic arpeggios in the scale Cmaj7 and Dm7
4:32 What you need to know about the diatonic harmony
5:19 Knowing the notes of the chords in the scale and using that.
6:01 The 7th chords in Jazz and the Triads
6:30 Triads and how they are built
6:47 Triads in Jazz: Upper-structure triads and how they are used
6:56 Em triad as upper-structure on a G7
7:24 Step 3 – Beyond the Basics
7:44 The “Diatonic” Minor Pentatonic scales – Modern Jazz Sounds
8:11 The three Pentatonic scales
8:45 Connecting knowledge to understand the pentatonic scales
9:01 Super-imposing Pentatonic scales on Extended chords
9:32 Example of how to relate a pentatonic scale to a Cmaj7 chord
10:00 Improvising with the super-imposed scale
10:32 Quartal 3-part arpeggios
10:47 Playing the arpeggios and Quartal chords in the scale
11:02 The mysterious chords and how we use them
11:33 How to use the Quartal Arpeggios in your playing
11:56 Example of analyzing some chords against a Cmaj7
12:45 The Many other subsets, arpeggios and structures to work with
13:25 What you need to learn and use!
14:00 Do you have a favourite scale exercise or approach?
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