Neoclassical lesson focusing on licks and ideas of the Harmonic minor scale
This lesson focuses on the Harmonic minor scale. We are going to be using the A Harmonic minor scale. The chord progression is very simple and all the chords are extracted from the A harmonic minor scale. This lesson provides you with licks and basic ideas on how to use the scale in a scalar yet musical way. The first part of the song focuses on group of notes of 4 in 16ths going down the scale. On the second part of the song we have created a melody with standing out notes plus some 16th, 6-tuplets and 32nd notes as fast bridges in between notes and melodies. The last part of the song is based in pedal note technique (Keep playing one specific note in between every other note) ending with a diminished arpeggio in 2 strings and finally ending the song with a 6-tuplet run down the scale in 2 8ves. In terms of technique most of the lesson focuses on alternate picking, yet on the 6-tuplets on 2 and 3 string patterns we use economy picking. Another thing to pay attention is the wide stretches that have to be used on the pedal note parts of the arrangement.
I hope you will find that lesson useful as a guide to beginners and as a different approach for more intermediate/advanced players. Enjoy!!!
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