Hi there and thank you so much for the kind words! I have a lesson called "Banjo Rolls for Guitar" on this site, and everything I know about the "jerrys breakdown"-playing is in that video! I even added a song to that lesson called "Squirrel Chase Rag" (check it out below) that I teach in that lesson. And that song is actually a tribute to Jerry and his song Jerrys Breakdown! Also, "Open String Licks VOL. 2" might be worth checking out if you like that style! 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
You could look into Evo frets if you can live with the gold color. They are not as hard as stainless steel but much harder than traditional frets. The size, especially the height, also depends on the string gauge and how hard you press when fretting. These two factors impact the intonation quite a bit.
Happy to hear that you're working on the Soloing Concepts lesson!
Yes, I can see why this might be a bit confusing.
Maybe you already know how the modes work, but just in case you're not familiar with this subject;
The modes within the major scale are these:
Ionian (that's the major scale)
In other words, if you're playing in the key of C major for instance, the notes are:
C D E F G A B and back to C
Playing these notes from C to C creates a major scale (Ionian mode).
, but if you play the same notes, starting on the note D.
D E F G A B C ,.. you get the D dorian mode (which is a minor "scale".
E to E within the C major scale would be the phrygian mode etc etc.. so all these modes contains the same notes.
C Ionian mode (same as C major scale):
C D E F G A B
D E F G A B C
E F G A B C D
F G A B C D E
G A B C D E F
A B C D E F G
B C D E F G A
Now to your question...
When you look at those diagrams that you're referring to, you can see that one of the tones are white, and that note represents the root of that mixolydian mode. In other words, if you start on that note, you'll hear that it's the correct mode.. the A mixolydian mode. I've just notated the mode to the lowest note in that particular position of the guitar, so that you can learn the mode all the way from the lowest string to the highest string. If you're starting on the lowest string (like it shows in the TAB/notation) it will create the sound of the different modes depending on which diagram you're playing. I should've made a circe around the root note both in the TAB and notation that indicates that that note is the root. I shall modify this TAB to make this more clear.
Thanks so much for pointing this out.
So just make sure you start and end on an A note when you're playing those positions of the A mixolydian mode.
Let me know if you have any questions or if this message was a bit too confusing.
Hi there! Happy to hear that you're having fun with the lessons!
Yes, you can! If you're using Safari browser, you right-click on the "player" and then choose "Save audio as". If you're using google chrome, click on the three dots on the right side of the player, and then download the audio. Hope this helps!
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