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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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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...

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).

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.

No root A7b9#9 or C7b9 drop 2 voicing

Bb 5?

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

C7b9

C7b9... Santina Lanza

C7 b9

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

C 7/b9

F#m9-5

A7

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6 days 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

6 days ago

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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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1 week 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

1 week ago

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Arpeggios obtained by stacking proper intervals

Here a Bbmaj13 arpeggio, with a modified note order, obtained by stacking 5th and 4th intervals.
Play these intervals, from the bottom to the top one, as arpeggio sequence and you will get a typical Steve Vai's riff with repeated notes 😉
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Arpeggios obtained by stacking proper intervals

Here a Bbmaj13 arpeggio, with a modified note order, obtained by stacking 5th and 4th intervals.
Play these intervals, from the bottom to the top one, as arpeggio sequence and you will get a typical Steve Vais riff with repeated notes ;)

 

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Would love to see the stacking of theses notes!’

This intro is a nice variation on this idea youtu.be/rsTXN6KK3Mg

I use this idea to develop an interesting arpeggio formula! Great analysis

1 week ago

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Harmonic Minor diatonic arpeggios
(the remaining six shapes!)

As promised, here the remaining six (of twelve) Harmonic Minor Scale vertical shapes harmonized with one-octave diatonic arpeggios.
Download the first six shapes from the previous post on this page in case you have missed them.
Practice them as a sequence and use each single arpeggio to break the linear sound of the scale when improvising.
Stay tuned for other micro lessons and diagrams 😉

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2 weeks ago

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Harmonic Minor diatonic arpeggios
(six of twelve shapes)

Here six Harmonic Minor Scale vertical shapes harmonized with one-octave diatonic arpeggios. Practice them as a sequence and use each single arpeggio to break the linear sound of the scale when improvising.
Stay tuned for the remaining six vertical shapes! 😉

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3 weeks ago

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Yngwie Malmsteen,
one of the kings of the harmonic minor scale

Here two B harmonic minor, three/four NPS, descending shapes that can work also as Phrygian Dominant mode over a F#7 chord.

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Yngwie Malmsteen,
one of the kings of the harmonic minor scale

Here two B harmonic minor, three/four NPS, descending shapes that can work also as Phrygian Dominant mode over a F#7 chord.

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Sorry, someone can explain me what is a parametric note? Thanks

3 weeks ago

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Diatonic 6ths intervals

In major and minor scales there are two types of Diatonic 6ths: major and minor. Major 6th has distance of four whole steps and one half step. Minor 6th has four whole steps distance between two notes.

In this video Chilean guitarist and teacher Alvaro Severino shows us some interesting exercises with 6ths intervals using guitarLayers. guitarlayers.com

AlvaroSeverino
lección 6°. intervalos de 6° diatonicas para tu rutina diaria
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İt is natural major ?

4 weeks ago

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The Lydian Dominant Scale

The Lydian Dominant is one of the melodic minor scale's modes. Due to its #4 degree, this scale has a characteristic sound when used to improvise over dominant seventh chords. Here five CAGED plus seven 3 NPS chord/scale shapes to practice with.

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The Lydian Dominant Scale

The Lydian Dominant is one of the melodic minor scales modes. Due to its #4 degree, this scale has a characteristic sound when used to improvise over dominant seventh chords. Here five CAGED plus seven 3 NPS chord/scale shapes to practice with.

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What is NPS chords?

Love lydian dominant. Thanks.

Awesome! I recently wrote a lesson using Lydian Dominant and guitarLayers here: lifein12keys.com/7-essential-jazz-guitar-chords-the-girl-from-ipanema/

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1 month ago

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Triads & Inversions
(major, minor, augmented, diminished)

By following diagrams belonging to a row you will be able to see how to connect inversions vertically, along the string sets.
By following diagrams belonging to a column you will be able to see inversions on a given string set.

