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Melodic Minor Modes
  

Example licks

I've recorded two examples for each chord which contain both in and out notes and have played them very slowly, so they'll sound strange as the out notes are being held a lot longer than they should, but I've also recorded a quick blues to give a brief idea of how I'd use these ideas in an improvisational context.

You'll notice that I use a blend of traditional blues phrases and ideas mixed in with the more fusion styles. This has become my preferred way of playing a blues over the years, although I do have a choice of keeping it more traditional or going completely out the window. I'd like all members of Ibreathe to have that choice too, so give these modes a try!

The lines for each chord, two per chord:



Click HERE to hear Brett play this example





Click HERE to hear Brett play this example





Click HERE to hear Brett play this example





Click HERE to hear Brett play this example





Click HERE to hear Brett play this example





Click HERE to hear Brett play this example





Click HERE to hear Brett play this example





Click HERE to hear Brett play this example


Click HERE to hear Brett play the example-blues!

Click HERE to download a Powertab-file containing all examples.


This article was first published in "Australian Guitar Magazine" and was reprinted here with exclusive permission by Brett.



About the Author
Brett is an Australian guitarist who has toured and recorded with artists like John Farnham and Centrifugal Funk. He also has released a solo-album and several albums with his partner in crime TJ Helmerich. Brett also taught at the GIT in North Hollywood/CA and has published two instructional videos. His website: brettgarsed.com


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