6 hours 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 stings 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 stings skipping techniques, using 1-2-3 and 1-2-4 pattern for the right hand.

All scales shapes and their parametric note-per-string distribution automatically obtained with guitarLayers

 

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Look at the fret numbers

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?

2 days ago

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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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5 days 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.

7 days 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 week 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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AlvaroSeverino
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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This app is great

1 week 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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1 week ago

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“Every artist was first an amateur” - Ralph Waldo Emerson ... See MoreSee Less

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

2 weeks 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 weeks 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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2 weeks ago

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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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my prophet hw u day

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

Can you have a sale on you app please?

2 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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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3 weeks ago

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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

3 weeks 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

4 weeks 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?

4 weeks ago

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Min9 (maj7) extended arpeggios

While learning four-note arpeggios is a must-have skill for any jazz guitarist, there is a further step you can take in your arpeggio workout that will extend these arpeggios, bringing more “color tones” into your lines, as well as opening up the neck as you bring new notes into the four-note arpeggio shapes you already know.
Here some minor ninth (maj7) arpeggio shapes on three string sets.

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Min9 (maj7) extended arpeggios

While learning four-note arpeggios is a must-have skill for any jazz guitarist, there is a further step you can take in your arpeggio workout that will extend these arpeggios, bringing more “color tones” into your lines, as well as opening up the neck as you bring new notes into the four-note arpeggio shapes you already know. 
Here some minor ninth (maj7) arpeggio shapes on three string sets.

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4 weeks ago

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Cantaloupe Island

Learning how to apply scales and arpeggios on Herbie Hancock's well known tune CANTALOUPE ISLAND
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Cantaloupe Island

Learning how to apply scales and arpeggios on Herbie Hancocks well known tune CANTALOUPE ISLAND 
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I need the amonique or suite accord jazz please

Quel est votre logiciel de guitare?

Saved, thanks sir

Wondering if there are tutorials that guide from beginning to end how to use this app? I’ve seen the tutorials for SPECIFIC tasks. But I’m just looking for a GENERAL tutorial for how to get started

Can your app do this?

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4 weeks ago

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Maj9 extended arpeggios

Here some Maj9 arpeggios shapes on three strings sets, useful in order to improvise over major chords with that typical jazzy sound.

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Maj9 extended arpeggios

Here some Maj9 arpeggios shapes on three strings sets, useful in order to improvise over major chords with that typical jazzy sound.

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Ilove music

David Suárez Caro

1 month ago

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Good teachers

Of course guitar blogs can be very good content resources, softwares can be great aid tools but... nothing’s comparable with a good teacher if you need it!
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Good teachers

Of course guitar blogs can be very good content resources, softwares can be great aid tools but... nothing’s comparable with a good teacher if you need it!
😉

1 month ago

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Modes & chord shapes

The practical and most effective way to learn, understand and use modes is associating them to the chords (and inversions) they are related to, along the whole fretboard. And notice: each of the five shapes can be every one of the seven modes, depending where we place the root inside it!

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Henryco Buena yan na par aralin mo nlng

Rosanne Maarschalkerweerd

I don't understand the -related chord shapes- how can I use the given patterns to form a chord?

Awesome

Awesome

Looks really interesting and like a viable tool. However I'll never own i/apple anything! So when you guys get it together and release other platforms I'll give this a go.

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1 month ago

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Arpeggios within the major scale

Each of the twelve major scale vertical shapes harmonized with four-notes diatonic arpeggios.

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Roger Alexander Gregersen

Thanks dudes

Thanks You

Kieran Pearce

1 month ago

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"As well as the usual ones, I'd play whole tone scales, diminished, dominant sevenths, and chromatic scales. Every chord form, all the way up, and this took an hour." - Joe Pass on practicing ... See MoreSee Less

As well as the usual ones, Id play whole tone scales, diminished, dominant sevenths, and chromatic scales. Every chord form, all the way up, and this took an hour. - Joe Pass on practicing

1 month ago

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D Dorian scale

A student has asked us a D Dorian chord/scale map.
Here it is! 😉
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D Dorian scale

A student has asked us a D Dorian chord/scale map.
Here it is! ;)

 

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Android version??

In which circunstances we can apply this patterns

This patterns are major and minor scales....correct?

1 month ago

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Four-notes arpeggios vertical shapes

Vertical shapes of some of the principal seventh-chords arpeggios. Notice that you can derive two different shapes from those containing a same note on the 2nd and 3rd strings.

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Natiq Kamilov

Anamika Tamuli

The world need this thing on windows.

Is all of this already in guitar layers or do I have to copy this into GL?

1 month ago

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Learning a new tune: Sunny

Visualizing arpeggios inside scales is a powerful way to learn how to play over chord changes, avoiding that scales sound simply like scales!

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Learning a new tune: Sunny 

Visualizing arpeggios inside scales is a powerful way to learn how to play over chord changes, avoiding that scales sound simply like scales!

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How are you using iReal Pro with GuitarLayers? They don’t work together do they?

1 month ago

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Major Scale harmonized with inversions

E major scale harmonized with drop2 diatonic chords and related inversions on higher strings sets.

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Mohamed Y. AbdelfatahMohamed Y. Abdelfatah

Arnaud Facultatif

1 month ago

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“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” – John Lennon ... See MoreSee Less

“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” – John Lennon
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