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Violin Mind and Guitar Mind or Why You Should Learn Two Instruments

Here is an exercise that builds on a fragment from John Coltrane’s solo on Giant StepsĀ that gets you through all the major triads (4 3) and half diminished arpeggios (3 3 4). In the original context theĀ half diminished is actually … Continue reading

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The Universal Scale Game

In my last post I mentioned Taffanel and Gaubert’s daily exercises. One of the most popular of these has been nicknamed the Scale Game. It might be more accurately named the Pentachord Game as it only covers 5 notes of … Continue reading

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