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Welcome To The Guitar Trix & Tips Blog
Guitar 6 School of Music welcomes you to the Guitar Trix & Tips Blog. This blog was originally intended for my students that I teach privately. It was suppose to be a place where they can come to read lesson material that I taught over the years. The lessons would be posted as blog and to be used as reference for them just in case they forgot or lost the material that I gave them in their private lesson. Since I’m posting these lesson blogs on the internet I invite anyone that is interested in learning about beginner, intermediate & advanced lesson information that will help them in their studies of the guitar. After all, the internet is public domain and I don’t mind sharing the information that helped me and my students learn and master the instrument. This blog will be for newbie’s and for advanced players alike. I’m sure there will be students out there that will find what I have to offer helpful and others might not find so helpful. The world is a tough critic and a hard one to please. I hope the majority of people will find these lesson blogs, useful as a study aid in which will help them achieve mastery over the guitar. Other topics that I will blog about: method books, guitars, gear, amps and much more. I will give my opinion of only the best books or gear that has helped me become a better player. I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by.
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New #blogpost How to solo over a Basic jazz Blues Part 1 Part 1 Here is a guide on how to get started on improvising over a Bb #jazzblues for beginners. The next couple of images display my thought process and the types of #scales I use when improvising over a Bb #jazzblues Visit my profile link to read my guitar #lessonblog Part 2 will be about adding #chordsubstitutions and what types of scales I use for a more advanced Jazz Blues progression example: #birdblues #new #guitarlesson #blog has been #published. Go check it out. #guitarlessons #guitarsolo #guitarblog #musicblog #majorscales #musiclessons #bloggers #blogs #beginnerjazzguitar #beginnerguitar #bluesguitar #bluesguitarlessons
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If you need the tabs to any of these scales please email me and I will send you the tabs to the some of the scale patterns that I use. Visit my website link below to send me a message:
1. Easy Pop Melodies for guitar book 1
2. More Easy Pop Melodies book 2
3. Even More Easy Pop Melodies book 3
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Reading in Positions on the Guitar Fret Board
An excellent book that I highly recommend is:
Reading Studies for Guitar: Positions One Through Seven and Multi-Position Studies in All Keys By: William Leavitt
It has studies and exercises that will help you get familiar with the first 7 positions on the neck. Once you get the hang of the first 7 positions, you should be able to figure out the 8th position and up on your own. I highly recommend this book because it's an excellent book that will help you improve reading and your ability to read in any of those 1st 7 positions on the guitar.
Once you have mastered and learned how to read in a few positions on the neck it is time to move on to the next step: Learning how to read melodically with a variety of syncopated rhythms. This will help you with many styles of music and learning how to read these types of rhythms should benefit your improvising skills also. Another book that will aid you in your development is: Melodic Rhythms for Guitar. This book is also written by Willam Leavitt. Don't forget to supplement your melodic and rhythmic development by finding other material to read. Sight reading jazz standards, Bossa Nova's, Latin and funk heads are other styles of musical material that can help improve your reading. For metal or rock players you might want sight read violin studies which doesn't have much syncopated rhythms, but is great for learning how to read long eighth note lines and great for speed and technique.
Hopefully this article will shed some light on how to get started with learning how to read on the guitar. The key thing you should take away from this is to make it interesting and fun. Try practicing your reading 15 to 30 minutes a day. Every few months try to introduce new material to keep boredom from setting.
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All together, there are 5 A Blues Scale patterns. Try adding these extra extension notes to each one to jazz up your Blues guitar style
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