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Charles Gacsi (42523) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
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This lesson is a continuation of lesson #7611 - Harmonized Scale Forms - Part One

The same fingerings are used each time, with some modifications, due to the closeness of consecutive fret spacing.

Generally same fingering patterns are used a number of times before adding one in the lower register and subtracting one in the higher register.

Diatonic primary chords were used I, IV, V, V7, and vii in each scale

All 12 chromatic keys are used. Only the lower three strings are used. Range runs approximately one octave.

It is assumed that in the prior lesson, #7611, the fingering changes were worked out smoothly. If not, then there might be a problem in confusion on what the fingers need to do to work smoothly.

Guide fingers are very important. When the same finger will be used again, let it stay on the string when shifting to the next position.

Avoid forcing the strings to sound loudly. All three lower strings should be set in motion together, as if only one sound was being made. If using the pick, have the pick stop against the 3rd string. Make it a clean sound.

If your having trouble with playing one chord after the other without stoping, try this. Play the first chord and then the second chord. When those two changes are working good, add in the third. Change back and forth. Keep adding on of the chords as you start to get this down. Memorize the patterns.

If this page is a bit too difficult, return to the prior lesson and follow the diagrams at a slower page. When that is under control, return to this lesson.

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