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10 hours ago

Mixolydian Pentatonic Scale

The Mixolydian Pentatonic Scale is a less known scale but widely used by guitarists like Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Joe Bonamassa and Eric Gales just to mention a few. It works very well when used over Dom7 chords.
Here some useful Vertical Shapes and 2-3 Notes-Per-String Shapes.

This scale has been automatically shaped with the GuitarLayers Vertical Shapes and Notes-Per-Strings functions. guitarlayers.com
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Mixolydian Pentatonic Scale

The Mixolydian Pentatonic Scale is a less known scale but widely used by guitarists like Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Joe Bonamassa and Eric Gales just to mention a few. It works very well when used over Dom7 chords.
Here some useful Vertical Shapes and 2-3 Notes-Per-String Shapes. 

This scale has been automatically shaped with the GuitarLayers Vertical Shapes and Notes-Per-Strings functions. guitarlayers.comImage attachmentImage attachment
4 days ago

The Barry Harris' Minor 6th Dininished scale

Another scale to harmonize that Barry Harris says everybody must know! Enjoy...

GuitarLayers lets you to harmonize a given scale in 4 steps:

1. Select Harmonization and choose a scale
2. Create a chord or arpeggio on the first scale degree
3. Select a String Set
4. Browse all the chords built on the next scale degrees
5. Repeat step 4 by selecting another string set, drop voicing or inversion

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The Barry Harris Minor 6th Dininished scale

Another scale to harmonize that Barry Harris says everybody must know! Enjoy...

GuitarLayers lets you to harmonize a given scale in 4 steps:

1. Select Harmonization and choose a scale
2. Create a chord or arpeggio on the first scale degree
3. Select a String Set
4. Browse all the chords built on the next scale degrees
5. Repeat step 4 by selecting another string set, drop voicing or inversion

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2 weeks ago

C Augmented (3 tonic scale) Harmonized

Finding 3 notes-chords movement by harmonizing automatically the C Augmented scale on string sets. 😎
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C Augmented (3 tonic scale) Harmonized

Finding 3 notes-chords movement by harmonizing automatically the C Augmented scale on string sets. 😎

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Any expect. for Android ?

2 weeks ago

GuitarLayers allows users to harmonize automatically the Barry Harris' Scale (and many others) on all String Sets, with all chord Inversions and Drop voicings (24 possible voicings for each 7th chord!) with just a few clicks.👇👇👇 ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

The Barry Harris' 6th Diminished Scale

The Barry Harris harmony approach is a way of thinking about jazz chords and melodies based on specific 8-note scales.
Instead of using the usual 7-note scales, 8-note scales provide a way for you to discover new and exciting chord voicings. You can use these to unlock cool scale secrets that you can use to build any chord in any key.
Try to harmonize that magical scale that Barry Harris says everybody must know!

GuitarLayers allows users to harmonize automatically the Barry Harris' Scale (and many others) on all String Sets, with all chord Inversions and Drop voicings (24 possible voicings for each 7th chord!) with just a few clicks.
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The Barry Harris 6th Diminished Scale

The Barry Harris harmony approach is a way of thinking about jazz chords and melodies based on specific 8-note scales.
Instead of using the usual 7-note scales, 8-note scales provide a way for you to discover new and exciting chord voicings. You can use these to unlock cool scale secrets that you can use to build any chord in any key.
Try to harmonize that magical scale that Barry Harris says everybody must know!

GuitarLayers allows users to harmonize automatically the Barry Harris Scale (and many others) on all String Sets, with all chord Inversions and Drop voicings (24 possible voicings for each 7th chord!) with just a few clicks. 
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3 weeks ago

GuitarLayers 2.4.0 update is now available on the App Store!

New Scales added: available as presets and for automatic harmonization with chords or arpeggios:
Barry Harris Sixth Diminished Major; Barry Harris Sixth Diminished Melodic Minor; Messiaen 2nd Mode Truncated; Messiaen 3rd Mode; Messiaen 4th Mode Inverse; Messiaen 5th Mode; Messiaen 5th Mode Inverse; Messiaen 6th Mode; Messiaen 6th Mode Inverse; Messiaen 7th Mode; Messiaen 7th Mode Inverse; Major Hexatonic; Minor Hexatonic; Tritone;

