Today, just a short alternate picking ascending and descending Exercise/lick.
This employs simplified fretboard fingering for quick, clean picking and fretting. This is essential for jazz/fusion tempo’s and also world music.
When adding the simple fingering outlined in the video above and accenting the 1st and 3rd notes in each four note grouping the rhythm and momentum will move forward naturally.
Accents on the 3rd note keep the fingering secure, the picking rhythmical and makes sure each group of four is completed properly.
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Today we have 3 mid tempo 130-150 Bpm alternate picking jazz fusion cadence guitar lines.
They all employ the same principles of barring, a bit of scale and arpeggio.
This first line starts on an “Upstroke” alternate picking on the up beat. This in turn will let us start on the beat with a down stroke on the first beat of the next bar alternate picking.
Here is the full improvised guitar line:
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Guitar Line 2: This line starts with an Up-Beat but because there is an “Even” grouping of notes it starts on a “Down Stroke”.
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Guitar Line 3: This line is just a simple 2 bar line with no upbeat. Strict alternate picking starting on a “Down stroke”.
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Today, another look at the Amazing Steely Dan.
“Their use of harmony and their exploitation of chord voicing’s gave them a unique and brilliant base for songwriting“
Okay, so for all of you that asked here is the classic “Dan” chord:F9/A
The “Dan” chord is a 1st inversion chord with an added 9th
The “Dan” chord in practice:
“Dan Style”-Chord Sequences:
Classic Steely Dan Chord Sequencing with the “Top down” approach for each bar.
Two common rhythmic devices from Steely Dan:
Steely Dan chord Substitutions:
C Major Substitutions for Composition/Chord Colouring:
C7 Dominant: [Going to FMaj7]
C Minor: [Dorian Flavour]
Here we have more melodic implication through colourful harmony flowing effortlessly in the Steely Dan syncopated rhythmic style.
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