6 hours ago

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“Limits exist only in the souls of those who do not dream”
- Philippe Petit,
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“Limits exist only in the souls of those who do not dream” 
- Philippe Petit,

4 days ago

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Pentatonic Scale on Two Strings

Visualizing scales horizontally on the fretboard allows us to play them exploring new melodic ideas and new intervallic patterns.
Here a C minor Pentatonic Scale on sets of Two adjacent strings and sets of Two alternate strings for string skipping approach .
Explore them, find your way and please... Share!

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Pentatonic Scale on Two Strings

Visualizing scales horizontally on the fretboard allows us to play them exploring new melodic ideas and new intervallic patterns. 
Here a C minor Pentatonic Scale on sets of Two adjacent strings and sets of Two alternate strings for string skipping approach . 
Explore them, find your way and please... Share!

Scale copied on multiple fretboard and arranged on string sets automatically with guitarLayers guitarlayers.comImage attachment

1 week ago

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Minor Seventh Chord Substitution

In many situations, where we have a bass player, we can avoid to play the root and substitute it with the ninth.
If you apply this process to all the inversions of a minor seventh chord you will come up with the inversions of a major seventh chord, as you can see on the diagrams.
So that, any major seventh chord and its inversions can work as substitution of a minor seventh chord. (e.g. Cm7 -> Ebmaj7)

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1 week ago

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2 5 1 Minor Progression in C
Five Scales Shapes + Arpeggios in C

For guitarLayers users: on the forum the .exgl file containing Five Scales Shapes + Arpeggios in C. Import it with guitarLayers, then clone it to edit and transpose shapes in all keys. Use keys modifiers [Shift] + [Ctrl] to transpose automatically shapes of all fretboards in a group!

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2 5 1 Minor Progression in C
Five Scales Shapes + Arpeggios in C

For guitarLayers users: on the forum the .exgl file containing Five Scales Shapes + Arpeggios in C. Import it with guitarLayers, then clone it to edit and transpose shapes in all keys. Use keys modifiers [Shift] + [Ctrl] to transpose automatically shapes of all fretboards in a group!

https://www.guitarlayers.com/forum/main-forum/

2 weeks ago

guitarLayers

2 5 1 Minor Progression

Today (and not just today!) learning how to improvise over this must-know progression, in Twelve Keys, by visualizing scale-arpeggio shapes in Twelve Positions!

Scale-arpeggio vertical shapes, overlapping, transposition in all keys and in all positions automatically obtained with guitarLayers guitarlayers.com
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2 5 1 Minor Progression

Today (and not just today!) learning how to improvise over this must-know progression, in Twelve Keys, by visualizing scale-arpeggio shapes in Twelve Positions!

Scale-arpeggio vertical shapes, overlapping, transposition in all keys and in all positions automatically obtained with guitarLayers guitarlayers.com

 

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Where do you get this? I bought the program already.

Damn, nothing for iOS, i would purchase this in a split-second! 😞😞😞

2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

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Diatonic Sixths Intervals

An interesting lesson from the Chilean guitarist Alvaro Severino Ramirez about diatonic intervals using guitarLayers.

AlvaroSeverino
lección 6°. intervalos de 6° diatonicas para tu rutina diaria
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2 weeks ago

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“I see myself forever and ever as the ridiculous [person], the lonely soul, the wanderer, the restless frustrated artist, the [person] in love with love, always in search of the absolute, always seeking the unattainable.” - Henry Miller, Stand Still Like the Hummingbird ... See MoreSee Less

“I see myself forever and ever as the ridiculous [person], the lonely soul, the wanderer, the restless frustrated artist, the [person] in love with love, always in search of the absolute, always seeking the unattainable.” - Henry Miller, Stand Still Like the Hummingbird

2 weeks ago

guitarLayers

Triads inside Melodic Minor:
Second inversion

Here we have triads, in Second Inversion, inside each one of the five melodic minor scale shapes.
For those who missed them, look at the previous posts on the page to download the same scale harmonization with triads in Root Position and First Inversion.

