Welcome back, Reg!
Welcome back, Reg!
"...capos?!...we don't need no stinkin' capos!..."
Thanks... and yea, playing is the goal. Here's another example of using Melodic Minor on a Brecker Tune... Nothing Personal
Reg! Good to see you man. Love it.
Barney Kessel was asked, “What’s the hardest thing about studio work?” He replied, “Finding a parking place.”
"I don't know what other people are doing - I just know about me."- Thelonious Monk
Here's something the piano player in my band Moondrool wrote (and I helped arrange) using F Melodic Minor. In fact, the whole tune is "diatonic" in the key of F MM. The main A section groove is E7 Alt, and the B part cycles through the modes while non-functional triads (Bb and C) toggle over the disco bass.
I play some over-driven stuff over it- not super "jazzy", but fun nonetheless.
It's difficult to use MM modally... no avoid notes, and you can almost use any chord any time... almost like a one big chord all the time.
Somewhat why in jazz we use MM concepts almost like blue note influenced harmony... we tend to use more as a influence as compared to in a modal style, (implying functional movement). And usually we use MM in combination with other concepts, usually blue notes etc... European jazz players like Martijn van Iterson are pretty good at using and composing using MM in that traditional European Classical tradition...
Cool band, looks and sounds like fun...Reg
Thanks, Reg! It's a fun group.
Iterson is way cool with MM- From transcribing his licks I got a really good perspective on functional MM uses. He even uses Lydian Augmented as the I chord frequently, which sounds totally chilling.
Reg, I learn so much from your videos.
Truly, thank you.
Thanks Jonny. Every time I look on this site, I see a thread and think: that it is the thread I have to work through. But this here really is the thread I need to work through! Hehe.
But I am confused. How come there is no b3=F in the second chord, Cm69/D? Where did it go?
Favorite Musician: Pythagoras
The Eb is the b3 of Cm69/D. The "D" root is a Phrygian Sus b9 chord- sus means there is no F, but a G in its place. the one that gets debated too often. I'd focus on the other chords since they are more commonly used. The first mode, Lydian Augmented, Lydian Dominant, and ALT are the real popular ones. Locrian Natural 2nd is used a bit too.
Now here is another very helpful take on Melodic minor.
I love this guys playing and sense of melody.
Check out his other videos on the same subject.
This video just put it all in a nutshell for me.
I love it when he said..
"don't think of Ab melodic minor when you think of G altered chord.....that's just an extra thought process....
Just think G altered scale"
Then he plays with groove and melody and makes beautiful sense of it.
Monster player who can put theory into action...
Play Better Guitar in 30 Days
Knowledge is Power!