(PRWEB) August 13, 2014
In this sneak peak at the new upcoming course from GuitarControl.com, “Hybrid Blues Chops”, instructor Tony Keck discusses and demonstrates some ideas and examples of incorporating the modes into blues playing by using the Dorian mode along with the minor pentatonic scale. Keck gives examples of alternate chord voicings that can be used to make your blues playing more interesting and discusses how to use the modes to outline the chords to really bring your blues playing to a new and exciting level. Go to GuitarControl.com for more info on this new soon to be released course.
The Pentatonic Scale is a musical scale with five notes per octave. They can be found all over the world and are the main scale used in the Blues genre.
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.
National award-winning artist, Tony Keck, performs a unique style of guitar skills developed through years of studying various styles of music. Using his blues based tapping technique; he creates a soulful, meditative sound that mesmerizes a diverse audience. His instrumental influence has created a combination of intermixing classical ting, blues, pop and jazz. His wide variety of musical experiences, such as a national finalist in the Guitarmageddon Competition at the House of Blues and entertaining the troops in South East Asia, has made him recognized for his distinctive compositions of sound.
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