(PRWEB) July 22, 2014
Claude demonstrates this lick based from the Dorian Mode as starting on the 7th fret of the 4th string with first finger to the 9th fret with 2nd finger to the 11th fret with 4th finger and then repeats that sequence on the 3rd string. “You might think of this as the A Major patternm” says Johnson, “but since we are emphasizing the B it becomes Dorian.” Claude continues this easy guitar lesson by performing various combinations of the six notes in the sequence and incorporating different techniques such as; hammer-on’s, pull-off’s and slides. Claude suggests trying many different techniques and timing options to see what you can come up with. Guitar TAB’s are available for this video guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.
Dorian is the second of the seven major modes. The Dorian Mode is composed by playing the major scale and flattening the third and seventh note’s by one half steps, or simple sharpen the sixth note of the natural minor scale or Aeolian Mode. The name Dorian comes from the Greek referring to the “Dorian Greeks.” Since the Dorian Mode is made up from the major scale with a lowered 3rd and 7th (minor 3rd & 7th), it can be played over minor, minor 7th, and minor 9th chords and is compatible with many major chord progressions and keys.
Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of GuitarControl.com and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at GuitarControl.com
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