ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
TUITION
EXAMPLE 4
Now that you have a general
overview of the harmonised
melodic minor scale, let's put it
to better use and create some
grooves and ambient sounds.
You'll find that the scale has some
lovely textures to investigate that
have been used to provide a basis
for the following exercises.
Continuing our study of
three-fingered technique, our
penultimate example combines
the sextuplet rhythms found in
last month's columns with the
harmonic and melodic content
we've just introduced to produce
a nice melodic groove. As a
refresher, sextuplets are most
effectively counted using the
mnemonic 'one-and-a-sex-tup-let'
or more comically, 'bib-a-di-bob-a-di'. The G7 chord found in bar two is played with thumb, index and middle
fingers simultaneously, as is the F7 found in bar four.
EXAMPLE 5
This month's final exercise
is an E minor groove. In this
example I have not indicated
fingering for the plucking hand.
This gives you an opportunity
to work them out for yourself,
basing your decisions on the
information you have already
encountered in today's work.
I will, however, give you one
hint.
.. bars one and three are
slapped, the remaining bars, two
and four, are played fingerstyle.
Until next time, practise hard!
"IN JAZZ, MELODIC
MINOR IS
RECOGNISED AS THE
SAME STRUCTURE
PLAYED IN BOTH
ASCENT AND
DESCENT"
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