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Key of C - Three Dimensional Improvisation

Posted by Mick Dennis on September 13, 2018 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

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Key of C - Three Dimensional Improvisation on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUd999EEy3g

Topics Covered:

Key of C - Three Dimensional Improvisation - pg1

G7 chord-0:32

Am7 chord-4:39

Key of C - Three Dimensional Improvisation - pg2

Bm7b5 chord-8:27

Cmaj7 chord-12:32

Key of C - Three Dimensional Improvisation - pg3

Dm7 chord-16:24

Em7 chord-22:02

Key of C - Three Dimensional Improvisation - pg4

Fmaj7 c...

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Tell Your Story - 50 Years Of Guitar Advice

Posted by Mick Dennis on August 15, 2018 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

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Tell Your Story - 50 Years Of Guitar Advice on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bPP9fKOEA0

Topics Covered:

Equipment used-1:19

3rd position-10:32

Short DrumJam Track for Improvising(Dm7 to G7)-12:15

5th position-17:03

Short Jam Track for Improvising(A minor blues)-24:20

7th position-27:51

10th position-30:08

Short DrumJam Track for Improvising(Dm7-D Dorian Vamp)-31:42

12th position scale-33:32

open position...

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Em Pentatonic - Guitar Fretboard Visualization Etude

Posted by Mick Dennis on August 15, 2018 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

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Em Pentatonic - Guitar Fretboard Visualization Etude on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBClhgr0D8U

The Em Pentatonic Guitar Graphic featured here created with

paper + typography by sabeena karnick on Behance -

https://www.behance.net/sabeenu


Topics Covered:

1) open position Em pentatonic scale-0:24

2) 4 note patterns (DEGA & ABDE) on adjacent strings using 1-3-1-3 fingerings-1:00

3) 4 note patterns (DEGA & ABD...

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Bb Natural Minor - Power Chords - Bb Minor Pentatonic

Posted by Mick Dennis on August 15, 2018 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

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Bb Natural Minor - Power Chords - Bb Minor Pentatonic on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-PQ6-NnzN4

In this guitar etude, I am playing a late 80's Ibanez Artist with a Seymour Duncan Jazz pickup (neck pick-up-parallel) through a Custom Billm Modified Fender Blues Junior in a custom designed cherry wood cabinet with a Jensen Special Design C15N speaker. I am using an Ultex Large Triangle .060 pick, D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42 and a Horizon right angle c...

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Dominant 7sus4 chords - chromatic approach tones - improv ideas

Posted by Mick Dennis on August 15, 2018 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

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Dominant 7sus4 chords - chromatic approach tones - improv ideas on YOuTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eixcaXZR9Ec

In this guitar lesson, I am playing a late 80's Ibanez Artist with a Seymour Duncan Jazz pickup (neck pick-up-series) through a Custom Billm Modified Fender Blues Junior in a custom designed cherry wood cabinet with a Jensen Special Design C15N speaker. I am using D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42 and a Horizon right angle cable. I'm playing fingerst...

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Blue Bossa - Chord Melody - Key of Em

Posted by Mick Dennis on July 1, 2018 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (2)

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Blue Bossa - Chord Melody - Key of Em on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJoSqWZylUU

The video begins with a slow reading of the basic tab arrangement. The 2nd time through at 5:46 I am embellishing the basic arrangement and taking some "artistic liberties" with the timing of the quick melodic passages. Perhaps it was the heat of summer that caused some mental lapses toward the end of the form. I think I recovered reasonably well! In other words, Fake it till you mak...

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Pedal Demo - Old School - New School - Pink Floyd - Led Zeppelin

Posted by Mick Dennis on June 28, 2018 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

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Pedal Demo - Old School - New School - Pink Floyd - Led Zeppelin on YouTube -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd-Pla7Ooes

The equipment being used in this video:

~late 80's Ibanez Artist with a Seymour Duncan JB pickup (bridge pick-up-parallel)

~VOX Wah-Wah Model V847

~electro-harmonix small stone phase shifter (black-Made in Russia)

~ProCo Rat 2

~Tech 21 SansAmp Character Series Blonde V2 Distortion Guitar Effects ...

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Bm blues - chord shapes - blues box - pentatonic scale patterns

Posted by Mick Dennis on June 19, 2018 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

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Bm blues - chord shapes - blues box - pentatonic scale patterns on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EkN9vRkztE

Please go here to get the guitar lesson sheets for this video.

In this video I am playing a late 80's Ibanez Artist in the neck position with a Seymour Duncan Jazz pickup (neck pick-up-series) with a Golden gate pick through a Custom Billm Modified Fender Blues Junior in a...

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Leadership Center County Graduation Celebration 2018

Posted by Mick Dennis on June 14, 2018 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

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Below is a link for the videos of our MBS Jazz Trio performing at the Annual Leadership Centre County Graduation Celebration and Alumni Reunion.

Webpage - Leadership Center County Graduation Celebration 2018

Peace Out!~Mick

Cm-Bb-Abmaj7-Gsus - Jam Track - Cm pentatonic

Posted by Mick Dennis on June 13, 2018 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Cm-Bb-Abmaj7-Gsus - Jam Track - Cm pentatonic on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTPd-6ZF3-w

This basic riff was inspired by the book Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page. For improvising, you can simply stay with the C minor pentatonic or C blues scale. C natural minor (relative to Eb major) is also a good choice for improvising. Have fun jamming out on this track!

The first couple of pics show my basic recording setup.

The edgy pics of the Jimmy Page book were shot with the...

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