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G5 Chord - Various Modes - Free Form Jamming

Posted by Mick Dennis on November 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM


G5 Chord - Various Modes - Free Form Jamming on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hSY24JKNaQ

Some of the basic improvising concepts used:

open G5 chord - G (x) D G D G (strings 6 to 1) is used throughout most of the recording as a jumping off point for the free form jamming.

I am using various melodic and harmonic material from the following basic key centers to create my improvisation:

G lydian - Key of D

G ionian - Key of G

G mixolydian - Key of C

G dorian - Key of F

G aeolian - Key of Bb

Approximately midway through the recording at 4:08 I am using an octave shape on the 5th and 2nd strings and allowing the open D and G strings to ring through in the middle. To my ears, it creates a Jimmy Page vibe.

In this recording, 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 a TELEFUNKEN Graphite Enriched Delrin Large Triangle Guitar Pick, D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42 and a Horizon right angle cable.

The percussion track is the DrumJam app for iPad running through a pair of TAPCO S-5 Active Studio Monitors.

The audio was recorded with an iPhone 6s Plus using the Voice Memos app with a RØDE iXY Stereo Microphone.

For audio mastering, I've added a compressor and limiter in GarageBand. There is no EQ or reverb added.

Peace Out!~Mick

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