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Become great at Improvisation Pt 10 – Note skipping

09 Jan

Hi there,

So the next step in your quest to be an improv god is note skipping through your scales.

Note skipping is where you play your first note of the scale, skip to the 3rd, come back to the 2nd note, skip to the 4th, come back to the 3rd and so on.

It’s a truly excellent way to learn your scales as you really have to know your shapes well to be able to do this effectively. It also allows you to further randomize your shapes, providing you with more ideas for coming up with riffs and melodies.

Here’s the 1st shape of the A minor pentatonic using this exercise. (both ascending and descending)

PENTATONIC NOTE SKIPPING

Here’s the 1st shape of the A major scale using this exercise. (both ascending and descending). This is also known as going up and down in 3rd’s

NOTE SKIPPING WITH A MAJOR SCALE

Remember you can get perform this exercise with all 5 shapes of the minor/ major pentatonic and all 7 shapes of the Major/ Natural Minor scales, plus any other scales you learn.

You can find other free excellent info on all things guitar via the Jsmusicschool twitter feed @jsmusicschool @harvey_jsmusic

Many thanks for reading

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

James

 
4 Comments

Posted by on January 9, 2014 in Improvisation

 

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4 responses to “Become great at Improvisation Pt 10 – Note skipping

  1. David

    March 20, 2014 at 2:06 am

    The second exercise is tricky at first.

     
    • jsmusicschool

      March 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      Yes it is a little! Once you get used to it, it’s seriously good for absorbing the shapes and then using in riffs and solos

       
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