Lyrical Phrasing for Guitar - One approach to playing Blues Guitar in the key of A. This video demonstrates the use of traditional Pentatonic scales (toggling between A Maj pentatonic, and it's relative minor, F# min pentatonic) - as well as note selection from the colorful sound of the Half-Whole tone scale (Diminished scale) and where to play it for a more "lyrical" improvisation over the traditional 12 bar Blues and various modifications of the "1, 4, 5" chord progression.
This is the first in a series of videos demonstrating various tricks and techniques for Blues Guitar Improvisation.
Employing the use of:
"A-Rhythmic" melodic passages for effect -
"Liquid Legato", Staccato and Arpeggiation execution -
Toggling between F# (2nd fret, relative minor to A Maj) and A minor Pentatonic on root (5th fret)
A Half-Whole tone scale note selection on root for approaching 4 chord (Key of A, 12 bar blues)
Ab Half-Whole tone scale on the 4 Chord in the second half, before returning to the 1 chord, played one half step (or one fret) down from root - with careful selection of a few notes to avoid (use your ear) other than passing tones to get to more emphasized notes for punctuation, etc.
Bb Half-Whole tone scale on the 5 Chord played one half step up from root.
Future videos will feature:
More on Guitar phrasing for the Blues -
Develop your unique "Style" with useful improvisation tools including:
Lyrical use of "stutters", flurries, "interruptions", "non-sequiturs", "punctuations",..
NOTE : If this video raises more questions than answers,... please message me with your questions and/or requests for more detail or clarification and I'll do my best to respond as quickly as I can.
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