This week we’ll be doing something a little different: instead of me showing you something that I or someone else played and then reverse engineering it, we’re disposing of a musical example and we’re just going to talk scales. But hopefully this will be a straightforward and enlightening discussion.
You can often simplify your life as an improvised by playing within one single scale or one sound as the chords change. We’re going to look at using a D major pentatonic scale over several different chords: D major, G major, B minor and even E minor. We’ll also introduce a new and relatively exotic sounding scale called a harmonic minor scale that works particularly well over the B part of this song. Also, we have a guest rhythm guitar-appearance from my mom, which I think is awesome. :-)
Look for a rhythm guitar practice track at the end of the video for you to practice with.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Butter and Eggs Spontaneous Improv
Loop 0:45 Breakdown of Butter and Eggs Improvisation
Loop 18:38 Practice Loop of Chris Playing Rhythm