This is the
very first thing I ever came up with, IOW when the sound of this scale first hit
me. And, it's outside of the normal
positions we've been using so far. But, it's the same scale moved up around a D major bar chord at the 10th, 11th, and 12th frets.
I was doing a i-iv-V7 minor progression in Gm but using a D7 as the V chord (Gm-Cm-D7). This lick works prefect for changing the basic
modal minor sound to a more "nail that last chord" sound.
It also incorporates the D7 arpeggio and just one outside note which is from the scale. I played it by alternating picking every note,
but you sweep-pickers could probably make the strings melt on this one.
This one is in
the same area on the fret board as the last lesson. This is basically a D major
arpeggio using a half-step note above each of the notes in the arpeggio. I'm
sure quite a few of you actually already use this lick since it's also a pretty
easy G Harmonic Minor lick. But, here we are using it in D major.
This is a
couple four note patterns that can be played as sixteenth notes. The fingering
should be pretty easy for most people.
The MP3 has it played one time slowly with just the notes, then slowly again with the strumming technique. Then fast with the strumming technique.
Alas, a little
real diminished stuff.
If you've started to do any chord building with this scale you would've notice that there is a diminished chord found within the scales chords. And, since diminished chords are basically built from a symmetrical scale (consecutive whole/half steps or half/whole steps) the one chord you find could actually have 4 different names.
The chord can be built from either the 3rd, 5th, b7, or b9 from the scale. If you do consecutive m3 intervals starting on either of these notes you always end up back at the note you started on, except an octave higher. The same goes for moving down m3 intervals.
So in this scale we can have a F#dim, Adim, Cdim, or D#dim seventh chord. Even though there is four chords they a basically really one chord because they all contain the same notes. Experiment with the intervals and it will start shedding some light on things. Or, just ask me for more details on it. Myself and others (probably more so than I) can explain it further if need be.
But anyways, I kind of threw this MP3 together without really thinking what I was going to do. First it was just one arpeggio, then I moved into the other chords arpeggio's. Hence the sloppiness, and sounding like a "where the hell am I going" vibe.
The first part of the tab is kind of the main idea and uses sweep picking. It's play slow and fast.
Then, the next pieces are moving the idea across the fretboard and always ending with a resolve from the D# to the D chord. But, pay attention to those chords because they are in different spots for each movement and the last note of the sweep, before the resolving chords, can be different in each phrase based on the scale notes.
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This is nice
little Indian sounding riff. Again, think of this with tabla's and violins in
the background, and oh yeah bellydancers really shakin' those hips.
The MP3 has it playing the single notes slowly then the strumming technique slowly, and then the bellydances finale.