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Day 1: The Simplest Scale to Turn Into Music


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Hello, everyone!

First of all, thank you for joining me on this ride to learn how to turn scales into music through this mini-masterclass with Breakthrough Guitar. Our first lesson is a quick refresher for those who know it and something new and fun for those who don't. From here, we'll be able to add to this lesson and start making music quickly!

I've attached the tabs as well!

Thanks and I'll see you tomorrow,
Dan Williams

A. pentatonic.pdf

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I call this "the blues scale".   Been using it for decades.   Anxious to see what else is told about this scale.   Always open to learning something I don't know.   Just hope that happens.  

If not........well, glad I know this stuff already!

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4 hours ago, Ok Ill bite said:

Why is this lesson dumbed down? Many of us have been here a year or longer. Some are new.

This is so simple.

Ridiculous.

 

 

If you would have taken the time to read @Danny you would have seen it is a refresher and hence no need for you to be rude. You are also correct that there are new people on here as well and "simple" helps them. So logically, it is not as you say "Ridiculous" In addition I did want to thank you for a comment that you had made a while ago, but you were not on, and some time had passed since you made it and it really helped me. Unfortunately, at this time I cannot recall what it was because I have learned so much. At any rate thank you.

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Hey @Danny. I've had the good fortune of working with the UK's top guitar teacher and I've got to say you are a really great teacher. You explained the pentatonic really well and clearly and you have a great energy, as well as an awesome guitar as well😄. I've been playing for a while but only recently got back into things last year with BG. Keep up the great work and thank you for explaining things so clearly. Looking forward to the rest of class👍

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On 1/31/2022 at 10:17 PM, Fred Soukup said:

If you would have taken the time to read @Danny you would have seen it is a refresher and hence no need for you to be rude. You are also correct that there are new people on here as well and "simple" helps them. So logically, it is not as you say "Ridiculous" In addition I did want to thank you for a comment that you had made a while ago, but you were not on, and some time had passed since you made it and it really helped me. Unfortunately, at this time I cannot recall what it was because I have learned so much. At any rate thank you.

Refresher? If you're not practicing pentatonic or better yet incorporating them into your everyday playing then I suppose a refresher is needed.

But this is backwards is it not? Of course, if you, like the idea of continually going back over basics and not progressing beyond the pentatonic then you'd like this angle.

I'm struck by the certainty of those who've been at this for a while, that, there is still something to wring out of this course. You know the one. The one that has only introduced 2 rather similarly basic courses (inversions/ to the line up in over a yr and 3 months.

Whether you chose to acknowledge it, my saying something truthful, isn't rude. Rather its required. Danny is doing a job he was hired to do so Im not slighting him. Yet ever since Ive been here theres been a tendency to stay on the same time worn subject forever for the benefit of beginners who flock to the course on promises of learning guitar the "right" way, the "fast" way the "breakthrough" way. Yet we are still at the beginning in so far as the needle isn't being moved.

Of course thats fine too. IF thats your thing.

If we're being honest, ask, am I, after all this time, able to improvise using the scales as taught. If you are then why does reviewing the pentatonic have any value and if you can't then why not. That's what was promised, find the right note and improvise over a backing track.

Moving a long now.

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On 2/2/2022 at 7:20 AM, Shaan said:

Hey @Danny. I've had the good fortune of working with the UK's top guitar teacher and I've got to say you are a really great teacher. You explained the pentatonic really well and clearly and you have a great energy, as well as an awesome guitar as well😄. I've been playing for a while but only recently got back into things last year with BG. Keep up the great work and thank you for explaining things so clearly. Looking forward to the rest of class👍

Shaan, tell me why, as you say, you've taken lessons from the top UK teacher and yet you're having to review pentatonic scales. They are too elementary for someone of your expected caliber. There is ample explanation for anyone who's taken Jonathans UGGM course. Granted this one goes right to the pattern.

Why folks continue to blow smoke with righteous compliments seems a bit disengenuous. Danny taught you something you already know. YAY!

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@Ok Ill biteJust out of curiosity, do you ever have anything constructive or edifying to say? Are you just so miserable that you must be critical of everything?

Please post a video of your guitar playing abilities, showing us what a masterful musician you must have become on the guitar. I won't bother as I know I have a long way to go and I am still progressing. I also realize I can still learn from anyone.

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18 hours ago, Ok Ill bite said:

Shaan, tell me why, as you say, you've taken lessons from the top UK teacher and yet you're having to review pentatonic scales. They are too elementary for someone of your expected caliber. There is ample explanation for anyone who's taken Jonathans UGGM course. Granted this one goes right to the pattern.

Why folks continue to blow smoke with righteous compliments seems a bit disengenuous. Danny taught you something you already know. YAY!

Wow. What a comment. One of the things I've learned is you can never stop learning. I certainly have much to learn. The great Randy Rhoads still took guitar lessons even when he was with Ozzy Osbourne and his reasoning was very similar. Truly great musicians are humble enough to know that the journey and discovery of music is never-ending and one of continuous exploration. The day you think you know it all is the day you stop being a musician🙂. My teacher was great as well and installed that belief in me from the start. I wish you much success on your journey. All the top guitarists you come across funnily enough review the basics and go over the elementary material. From the basics and the repetition of that you build connection and neural pathways that re-enforce the basics which leads to greater creativity. Hope that makes sense:). By the way if you want to know who my teacher was he was John Mizarolli. Go check him out and you'll see how highly regarded he is. Great guy and humble as well:)

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Wow !!! a lot of pent up venom in  some of the quotes ? It makes me sad because we are all trying our best and negative comments aren't helpful. Try and be positive it works better. If someone thinks the course is beneath them then give us a few tips to get to your standard. I'm sure Jonathan wouldn't object to a few bonus tips being added to the course. Yeh!!! I think the idea is that we all help each other >>>

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@Danny - I have to say, I have seen this before, and I am familiar with it, BUT, thank you so much for helping me understand the simplicity of it. You make learning fun, and I am sure all the Beginners, as well as more advanced players feel the same way - Thank You, from a slightly more intermediate Beginner 

 

Great lesson 🤘

 

Glenn

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