guit-box wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:49 pm
Nice videos, Konstantine, I'll look forward to watching them all-- so far just watched the first one. It seems to me that a lot of the improvisation in the first video is also in the relative key of E natural minor and sometimes you play a D# which would imply a V7 - i in Em or an E harmonic minor scale. Thoughts?
Thank you guit-box, for the comment and the question.
I approach this kind of improvisation (exploratory with restrictions) as a way to delve into different possibilities and sounds and will usually try to hear all notes or combinations in how they relate with each other and all possible harmonies. On the first video, the harmony is floating between G Major and its relative minor, as well as going to the ii and IV harmonies, establishing some kind of Subdominant - Tonic trend.
If I remember correctly, there should be no D#, so no "V7 - i" or Harmonic Minor, as on the "28 Things G Major" motif I aim to talk about the different ways I (we) can utilise just
the 7 tones of G major to learn the fundamentals, develop interesting ideas, harmonically and melodically. And in the process, learn more about the fretboard and deal with different technical problems of playing the guitar.
I hope that this is clear, if you have any more questions, let me know.