All shapes, scale harmonization, triad inversions, scale-arpeggio overlapping automatically generated with guitarLayers. guitarlayers.com
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2 weeks ago

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Shell Voicings

Shell voicings are the most basic seventh chords shapes on the guitar. They are seven chords without the 5th degree.
Here you can see the most common shapes of the Cmaj7, C7 and Cmin7 chords with the root on the 5th strings (yellow shapes) and with the root on 6th string (blue shapes).

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Shell Voicings

Shell voicings are the most basic seventh chords shapes on the guitar. They are seven chords without the 5th degree.
Here you can see the most common shapes of the Cmaj7, C7 and Cmin7 chords with the root on the 5th strings (yellow shapes) and with the root on 6th string (blue shapes).

Diagrams automatically obtained with guitarLayers guitarlayers.com

3 weeks ago

guitarLayers

Parametric Notes-Per-String number (NPS)

With guitarLayers it is possible to create shapes with a desired number of notes for each string.
This can help you to obtain symmetrical scale or arpeggio shapes along the entire fretboard and, above all, to make your right hand picking more fluent.
In the example below we have 4 NPS descending C Bebop Minor scale, try it yourself! (Scale diagram in comment below)

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Parametric Notes-Per-String number (NPS)

With guitarLayers it is possible to create shapes with a desired number of notes for each string. 
This can help you to obtain symmetrical scale or arpeggio shapes along the entire fretboard and, above all, to make your right hand picking more fluent.
In the example below we have 4 NPS descending C Bebop Minor scale, try it yourself! (Scale diagram in comment below)

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3 weeks ago

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Open Strings Voicings

Here a good sounding Abm9 voicing with open B string, enjoy 😉

This open-string voicing automatically obtained with guitarLayers guitarlayers.com
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Open Strings Voicings

Here a good sounding Abm9 voicing with open B string, enjoy ;)

This open-string voicing automatically obtained with guitarLayers guitarlayers.com

3 weeks ago

guitarLayers

Diminished Open Triads

Open Triads, or Drop2 Triads, provide a great way for you to expand your chord vocabulary beyond the usual chord shapes. They can also be used as arpeggios to create interesting single-note lines. Diminished open triads formula showed by degrees is: 1 b5 b3, b3 1 b5, b5 b3 1.
On the guitar these voicings can be arranged on three different ways that correspond to different strings sets.
Here we have Diminished Open Triad voicing on three different string sets.

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Diminished Open Triads

Open Triads, or Drop2 Triads, provide a great way for you to expand your chord vocabulary beyond the usual chord shapes. They can also be used as arpeggios to create interesting single-note lines. Diminished open triads formula showed by degrees is: 1 b5 b3, b3 1 b5, b5 b3 1.
On the guitar these voicings can be arranged on three different ways that correspond to different strings sets.
Here we have Diminished Open Triad voicing on three different string sets.

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3 weeks ago

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So What

Today workout: practicing with some triads inside the dorian mode on this Miles Davis classic
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So What

Today workout: practicing with some triads inside the dorian mode on this Miles Davis classic

 

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I would buy the hell out of this software if it came out for PC or Android...

Still waiting for Android version..............

3 weeks ago

guitarLayers

Minor Open Triads

Open Triads, or Drop2 Triads, provide a great way for you to expand your chord vocabulary beyond the usual chord shapes. They can also be used as arpeggios to create interesting single-note lines. Minor open triads formula showed by degrees is: 1 5 b3, b3 1 5, 5 b3 1.
On the guitar these voicings can be arranged on three different ways that correspond to different strings sets.
Here we have Minor Open Triad voicing on three different string sets.

All triads inversions and drop voicings on string sets automatically generated with guitarLayers guitarlayers.com
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Minor Open Triads

Open Triads, or Drop2 Triads, provide a great way for you to expand your chord vocabulary beyond the usual chord shapes. They can also be used as arpeggios to create interesting single-note lines. Minor open triads formula showed by degrees is: 1 5 b3, b3 1 5, 5 b3 1.
On the guitar these voicings can be arranged on three different ways that correspond to different strings sets.
Here we have Minor Open Triad voicing on three different string sets.

