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Forum: Musician Talk 01-09-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By MikeDodge
The song Night and Day... Verse ||: Abmaj7 | G7...

The song Night and Day...

Verse
||: Abmaj7 | G7 | Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 :|| F#m7b5 | Fm7 | Em7 | Ebdim7 | Dm7 G7 | Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 |

Bridge

| Ebmaj7 | Cmaj7 | Ebmaj7 | Cmaj7 | F#m7b5 | Fm7 | Em7 | Ebdim7 |...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-20-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,341
Posted By MikeDodge
The most important note of a scale is the...

The most important note of a scale is the third.

The difference between applying the major scale vs the ionian mode is whether other chords from the diatonic Key exist, especially the V chord.

The...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-16-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By MikeDodge
Play an epic melody.

Play an epic melody.
Forum: Musician Talk 11-16-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By MikeDodge
Modes aren't used much on jazz standards. There...

Modes aren't used much on jazz standards. There is a genre of jazz called Modal Jazz or Modern Modal Music that utilizes them though...but it's very different than jazz standards. If you are looking...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-16-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By MikeDodge
If the chord was a G7 chord, the base name...

If the chord was a G7 chord, the base name doesn't change, it would be a "voicing" for a G7/B.
Forum: Musician Talk 11-16-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By MikeDodge
Everybody bends to some extent, other than...

Everybody bends to some extent, other than tweaking the bluesy notes most do it just to play in tune regardless of style. Bending is part of playing guitar in tune.
Forum: Musician Talk 11-15-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By MikeDodge
It's an Japanese version of girlie 80's euro and...

It's an Japanese version of girlie 80's euro and US pop metal (I add metal because of the guitar oriented style of those tunes, using cheap Yngwie minor melodic metal lines).

But the style of music...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-15-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By MikeDodge
OP, get the DVD Solo Jazz Guitar by Joe Pass,...

OP, get the DVD Solo Jazz Guitar by Joe Pass, it's exactly what you are looking for. Joe does a comprehensive look into his solo jazz guitar concepts. You can find it on netflix and most of it is...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-13-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By MikeDodge
You'll find in jazz standards that all of the...

You'll find in jazz standards that all of the cool lines, money notes, and chord extensions, inversion, sub, etc are usually found right in the melody. Start with the tune called Tune Up, that melody...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-13-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By MikeDodge
I don't have my guitar so this is by...

I don't have my guitar so this is by ear...

That's just a jazzed up snippet of the 70's pop tune Just the Two Us (I believe that's the tune). I believe this is his progression, but I know it's full...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-25-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By MikeDodge
A scale is nothing more than a triad or tonality...

A scale is nothing more than a triad or tonality surround by melodic notes that support the extended harmony of the triad/tonality.

Many times notes that aren't in the scale support the movement of...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-24-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,057
Posted By MikeDodge
Spend a weekend reading through the Beginner to...

Spend a weekend reading through the Beginner to Advanced Series here: http://lessons.mikedodge.com/

It's turned many boys into men ;)

Before you understand chord construction you should have a good...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-22-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By MikeDodge
I have a pretty in-depth look at finding forward...

I have a pretty in-depth look at finding forward motion in this tune, and I show the Pat Martino chords for the turnaround, here:...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-19-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By MikeDodge
I'm going to throw you a couple of bones on chord...

I'm going to throw you a couple of bones on chord tone usage.

These are a couple of lessons I give my students for getting away from solely playing scales to playing more in the pocket and using...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-03-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,478
Posted By MikeDodge
I believe I've ran into this tune before thinking...

I believe I've ran into this tune before thinking the same thing, it being in Locrian.

Yes, it uses the Locrian scale, but the key signature would still be minor.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-14-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By MikeDodge
I teach people all over the world online via...

I teach people all over the world online via skype...35+years playing, 25+ years teaching. Reasonable prices and affordable/flexible schedule.

Send me a PM.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-12-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 891
Posted By MikeDodge
Sounds like he's one of those guys who starts...

Sounds like he's one of those guys who starts somewhere further down the road and tries to work his way back. Why do I say this? Well, "modes" are a very deep subject related to many levels of...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-11-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By MikeDodge
Many jazzer's use the sixth mode of a melodic...

Many jazzer's use the sixth mode of a melodic minor scale over the IIm7b5 chord. So, for Bm7b5 you'd use D Melodic Minor (or whatever the 6th mode of it would be called).

The other most used scale...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-11-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 766
Posted By MikeDodge
I hear this with Em as the resolve chord. The...

I hear this with Em as the resolve chord. The melody rests on Em. The G moves to D very quickly but the Am move the Em at half the pace.

Everything else is diatonic to E Minor except the D#dim7, but...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-10-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By MikeDodge
What kind of music are you into? Or more...

What kind of music are you into? Or more specifically, what kind of metal are you into? ;)
Forum: Musician Talk 07-10-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By MikeDodge
Rereading your the opening post I read about...

Rereading your the opening post I read about needing help with the Minor cadence or Minor Key and then specifically about the m7b5 chord.

Here's more Minor progression info from another angle:

If...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-10-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By MikeDodge
If you forget about the diatonic progression...

If you forget about the diatonic progression aspect for a second...

many people use a m7b5 as a substitute for a 9th chord, and 9th chord is a common sub for a plain old 7th chord. So it works over...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-10-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By MikeDodge
The three common minor scales (Natural, Harmonic,...

The three common minor scales (Natural, Harmonic, and Melodic) create what is called a Minor Key.

If you look at the history and the application of the Minor Key you can see why there are three...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-06-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,418
Posted By MikeDodge
I agree, the G# could be a point of reference...

I agree, the G# could be a point of reference within something else, sure. If you're not playing in the Key of A, E, B, or F# you'd want to call it Ab.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-06-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By MikeDodge
Sounds good. That's a good example if how you can...

Sounds good. That's a good example if how you can really use any tone cluster in the E Harm Min scale to form the chords. There are a lot of possibilities.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-05-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,418
Posted By MikeDodge
Instead of G#, call it Ab. For the Key, based on...

Instead of G#, call it Ab. For the Key, based on naming a root, the "key of G#" has a number of ##/double sharp note names in it. Ab is much more reasonable/managable.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-03-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By MikeDodge
Definitely all the "grabber tunes" like...

Definitely all the "grabber tunes" like Smoke on the Water, Crazy Train, 7 Nation Army, 25 or 6 to 4????, etc... are deadringers. They are noticable, easy to pick up, and make you feel like an...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-02-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By MikeDodge
You can use aug chords during a cadence in a...

You can use aug chords during a cadence in a minor key, IOW over the V7 chord of a V7->Im cadence/move.

As you've found the aug chord exists inside Harmonic Minor scale built from the b3, 5, and b7....
Forum: Musician Talk 06-29-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By MikeDodge
The Fretboard Logic books are the bible. I have...

The Fretboard Logic books are the bible.

I have a worthy tutorial on it myself: http://mikedodge.freeforums.org/the-caged-method-and-organizing-the-fretboard-t7.html
Forum: Musician Talk 06-28-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,451
Posted By MikeDodge
So the sarcasm didn't ooze out of your text?...

So the sarcasm didn't ooze out of your text? Wouldn't be the first time I missed that.
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