How to play Dominant 7 arpeggios on guitar (with application examples)

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If you want to take your improvisation skills to the next level, it’s important to have a solid understanding of Dominant 7 arpeggios. Arpeggios are so effective because they highlight the important notes of a chord. If you’re familiar with Major triads, this concept goes one step further to include another note in the chord structure. … Read more

How to play Major 7 arpeggios on guitar (with application examples)

How to play Major 7 arpeggios on guitar

If you want to take your improvisation skills to the next level, it’s important to have a solid understanding of Major 7 arpeggios. Arpeggios are so effective because they highlight the important notes of a chord. If you’re familiar with Major triads, this concept goes one step further to include another note in the chord … Read more

How to play the Lydian scale on guitar (with application examples)

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The lydian scale is the fourth mode of the Major scale and is used across various music genres. It’s an essential scale you want to learn, especially for improvising on guitar.  This scale is very similar to Major scale but with a small twist by changing one of the notes which gives it uniquely bright sound. In this post, … Read more

How to play the Mixolydian scale on guitar (with application examples)

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The mixolydian scale is the fifth mode of the Major scale and is used across various music genres. It is one of the essential scales you would want to learn, especially for improvising on guitar. This scale is very similar to Major scale but with a small twist by changing one of the notes which gives it its unique … Read more

How to play the Phrygian scale on guitar (with application examples)

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The phrygian scale is the third mode of the Major scale and is widely used in improvisational music such as jazz and flamenco. This scale is closely related to the minor scale but with a small twist by changing one of the notes which gives it its unique and mysterious sound. In this post, we’ll cover the music theory … Read more

How to play the altered scale on guitar (shapes and application examples)

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The altered scale is one of the essential scales to know in jazz and improvisation. This scale is especially useful when playing over altered chords which include chord extensions such as the b9, #9, #11, or b13. In this post, we cover the music theory on the altered scale, how to play them in different … Read more

How to play the Dorian scale on guitar (with application examples)

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The dorian scale is the second mode of the Major scale and is one of the essential scales to know in jazz. This scale is closely related to the minor scale but with a small twist by changing one of the notes which gives it its unique sound. In this post, we’ll cover the music … Read more

How to play diminished scales on guitar

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Diminished scales are some of the most ambiguous scales in music and are often misunderstood as to how they are used. However, they are very satisfying to play once you understand how they can be used to spice up your improvisation. We’ll first learn some music theory about how diminished scales work, learn the scale … Read more

A beginners guide to essential guitar scales

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As a guitarist, it’s important to learn scales in order to take your skills to the next level. Learning scales help you to understand the fretboard, play melodies with more ease and choose the right notes to improvise on your instrument. In this post, we will cover the essential guitar scales to practice for beginners … Read more