Lesson Jam Track
Teacher: Hi guys. Tonight I will recap of one of
my favorite lessons on intervals
Teacher: Tonight's concept was presented to me by
Mike Miller, a great jazz-rock guitarist. Played with Chick Corea,
Yellowjackets. Pretty rockin and intelligent too.
Teacher: The jam track is a vamp of A to D, with
an a bass note throughout.
Jam Track Riff
Tonight's licks are presented in the key of A major
horse: how do you know Mike
Teacher: I attend school where he
taught in L.A.
Teacher: We will take a familiar scale,
like the Major, and work through it in interval
Teacher: To review, the distance from a note of
the scale to the next is called a '2nd' interval.
Teacher: or from one note of the scale to its
next closest neighbor
Teacher: Skipping two notes ahead gives a '3rd'
combination we're starting with is going up a 2nd, then another 2nd. Producing a
three note phrase
Teacher: This pattern is started on the first
note of the scale. Then played off the next note and so on up the
Teacher: This interval pattern could start an
octave higher and we could take it down the scale
Interval Pattern (up-down)
Teacher: Notice I try to use the same fingering.
But this introduces some combinations that will tend to trip up the
could also take our interval pattern and reverse the order of the notes. Up the
Interval Pattern (down-up)
Teacher: And finally
descending pattern, descending through the scale.
Interval Pattern (down-down)
This is a popular 'sequence' you may have heard many
Teacher: So try to workout the upcoming patterns
these four ways.
jarquiette: those 9 - 5 's are quiete a
Teacher: Hurts so good. And they look great in
Teacher: 1. Intervals going up, line going
Teacher: 2. Intervals going up, line going
Teacher: 3. Intervals going down, line going
Teacher: 4. Intervals going down, line going
like the down up pattern
Teacher: Lets get more stetches and a more open
sound with wider intervals.
Connelly: Sounds Great
Teacher: This time we keep the 2nd interval to
start, but then jump up a 3rd. Goes like this
Mike: This looks like an
arpeggio to me
Teacher: Some of the patterns end up outlining
chords. And there will be a similar sound at times to an
Hang with the idea. You will see some totally new patterns. Remember to work
these out in all four patterns.
Teacher: Now a 2nd + a
introduce some tricky fingering combinations. Part of the usefulness of working
Teacher: Or how about next. A 2nd + 5th
A 2nd + a 6th
2nd-6th Interval Pattern
2nd + 7th anyone?
2nd-7th Interval Pattern
Mike: Wow your
covering a lot of ground
pagefan: Go for
skips, I love it
Teacher: Alright. 8ths are
pagefan: What? No
Teacher: Well, how about let's change the
3rd-2nd Interval Pattern
You could go higher if you dare...
Teacher: But now we could work
out to 3rd+3rds. 3rds+4ths
jarquiette: What's the primary application for
has a couple of useful applications
Teacher: First it is a new way to think of note
patterns or 'sequences'.
Teacher: Next, these will lend a more 'open'
sound to your playing. Less scalar
Teacher: And if you think you can blaze through
your major scales at 200 BPM on the metronome try working out to some of these
tend to rut in scale patterns so this is useful
jarquiette: I can definately use that - my soloing tends
to sound scaley
Teacher: Try working these up to triplets to the
jam track. About 100 Beats Per Minute
Teacher: What we might end up with is a chart
that looks like this
Mike: This is an awsome way to
Teacher: We worked through the top row of 2nd
interval patterns. 2nd+2nd, 2nd+3rd, and so on. 8va means
try the 3rds row. Try a new one or two each day.
all four ways of working the pattern. Especially the one that seems more
And the ones you like the sound of
Teacher: Then work out other scales with the same
ideas. Another good choice for the jam
Great. Got to run. Have fun. Take it a little at a time.
Thanks For the help
Mike: Thanks, will go to the archive and use the jam
tracks on this.