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As a guitarist, you will be aware that at any given moment, a chord fits under what is being sung. The melody line may contain several notes, but for starters, if you sing one of the notes from that chord, it'll fit the melody line, just as the rest of the notes from that chord will. Basically, there will be a root, 3 and 5 in that chord, so initially, get ...


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As mentioned by others, it really depends on the music you're singing. I have sung a lot of music in church and worked on this, and I've found that it's easiest with old hymns like you would find in a Baptist or Methodist hymnal. It's definitely harder with some contemporary songs. The harmonizations in hymnals are usually pretty simple and easy to pick ...


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Take a II, V, I progression in the key of C. Here's two ways to approach it. Over the II chord, play dorian, over the V play mixolydian, over the I play Ionian. I personally don't like thinking this way. I prefer the second way, to think "key of C" and listen to the unique sound of each chord and define those chordal notes. This may be what these ...


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Jimmy Bruno is an extremely competent and technical guitar player who would definitely know all about modes from a performance viewpoint. If you could provide the quote I could give you a better answer but here's what I think he's talking about. Players like Carol Kaye and Joe Pass form solos from chord notes with connecting notes. There are a couple of ...


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I'm not entirely familiar with that term but I believe I can provide some insight. There appear to be two things happening in your example. The first is the idea of arpeggio superimposing and the second being an alteration to the G7 chord. If I'm properly understanding what I briefly looked up just now, arpeggio superimposing is basically playing an ...


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In such a functional progression it is not helpful to look at each chord in isolation, so you can't just say "I play mixolydian over each dominant seventh chord". The B7 chord is clearly the dominant in the key of E minor. The B mixolydian scale would be a reasonable choice if it resolved to E major. However, in E minor, the standard choice over B7 would be ...



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