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Are you in a rut with your guitar playing? Looking for hip new chords? Want to break out of the box with your soloing? Then tune in to Modal Mayhem October 30th at 4pm Mountain Time!
If you can play an E chord, and if you can play one note with one finger, then you can succeed in Modal Mayhem! Together we will explore the sonic landscapes available to you by moving an E or Eminor chord across the fretboard! These landscapes will serve as a canvas for your single note improvisations! We will cover E Phyrgian, E Aeloian, E Dorian, E Mixolydian, E Ionian and E Lydian!
You will learn to improvise with style, authority and individuality with this approach! Leave your scale patterns and your preconceptions at the door, and join me for two hours of Modal Mayhem. Look forward to seeing you all there, and thanks in advance for tuning in and tuning up!
Yours in Mayhem
- Oct 21st, 2014 at 11:49 am CDT
Did you know that JamPlay has a whole section of the site dedicated to songwriters and their craft? Whether your just starting your journey as a songwriter or have written many songs, be sure to check out these hand-picked lessons from these 6 JamPlay instructors as they explore different aspects of creating great songs!
- Oct 24th, 2014 at 4:18 pm CDT
DJ is back with some epic 90's rock for your taste buds! In this song lesson, DJ takes a look at the song "Only Happy When It Rains" by Garbage!
- Oct 24th, 2014 at 10:00 am CDT
The modes are an often misunderstood aspect of guitar playing and improvisation in particular. In this lesson, Marcelo shares his perspective on the modes, starting with the major modes.
- Oct 24th, 2014 at 8:00 am CDT
Orville dispenses a lifetime of accrued wisdom on the subject of practicing and learning. This lesson is only 16 minutes long, and it will not only change how you learn the guitar, but can also be applied to all facets of your life.
- Oct 23rd, 2014 at 11:00 am CDT
Orville introduces basic techniques that can be used to play lead guitar. This lesson includes a primer on hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends and harmonics.
- Oct 22nd, 2014 at 11:36 am CDT
Improvising: Where to start? Marcelo gives us some great, easy to follow jumping off points in this lesson on improvisation.
- Oct 22nd, 2014 at 8:00 am CDT
Orville Johnson delves into the style of Mississippi once more. This time around he takes a look at a song that is inspired by "Frankie and Albert."
- Oct 21st, 2014 at 11:25 am CDT
Don Ross moves on and covers the second portion of his original song "Brooke's Waltz."
- Oct 20th, 2014 at 11:25 am CDT
Building on the last lesson, Dave shows you how to not only musically connect chords in common progressions, but he also demonstrates how get to the point where you can place the guitar playing on 'autopilot' and focus on the song itself.
- Oct 20th, 2014 at 9:00 am CDT
Tyler will introduce the major scale and explain how it is a fundamental component in almost all of Bluegrass music. Starting with the C Major scale, Tyler will provide tools on how to use ear training and numbering techniques to uncover the theory of how melodies are built.
- Oct 19th, 2014 at 9:00 am CDT
Lita presents a fantastic and quick look at her tips on how to develop a unique solo.
- Oct 17th, 2014 at 10:57 am CDT
Brendan provides a final look at the growth of Clapton through his early years. He provides some insight in to Clapton's later years as a solo artist as well as provides some tips from getting the most from this lesson series.
- Oct 17th, 2014 at 10:00 am CDT
If you're gonna be a singer/songwriter, you're going to have to be comfortable doing both at the same time. Dave offers so awesome tips and practical exercises you can practice to become great at singing while playing!
- Oct 17th, 2014 at 8:00 am CDT
Brendan burns is back with the final installment in the Cream section of his style study on Eric Clapton. In this lesson, Brendan takes a look at long form solo ideas that Clapton was using in this period.
- Oct 16th, 2014 at 6:03 pm CDT
Learning how to subtly and efficiently provide accompaniment for your songs is an art form in and of itself. Dave shares a variety of basic fingerpicking patterns that make great and simple music beds underneath your song ideas.
- Oct 15th, 2014 at 8:00 am CDT
Brendan Burns is back with another style study on Eric Clapton. In this lesson, Brendan takes a look at the influences of George Harrison on Eric Clapton's playing with the band Cream.
- Oct 14th, 2014 at 4:17 pm CDT
Learn how to break down a specific strum pattern and start thinking about your own strumming more clearly. It is good to be calculated with deciding your strum pattern. The more you know about it, the easier it is to add creative elements to it.
- Oct 14th, 2014 at 10:00 am CDT