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I used MF for a long time. I got my LTD-F400 from them and never had any complaints. But until recent a Guitar Center opened up in the town I live in and I have been going through them for the past year. To me it's nice to go in and look at the product and mess with it before buying. Also I do order a lot if used gear from them (Mainly pedals).
I was showing a song I wrote to a buddy of mine that just started guitar. He asked a question about a power chord I was using and he got me thinking is it really a power chord??? Or does it have a name?? I came across this chord years ago and I always use it but never thought twice about it. Does it actually have a name?


Just like any power chord you can move the same shape around.
e [--------------]
b [--------------]
g [---5----7----]
d [---x----x----]
a [---3----5----]
e [--------------]

Also what about reverse power chords?

e [-------------]
b [-------------]
g [-------------]
d [---3---5---]
a [---5---7---]
e [------------]

Do either if these chords have names? I search the threads for alternate power chords, unusual power chords and I have found nothing on these 2. Just curious if these have ever been named or is there a formula to name them?
Yeah you got me, the spelling is off but that's the reason for the rough draft, right? Plus to get ideals from all of you fine musicians.

The reason for using the E Pentatonic is stated at the top of the lesson. It's a easy scale to learn and remember, then the mixolydian mode, cause it has a nice strech on the top strings, you can play the mode any where you want and the Licks come from the pattern of the Mixolydian mode. Plus the lesson was not on the scales, but how to increasing your speed.
It's not to bad, with a topic on a scale you can add alot of material. Also try and use "code" for your tab. I------3-4-5-6-I
Right, I understand where your coming from. My main focus was on getting down the single time to double time. You can use this on any exercise or practice. To have this out here for you and who ever, to use as a tool when learning new scales and practices was pretty much my main focus. Another reason I used the E panotonic and the mixolydian is when you go through a scale you just go striaght down then back up. No duble picking notes. So the once you get use to this Method / Technique you will start blazing through what ever scale your practicing. Hope this helps for you.
This lesson, I will cover all of the speed training on the E panotonic scale and some on the Mixolydian mode. It is one of the more easier scale to memorize once you start the practice, plus the Mixolydian mode has a good stretch at the beginning of the pattern. Plus you want to start simple and then move on to more complex scales. This practice is for those who have worked with scales and know where to position your fingers. Also the main focus on the lesson is the METHOD of a practice, not the patterns that I will tab out.

Explaining my method

The method I use, I like to call Single Time to Double Time, simple! ( I'm sure I'm not the only one that figured this method out, I just wanted to get better. I have showed my friends and this works really good for us, maybe it will work for you). You will need a metronome to keep you in time. So every beep of the metronome will represent a quarter note also, in between the beeps will represent the eight notes. What you want to do is take a pattern of a scale and run through it with a basic quarter note rythm. You will play each note of the scale pattern on a beep (single time). Once you get back to the top of the pattern you will go back through the pattern with eight notes (double time). Not only will you play the beeps of the metronome but you will play in between the beeps. (Important: The picking you will use for this practice will be down, up, down, up etc... All the way down the patern and back up. To know if your picking the pattern right, the first note you pick will be a down pick. Once you go all the way down the pattern and back up, the last note you pick will be a down pick.) Also before I forget, you will start at a low bpm (beat per minute), try using 60bpm on your metronome to start with. Then once you get confortable with this speed, increase the bpm by 5bpm everytime. Untill you reach about 120bpm, then you want to go back down to about 80 bpms then work your way back up. This will help your fingers with stanima, also you will remember the scale this way. The more times you play a scale the better chance your going to remember the scale.

*!!Remember!! the first time through the position (pattern) use quarter notes and then the second time through use eight notes. (Scroll down to lick section for a good example.)

E panotonic scale.

     

1st position.
    q q q q ect.
e I---------------------0-3-0----------------------I
B I-----------------0-3-------3-0------------------I
G I-------------0-2---------------2-0--------------I
D I---------0-2-----------------------2-0----------I
A I-----0-2-------------------------------2-0------I
E I-0-3---------------------------------------3-0--I

2nd position.

e I-------------------------3-5-3------------------------I
B I--------------------3-5--------5-3--------------------I
G I---------------2-4------------------4-2---------------I
D I----------2-5---------------------------5-2-----------I
A I------2-5-----------------------------------5-2-------I
E I-3-5--------------------------------------------5-3---I

3rd position.

e I-----------------------5-7-5--------------------------I
B I------------------5-8---------8-5---------------------I
G I-------------4-7------------------7-4-----------------I
D I---------5-7---------------------------7-5------------I
A I-----5-7------------------------------------7-5-------I
E I-5-7---------------------------------------------7-5--I

4th position.

e I---------------------------7-10-7---------------------------I
B I---------------------8-10----------10-8---------------------I
G I----------------7-9----------------------9-7----------------I
D I-----------7-9-------------------------------9-7------------I
A I------7-10---------------------------------------10-7-------I
E I-7-10--------------------------------------------------10-7-I

5th position.

e I---------------------------------10-12-10-------------------------------I
B I--------------------------10-12-----------12-10-------------------------I
G I--------------------9-12-------------------------12-9-------------------I
D I--------------9-12-------------------------------------12-9-------------I
A I-------10-12------------------------------------------------12-10-------I
E I-10-12------------------------------------------------------------12-10-I




Those are the 5 positions of the E panotonic scale. I'm not going to tab out the whole scale twice and put Q (quarter notes) and E (eight notes) at the top of the positions, it would take to long and I would never get done with this lesson. But I will tab out some practice lick using the same method. With the Q's and E's abouve the Tab.


*These licks are from the Mixolydian mode.


