So my guitar nut broke the other day...
This analogy or concept is based on how the Knight moves on a chess board.
It moves in an 'L' shape.
This L shape will be superimposed on to the 3 NOTES PER STRING SCALE SHAPE to determine the Major Scale chords for a given key.
On a chess board the knight travels:
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Stumbled up on this cool drum machine
Not tried the paid version yet (costs $1.99), but I think you need this to be able to alter the time signature.
To be able to use drum machines you need to be able to count.
Can you count?
There are many ways to find determine what key you are in.
This method uses the minor triad, and assumes you know a little bit about the MAJOR SCALE CHORD FORMULA.
HEY JOE was written by J J CALE and made really famous and popular by JIMI HENDRIX.
I use the song to demonstrate a few things, one of which is how to work out where to play your power chords.
This also extends to BARRE chords.
Generally speaking, songs do not use this scale or it's chords exclusively. Instead, the chords or the scale are inserted in to a 'Major Scale' song for effect.
So what chords are from the Harmonic Minor Scale?
Cool chords come from this scale, that's what!
They all have their niche so if you play one and do not like it - do not write it off! It will be the perfect chord at some point in your musical journey.
You need to be up to speed with the
MAJOR SCALE CHORD FORMULA.
So, what is the Harmonic Minor scale?
Well, it is a cool series of notes that can really spice up a tune.
How do you create it?
Showing the Intervals that exist when using the Major Scale Formula for each note of the Major Scale
The idea is that you can play 'spot the difference' to realise why you would use one chord 'flavour' over another.
If you are bored of playing scales and want to just get creative, but nothing seems to come to mind, or fall out of your fingers... There are easy ways to get your creative juices flowing. Try your Birthday...
The focus for today's blog here at the 11th Fret is Derryl Gabel.
Not everyone will be after what he does, but if you like super fast jazzy/rock stuff then this is your guy.
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