Phrygian Dominant Lessons 11-15

 

Lesson 11:

This idea incorporates Double-Stops found within the scale.

On the MP3 I play it slow using the tab below. The second time through I basically strum all the strings, muting the G string and High E string.

So, tune that Low E string to a Low D and come up with some of your own ideas using these Double-Stops.

And jump on the Low D string in between things it will really help break things up. This is what Iíve done during the second part of the MP3. It can be very Zeppelin sounding. A lot of tension and resolve.

On the tab I left gaps where one "phrase" ends and another one picks up. This is so you can "block train" the parts, and it doesn't just look like one whole phrase in tab.

I call these Double-Stops, but they are actually fragments of chords built within the scale. Since I am trying to give you examples to play over a static D Major I won't list the chords at this time. But basically, I think of these Double-Stops as using the 5th and 3rd of the chords found in the scale.

On electric guitar you can move all this stuff up an octave which I canít do on my acoustic, no cut-away. So, move things up there and you might get some new overtones happening. Also for some of these, the fretted notes could be replaced with Harmonics. This is a cool effect.


E___________________________________________________________________________
B__7__8__7__4__3____1__3__4__8__7____10__13__11__10__8____11__10__8__7______
G___________________________________________________________________________
D__7__8__7__5__4____1__4__5__8__7____10__13__12__10__8____12__10__8__7______
A___________________________________________________________________________
D________________________________________________________________________0__
 

Attached URL: Lesson #11

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Lesson 12:

Remember, the tuning for the all the lessons is DADGBE from low to high.

This lesson utilizes a number of the things we've learnt so far. It's a much longer line than the previous stuff posted and kind of puts a number of the techniques into play that the previous lesson showed/explained.

You can play this two ways, just as written or, how I prefer to play it, strumming all the string as previously explained.

The MP3 just plays is slow once then I play it slightly faster. Both ways are with the strumming technique.

In the second row of tabs, the notes in the parentheses are there because the second time I played it, it sounds like I added one more line in there. But, the slow pass through is played without the note in the parentheses. My fault I know but it was the heat of the moment I guess ;) Hope that makes sense.

As you can see with the tab the first two rows are basically the same with slight variations. It's kind of variations two motifs or themes. Also, the last three rows of tab look very similar to each other, other than their ending phrases.


E_______________________________________________________________________________
B_______________________________________________________________________________
G_____________________________________________7____7_8_7_5_7__5_________________
D________________4_____5_____7_____8_____________________________8_7_8_7_5_7_4__
A__3_5_____6____________________________________________________________________
D_______0_____0_____0_____0_____0_____0____0____________________________________

 

E_________________________________________________________________________________________
B_________________________________________________________________________________________
G____________________________________________7____7_8_7_5_7_____7_8_7_5_7_____(7_8_7_5_7)_
D________________4____5_____7_____8_______________________________________________________
A__3_5_____6______________________________________________________________________________
D_______0_____0____0_____0_____0_____0____0__________________0_____________0______________

 

E_________________________________________
B____________7_8_7________________________
G_______7_8_________8_7_8_7_5_7_5_________
D__7_8_____________________________8_7_4__
A_________________________________________
D_________________________________________



E______________________________________________
B____________7_8_7___________8/10_8_7__________
G_______7_8_________8_7_8_7___________8_7_5_7__
D__7_8_________________________________________
A______________________________________________
D______________________________________________

E___________________________________________________
B____________7_8_7__________________________________
G_______7_8_________8_7_8_7_5_______________________
D__7_8________________________8_7_8_7_5_4___________
A__________________________________________6_5_3_5__
D___________________________________________________

Attached URL: Lesson #12

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Lesson 13:

This is my favorite lick so far.

This one sounds really Middle-Eastern. The MP3 has it played once slow and a second time faster. And, again it is using the strumming and muting technique.

E____________________________________________________________________
B____________________________________________________________________
G__5_______5_______5_______5_________5_7_5_____5_____________________
D_____7_8_____7_8_____7_8_____7_8___________8_____7_8_7_5_7_5_____4__
A______________________________________________________________6_____
D____________________________________________________________________

E____________________________________________________________________
B____________________________________________________________________
G__5_______5_______5_______5_________5_7_5_____5_____________________
D_____7_8_____7_8_____7_8_____7_8___________8_____7_8_7_5_7_5_____4__
A______________________________________________________________6_____
D____________________________________________________________________


E___________________________________________________________________
B____________________________________7_8_7__________________________
G__5_______5_______5_______5________________8_7_5_7_5_______________
D_____7_8_____7_8_____7_8_____7_8______________________8_7_5_____4__
A_____________________________________________________________6_____
D___________________________________________________________________


E___________________________________________________________________
B____________________________________7_8_7__________________________
G__5_______5_______5_______5________________8_7_5_7_5_______________
D_____7_8_____7_8_____7_8_____7_8______________________8_7_5_____4__
A_____________________________________________________________6_____
D___________________________________________________________________

 

Attached URL: Lesson #13

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Lesson 14:

This is a lick from a song I posted in the Electric forum a couple of weeks ago. The song is called, The Son.

Each of the notes that go from the open string to the fretted note are hammer-ons. And, then there is a slide on the A string from the 1st fret to the 6th fret, as noted. The extra peice at the end of the tab is just a chord to resolve the phrase from a D# major chord to a D major chord.

This is a fun one and the speed can be achieved pretty easy with the hammer-ons.

I'll post a link after the lessons to the song I posted. Then you can hear it in action ;)


D______________________________________________________________   ______
B____________________________________________________________8__  __7__
G_______________________________________________________________  _____
D____________0_7____________0_5____________0_4_______________8__  __7__
A_______0_6____________0_5____________0_3_____________0_1/6______  __5_
D__0_7____________0_5____________0_4_____________0_1____________  __0__

Attached URL: Lesson #14

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Lesson 15:

This one is similar to a common chord melody in a few Jewish tunes. You know the ones where the guys do that squating kick dance.

Again, in this one every open string to the fretted note is a hammer-on.

It's hard to tab out, but the slides that take place on the 4th string needs to end up on their fret as the next open string and hammer is hit. Just follow the tab as written and LISTEN to how things get laid out.

E__________________________________________________________________________________
B__________________________________________________________________________________
G__________________________________________________________________________________
D_______0_4/________7________0_5/________8_________10________7________8_________5__
A__________________________________________________________________________________
D__0_4________0_7______0_5_________0_8______0_10_______0_7______0_8_______0_5______

Attached URL: Lesson #15