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1 month ago

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Minor Pentatonic over 2 5 1 progression

With this mini lesson French guitarist Romain Pilon show us how to improvise on a 2 5 1 progression using a G minor pentatonic over a Cm7, a Ab minor pentatonic over a F7 and a A minor pentatonic over a Bbmaj7.

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1 month ago

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"Some days you get up and put the horn to your chops and it sounds pretty good and you win. Some days you try and nothing works and the horn wins. This goes on and on and then you die and the horn wins." - Dizzy Gillespie ... See MoreSee Less

Some days you get up and put the horn to your chops and it sounds pretty good and you win. Some days you try and nothing works and the horn wins. This goes on and on and then you die and the horn wins. - Dizzy Gillespie

1 month ago

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Two-hands tapping, 6 NPS shapes

Taking inspiration from a today mini lesson on instagram by the great guitarist Daniele Gottardo, here some six note-per-string scales shapes, playable with both two-hands tapping and strings skipping techniques, using 1-2-3 and 1-2-4 pattern for the right hand.

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Two-hands tapping, 6 NPS shapes

Taking inspiration from a today mini lesson on instagram by the great guitarist Daniele Gottardo, here some six note-per-string scales shapes, playable with both two-hands tapping and strings skipping techniques, using 1-2-3 and 1-2-4 pattern for the right hand.

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Ok so I only just found I could do this the other day after practicing hammer ons and pull offs for a few months, my questions is with the right hand, how do you know which fret to be tapping at?

Look at the fret numbers

those patterns are originally from a lesson that accompanied an interview with Jennifer batten in guitar player magazine...back then there were only 4 main tappers...eddie van halen,steve lynch.,Stanley Jordan and Jennifer...those patterns were u play on every alternate string are jennifers approach

Yeah!!!

thanks man!!!

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Two notes-per-string arpeggios

From Django Reinhardt to Paul Gilbert, two notes-per string arpeggios have been used as useful alternative to the common vertical shapes. Here some shapes, choose those that can work best for you!

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1 month ago

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"It's about the music, it's not about just showing people what you can do with a piece of wood with strings on it" - John Frusciante ... See MoreSee Less

Its about the music, its not about just showing people what you can do with a piece of wood with strings on it - John Frusciante

 

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My favourite guitarist and musician, hands down.

1 month ago

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The Chromatic Scale

Here some common ways to play a C chromatic scale: vertical shapes and four notes-per-string shapes.

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The Chromatic Scale

Here some common ways to play a C chromatic scale: vertical shapes and four notes-per-string shapes.

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1 month ago

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Playing the Major Scale in Thirds

One of the most common practicing routine with scales is to play them by following a given intervalic scheme. In this video the Cilean guitarist and teacher AlvaroSeverino shows us some different and useful ways to play the major scale in thirds.

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Parte 3° "Resolviendo el Laberinto" en esta ocasión repasaremos la secuencia en base a 3° por todos los grados de la escala mayor.
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2 months ago

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Harmonic Minor & Diminished arpeggio

Harmonic minor scale is a must-know scale played by musicians of all genres, from Charlie Parker to Yngwie Malmsteen.
Using this scale, musicians often play the four-notes diminished arpeggio contained inside it.
Here some commonly used shapes of the scale and the arpeggio: five shapes, 3NPS shapes and two interesting oblique shapes.

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Harmonic Minor & Diminished arpeggio

Harmonic minor scale is a must-know scale played by musicians of all genres, from Charlie Parker to Yngwie Malmsteen.
Using this scale, musicians often play the four-notes diminished arpeggio contained inside it.
Here some commonly used shapes of the scale and the arpeggio: five shapes, 3NPS shapes and two interesting oblique shapes.

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2 months ago

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“Every artist was first an amateur” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

2 months ago

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Wes using Maj9 arpeggios

Maj9 arpeggios can be used over a min7 chord to extend its sound with the ninth and the eleventh.
For example, on a Cm7 chord (C Eb G Bb) you can play a Eb Maj9 arpeggio (Eb G Bb D F).
Here a beautiful excerpt of Wes Montgomery playing Nica's Dream using a Db Maj9 arpeggio over a Bb min7 chord and a B Maj9 arpeggio over a Ab min7 chord.

