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A lot of self taught guitarists start to improvise by learning to play major and minor pentatonic scales. I would think it would work for any instrument. The pentatonic scales do a pretty effective job of eliminating the notes that might seem to clash when harmonizing with other diatonic notes of any given scale, and enable a person to start building ideas ...


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Theres some good information above that I can add too. A good starting point when constructing walking bass lines is to use the intervals of the root, 5th and octave. Bassist Wilbur Ware was a master at creating swinging lines utilizing these intervals. Another common tool is to use the triad eg. notes 1,3,5 of the chord, this gives a clear indication ...


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According to this summary: https://andrewdiruzza.blogspot.com/2011/02/pat-martino.html ... the augmented triads are used as a "practical aid in visualizing twelve diatonic keys on the guitar in a horizontally smaller area on the instrument." You're not supposed to play the A augmented (if you don't happen to want an augmented chord). You're supposed to see ...


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