Improvising with Polygonal Shaped Tetratonics
In this lesson I share with you a hidden fretboard resource for improvisation!
I’m sure you agree with me that the guitar is a very visual instrument and many players take advantage of this feature to recall certain chords and scale patterns. With that in mind, in this week’s lesson I am going to show you a shape that repeats itself throughout the fretboard.
It’s a 4 note polygonal shaped arpeggio extracted from the melodic minor scale. As a result it can be used to visualize and create improvisational lines that fit over several chords that we encounter in the jazz standards repertoire. The resulting sound is reminiscent of post bop guitarists such as John Scofield and the late John Abercrombie.
So check out the video and be the first one on your block (…or maybe your entire city?) to improvise using Tetratonic Polygonal Shapes!! (LOL)
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