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IMPROVISATION: Relative Tonality Shifts (Major & Minor) Search Andrew for FREE lesson Handouts. This Video: February 08, 2011 | Search Videos by Title/Date. GO TO: Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question... Q: I'm having trouble when performing improvising over progressions that move relative major to minor, or vice versa. For example, if there was a progression that started in F major but then became D minor, I can't seem to make the shift be very dramatic, or in any way distinct. What would you suggest for improvising over relative tonality shifts? - Theodore, Greece. A: Tonality shifts can be difficult because although the progression changes, the key signature stays the same and this requires you (as an improviser) to warp your treatment of the musical context. It's a little bit like playing a solo over the same riff with an entirely different treatment of phrasing to pull out the sounds of major and minor. By using blocks of arpeggios and using the appropriate pentatonic you can pull out the color change when the tonality shifts. The complete lesson article for this video will be available on the Creative Guitar Studio website shortly. Follow me on Twitter for lesson posting announcements: ____________________________________ The NEW Zazzle Products page: ____________________________________ Andrew's Official Q & A Guitar Blog Website: Andrew's "Video GuitarBlog" YouTube Channel: The Creative Guitar Studio Website: Follow Andrew on Blogspot: Follow on Twitter for new lesson announcements: MySpace: Facebook: _____________________________________
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