By Deni Kitov
I want to ask one (maybe stupid) question. I'm playing a lot of heavy metal and genres like this but lately I have been improvising some jazz over backing tracks. I'm wondering what scale should I play over some chords. For example one backing track was in E. The rhythm played E7 chord I played E pentatonic scale (don't know if it fits the chord) and then the rhythm changed to A7 and I was still playing E pentatonic major but it sounded out of key and I than started to play E major scale. Should I change to A major scale or I will go out of key? So what scale to choose over what chords - for example the progression is C7 - Dm7. Should I play only C major over both of the chords or should I change the scale ?? :/
Thanks in advance!
Dear fellow guitar players,
For the last years I’ve been struggling with implementing inversions in the songs I play. Especially choosing which inversions to use when. With the piano it is seen as best practice in general to use inversions that are near the chord you’re already playing. On the guitar I’ve never encountered any charts that show different chord combinations that you could use together best.
Do you know of certain books/resources that show good practices of which inversions to use together?
I understand that some of you may say I have to learn to think for myself, but my experience is that this works best when you’ve had some good examples.
Hello, this looks like a great forum!
I was watching a video talking about a cool Fela Kuti song called Water Get No Enemy. It is in a style called Afrobeat and is generally chordaly very simple but with amazing grooves.
The chords to the song are just Fm7 and Ebm7 and I think the key is Ebm (?). The guy in the video says this is a iii - ii progression. However while I understand the degrees of a scale why is Fm7 a iii and Ebm7 a ii as surely Eb is the i (tonic) and F is the ii diminished in Eb minor scale? So why in this case is the Eb iii and the F not a diminished chord but a m7?
This is the tune by the way, the chords I am talking about kick in about 1.17 into the song.
Video I made to show how to easily change between the E D A chords. Minimal finger movement is the key. Your first finger never leaves the 3rd string when changing between all 3 chords. All it does is slide between the first and second fret. The other fingers move minimally between strings.
so I have somewhat dumb question. unlike E or A chords for example where the fingers are close together, there are chords like C (again, just an example) where the fingers are kind of spread out. I'm having trouble with these. I mean, playing the chords is fine, but changing between chords quickly is what I'm having trouble with. I can't move my fingers into position all at once, I end up doing it one finger at a time which takes too long.
are there any tips/tricks/practice methods that can help me?
I've practice some chord changes, between Dmajor and Cmajor for example, but it doesn't seem to improve.
I'm a girl btw, so maybe my shorter fingers have some part in the problem, but I can't really change those...
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