All triads inversions and drop voicings on string sets automatically generated with guitarLayers guitarlayers.comImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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How can I get this for myself? Where do I sign up?

What does drop 2 mean I'm old school

Mac Only ???

4 weeks ago

guitarLayers

"Learn the lick, but learn from the lick" - Scott Henderson ... See MoreSee Less

Learn the lick, but learn from the lick - Scott Henderson

1 month ago

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Major Open Triads

Open Triads, or Drop2 Triads, provide a great way for you to expand your chord vocabulary beyond the usual chord shapes. They can also be used as arpeggios to create interesting single-note lines. The open triads formula showed by degrees is: 1 5 3, 3 1 5, 5 3 1.
On the guitar these voicings can be arranged on three different ways that correspond to different strings sets.
Here we have Major Open Triad voicing on three different string sets.

All triads inversions and drop voicings on string sets automatically generated with guitarLayers guitarlayers.com
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Major Open Triads

Open Triads, or Drop2 Triads, provide a great way for you to expand your chord vocabulary beyond the usual chord shapes. They can also be used as arpeggios to create interesting single-note lines. The open triads formula showed by degrees is: 1 5 3,  3 1 5,  5 3 1.
On the guitar these voicings can be arranged on three different ways that correspond to different strings sets.
Here we have Major Open Triad voicing on three different string sets.

All triads inversions and drop voicings on string sets  automatically generated with guitarLayers guitarlayers.comImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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Do I need this to start a Jackyl tribute band?

1 month ago

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Isn't she lovely?

It's time to study how to improvise on this beautiful classic from Steve Wonder learning scales-chords relations on the fretboard 😉
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Isnt she lovely?

Its time to study how to improvise on this beautiful classic from Steve Wonder learning scales-chords relations on the fretboard ;)

1 month ago

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"I was really small when jazz broke through in England and I can still remember sneaking off to the living room to listen to it on the radio - much to my parent's disapproval." - Jeff Beck ... See MoreSee Less

I was really small when jazz broke through in England and I can still remember sneaking off to the living room to listen to it on the radio - much to my parents disapproval. - Jeff Beck

1 month ago

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Drop 2&3 and Drop 2&4 voicings
and related inversions

Talking about seven chords, Drop 2&3 and Drop 2&4 voicings are less common then Drop2 and Drop3 ones but they can be very useful in some contexts.
Drop 2&3 are a closed structure (1357) where the third note from the top, as well as the second note are both lowered an octave, resulting in 3517.
Drop 2&4 are a closed structure (1357) where the fourth note from the top, as well as the second note are both lowered an octave, resulting in 1537.
Here the Cmaj7 Drop 2&3 and Drop 2&4 voicings and related inversions, use them as starting point to derive other chord types.

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Drop 2&3 and Drop 2&4 voicings 
and related inversions

Talking about seven chords, Drop 2&3 and Drop 2&4 voicings are less common then Drop2 and Drop3 ones but they can be very useful in some contexts.
Drop 2&3 are a closed structure (1357) where the third note from the top, as well as the second note are both lowered an octave, resulting in 3517.
Drop 2&4 are a closed structure (1357) where the fourth note from the top, as well as the second note are both lowered an octave, resulting in 1537.
Here the Cmaj7 Drop 2&3 and Drop 2&4 voicings and related inversions, use them as starting point to derive other chord types.