New Instruments added:
Guitar 6 Strings D G C F Bb Eb (All Fourths); Guitar 6 Strings DGCFAD (OneToneDown) Guitar 7 Strings ADGCFAD; Mandolin 4 Strings G D A E; Mandolin 4 Strings G D G D; Mandolin 4 Strings G D G B; Mandolin 4 Strings G D A E;
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Hope to see some day your app available on win/Android ! It's look very easy to use and perfect for educational stuff

2 months ago

Altered scale and II V I progression

Here are shown a D Dorian scale over a Dm7, a G Superlocrian scale over a G7 and a C Ionian scale over a Cmaj7.
Try to practice them by improvising over a C II V I backing track and then try to figure out the remaining scale shapes along the fretboard. 😉

All shapes, modes, layering, automatically obtained with GuitarLayers guitarlayers.com
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Altered scale and II V I progression

Here are shown a D Dorian scale over a Dm7, a G Superlocrian scale over a G7 and a C Ionian scale over a Cmaj7. 
Try to practice them by improvising over a C II V I  backing track and then try to figure out the remaining scale shapes along the fretboard. 😉

All shapes, modes, layering, automatically obtained with GuitarLayers guitarlayers.com

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Big fan off ur thnx

Alted(com.dim/holton/ridan7/alt dorian)

3 months ago

GuitarLayers on classical guitar!

Photo from Italian classical guitarist and teacher Flavio Emanuele Costantino Burtone 👍👍👍
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5 months ago

Eric Gales Phrygian Dominant Sound

In a epic guitar duel with Joe Bonamassa, guitarist Eric Gales, over an E pedal, plays an E minor pentatonic mixed with a scale derived from the A Harmonic minor scale.
Here are the scale's notes on the fretboard with some interesting easy to play 3 notes-per-string patterns.
Check out the video and find your way to play these shapes! 😉

All shapes, NPS patterns and degrees generated automatically with guitarLayers guitarlayers.com
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Eric Gales Phrygian Dominant Sound 

In a epic guitar duel with Joe Bonamassa, guitarist Eric Gales, over an E pedal, plays an E minor pentatonic mixed with a scale derived from the A Harmonic minor scale.
Here are the scales notes on the fretboard with some interesting easy to play 3 notes-per-string patterns.
Check out the video and find your way to play these shapes! ;)

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E7(9- 11 13-) it's five in A min Harm

Does this translate to what he's doing in standard tuning? His lowest ring is on the bottom 🤔

5 months ago

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7 months ago

"I don’t see how it’s possible to have too much technique or knowledge.
I’m a big believer in knowing why you want to learn something, and I suspect that allotting practice time on that basis can help to solve many players’ blind alley problems." - Guthrie Govan
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I don’t see how it’s possible to have too much technique or knowledge. 
I’m a big believer in knowing why you want to learn something, and I suspect that allotting practice time on that basis can help to solve many players’ blind alley problems. - Guthrie Govan

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That Charvel neck!!

7 months ago

Major & Minor Pentatonic Overlapped

Here major and minor pentatonic scales overlapped in the same fretboard portion in order to visualize, compare and play them switching easily from major and minor or blending them as it usually happens in the blues.

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Major & Minor Pentatonic Overlapped

Here major and minor pentatonic scales overlapped in the same fretboard portion in order to visualize, compare and play them switching easily from major and minor or blending them as it usually happens in the blues.

All shapes and layering automatically obtained with guitarLayers guitarlayers.com

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Still no android version 🤔

8 months ago

"I'm just doing the best I can now to keep this going... trying to grow up and remain young at the same time." - Steve Ray Vaughan ... See MoreSee Less

Im just doing the best I can now to keep this going... trying to grow up and remain young at the same time. - Steve Ray Vaughan
9 months ago

"Playing scales is like a boxer skipping rope or punching a bag. It's not the thing in itself; it's preparatory to the activity." - Barney Kessel ... See MoreSee Less

Playing scales is like a boxer skipping rope or punching a bag. Its not the thing in itself; its preparatory to the activity. - Barney Kessel

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Always liked Barney, quite a comedian as well !

Anas he looks like you brother 🙂

9 months ago

G Major Blues Scale

Despite its minor counterpart the Major Blues Scale is probably a bit less used. When mastered it produces a very bluesy elegant sound perfect for many major harmonic progressions, especially when it is tastefully combined with the Minor Blues Scale.

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G Major Blues Scale

Despite its minor counterpart the Major Blues Scale is probably a bit less used. When mastered it produces a very bluesy elegant sound perfect for many major harmonic progressions, especially when it is tastefully combined with the Minor Blues Scale.

