2 String Alternate Picking Guitar Exercise

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2 String Alternate Picking Guitar Exercise

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Just a quick 2 string alternate picking guitar exercise.

This starts on a down stroke:

It’s important to count time:

1 e and a 2 e and a etc

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It’s also a good idea to accent the first note and the 3rd note of each 4 note grouping.

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This is only a short exercise but it is really useful for crossing the strings and practicing playing at extremely fast tempo’s.

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altered 2 5 1 short jazz/fusion lick

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Jazz/Fusion quick ii V7 I altered improvised lick lesson

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Hi Guys,

Just a short ii V7 I alternate picking guitar lick. [This starts on a down stroke]

alternate-picking

The chords are altered:

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So, for chord ii Bm we replace it with B augmented with a sharpened 9th. This in turn gives us the Major 3rd and the minor 3rd and so we can apply a simple B minor scale.

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Also, notice that I have placed accents on the 3rd note of each 4 note grouping. Accenting like this will help to keep the rhythm in tight tetrachords [4 note] groupings.

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In the next bar the “Dominant” chord has the 5th raised to create an Augmented 7th sound:

For this chord we can employ the F melodic minor scale:

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Finally we slide the C natural up a semitone to C# to resolve the cadence to the 3rd note of A Major 7 the tonic chord.

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Laid Back Modal Movement Backing Track and Scale Suggestions:part 2

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Backing Track. Lydian, Mixolydian, Phrygian, Locrian. Smooth Jazz fusion practice for improvisation. Lydian Chords.

Hi, Guys,

Here is the backing track Audio+Chord Chart:

modal-jazz-fusion-chord-chart

PDF Scale Choices DOWNLOADS:

PDF 1

PDF 2

PDF 3

Here are the pdf Scale/Modal suggestions to employ when improvising over this chord chart/backing track:

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