Ideas 29/12/2011

Two melodic minor scales a tri-tone apart. C D Eb F G A B + F# G# A B C# D# E# (F). Altogether as a scale: C C# D Eb F F# G G# A B

Different pentatonic scales
Major Pentatonic: 1 2 3 5 6
Minor Pentatonic: 1 b3 4 5 b7

Minor 6th/Melodic Minor Pentatonic: 1 b3 4 5 6
Minor7b5/Half-Diminished Pentatonic: 1 b3 4 b5 b7
Whole-Tone Pentatonic: 1 3 #4 #5 b7
Diminished Pentatonic: 1 #2 3 5 b7 (or my personal favorite 1 #2 3 6 b7)

What I’ve been practicing 28/12/2011

Pentatonic scales and modes in G

A minor pentatonic patters in three note groups, four note groups, five note groups and six note groups

Some work on Lenny Breau harmonics and working on correct fingering patterns

Working on the diminished lick C Bb G C – A G E A – F# E C# F# – Eb Db Bb Eb (this could also be edited to C Bb G Bb or C Bb F# Bb or C Bb F# C) as well as revising the F D A F# – D B F# D# – B Ab Eb C – G# F C A Michael Brecker diminished lick

Quartal harmony in the key of A, three note, four note, and five note voicings, as well as revising some of the diminished scale voicings

Working on Dan Towey’s arrangement of Body and Soul

Looking at The Guitar Artistry of Bill Frisell videos on youtube

As far as transcribing goes, I’ve been working still on John Scofields solo over Stella by Starlight