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Will this come to android? This is exactly the app I've been looking for to work my scales

Its just the pentatonic scale with a b5 as a passing tone.

Wherever the major chord is? Just go back 3 frets and play pentatonic minor. Done. 🙂

Major Pentatonic added #9

So it is basically just a major pentatonic with a passing minor third..?

This seems Keith richardsy

No b5? b7?

Jay Allan

#9 or +9

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10 months ago

Minor Triad Arpeggio
5 basic + 10 Vertical shapes

Triads are fundamental music building blocks. Here are some Minor Triad Arpeggio shapes from the 5 CAGED to the 10 VERTICAL ones.
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Minor Triad Arpeggio
5 basic + 10 Vertical shapes

Triads are fundamental music building blocks. Here are some Minor Triad Arpeggio shapes from the 5 CAGED to the 10 VERTICAL ones.
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bhai ye kya hai? Sandesh Sorate

10 months ago

Major Triad Arpeggio
5 basic + 10 Vertical shapes

Triads are fundamental music building blocks. Here are some Major Triad Arpeggio shapes from the 5 CAGED to the 10 VERTICAL ones.

All shapes obtained automatically with guitarLayers guitarlayers.com 👇 👇 👇
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Major Triad Arpeggio
5 basic + 10 Vertical shapes

Triads are fundamental music building blocks. Here are some  Major Triad Arpeggio shapes from the 5 CAGED to the 10 VERTICAL ones.

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11 months ago

"Paul is human, you can relate to him. [...] Though he obviously has bags of inherent talent, he became that good because he practised, which gives hope to everybody. " - Jim Davies on Paul Gilbert ... See MoreSee Less

Paul is human, you can relate to him. [...] Though he obviously has bags of inherent talent, he became that good because he practised, which gives hope to everybody.  - Jim Davies on Paul Gilbert
11 months ago

MODES: chord/scale mapping

Here some diagrams containing Dorian and Mixolydan shapes mapped respectively over some minor 7th and dominant 7th chord shapes along the fretboard.

All shapes, scale modes, layering automatically obtained with guitarLayers guitarlayers.com
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MODES: chord/scale mapping

Here some diagrams containing Dorian and Mixolydan shapes mapped respectively over some minor 7th and dominant 7th  chord shapes along the fretboard. 

All shapes, scale modes, layering automatically obtained with guitarLayers guitarlayers.comImage attachment

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Cool. Too bad there's no windows version.

11 months ago

Matteo Mancuso killer lick on the Diminished Scale

This video shows young iper-talended guitarist Matteo Mancuso on his introductory lick on "The Chiken". Matteo combines a typical 4th’s pattern on the diminished h/w scale with some arpeggios built with the notes of the scale. The result, empowered by Matteo’s astonishing natural technicque and musical feeling, is insane!
Stay tuned for the full article.

Matteo uses guitarLayers and is a guitarLayers artist. guitarlayers.com
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Matthew Burrows

Grande Matteo !!

11 months ago

We are proud to announce that the brilliant Matteo Mancuso is among the guitarLayers supporters and artists.
Check out Matteo's unique and astonishing technique, the quality, and the versatility of his phrasing!
👇
www.guitarlayers.com/matteo-mancuso/
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We are proud to announce that the brilliant Matteo Mancuso is among the guitarLayers supporters and artists.
Check out Matteos unique and astonishing technique, the quality, and the versatility of his phrasing!
👇
www.guitarlayers.com/matteo-mancuso/

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This dude is a beast! #fthepick

11 months ago

Minor (Maj7) Arpeggio
12 Vertical Shapes

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Minor (Maj7) Arpeggio
12 Vertical Shapes

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Funny I just discovered the beauty if Min/Maj7 and now this!

Any IOS or Windows version planed ?

1 years ago

Half Diminished Arpeggio
Vertical Shapes
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All shapes obtained automatically with GuitarLayers guitarlayers.com
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Half Diminished Arpeggio
Vertical Shapes
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Always wondering what these Chords/arpeggios were called. Benny Weinman from The Dillinger Escape Plan uses them alot!

