Month of Shred, Week 4: The Final Shred

This week's lesson is the final section of the etude. Enjoy!

Month of Shred, Week 4: The Final Shred
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The final section! How are you doing so far? I hope you've been using your metronome!

In the first bar of this week's part (bar 19), we are playing through chord tones of E minor 7.

We then move into two different arpeggios for E minor, one of which we've seen before and one we haven't, before finishing off with a nice baroque ending.


Here are the two E minor arpeggios:



We create the baroque style ending by playing the following scale tones:

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So we go form the second (F#) to the major 7th (D#) to the first (E). Note: Even when using a minor key that has a minor 7th, you want to use a major 7th, not a minor 7th, to create this sound.

So let's put it all together:




So that's it - congratulations on completing the "Month of Shred!"

If you want to learn more about the modes of the major scale and how they work, you can check out my free eBook here, which will give you a thorough grounding in these scales and the theory behind them, so that you can use your entire guitar neck and have more freedom and expression in your playing.

By Sam Russell

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