A very common chromatic phrase is to just play four notes in a row
(PRWEB) December 04, 2014
Claude starts off this easy lead guitar lesson by demonstrating the difference between the chromatic scale and the pentatonic and diatonic scales. “A very common chromatic phrase is to just play four notes in a row”, says Johnson. Claude demonstrates this by performing a D7 arpeggio and combining a lick based on the chromatic scale to spice it up. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy lead guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.
The Chromatic Scale is a scale that uses 12 pitches each of which are one semitone above or below one another. Each semitone is the same size, 100 cents, and is equally spaced from one another.
An arpeggio is when the notes of a chord are played separately in a sequence. The word comes from the Italian word apeggiare which means “to play on a harp”.
A Pentatonic Scale is a musical scale with five notes per octave and is very common and found all over the world.
The major scale, aka the Ionian Mode, is a seven tone diatonic scale that is widely used in western music. The eighth duplicates the first at double its frequency so that it is called a higher octave of the same note, which its name is derived from Latin "octavus", the eighth.
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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