Now we’ll get into the grand-daddy of music theory. The major scale is important to theory because it’s the yardstick by which we measure all other scales.
Let’s look at hexatonic scales. Like the blues scale, hexatonic scales are any scales that have six notes.
A lot of blues music is played by adding one note to the regular pentatonic scale. This “blue note” is what makes the blues music sound the way it does.
Believe it or not, scales are your friend. There is no reason scales should scare or confuse guitar players and with Tom’s help we’re going prove that.
How do you go from being an amateur musician to a professional musician? Practice is important but the real key is in developing a sense of musicianship.
Even if you consider yourself an expert at guitar solos, you’ll still find the exercise Tom introduces in this mini-lesson eye opening.
Saying something with music is what soloing is all about. Here is the first of a two parts from Tom Serb on “Language Based Soloing.”
Now that we’ve covered all the basics of speed playing, we’re going to conclude this series with some important practice strategies that you’ll find useful.
We’re going to try some more difficult speed drills. If you’ve been following Tom’s lessons on playing fast you’ll like these new more challenging patterns.