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Page 23: All of the modes in one solo.
Listen to how the different modes change the feel of the solo as the C major scale is played of all of the chords in it’s key.
Page 34: Target notes.
A short melody played over the chords of G Cmaj7 D7 G picking out the target notes.
Page 38: Broken chords/arpeggios.
The chord progression Am Em F G Am played with fill chords then an interpretation with broken chords and finally using arpeggios.
Page 41: Harmonic minor licks.
Three licks to demonstrate the sound of this scale. Played in Am Dm and finally Em.
Page 43: Writing a song around a riff.
An example of a made-up riff assumed to be in the Gm scale and then accompanied by chords in the key of Gm to try and turn it into the structure for a song.
The chords used are Gm Eb F and then Cm Bb for the bridge.
Song 1 example:
A couple of chord progressions that together actually use every chord in the key to create an idea for a song! Hear how the sus2 extension makes the opening D a lot more interesting. The melody/solo uses the modes and chord target notes as shown in the book. The ‘verse’ is: G – Bm – F# with a C# at the end to lead it back into the D for the chorus, (not in the book).
Song 2 example:
Taking a simple four chord progression of: Bm A Em F#m and building it into : i – bVII – ivm7 – vm7 progression with an interesting ‘6add9’ extension on the A. Then picking the notes of the chords in such a way as to create a melody into the progression, before introducing a lead melody that picks out the target notes in the chords. Finally we turn it into a riff based on the chord progression.
Cheat sheet download
Use the last word on page 27 of the book as the PASSWORD to download the cheat sheets.