http://www.creativeguitarstudio.com/Search Andrew Wasson.com for FREE lesson Handouts.This Video: May 18, 2012 | Search Videos by Title/Date.GO TO: http://www.andrewwasson.com/recent_posts/2012/05_may/may_2012.php#may18Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question...Q: I've noticed that some riffs I come up with can be moved across the frets to other places. They sound cool when I do it, but I wondered if this is based on modes, or if it is something that has to do with arpeggios? If you can help me with this I'd be super grateful. I use this relocation thing a lot now, but I don't exactly know why this works. Thanks!- Jamie -- Kennesaw, GA. USAA: I need to begin by clarifying that modes and arpeggios both originate from the full scales, and this also applies to the pentatonics as well. So, that said, even though the mode and arpeggio information that you are curious about is of course important, when we use this concept of what we'll just call, "Shape Playing," we really only need to be aware of the key signature and that's pretty much about it! Using his approach is essentially low on music theory and quick to apply using only technique and your musical creativity! In the video lesson I begin on a guitar neck diagram and show just how easy this idea is to work with. Then, I move onto the fingerboard and show how a single shape can relocate and take on new melodic contour. This shape-based method, has very little focus placed upon patterns of arpeggios or modes. However, it can quickly be used to invent new melodies on the neck by relocating patterns from the full-scales. All you'll really need to have down is the basic major & minor scales. Once you come up with one melodic statement, simply analyze the fingerboard geometry of that shape, then scope out other regions of the neck where shapes such as your original - seem to correspond. Sometimes all of the notes do not line up, but that's fine too. If the phrases still sound cool, then why not use them!MY TWITTER FEED:http://twitter.com/andrewwasson____________________________________ANDREW WASSON - Personal Website:http://www.andrewwasson.com(weekly postings - w/FREE Guitar Handouts)____________________________________Visit our Creative Guitar Studio Zazzle page:http://www.zazzle.com/creativeguitarstudio/gifts____________________________________OFFICIAL Creative Guitar Studio Products Website:http://www.creativeguitarstudio.com/____________________________________SOUND CLOUD: Listen to some of my songs.http://soundcloud.com/creativeguitarstudio/____________________________________2nd YOU TUBE CHANNEL: The Guitar BlogAndrew's Popular "GuitarBlog" YouTube Channel:http://www.youtube.com/guitarblogupdate____________________________________Facebook Fan Page:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Andrew-Wasson/76585035288____________________________________Creative Guitar Studio on Blogspot:http://creativeguitarstudio.blogspot.com/____________________________________
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