1 years ago

Voice Leading on Stella by Starlight

A great video tutorial about voice leading using Drop 2 and no Drop voicing by Italian jazz guitarist Fabrizio Brusca. All voicings in this video are automatically generated with guitarLayers. Fabrizio is a very good musician and advanced GL user. Enjoy!
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1 years ago

En esta ocasión te propongo aprender a utilizar la vieja escala pentatónica menor para conseguir diferentes sonoridades. Ello implica ubicarla a diferentes distancias de la fundamental y sobre todo, aprender a frasear de un modo diferente y a resolver en la nota deseada. Hay muchísimo por aprender aquí! Lección completa con esta y más opciones en el Blog:

carlosvicentblog.com/2015/02/09/multiplicando-la-pentatonica-menor-por-12/
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Guitar Layer for PC Please!! 🙏

1 years ago

Minor 6th Drop2 Voicings

Hi friends! Here minor 6th voicings and inversions on three string sets, showed by degree.

All voicings and inversions on strings sets generated automatically with guitarLayers guitarlayers.com
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Minor 6th Drop2 Voicings

Hi friends! Here minor  6th voicings and inversions on three string sets, showed by degree.

All voicings and inversions on strings sets generated automatically with guitarLayers guitarlayers.com

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Any news on realising the software for pc this year? Thanks

1 years ago

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Not rare. I have all of these & much more .

Quinten Evans

Jimi Hendrix in the airborne infantry.

Jimi ❤️

1 years ago

How do you use a shape like this?

The answer depends on harmony and is not that obvious for many
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How do you use a shape like this?

The answer depends on harmony and is not that obvious for many

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Can anyone make a video using this pattern and how to apply? Thank you and much appreciated 👍

I used guitarLayers to create this scale lesson (with many others linked) lifein12keys.com/guitar-modes-guide-to-modal-shapes/

... Anyway I preferably use this pattern as a Dorian mode

Squeeze your fingers

Natural minor scale,/dorian mode/c major scale/mixolydian mode/locrian mode

Interested, kindly do some demo on how u do it? Thanks

Just play what you feel.

C / Am and my favorite G / Em

Its minor scale..

A / F#m

Choose your root first... 😝

Aeolien

Natural minor scale

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1 years ago

Double Drop D tuning
DADGBD

Now guitarLayers supports (and can find chords on) some of the most common drop tunings: here's a beautiful sounding Gm6 chord 😉
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Double Drop D tuning
DADGBD

Now guitarLayers supports (and can find chords on) some of the most common drop tunings: heres a beautiful sounding Gm6 chord ;)
1 years ago

"You know what I think? If I am tired now, I don't mind, because I have eternity to rest." - Andrés Segovia ... See MoreSee Less

You know what I think? If I am tired now, I dont mind, because I have eternity to rest. - Andrés Segovia
1 years ago

Voodoo Blues Scale

Teachers creating interesting lessons by mapping uncommon scales with guitarLayers 😉En esta lección te quiero hablar de un sonido blues tan común como interesante: la escala Voodoo Blues. La estructura interna es totalmente idéntica a una escala de blues menor (1 b3 4 b5 5 b7) a excepción de la b7, que se sustituye por la 6. (1 b3 4 b5 5 6) Es sorprendente como cambiar una sola nota en un grupo de sonidos puede tener un efecto tan notable!

carlosvicentblog.com/2018/02/05/la-escala-voodoo-blues/
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Voodoo Blues Scale

Teachers creating interesting lessons by mapping uncommon scales with guitarLayers ;)

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Mary ThePhoenix Di Canito Ignazio Schirone

1 years ago

Today exploring arpeggios inside scales with guitarLayers 😉 ... See MoreSee Less

Today exploring arpeggios inside scales with guitarLayers ;)

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I hope it will become available for ipad too...

Hey which app is that

1 years ago

The Minor Bebop Scale (Five Shapes)

Here's one of the most used scales among jazz players and exploited today by guitarist of all genres.
All shapes and notes degrees automatically obtained with guitarLayers guitarlayers.com
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The Minor Bebop Scale (Five Shapes)

Heres one of the most used scales among jazz players and exploited today by guitarist of all genres.
All shapes and notes degrees automatically obtained with guitarLayers guitarlayers.com

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C-7 e F7 bebop

Looks like a C Dorian scale with the added major 3rd ..

Thank you!

thank you

Thanks

Thank you 🙂

Lovely thnx

👍

Yassine Ezz..

Thank you

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1 years ago

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Happy Birthday Steve Ray Vaughan!
1 years ago

Harmonic Major Scale

Here the Harmonic Major scale Vertical Shapes showing notes degrees and the same vertical shapes without repeated notes respectively on the 2rd and 3nd string.

