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Would you like to learn more about the locrian mode? This video will help.
In today’s tutorial I break down the theory, construction, and improvise tips to help you add the locrian scale into your bag of tricks.
The first thing to keep in mind when learning this mode is that it’s the 7th mode of the major scale.
This is usually where people start when learning more about modes.
But, often times people will do a weird shortcut in their brain where if they’re playing B locrian mode they often times just think C major scale.
The problem that comes in with this method of thought is you end up playing lines that don’t really sound great over half diminished chords.
It’s best to think of locrian as it’s own entity in itself.
In terms of music theory, I like to use this scale over half diminishe...Read More
So, let’s get started...Read More
The Ray Charles 12-Bar Blues Piano Lick – Piano Lesson
Today’s lesson is on a Ray Charles blues progression from the song What I’d Say. This song features a lot of really cool stuff, we’ve got a sweet bass line in the left hand. We got some cool kind of pulsing chord movements in the right, and then we’ve got an awesome little (blues piano music) lick that caps off the whole thing. So we’re gonna look at each part of those. So let’s start at the beginning with that bass line. The bass line’s really simple. It consists of, again it’s this 12-bar pattern. It’s in the key of E. (piano chord) So that means we have three chords to work with. We got an E chord.
(piano note) We got an A. (piano note) And we got a B...Read More