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Day 3: Adding More Color to Your Music


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Hello yet again, everyone! Ryan posting for Danny today!

I hope you enjoyed yesterday's expansion on our current focus. Some of these things may feel simple, but it's so important to revisit and look at these patterns with fresh eyes. As for today and tomorrow, we'll start adding a bit more complexity to everything. Today, we focus on going from a pentatonic scale to the FULL minor scale by adding 2 notes to the process.

Remember that tomorrow's advanced lesson (How the Pros Turn the SAME Scale Into Music) is only available via text message, my friends! If you haven't signed up for that yet, go to the link below and sign up as soon as you can:
CLICK TO GET ACCESS!

The simple tabs are attached to this post as well!

Thanks and I'll see you tomorrow to bring it ALL together!
Ryan

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I learned absolutely nothing new from this course. I purported to teach us "How to Turn Scales Into Music" 

In three lessons, we saw 
- the A minor pentatonic scale 
- a dude riffing on that scale for 3 minutes.  
- the A minor scale 

No discussion of blocks or position, or CAGED versus 3-to-a-string,
No licks, no discussion of musicality, no recommendations on how to or when to use these scales in a musical context. 

If y'all had told me from the outset that we will watch a guy plat the A minor penta and the A minor scale and that's all, I would have saved myself a bunch of time.
 
Sorry lads, but I won't be signing up for any other mini-masterclasses.   

 

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2 hours ago, opus said:

I learned absolutely nothing new from this course. I purported to teach us "How to Turn Scales Into Music" 

In three lessons, we saw 
- the A minor pentatonic scale 
- a dude riffing on that scale for 3 minutes.  
- the A minor scale 

No discussion of blocks or position, or CAGED versus 3-to-a-string,
No licks, no discussion of musicality, no recommendations on how to or when to use these scales in a musical context. 

If y'all had told me from the outset that we will watch a guy plat the A minor penta and the A minor scale and that's all, I would have saved myself a bunch of time.
 
Sorry lads, but I won't be signing up for any other mini-masterclasses.   

 

Wow.  Maybe you didn't learn anything but maybe others did and they were thrilled with it.  Maybe others learned just one thing or nothing but made them think about other things they can do.  

Do you lecture the people handing out samples at Costco?

It's nice you can sit at your keyboard and blurt out anything you want.  Power to you.  But you look terrible.  You make it seem like you were bilked out of your life savings.

Sheesh.  It was free.  You didn't like it.  Move on.  Don't be a jerk about it.

Thanks for the course Danny!  Keep em coming!

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46 minutes ago, J.D. said:

Do you lecture the people handing out samples at Costco?

No, not if they tell me they're serving hotdogs and then hand me a free bite of a hotdog. Good deal. But if they tell me it's beef tenderloin and then hand me a hotdog I feel like I'm being played a bit. 

I am glad some folks learned from the course. Nothing wrong with it if you expected to learn the A minor pentatonic. No complaints with the dude offering the lessons. 

I am actually fairly new to electric guitars and I have been trying to learn how to play lead instead of basic chord patterns. I have learned the pentatonics and major and minor scales and some arpeggios and how to read tabs. What I have been trying to learn is licks and phrases and when to use what scales in what situations. I thought this course was going to teach me exactly some of that. Why? Because it was billed as a Mini-Masterclass in "How To Turn Scales Into Music". Great, exactly what I wanted.

If it had been billed as a free "Introduction to the Pentatonic and minor scales" I would have had no complaint. But there was a bit of bait 'n' switch going on here.

If you want to give away hotdogs, no problem. But don't coax me over to the booth by telling me I'm going to get a morsel of tenderloin.

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On 2/2/2022 at 12:05 PM, Ryan Withrow said:

Hello yet again, everyone! Ryan posting for Danny today!

I hope you enjoyed yesterday's expansion on our current focus. Some of these things may feel simple, but it's so important to revisit and look at these patterns with fresh eyes. As for today and tomorrow, we'll start adding a bit more complexity to everything. Today, we focus on going from a pentatonic scale to the FULL minor scale by adding 2 notes to the process.

Remember that tomorrow's advanced lesson (How the Pros Turn the SAME Scale Into Music) is only available via text message, my friends! If you haven't signed up for that yet, go to the link below and sign up as soon as you can:
CLICK TO GET ACCESS!

Full aminor Scale Work.pdf

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Thanks for the miniclasses.  I'm just picking up guitar again after a 50 year sabbatical lol.  SO, I needed the quick refresher.

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Thanks again @Danny - despite the few "NEGATIVE" comments, I actually knew the A Minor Pentatonic Scale, BUT, adding those notes and turning it into the full A Minor Scale was a complete surprise to me. I did not know that, and it is that much more help to add my own feelings to a lick. And finding out the notes in the A Minor Scale are pretty well the same as the C Major Scale is another Big plus.....lts of things to think about there. Thank you so much for the awesome lesson 🤘

Another lesson that by far did not disappoint 🤘

 

Glenn

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