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Legato VII

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Head to the Comments section below to discuss and share videos of yourselves applying this to different Scales and Chord Progressions. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
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Andres Sanchez
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Andres Sanchez Strings Slinky?
Art Kalenda
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Art Kalenda This a great lick.You took the pentatonic scale and made an awesome lick.

Legato IX

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Andres Sanchez
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Andres Sanchez fUCKING AWESOME SYN!!! I need best pedal 🙁

Introduction to The Blues Scale – Lesson 67

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A lot of great licks to grab in this one!

The great thing about the blues scale is that you can apply it to so many things.

-Obviously you can play it over minor chords and blues, but it sounds great over mixolydian situations where there is a dominant 7 tonal center as well.
-You can also play it over Ionian tonal centers but I’d test drive this first before you apply this in professional settings, most likely you’ll want to use this very sparingly, slipping in and back out to Ionian very quickly.
-Also for an Ionian tonal center, you can play the blues scale in the aeolian position to give it a slightly less bluesy sound than the blues scale played in the Ionian position.

Experiment with all of these applications and then show us what you come up with by uploading videos of yourselves to the "Lesson Comments" section below! Hopefully you can find some other applications as well and show us what ya got!
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Ids Schiere
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Ids Schiere https://syngates.com/riffs/blues-scale-improv/ here's me doing things with the scale. Hope you like it and maybe give some feedback😀

The Aeolian Mode – Lesson 65

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Aces Papa Gates!

Another really great solo to steal some amazing licks from;) Take your time really getting this stuff down and then making the licks and material your own! I can’t stress enough the importance of infusing your style and creativity into the material. It’s truly what separates the good from the great and I’m not talking about playing fast. There’s so many great players like the late great B.B. King who don’t play fast at all but have the intangible gift of brilliant style. Spend time finding yours because it doesn’t come naturally to everybody!

I think it’s a good time to start applying some of the licks you’ve learned from Papa Gates’ solos to other modes. For example, once you have some of these aeolian licks down, take a trip down memory lane and play them to the Dorian, or Phrygian backing tracks. PG did a great job picking notes well suited for the type of mode he was playing to so they won’t all work, but if you spend some serious time on this, you’ll find some really cool additional application for a lot of these licks

Please share with us your tips and tricks for this material in the "Lesson Comments" section below. You can also upload videos there as well so please help and support each other!

I’m always looking for stand out students and teachers to recruit for my personal team of influencers to help oversee the community so be creative and be helpful, that’s what this place is all about!
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Splice Doty
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Splice Doty It's crazy to me that just by changing certain notes can do wonders and change the modes. I've been struggling with this. Thank You Papa Gates.
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