Raga Scale Fretboard Mastery | Extreme Freedom by Patterning | 10+ Example Workouts

It started with a video how and how not to practise scales, comparing it to the 50 first dates movie. Why are scales important anyway? Then came one example of how to convert the only 3 patterns needed, to find

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Why ‘waste’ time on scales? The reasons

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Play Natural Minor Pattern using the Major scale | Any pitch, anywhere on the Fretboard

In the post about learning just 3 patterns to be able to play any scale anywhere on the guitar, we saw how the 50 First dates way of playing scales is not close to the reality of music patterns. That

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How to play simple chords from the Raga or melody notes – example Raga Mayamalavagowla

The Western scale equivalent of Raga Mayamalavagowla is the double harmonic major scale. Notes of the Mayamalawagowla scale when C is the root: C Db E F G Ab B FindingĀ basic chords for ragas scales songs Any phrase can be

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Raga Bhopali (Mohanam) – Chords for Indian Classical Hindustani Raga

Rag Bhopali, also known as Bhoop, Bhoopali or Bhupali, is a Hindustani classical raga, is a pentatonic scaleĀ (audav-jati) – uses 5 notes in ascending and descending scale – with the same notes as the major pentatonic scale. Raga Bhoopali has

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Ragas based on the melodic minor scale and its modes – Gowrimanohari, Charukeshi, Natakapriya, Vachaspati

If you found this article useful, you will find the complete the complete Raga Chord resource useful. You will find more details about the Melodic minor based ragas along with access to detailed information on numerous Indian Ragas and  How to play

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How to make any extended chord from the basic building blocks – #5, b5, #9, b9, #11

Many of the extended chord names are just additions or changes to the basic 7th, 11th and 13 chords. Here we look at chords with #5, b5, #9, b9 and #11 extensions, which probably covers all the variations we will

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Chords for Raga Mayamalavagowla

Past articles have discussed using exact chords and nearest triad for a raga, deriving chords for ragas from the raga notes and understanding raga mayamalavagowla. Many of us prefer to use simple three note major, minor and 7th chords over

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First step to freedom – Interval / Note relation cards in all 12 pitches

Interval – note relation is the starting point (and the usual basic block that prevents) to play music by understanding what makes music work. The short codes used Want to understand scales? Know how to find out any chord from

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What are modes? Modes and scales with examples

What are Modes? How do modes become definitions and be referred to as scales. Explanation using the modes of the major scale.

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