Dennis Sandole Guitar Lore/ Scale Lore

In this Vlog/Blog we will take some inspiration from Dennis Sandole’s guitar lore/scale lore concepts.

If we look below we will see an example of a polytonal scale chromatically linking together through different keys.

DENNIS SANDOLE EXAMPLE:

dennis sandole guitar lore

We also see this in common scales too although not to such a degree.

For Instance:

ALTERED

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DIMINISHED

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OKAY, SO LET’S MAKE SOME IMPROVISED  MUSIC OUT OF IT ALL!

HEXACHORDS:

Below is a chromatic linking idea counting in groups of 6 notes over an A7 Alt chord.

Hexatonic DENNIS SANDOLE GUITAR LORE

CHROMATIC RESOLUTIONS ON The OFF BEAT:

This idea relies upon starting the alternate picking by playing off the beat [Missing the first semiquaver]. This creates “Forward Momentum” and puts most of the chromatic notes on the off beat, and at other times creates the illusion of it.

DENNIS SANDOLE off beat CHROMATIC SCALE

DENNIS SANDOLE’S LEGENDARY BOOK GUITAR LORE: Click Image for Amazon:

Guitar Lore Dennis Sandole

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Dennis Sandole Polytonal/Extended Scales

When looking at even the most well known scales we still find other scales embedded within them.

B Altered Scale contains a whole tone scale and a Diminished scale giving it an exotic sound.

dennis sandole scale lore

C Diminished scale contains two mixolydian tetrachords. The first being of the root and the second being of the flat 5:

dennis sandole scale lore

We can of course extend scales as we have looked at in Jazz Scale Extensions

dennis sandole scale lore

DENNIS SANDOLE:  Bi tonal scales, polyscales[MULTI] scales concepts/ideas.

Dennis Sandole Scale Lore: Developing Poly/multiple scales. Although being most noted as John Coltrane’s Mentor/Teacher Dennis Sandole was unique in his musical thinking.

Here is an example of a polytonal scale idea:

dennis sandole scale lore

Here we have another  polytonal/multiple scale idea:

dennis sandole scale lore

Here we employ triplets.

dennis sandole scale lore

Below are some “Mixed up” ideas as concepts to get a flow and to syncopate and get a feel for it. These are only exercises but create interest by the way the different scales appear and move.

dennis sandole scale lore

16ths mix #2

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16ths mix #3

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Here are some of Dennis Sandole’s own sketches/ideas

dennis sandole scale lore

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