(PRWEB) October 25, 2013
In this lead guitar lesson, now available on YouTube.com, Alejandra Mesliuk teaches how to play the Lydian Mode on the guitar. Lydian is the fourth of the seven major modes. The Lydian Mode is composed by playing the major scale and sharpening the fourth note by one half step. The name Lydian comes from the Greek referring to the ancient kingdom of Lydia in Anatolia. Since Lydian is made up from the major scale with a raised 4th, it can be played over major and major 7th chords and is compatible with many major chord progressions and keys. The chord voicings that Alejandra references to in this lesson are; C major 7, D7, E minor 7, G major 7, A minor 7, B minor 7, and she says to avoid F sharp minor 7 flat 5. Mesliuk explains the theory behind Lydian and demonstrates variations of lead guitar sequences as well as arpeggios based on Lydian. The sharp four is the “magic note”, says Mesliuk. Be sure to check out the cool solo Alejandra plays at the end based on Lydian, take note of the emphasis she puts on the raised fourth note of the scale so you can really hear what makes Lydian, sound like Lydian. Guitar TAB’s are available for this lead guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.
Alejandra Mesliuk is from Buenos Aires Argentina. She studied jazz guitar harmony and under the method in Temperley Berklee School of Music by Ariel Ferreyrola. She has been an area teacher and clinician for the last 10 years in electric guitar, classical, and musical language. She is currently working on a solo album.
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