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jalaniftw 11-20-2012 10:56 PM

soloing using the diminished scale
 
So my jazz guitar teacher wants me to start using the diminished scale over Dominant 7th chords. When he explained it to me, i understood but that was yesterday and i kind of forgot some of it. So i remember him telling me that if i want to use the diminished scale over a G7 chord, i would go up a half step play said scale. Now i know that scale comes back on other areas of the fretboard, do i count a minor third off of the 4th fret in which i started the scale or do i start from G?

Hail 11-20-2012 11:18 PM

call him a twat and fire him

jalaniftw 11-20-2012 11:39 PM

After i started playing the scale it makes sense in a weird way

Hail 11-21-2012 12:19 AM

it shouldn't

jalaniftw 11-21-2012 12:25 AM

When i started playing the scale, i related it to G7 and when you start on the 4th fret, flat 9, which is a common chord in jazz it made sense cause the arpeggio off that has the notes of G7 in it.

GoldenGuitar 11-21-2012 01:42 AM

Your guitar obviously has no idea how to teach you.

mdc 11-21-2012 05:07 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jalaniftw
So my jazz guitar teacher wants me to start using the diminished scale over Dominant 7th chords. When he explained it to me, i understood but that was yesterday and i kind of forgot some of it. So i remember him telling me that if i want to use the diminished scale over a G7 chord, i would go up a half step play said scale. Now i know that scale comes back on other areas of the fretboard, do i count a minor third off of the 4th fret in which i started the scale or do i start from G?

In the context of a ii-V-I, Dm7 - G7 - Cmaj7

Use the G H-W diminished scale over the V. Your teacher has told you to play the diminished scale up a semitone (Ab W-H diminished scale) cuz some people find it easier.

The result will be the same. The scale will bring out altered tensions, and try to use it without making it sound like a scale. Think phrasing.

You need to practice this a lot until your ear becomes familiar with the sound of the scale.


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