Lick #1

    q  q  q  q  q  q  q  q  q  q   e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e        
A I----------10-12-14-12-10------I----------10-12-14-12-10--------I
E I-10-12-14---------------14-12-I-10-12-14----------------14-12--I
i
Lick #2

    q  q  q  q  q  q  q  q  q  q   e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e     
G I----------11-12-14-12-11------I----------11-12-14-12-11-------I
D I-10-12-14---------------14-12-I-10-12-14----------------14-12-I

Lick #3

    q  q  q  q  q  q  q  q  q  q    e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  
e I----------12-14-15-14-12-------I----------12-14-15-14-12-------I
B I-12-13-15----------------15-13-I-12-13-15----------------15-13-I

Lick #4

    q  q  q  q  q  q  q  q  q  q  q  q  q  q  q  q  
D I-------------------10-12-14-12-10----------------I
A I----------10-12-14----------------14-12-10-------I  cont.
E I-10-12-14----------------------------------14-12-I

    e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  
D I-------------------10-12-14-12-10-----------------I
A I----------10-12-14----------------14-12-10--------I
E I-10-12-14----------------------------------14-12--I




You can see Lick 1-3, I'm just focusing on two strings and then in Lick 4 i'm just adding a string. After you get done with lick number 4 and are up to a nice fast speed, just add the G string in the Lick, then add the B, then the e. You can practice this with any mode or pattern of a scale. Instead of me tabbing out 100 diffenent Licks, just make some up of your own or explore different scale. The licks matter, don't get me wrong. But using the ideal of Single time to Double time is the main focus here. Plus Putting the Q's and the E's above the licks take alot of time to get it even with the numbers.
Sweeet, thanks for the INFO.
I'll have a better speed traing up soon, trial and error, sorry guys
Where do you go to code out the tab?
Ok. Hopefully you read my speed training pt.1. So you understand the single time, double time training. After I posted my last one I realize that putting the eights and quarter notes above the tab really didn't work out. So a little review, the 1st two measures play each note on the click of the metronome (the click represents quarter notes) and then the next two measures play it all in eights, so play on the click and in between the clicks. So what I'm about to tab out is the b and e string of the guitar and different exercises you can use with the last 2 patterns of the mixolydian mode.

Ex. #1

e I-------------12 ---------I--------------12-----------I
b I-12-13-15----15-13--I-12-13-15------15-13--I

Ex. #2

e I--------------12-----12---------I-------------12----12----------I
b I-12-13-15-----15-----15-13--I-12-13-15----15----15-13--I

Ex. #3

e I-------------12-14-15-14-12---------I-------------12-14-15-14-12---------I
b I-12-13-15---------------------15-13-I-12-13-15---------------------15-13-I

Ex. #4

e I-------------12-15-12-14-15-14-12---------I-------------12-15-12-14-15-14-12---------I
b I-12-13-15------------------------------15-13-I-12-13-15-----------------------------15-13-I

Ex. #5

e I-------------12---------------------12-14-15-14-12---------I
b I-12-13-15----15-13-12-13-15---------------------15-13-I

*Same concept here, play the measure 2x in a single time (quarter notes), then play 2x in a double time (eight notes).

Once you get good at these i'll add more practices to this same mode, i'll show you an example.

* adding the g string.

e I-------------------------12-14-15-----------------------------I
b I-------------12-13-15-------------15-13-12----------------I
g I-11-12-14--------------------------------------14-12-11---I

*Important, Make sure you do the 2 string exercise first and get them down before you try the 3 string exercise.
Very interesting, I like how your going to do a series with it. Keep it up. Always love to learn something new on the guitar!!
The Eights and quarter notes did'nt space right, but you get the gerneral Ideal.
This exercise helped me alot. If you all like it, then add it!

Very important that you use a metronome with this exercise. What you want to do is set the tempo at 60 bpm or comfortible tempo and play each note on the click of the metronome for 2 measures (so each click will represent a quarter note). Then for the next 2 measures play eights. Basically playing single time to double time. Once you get good at that tempo, raise it 5 bpm's.
For the pick hand you just want to pick up and down.

(q = quarter notes, e = eight notes and the (x) represents the click on the metronome)


x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q

eI--------------12-14-15-14-12---------------I--------------12-14-15-14-12--------------I
bI--12-13-15---------------------15-13-12---I--12-13-15---------------------15-13-12--I

x x x x x x x x x x x
e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e

eI--------------12-14-15-14-12---------------------12-14-15-14-12-----------------I 2x
bI--12-13-15---------------------15-13-12-13-15---------------------15-13-12-10-I

* on the last note for the double time i added a 10 to make everything flow together.

This is the mixolydian mode in the key of D. If you get good at this, add the G string pattern to it or do just the G and B strings and so forth or try it with different modes.
This exercise helped me alot. If you all like it, then add it!

Very important that you use a metronome with this exercise. What you want to do is set the tempo at 60 bpm or comfortible tempo and play each note on the click of the metronome for 2 measures (so each click will represent a quarter note). Then for the next 2 measures play eights. Basically playing single time to double time. Once you get good at that tempo, raise it 5 bpm's.
For the pick hand you just want to pick up and down.

(q = quarter notes, e = eight notes and the (x) represents the click on the metronome)


x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q

eI--------------12-14-15-14-12---------------I--------------12-14-15-14-12--------------I
bI--12-13-15---------------------15-13-12---I--12-13-15---------------------15-13-12--I

x x x x x x x x x x x
e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e

eI--------------12-14-15-14-12---------------------12-14-15-14-12-----------------I 2x
bI--12-13-15---------------------15-13-12-13-15---------------------15-13-12-10-I

* on the last note for the double time i added a 10 to make everything flow together.

This is the mixolydian mode in the key of D. If you get good at this, add the G string pattern to it or do just the G and B strings and so forth or try it with different modes.