|What you learn:
Licks & Scales|
|Teacher: Michael Johnson|
Michael: Our interactive lesson is part 4 of the
style of Carlos Santana. This lesson covers more on Santana's later style as
you can hear by the lesson sample:
Michael: Here's the
looping jam track we'll use throughout the lesson:
progression is based on the key of A min. Here's the chords you
So basically you have Am:
Michael: F barre
Then the progression moves to Dm
Buud: Can you do the same chord progression with a barre
on 5th, 3rd and 1st? Easier to do.
What does "barre" mean?
Using your 1st ( and sometimes other)
finger to hold down other strings at the same time. Thus you have a "barre
chord." Here's an example of F "not
barred" and "barred."
Michael: OK, we're basically using the A Dorian
mode for most of the coming licks, pretty much the same scale you learned for
the other Santana lessons. Here's our first lick:
Michael: Notice in
this lick you start with the relative pattern on the 10th fret and then you jump
into the A Minor Pentatonic scale pattern on the 5th fret. The second section of
the lick jumps to a # 7 note, this sets up the sound of the lick, then
it uses the minor pentatonic pattern I mentioned earlier.
Here's our next lick:
Michael: Notice you
jump into the A Dorian mode, and how the notes relate to the A minor
Buud: On lick one, there's some vibrato on that first A note
buud, using vibrato is the best method for sustaining a note, like in that
case. Here's our next lick:
You can take advantage of using various related patterns in
a solo, Carlos is a great example of jumping to pattern to pattern within a
jlancaster: and Arpreggios?
Sure you can use arpeggios, in fact we'll
get into that later, this run uses the pattern on the 1st string (E) and then
jumps into the Dorian again. Our next lick uses a pattern on the 12th
Notice how you play this lick over the F portion of the progression, this allows
any vocals to sing over the majority of the progression and then the guitar
jumps in with licks in between the
sr: It's like different "colors".
Or different shades of a color.
observation. Modes = moods, here's our next
We're in a related pattern, this time
though we alter a bit, however this is actually the E Phrygian.
michael: Nice Spanish sound..
It does have a nice Spanish sound. Here's the E Phrygian
this mode there are all natural notes vs. the F# in the A Dorian, it's a good
pattern for you all to practice. Here's lick 6:
Notice the arpeggio at the beginning, you can rake your pick downwards on that
Rakes sound awesome!
Yes they do Michael, notice how you
jump into the octave pattern for the A Minor Pentatonic scale. Here's our
last guitar lick:
Notice how you jump from pattern to pattern on this lick.
Thanks. Great Lesson!
chaz: 50 years I have been fooling with guitar and these
lessons are my salvation so thank you very much stay well!
That's great to hear chaz! See you next lesson!
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