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In this Blog/Vlog we are just re harmonising and altering common chord sequences like, 6 2 5 1 or 1 to 5 first inversion.
Reharmonizing VI II V I
Reharmonizing VI II V I VARIATION
I TO V [FIRST INVERSION] IDEA
I TO V IDEA VARIATION
John Schofiled chord voicing sequence style
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Today we look at employing alternate picking with chords on the guitar.
The alternate picking group of 4 semiquavers [16ths] notes start with an upstroke. “Up Down Up Down”. This little lick/motif joins the two chords together and creates a compositional movement.
Here is the descending music notation and tab. [Chords and alternate picking]
Here is the ascending music notation and tab.
Descending cycle of 4ths chord sequence [for alternate picking scales with chords].
Ascending cycle of 4ths chord sequence [for alternate picking scales with chords].
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Today we will look at a John Mclaughlin alternate picking Jazz/Fusion improvisation cadence employing the altered dominant chord! Please watch the video below and then try it out yourself.
As you will see this cadence employs the Altered scale. It is a 2 [minor 7 flat 5] going to 5 [ “Altered Dominant”] 1 [major 7th]. This being Dm7 flat 5 G7 altered resolving to C major7.
I also employ a flat 5 substitution on the Dm7 flat 5. All of this resolves though and slips nicely into the altered dominant 5 chord. I also use pentatonics within the altered scale for rhythmic flow. Please look at the TAB/MUSIC below and play through it yourself to see and feel how it all “Naturally” unfolds. I employ alternate picking the same as John Mclaughlin.
John Mclaughlin alternate picking altered scale line Music/Tab
VARIATION With an A flat Pentatonic shape replacing A flat minor/Major Arpeggio for the flat 5 substitution.