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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: Aeolian Mode

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Jazz Basics, Aeolian Mode.
Okay.
Ladies and gentlemen it's time for
the next mode.
A, Aeolian.
And A Aeolian is the same as C Mi,
Major 7th,
C Major 7th scale,
starting from A going up to A.
And this is a related minor key.
Aeolian is also known as pure,
pure, minor scale.
It's, it has of, of course,
a minor scale, it has a,
a flat 3rd, and it also has a flat 6th.
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So it's directly related to C major.
A rela, a relative, minor key.
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So the sixth step of C major is A minor 7.
And the scale is A, Aeolian.
And the notes are A, B,
C, D, E, F, G, A.
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So,
let's do like I've been doing with
the other scales, practicing them.
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On one string.
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Going both directions.
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And start on A here.
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All the way up.
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After a while, just starting.
Play all the strings.
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Intervals.
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Maybe fourth.
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Third.
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And then some chromatic notes.
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As you can see, I'm totally free.
And this is the point with my concept,
to be able to, to actually play
what you hear in your head and
see the whole guitar neck as one unit.
Instead of looking at it as
different boxes and positions.
So, this way will be aiming so, like I
did start a phrase up here and end it
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Down here.
That's a span of over like four octaves or
something like that.
So.
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Within the scale you can find
some nice triads like the F triad for
instance.
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'Cause this is F is flat 6 you have
the root A and you have the minor 3rd
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You can find this triad all over the neck.
And then you can move on
playing through the triads,
all the triads within the scale,
F, G, A minor.
B diminished or B minor flat 5.
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C major, D minor, E minor, back to F.
And also you can do the full arpeggios.
A minor.
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B minor 7 flat 5.
C major, D minor 7, E minor 7.
F major 7.
And G7, back to A minor.
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Something like that,
once you get the flow going.
So, let's start by practicing and
improvising over A, Aeolian.
Starting slow.
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This note, F, creates tension.
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But it's leading somewhere, too, so.
Maybe not stay too long on it.
'Cause it's either going here.
[SOUND] Or going up.
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Also this approach, no?
[SOUND] Works fine.
G sharp or A flat.
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Intervals.
Fourth.
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The thirds.
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A Aeolian.
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