August 15, 2011          

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Working With the Hexatonic Scales | Creating Climaxes in Guitar Solos | Inspecting Harmony and Analyzing Progressions |

 

The six tone scales that create the popular Augmented, Whole Tone and Tri-Tone Scales are extremely interesting scale structures for composing. Jerry Bergonzi's book - series 7 on the Hexatonics (Inside Improvisation Series) is one of the best out there for explaining the unique sounds of the six-tone scale theory and usage. | Writing great climax's in solo's is a art within itself. Going with your favorite players methods is the obvious place to start but Kenny Werner's book Effortless Mastery is a real eye opener when it comes to tapping into playing your best lines. If you want to experience virtuosity his ideas are really helpful! | Being able to do amazing analysis rests within small harmonic frameworks. Know your arpeggios and related tones. And, fully understand complementary notes as well. Three books that I always suggest to my own students are; Arpeggios For The Modern Guitarist , Fluid Soloing - Book 1 Arpeggios, and Don Latarski's famous, Arpeggios for Guitar. Nail what these books teach and keep expanding until you can think rapidly through progressions. It takes time, but it eventually comes! |

 

 

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