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Harmonic Major Scale

Here the Harmonic Major scale Vertical Shapes showing notes degrees and the same vertical shapes without repeated notes respectively on the 2rd and 3nd string.

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1 years ago

New 2.3.0 update available on the App Store!

With this update you can now work with the following tunings:
Guitar 6 Strings C G C F A D (Drop C)
Guitar 6 Strings D A D G B E (Drop D)
Guitar 6 Strings D A D G B D (Double Drop D)
Guitar 6 Strings C G C G C E (Open C)
Guitar 6 Strings D A D F# A D (Open D)
Guitar 6 Strings E B E G# B E (Open E)

Guitar 6 Strings D G D G B D (Open G)
Guitar 6 Strings E A E A C# E (Open A)

Guitar 6 Strings D G C G C D (Open Page)
Guitar 6 Strings C A C G C E (C6)
Guitar 6 Strings D A D G A D (Celtic)

Guitar 8 Strings A D G D G C E A

Guitar 8 Strings A E A D G B E A
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Win or android would be nice...

Still no windows version?

1 years ago

C Diminished Scale

Constructing a C Diminished Scale shape with a convenient custom notes-per-string distribution (1 4 4 2 4 3)
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1 years ago

Pentatonic Scales inside the Lydian Mode

Interesting lesson about Lydian Mode and related Pentatonic scales, with guitarLayers 😉El modo Lidio, alberga la posibilidad de tocar tres escalas pentatónicas sin incluir ninguna nota que se salga de la sonoridad.

Modo Lidio: 1 2 3 #4 5 6 7
Pentatónica mayor desde el grado I: 1 2 3 5 6
Pentatónica mayor desde el grado II: 2 3 #4 6 7
Pentatónica mayor desde el grado V: 2 3 5 6 7

En esta lección lo explico e incluyo diagramas para este y los otros seis modos griegos:

carlosvicentblog.com/2017/11/13/pentatonicas-contenidas-en-modos-diatonicos/
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Pentatonic Scales inside the Lydian Mode

Interesting lesson about Lydian Mode and related Pentatonic scales, with guitarLayers ;)

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Izzy W Starr ....... lol.... wot was I blabbing on about the other day?😉 Pentatonic scales within Lydian....

1 years ago

Young and promising student in a classroom with guitarLayers 😉Young and promising student in a classroom with guitarLayers 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

Young and promising student in a classroom with guitarLayers ;)

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pity this app/software is only available on mac and not windows....would love to have it....

1 years ago

Happy Birthday (some days ago) to one of the most important and influential jazz guitarist in history, Mr. Pat Martino!
There would be no modern jazz guitarist without him today.
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Happy Birthday (some days ago) to one of the most important and influential jazz guitarist in history, Mr. Pat Martino! 
There would be no modern jazz guitarist without him today.

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🎸🎶 Maestro Pat Martino👏👏

🤘

2 years ago

Three-Note Voicings

It is not that uncommon, among jazz musicians, to use three-note chords that can work as more complex chords structures.
Three-notes chords often are more handy and essential and, if we have the ability to obtain quickly their inversions, we can obtain a lot of voicings that can work as seventh chords.
In the picture below we have the notes C D Ab that can work as: Amin (maj7), Fm6, E7 (b13), Bb7 (9).
Try yourself the sound ! 😉

All three-notes chords, their inversions on string sets and their equivalent seventh-chords, are automatically generated with guitarLayers guitarlayers.com
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Three-Note Voicings

It is not that uncommon, among jazz musicians, to use three-note chords that can work as more complex chords structures. 
Three-notes chords often are more handy and essential and, if we have the ability to obtain quickly their inversions, we can obtain a lot of voicings that can work as seventh chords.
In the picture below we have the notes C D Ab that can work as: Amin (maj7), Fm6, E7 (b13), Bb7 (9).
Try yourself the sound ! ;)

All three-notes chords, their inversions on string sets and their equivalent seventh-chords, are automatically generated with guitarLayers guitarlayers.com

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Mike Stern often uses this type of voicings!!!

2 years ago

Arpeggios inside the Major Scale

One of the most clicked posts on guitarLayers page...
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Please make it available for windows

Handy!

🎶.Very good 🎸👏👏👏👏

Sviluppate per android, grazie.

