The main reason why scales are all too often forgotten by the practicing guitarist is generally due to the fact that the guitarist never works through JamTrack progressions to work at applying each scale...
Once the patterns are learned on the neck, scales need to be applied (as soon as possible), under a few related chords. This helps to solidify the scales use musically within a realistic musical situation.
If you are unfamiliar with what a JamTrack is (or how to create one), then this lesson should be quite helpful to you.
The best way to lay down a JamTrack is by creating simple looped recordings.
JamTracks are most often recorded using a small collection of chord changes played on a loop (4, 8, 12, or 16 bars in length). They can be recorded through basic home recording software, taped off the floor of your practice space through the use of a loop pedal, or created in multi-track recording software such as "Reaper," or using a sequencer such as, "FL-Studio."
This lesson will run through some of the basic ways that you can use general harmony & theory to make a JamTrack progression that can be composed in either major or minor keys.
Our lesson begins by introducing the general music theory behind creating progressions based within a key signature. Our first jam (example one) operates over a common I-IV-V progression within the key of "D Major." The JamTrack uses small 3-note triads built from the 4th to 2nd strings to establish the harmony.
Example two switches over to the minor tonality with a track in the key of "D Minor," that once again applies the harmony of the I-IV-V. This time, the harmony functions in a slightly different manner using a drone off of the open 4th string "D." The triads are constructed between the 3rd to 1st strings.
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