All drop voicings and their inversions are automatically generated and transposed on different string sets with guitarlayers guitarlayers.comImage attachmentImage attachment

1 month ago

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Melodic Minor harmonized with Triads
on four String Sets

In the previous post we've published the Melodic minor scale harmonization with triads inside the five vertical shapes. Here we have the same harmonization, horizontally, along the fretboard, organized on four string sets. Ask your teacher how to use them! 😉

All shapes, shapes overlapping, scale harmonization and string set selection automatically obtained with guitarLayers. guitarlayers.com
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Cheers guys 🍻 I rely on diagrams like this if I ever want to learn anything at all 👌

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2 months ago

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"If you want to be a rock star or just be famous, then run down the street naked, you’ll make the news or something.
But if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually you’ll get to where you want to be.” - Eddie Van Halen
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If you want to be a rock star or just be famous, then run down the street naked, you’ll make the news or something. 
But if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually you’ll get to where you want to be.” - Eddie Van Halen

2 months ago

guitarLayers

Triads inside Melodic Minor:
First Inversion

Here we have triads, in their First Inversion, inside each one of the five melodic minor scale shapes.
For those who missed it, look at the previous post on the page to download the same scale harmonization with triads in Root Position!

All shapes, scale harmonization, triad inversions, scale-arpeggio overlapping automatically generated with guitarLayers. guitarlayers.com
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2 months ago

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“I think I was first awakened to musical exploration by Dizzy Gillespie and Bird. It was through their work that I began to learn about musical structures and the more theoretical aspects of music.” - John Coltrane ... See MoreSee Less

“I think I was first awakened to musical exploration by Dizzy Gillespie and Bird. It was through their work that I began to learn about musical structures and the more theoretical aspects of music.” - John Coltrane

2 months ago

guitarLayers

Diatonic Triads inside Melodic Minor scale

Here three-notes diatonic arpeggios inside each one of the five melodic minor scale shapes.
This material can be used as practicing daily routine, to best learn triads and to break the linear sound of the scale when improvising with the melodic minor scale.
Next work will be Melodic Minor diatonic triads horizontally along string sets: so... stay tuned!

All shapes, scale harmonization, scale-arpeggio overlapping automatically generated with guitarLayers. guitarlayers.com
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You're amazing

Is there an android version of the app?

Any aap for guittar play training a to z

2 months ago

guitarLayers

What chord is it?

These four notes can work as different kind of chords, try to give us some chord names 😉
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What chord is it?

These four notes can work as different kind of chords, try to give us some chord names ;)

 

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Very good answers from you guys! 💪💪💪 Here's the guitarLayers analysis, searching equivalent chords among "complete" four-note structures, with both the 3rd and the 7th. But of course it could be also an incomplete A7 etc...

C7b9, Bb dim(add 9), Db min/maj 13

Bb 5?

C7b9

C7b9... Santina Lanza

No root A7b9#9 or C7b9 drop 2 voicing

C7 b9

C7(b9) , Bbdim(add9) , Dbm6(Maj7) , Gb7(#11) ?

E has to be named Fb, so it could be Bb minor 9. Bb is root 1, Db is minor third, Fb is fifth, C is ninth.

C 7/b9

F#m9-5

A7

For me, it has a kind of Db melodic minor sound. But used isolated as a chord, I would probably used it as a C7b9 or a Bbø7(♮9).

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2 months ago

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"I spend a lot of time copying saxophone players and trumpet players. Not to say that it is not important to listen to guitar players, but there's so much music out there and so many possibilities. I like anyone who plays any instrument." - Bill Frisell ... See MoreSee Less

I spend a lot of time copying saxophone players and trumpet players. Not to say that it is not important to listen to guitar players, but theres so much music out there and so many possibilities. I like anyone who plays any instrument. - Bill Frisell

2 months ago

guitarLayers

Melodic Minor Scale - Twelve Keys

Here the Melodic Minor scale: five shapes with the general degrees map and five shapes along the fretboard, with notes names, transposed in each of the twelve keys.

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Gian Patrick Peñafiel, eto na yun pre. Like mo page.

2 months ago

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Have You Met Miss Jones?

Today workout: practicing some scales and arpeggios over the chords of this well known jazz standard
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Have You Met Miss Jones?

Today workout: practicing some scales and arpeggios over the chords of this well known jazz standard
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