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First day in my new office!
I just finished writing this exercise for my intermediate students.
The exercise consists of linear patterns through scale modes, arpeggios, chordal scale/high inversions, & scales with harmonies on top (very important)... but why?
The most common problem I see in guitarist struggling with soloing/improvising is they get stuck in the box shape (pentatonic/blues scale). My exercise not only challenges their fingers to play in linear motion but also uses scale modes to break out of the box shape, providing way more notes & opportunities than a blues scale.
Notice the scales I teach for solos are not basic ascending scales. Usually, a mature guitarist will avoid playing straight up scales during solos. Here you’ll see a 1712 step wise motion Ionian (diatonic) to a Phrygian mode scale. In my opinion, Phrygian is the best mode to use if you prefer to solo in only one position (no shifting). Similar to the pentatonic, it’s an easy pattern that stays in one position, BUT Phrygian gives you way more notes to choose from versus just moving in 2nds.
The exercise also goes through the chordal scale to widen students high voiced chord vocabulary. Lastly, scales are played in harmonies in 3 octaves. Harmony lines are useful when you need thin light sounding chords, build up lines, RnB solo lines, & it’s also super tasty throwing in harmonies in the middle of solos. Guitar nerd to the max