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# Exploring the Sixth

• Instructor: Martin Miller Level: Intermediate Topic: Theory Style: Any Style

Excerpt: Welcome to another tutorial! This time we’ll be dealing with an interval called the sixth. Just to give you a brief theoretic explanation: an interval is the distance of the pitches of two notes. The sixth (unlike the fifth or fourth) is not a perfect interval, so we either get:  -         a major sixth: e...

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• Instructor: Martin Miller Level: Intermediate Topic: Scales Style: Any Style

Excerpt: The next thing we’re gonna do is to utilize this interval over a static chord, in this case A7 (consisting of root-3rd, 5th, b7). The scale for the chord would be A mixolydian (notes of the D major scale against an A7 chord). Here’s the interval structure: 1-2-3-4-5-6-b7. Our task will be to play a sixth from every note of the scale. That means ...

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• Instructor: Martin Miller Level: Beginner Topic: Scales Style: Blues

Excerpt: Alright, let me show you a pattern now that is really useful for your blues repertoire. Since your average blues is made up of only dominant 7th chords you can apply the pattern over each chord equally. I also added a few chromatic passing tones (notes that are not within the chord scale) when going from one scale tone to another. Whether you’re playi...

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• Instructor: Martin Miller Level: Beginner Topic: Cool Riffs Style: Blues

Excerpt: To conclude our lesson, here are sixth intervals in an actual “real life” soloing situation. It’s really important to apply these things but mix them up with your other concepts and licks, in order to not sound like you’re practicing! Now I want you to have fun with this tutorial and I hope you learned something. See you at the IG for...

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• Instructor: Martin Miller Level: Intermediate Topic: Improvising Style: Blues

Excerpt: Here is the backing track at normal speed. If you need it slower, head on over to the next page. Have fun!

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• Instructor: Martin Miller Level: Beginner Topic: Improvising Style: Blues

Excerpt: Here is the backing track slowed down.

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