Incorporating scales into chords


karldali
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karldali
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06/14/2020 5:47 pm

Hello GT communuity,

I'm after a bit of guidance.

I have just started playing around incorporating the pentatonic scale into my strumming, i'm going for a folky sound, so that I can take my playing onto the next level.

Strumming is great fun but I'd like to add more interest and musicality.

Here is what I am doing at the moment

- Practising chaging between all the chords in key

- Practising adding an extra bass note to the strumming

- Practising adding notes from the pentatonic scale into my rhythme playing.

So i'd like to find all the tutorials that can aide me to deepen my knowledge and also a few songs that will keep me interested and help me understand how to use all of these techniques. At the moment i'm having a lot of fun but don't really understand or know what i'm doing, guess you could call it noodling :-/

I hope i've explained myself well enough, if not please get in touch and I will try my best to clarify further.

Thanks in advance,

K


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ChristopherSchlegel
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ChristopherSchlegel
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06/15/2020 2:53 am
Originally Posted by: karldali- Practising chaging between all the chords in key[/quote]

This tutorial covers all the chords in a major key.

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2387

And this one covers minor key.

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2393

Lisa also has a lot of material on which chords belong to which key signatures in her GF course! Look in Chapter 6.

https://www.guitartricks.com/course.php?input=fundamentals1

Originally Posted by: karldali- Practising adding an extra bass note to the strumming

These tutorials focus on mixing bass lines in between chord changes.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=426

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=427

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=428

[quote=karldali]- Practising adding notes from the pentatonic scale into my rhythme playing.

Try these tutorials aimed at combining those skills.

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=189

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=170

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=918

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1147

Hope that helps!


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karldali
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karldali
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06/15/2020 6:15 pm

Thankyou Christopher!

I knew they where there somewhere, I just couldn't find them :-/

I'll get my teeth into these.

P.S Do you know if GT has any plans to introduce some lessons geared towards the folk rock genre??


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ChristopherSchlegel
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ChristopherSchlegel
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06/16/2020 11:51 am

You're welcome!

Originally Posted by: karldali

P.S Do you know if GT has any plans to introduce some lessons geared towards the folk rock genre??

I don't that "folk" is a specified genre on GT. But you can find those kind of songs if you serach for "acoustic songs".

https://www.guitartricks.com/songs/acoustic

And you can probably find a lot of lessons on those techniques in the Acoustic courses!

https://www.guitartricks.com/course.php?input=acoustic1

https://www.guitartricks.com/course.php?input=acoustic2

Hope that helps!


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