Magda Alexandra Grieco

Noel Carlon

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2 years ago

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Happy Bday Pat!
2 years ago

Introducing guitarLayers ... See MoreSee Less

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we will inform you about that

I love Guitar Layers! When for Ipad?

Waiting for this for iPhone and iPad .

When will this be available on android?

2 years ago

Melodic Minor Scale MODES: 3 NOTES-PER-STRINGS

Melodic minor scale and its Modes are generally used to play, with no "avoid notes", over some specific chords with certain tensions as showed below:

C melodic minor -> Cm (maj7)
D phrygian natural 6 -> D7 sus4 (b9)
Eb lydian augmented -> Eb maj7 (#5)
F lydian dominant -> F 7 (#11)
G mixolydian b13 -> G7 (b13)
A locrian natural 2 -> A min7 b5 (9)
B superlocrian -> B7 altered

All scale modes and note-per-string distribution, automatically obtained with guitarLayers guitarlayers.com
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Ooooh careful, playing this scale descending was considered the Devil's scale back in the day , a big no no 😆😈🤘 amazing how just 1 interval change from a Major scale can sound very different . Some call it the Jazz scale I think . If you start from the 7th Ascending it's Diminished , STone-Tone-STone-Tone up to the 4th . Then WholeTone from the 3rd . That Minor3rd is Lovely 😆👍

Lost as hell on this !! Where do place my damn fingers!!!

Vindell Smith

Somebody help me to understand this

Fernando Marín , José Caballero Olivares

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2 years ago

Overlapping scales & related chords

Automatically finding chords (and inversions) that harmonize Melodic Minor Modes.
Overlapping chords with melodic minor scales shapes, all 12 keys, with guitarLayers.
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Overlapping scales & related chords

Automatically finding chords (and inversions) that harmonize Melodic Minor Modes. 
Overlapping chords with melodic minor scales shapes, all 12 keys, with guitarLayers. 
guitarlayers.com

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Great info

Nice

2 years ago

Most Active Fans

By regulary interacting with our contents or sharing them you will be eligible as "most active member" by FB.
We will publish periodically some special and exclusive contents for our most active fans! So... keep interacting and sharing 😉
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Most Active Fans

By regulary interacting with our contents or sharing them you will be eligible as most active member by FB.
We will publish periodically some special and exclusive contents for our most active fans! So... keep interacting and sharing 😉
2 years ago

Modes of the Melodic Minor Scale
(visualized by degrees)

Melodic minor scale and its Modes are generally used to play, with no "avoid notes", over some specific chords with certain tensions as showed below:

C melodic minor -> Cm (maj7)
D phrygian natural 6 -> D7 sus4 (b9)
Eb lydian augmented -> Eb maj7 (#5)
F lydian dominant -> F 7 (#11)
G mixolydian b13 -> G7 (b13)
A locrian natural 2 -> A min7 b5 (9)
B superlocrian -> B7 altered

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Modes of the Melodic Minor Scale with Scale/Chords Overlapping soon available for our Most Active Fans!

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Santina

Amazing! Thank you for this

Excelente información

Personally, I prefer 3 notes per strings. I really don't find these 4 notes/2 notes patterns useful at all

Thanks!

Any chance of an iPhone app?

Thanks great info

Thanks A Ton

Romain GuitarCook Morlot

Personally, I use this knowledge for triad pair improvisation. B altered: play A dim B dim, or C minor D minor, or Fmaj G maj. Other combinations eg with Eb aug are also possible of course, but using 2 neighbouring triads of the same quality saves thinking while playing.

My mind has blown with it😁😅still learning...

Danny Holloway

Thank you so much 🙂

Rad thanks

This is very helpful. I am still having problems putting my arms and ears around the sound of this scale and how to really use it. Trying though!!

Thanks for sharing this one. Interesting stuff to study. 👍👍👍

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2 years ago

“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,
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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)

Substitutions process, inversions on strings sets and chord identification, obtained automatically with guitarLayers guitarLayers.com
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2 years ago

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 years ago

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 years ago

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2 years ago

Diatonic Sixths Intervals

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

“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 years ago

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 years ago

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
2 years ago

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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2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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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2 years ago

Prometheus Scale

musicians exploring new territories with guitarLayers 😉
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Lydian Dominant without the 5th. I guess that would really accentuate the #4.

2 years ago

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..............

2 years ago

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.

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

Mac Only ???

What does drop 2 mean I'm old school

2 years ago

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

Learn the lick, but learn from the lick - Scott Henderson
2 years ago

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