In order to find it easly, each arpeggio as been mapped inside the dorian scale of each chord.

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Great work!

2 months ago

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Autumn Leaves with drop2 chords

a lesson from Columbian guitarist and teacher, based in Barcelona, Farid Bechara Botero using guitarLayers.

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Triad Pairs inside scales shapes

Triad pairs are a good way to play a scale, in your improvised lines, without just running up and down that scale. Triad pairs give a very fresh and modern flavor to your lines.
Here major triad pairs contained inside the major scale (or its modes!), play them by alternating phrases in a call-answer way.
Play, for example, 3 notes of the first triad (or 2 or 4 as you like) ad then proceed with 3 notes of the second triad and again other 3 notes of the first and so on.

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Triad Pairs inside scales shapes

Triad pairs are a good way to play a scale, in your improvised lines, without just running up and down that scale. Triad pairs give a very fresh and modern flavor to your lines.
Here major triad pairs contained inside the major scale (or its modes!), play them by alternating phrases in a call-answer way.
Play, for example, 3 notes of the first triad (or 2 or 4 as you like) ad then proceed with 3 notes of the second triad and again other 3 notes of the first and so on.

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Can you have a sale on you app please?

my prophet hw u day

Pls can someone explain this for me pls am finding it difficult to understand

2 months ago

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“I came from the last couple of years in a generation where we didn’t have a computer around... so we didn’t waste as much time on the internet as we do now... so I had large chunks of time which to devote to doing something.” - John Mayer ... See MoreSee Less

“I came from the last couple of years in a generation where we didn’t have a computer around... so we didn’t waste as much time on the internet as we do now... so I had large chunks of time which to devote to doing something.” - John Mayer

 

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The thing is, the Internet is also a perfect source for learning things, playing the guitar (or maybe singing) in this case. I think it is up to us to manage what we do with it and with our time.

2 months ago

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Major Scale 3 notes-per-strings

A cool exercise about major scale 3 notes-per-strings shapes, from the Chilean guitarist and teacher Álvaro Severino, using guitarLayers.

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The Whole Tone scale

Among symmetrical scales, the whole tone is one of the favorite jazz musician's choice to obtain an altered non-diatonic sound.

If we stack these scale degrees to create a chord, we get 1, 3, #5, b7, 9, #11. So, the whole tone scale can be played over a dominant 7th or 9th chord with a sharp five and sharp eleven. You can also use it over other types of chords or bass pedals to create an interesting in-out effect.

Here some of the most common and convenient ways to visualize the scale on the fretboard.

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The Whole Tone scale

Among symmetrical scales, the whole tone is  one of the favorite jazz musicians choice to obtain an altered non-diatonic sound.

If we stack these scale degrees to create a chord, we get 1, 3, #5, b7, 9, #11. So, the whole tone scale can be played over a dominant 7th or 9th chord with a sharp five and sharp eleven. You can also use it over other types of chords or bass pedals to create an interesting in-out effect.

Here some of the most common and convenient ways to visualize the scale on the fretboard.

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Thanks a lot 😉

Bisher Al-Sayyed

2 months ago

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“With the guitar I've suffered a great deal, but when I've had a good time, the suffering seemed worthwhile.” - Paco De Lucia ... See MoreSee Less

“With the guitar Ive suffered a great deal, but when Ive had a good time, the suffering seemed worthwhile.” - Paco De Lucia

2 months ago

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Harmonic Major scale

Harmonic major scale, three notes-per-string shapes. Use its first mode over a Maj7 chord to give it a more modern flavor and the 5th mode over 7b9 chords.

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Harmonic Major scale

Harmonic major scale, three notes-per-string shapes. Use its first mode over a Maj7 chord to give it a more modern flavor and the 5th mode over 7b9 chords.

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Please tell me C major scale all modes

I would actually play all of this in the key of C?

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