When I first learned about the altered scale, I used the concept "Melodic minor up a half step", because the melodic minor patterns were already familiar to me. So initially I used that concept, but nowadays I think in terms of the altered scale instead of thinking melodic minor.
The most important thing is to get the patterns under your fingers, and then use the scale over an altered chord resolving to its I chord of some form, to hear the notes. For instance, record yourself laying down a G7altered chord that resolves to a C minor or C major (in slow or free tempo), and use the G altered scale (Ab melodic minor) over the G7, and then resolve to C major or minor. Do this over and over and really listen to the notes within the scale relative to the G7 chord. After awhile you'll start to hear it better, cause in the beginning it can be tricky since the scale can sound almost too dissonant at times.
I have a really low action on my Maton guitar :) Daddario 12-53 but I change the 12 to a 14, so the top string is actually pretty heavy.
Hope this helps Greg!
Have a wonderful day and thanks for checking out the lesson! :)
When I make a pull off like that, I mute the e string with my left hand index finger. I do it without thinking about it, and it will become something you do without thinking about it if you’ve done it enough times.
Kind regards /Emil
Glad to hear that you like the lesson "Fingerstyle Jazz Comping"! :-) Comping (an abbreviation of "accompaniment") is the chords and rhythms that musicians use when we support (or back up) a singer, soloist or a someone playing the melody etc. So in this lesson, we focus on the comping and rhythm guitar playing in the Fingerstyle Jazz style. Kind regards /E
@emilernebro Thanks for your answer regarding my question. I just changed strings and still have the same results. I believe it is my fat fingers and perhaps callouses on them causing the overtones. I'll just have to try out different muting options...
Sorry for the late respons Mark!
I don't have that arrangement (https://youtu.be/_pHCOQ9mtss) written out, sorry! I might write it out later on when I get the time to do it - many people have asked for it! Thank you for listening and watching my videos Mark!