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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
Dave discusses his process is meshing lyrical colors with chord and rhythm choices when beginning to write a song. Think about how your lyrics should SOUND as you approach your guitar as the vehicle to present those lyrics.
- Oct 29th, 2014 at 10:00 am CDT
Lita demonstrates a great representation of how volume can create emotion. Learn how volume can induce creation and emotion, Lita will cove all aspects that influence such a great tool!
- Oct 28th, 2014 at 10:00 am CDT
Tyler applies the scales taught in previous lessons to the melody and solo sections of the tune "New River Train".
- Oct 27th, 2014 at 11:24 am CDT
Now Marcelo takes a closer look at the most commonly used minor modes.
- Oct 27th, 2014 at 8:00 am CDT
Tonality refers to a scale that has a leading tone, and in this lesson, Tyler will uncover the Pentatonic and Blues tonalities and how those each have a unique tonality to work with.
- Oct 26th, 2014 at 10:00 am CDT
Basically an ear training lesson for Bluegrass Flatpickers. Tyler will move through first position scales and help point out how to use numbers and their associated tones to help train your ear so that finding the key melody can be much easier.
- Oct 25th, 2014 at 6:51 pm 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