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LICKS & TIPS


the 5th


Ex1: Add the “blue note” (which is actually a flattened 5th note of the E minor scale and flatten it) we get this blues scale.


E / G / A / Bb / B / D


Ex 2: Let’s go a bit Dorian. Our Dorian shape simply adds the F# and the C# to turn our pentatonic into a Dorian mode. Try playing this over a simple E minor chord backing. Pretty jazzy, still a bit bluesy, and smelling vaguely of Santana. Nice! E / F# / G / A / B / C# / D


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PENTATONICS TIPS PART 3:


Splicing those scales! Hayden Hewitt demonstrates how to combine the pentatonic scale with other scales in the same ‘box’ to extend your musical vocabulary.


In the last couple of lessons we’ve looked at stretching out the standard pentatonic box but this month we’re going to explore new ways to use other scales combined with the pentatonic scale to add a little extra spice to our soloing.


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Ex 3: However there is one obvious scale we can add to give us more note choice and that is the E Natural Minor scale (or Aeolian mode). This means moving around the box just a little but it’s all in the same area, indeed to keep it flowing you might want to start either with two notes on the low E (E / F#). The E natural minor scale is: E / F# / G / A / B / C / D


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Ex 4: You can see that the only difference between the E natural minor and the Dorian mode we used is that the natural minor has a C and the Dorian mode has C#. You can actually utilise this difference to create a nice tension in your playing where the ear insists you are dragging in notes from outside the key but, of course, you actually aren’t doing any such thing. PM


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