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Some of my video lesson backlog on Minor Pentatonic/Blues phrasing

Discussion in 'Playing and Technique' started by Mark Wein, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. Mark Wein

    Mark Wein Member

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    EDIT: Long story, but I had to change domain names for my website ....I just updated this with the new website info, so it should be back to working.....


    I've been doing these lessons just for the last few months and I've been posting them on other forums but since I just started here I though I'd play a little "catch up"....I might do a block of these each week in addition to the weeks' new lesson for a couple of weeks...

    This is one of my first lesson series from a few months ago, exploring the minor pentatonic scale with ideas on simple phrasing, expanding the stock blues box scale fingering, learning the scale in terms of "scale degrees" and some simple sequences...

    Have fun!

    Part 1
    http://markweinguitarlessons.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19&Itemid=35

    Part 2
    http://markweinguitarlessons.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=35

    Part 3
    http://markweinguitarlessons.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=21&Itemid=35

    Part 4
    http://markweinguitarlessons.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=22&Itemid=35
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  2. Mark Wein

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    No problem!
     
  3. jazzguitarplay

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    nice way of teaching this important aspect of blues phrasing or phrasing in general. question-answer. Thanks for helping us all out to understand it better thru your video lesson
     
  4. soldano16

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    Mark,

    I'm not a beginner but I just went through the first lesson out of curiousity and must say that the point behind the lesson would be quite profound for a new person starting out. If a beginner were to take your advice, he/she would probably become a better player. Getting the beginner to focus on short, meaningful melodic phrases instead of running up and down the fretboard is a truly meaningful lesson.

    Great stuff! Congrats.:AOK
     
  5. Mark Wein

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    Thanks guys!

    I think that most of us have the scales presented to us as a physical pattern that we learn by rote and then just try and go up and down the scale attempting to make some sense...thats what I did and that typically what my students do if I have them a sheet full of scales, so I try and teach a small chunk of it and have them try to make complete sentences before we go crazy with the whole thing...
     
  6. digthosetubes

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    Thank you, Mark. Just what I am looking for. Well done. I will be spending some time with your lessons. I just viewed the first one. Looking forward to learning more.

    Thank you for posting them.
     
  7. Mark Wein

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    No problem!

    I'm giving this a belated bump because I had to completely rebuild by site with a new domain name and I wanted to update the guys who are still working on this...

    Thanks

    Mark
     

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