Teacher: Hi everyone. More 'Intervallic Guitar'
Teacher: To recap, we defined intervals as
the distance between two notes. We name them using the major
C Major Scale
- Single String and in Position
Teacher: A little Latin flavor for the jam
Teacher: The progression uses all chords with
notes from the C major scale so it will work nicely for our
Here are the chords for the progression
Teacher: Fret all five strings from the start.
Use the right hand to bring out the different strings.
Teacher: So, back to our Major Scale example.
Root note to the 2nd tone = 2nd interval. Root note to 3rd tone = 3rd interval.
Teacher: However, there are other intervals
within the octave than are named by the Major scale.
Teacher: These are Chromatic intervals. By
raising or lowering notes of the Major Scale we get these.
Here are these pairs of notes.
Chromatic Intervals - Unison to Octave
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Teacher: Now we can name all our distances within
an octave. As the neck shows, usually we just say flat 5, sharp 4
Teacher: There are correct terms for these
Chromatic intervals. Just as we say last week there are Major and Perfect
intervals within the scale.
Teacher: These Chromatic intervals are Minor,
Diminished and Augmented. They follow a naming convention.
Teacher: If a Major intervals is lowered a 1/2
step it is then called Minor. ie: Major 3rd becomes Minor
Teacher: Perfect and Major intervals raised a 1/2
step become Augmented. ie: Perfect 4th becomed Augmented
Teacher: Perfect or Minor intervals lowered a 1/2
step become Diminished. ie: Perfect 5th becomes Diminised
Teacher: These intervals exist within the Major
scale. For instance the distance between the 2nd note of the scale and the 4th
is a Minor 3rd rather than a Major 3rd.
Teacher: This is important to work out as we will
try some patterns and licks, trying to keep them 'in
Diatonic vs. Parallel
Teacher: Here are two interval
approaches with 3rds. The first parent of the tab uses 3rds staying in the
parent C major scale. Called 'Diatonic'
Teacher: I notice a mistake. 3rd pair in on the
3rd string should be 9th fret
Teacher: The second half uses the same interval
of a Major 3rd throughout. Notice how this ends up adding notes outside of the
scale as a result.
Parallel Intervals over Jam Track
Teacher: This would be called a Parallel interval
Teacher: Here are two samples over the jam track.
Notice the difference in sound
Diatonic Intervals over Jam Track
Teacher: The Parallel tend to sound out, Diatonic
more smooth and 'inside' or 'in Key'
Teacher: Because of this the rest of the example
tonight will focus on keep our interval patterns
Teacher: On a later lesson we will exploit the
particular sound of parallel intervals.
C Major Scale - 8th Position with scale tones
Here is a C major scale pattern for most of the licks that
Scale - 8th Position
Teacher: A very usable and popular sound is that
of 3rd intervals.
Teacher: Here are melodic 3rd intervals worked
ascending through this scale pattern.
3rd Intervals - Ascending
The idea is starting on the root - play its 3rd interval. Next play the 2nd tone
- play its 3rd interval. And so on up the scale.
Teacher: Is it clear how we got the
Teacher: Here is the same pattern in the
Sound Clip 5
3rd Intervals -
These two would be the most common. Interval going up as the lick goes up.
Interval going down as the lick goes
Teacher: But try these other two as well.
Interval going down as the melodic line goes up.
Interval - Ascending Line
And interval going up as the melodic line goes does down
Interval - Desceding Line
Fourth intervals are particularly challeging to play because so many of the
string changes use notes at the same fret as the previous
4th Intervals -
Teacher: I will add the videos for all the licks
to the archive. Here is one for the
Teacher: Try it as I showed with the 3rds.
Descending - interval down, line up - interval up, line
Teacher: Also try to work out these patterns 'up
the neck' as well as 'across the neck'.
'5th's Lick' Ascending Neck
Here is a lick using 5th intervals going up the neck.
Teacher: Notice its mix of ascending and
descending 5ths as the line as a whole keeps going up.
Teacher: The same lick could be played across the
neck, or in position.
'5th's Lick' Across Neck
As the intervals get wider this makes for some interesting and difficult picking
Teacher: Great work if you think you can cruise
through your Major scales with the metronome at maximum.
Lick' Across Neck
6th Intervals -
dom: lol, no
Teacher: All with practice. And the last pattern
tonight is in 6th intervals.
Teacher: Very melodic to. Notice that a 3rd + a
6th gets you an octave. This relationship names them as inverted
Teacher: The will share a similar sound. 4th +
5ths the same. As are 2nd + 7th intervals.
Teacher: Lots of work here. I'll leave to you
guys to explore the 7th interval and octave patterns
Teacher: Have a great week. Maybe some
application of intervals to our chord work and rhythm guitar next
dom: yes, I
will review it all again
Ron: thanks for the lesson
thanks teacher, good lesson
Teacher: You're welcome
learned a lot today
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