This lesson demonstrates one way that you can use chord inversions to make a simple chord progression more interesting just by using notes other than the root of each chord as the lowest note in the voicing.
We are using my song "Killing Time" as an example, and the section of the song that we are using starts a 1:36 into the recording.
This lesson is all about using the notes in-between your chord and scale tones to play smoother lead lines. We are doing this with our Mixolydian mode and the Dominant 7th chord tones that we learned last week but you can try this with any scale or chord and see what happens!
If you haven't done the lessons on the Mixolydian Mode and Dominant 7th Chord Tones then you should do them before attempting this lesson.
I have always contended that there are no wrong notes,
This is just a shorty lesson to get the Dominant 7th chord tones under your fingers before we start talking about applications of the Mixolydian scale in the next lesson.
We've covered the construction of these chords in the Seventh Chords Lesson on my site if you need a little refresher.
Once you have these arpeggios memorized it might be a good exercise to play the Mixolydian scale pattern that shares the same roots as each of these. That will help you start finding
NOTE: I think there is a difference between what is notated for the second guitar part and what is on the video. Either part should work, though. If I get a chance this week I'll change the notation.
This is part 3 of the "Partial Chord" lesson series although it is a bit of a departure. We're not actually working on the partial chord shapes but I though it would be nice to learn some guitar parts that would fit into the song from Lesson 2. In that lesson we learned to play
This is the second "partial chord" lesson. You should check out the Partial Chord Shapes Primer Lesson if you haven't already for the chord shapes.
We are going to learn how to play a "backbeat" style rhythm guitar part like you would find in a Stax or Motown recording from the 1960's. One of my favorite guitarists from this era was Steve Cropper, who was the guitarist for Booker T and the MG's. Not only did they have their own hits ("Green Onions" probably being the most