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Tune-Based Instruction
"Invitation"
Chords- Part 1.
[MUSIC].
[MUSIC]
It's time
for me to talk
a little bit about
the chords of
this song;
Invitation.
It starts with kind of
like a C minor 7 groove.
[MUSIC]
Nice chord to play is to play this,
C, F, B flat and E flat.
[MUSIC].
It's like a back and fourth chord,
having the fourth intervals.
You can also play C minor 6.
[MUSIC]
If you wanna add that
[INAUDIBLE] Dorian or melodic minor flare.
C, A ,E flat, D.
There's a C, E flat,
A and 9, like a minor 6 9.
[MUSIC]
Also a nice voicing.
[MUSIC]
You can move this two frets up.
I'm gonna play.
[MUSIC]
And
you can go back to my lesson
on stacked fourth chords.
I think it's within the general tricks and
techniques block.
[MUSIC]
When you can learn all these.
[MUSIC]
If you have a static chord.
[MUSIC]
You can move.
[MUSIC]
Wanna learn those voicings.
So anyway,
[MUSIC]
And then the one, two, three, four.
Third bar.
[MUSIC]
Fourth bar.
[MUSIC]
And then F7.
[MUSIC]
You can play F9, F, A,
E flat and G, if you like to.
[MUSIC]
This is a nice chord to use
7 sus, I likes you have the B flat,
you have the A flat, you have the E flat,
G and the B flat on top.
[MUSIC]
Or if you wanna do it here,
A flat over B flat.
B flat, A flat, C again.
And then we can alter it a little bit and
this is sharp 11 moving
the E flat to here,
E and changing this note to C.
The 9th to the flat 9.
So if you have this.
[MUSIC]
You can do this one, it's nice.
B flat, B, D, G, and B flat.
6th position, 6 string.
[MUSIC]
9th position, 4th string.
7th position, 3rd string.
[MUSIC]
8th position 2nd string and
fir 6th position 1st string.
This an otherwise, nice.
This is B Flat, 13 flat G Flat 9.
B Flat, A Flat, B.
G and B on top.
So.
[MUSIC]
This a E, E flat minor,
you can use the same voicing in sus for
the C minor but an A.
[MUSIC]
Maybe A flat 13.
[MUSIC]
And here,
I like this chord.
It's a D Flat, sharp 9 and,
sharp 9 flat 5.
This is the flat, flat 5.
G and a sharp 9 is, listen now to E.
So.
[MUSIC]
Tune-Based Instruction,
"Invitation" Chords- Part 2.
Or if you wanna do another
voicing with the natural 6, so
you can use the symmetrical diminished
scale half step, full step.
[MUSIC]
Maybe a voicing like this.
The same one as we used before.
And these voicings are symmetrical.
So you can move them three steps up and
down.
[SOUND] Same goes with this one.
[SOUND]
Pretty cool.
So.
[MUSIC]
We'll use that voicing again.
The flat 9, sharp 11 from the sus.
Then we have the bridge,
D minor 7, if you use the,
this, or D, D Flat minor 9, minor 9, 11.
[MUSIC]
B flat, E, B.
[MUSIC]
Yeah, E flat and G flat.
[MUSIC]
You can do F sharp,
or G flat 7 sharp 5.
[MUSIC]
With F sharp or G flat, C,
E, B flat, D, and G flat.
So.
[MUSIC]
B minor 9 11.
B, D.
[MUSIC]
A, C sharp, and E.
[MUSIC]
Stay on the B minor.
[MUSIC]
Or we wanna go up here.
[MUSIC]
E7.
Sharp 9, maybe or flat 9.
E, G, sharp, B, G.
Or if you wanna do the flat 9.
[SOUND] Or if you wanna do the minor
9 2 to the flat 9, sharp 5.
D.
[MUSIC]
D, F sharp,
C, E flat, B flat.
Or.
[SOUND] That one.
The sharp 9 sharp 5.
D, F sharp, C, F, B flat.
[SOUND] G minor 9, G, F,
E Flat, D and, and A.
[MUSIC]
And you can play the E
minor 7 flat 5, like this.
If you wanna add the 11th here on top.
Or you just use this basic.
Do an A7 sharp 5.
The same D minor 7 flat 5 and G7 flat 5.
[MUSIC]
You can move it around like that or.
[MUSIC]
The natural 9.
[MUSIC]
Like, E, B flat, D, F sharp, and A.
[MUSIC]
Same.
[MUSIC]
Or if you wanna play [SOUND] D7.
[MUSIC]
Sharp 9 here and alter the chord.
Then back, after G7.
[MUSIC]
Same thing.
[MUSIC]
A flat 13.
[MUSIC]
So that, then we go.
[MUSIC]
Go to one.
Two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
Already instead of the A flat 13,
we go to to B7, sharp 11.
B, A, B flat and F.
7th position, sixth string 7th position.
Fourth string.
8th position, third string.
And 6th position, first string.
Then.
[MUSIC]
F7 sharp 9.
F, A, E flat.
And A flat or B sharp.
[MUSIC]
And
here's a nice chord we can end it with.
[SOUND] E flat,
E flat third minor.
And then the major 7th and the 9th.
So.
[MUSIC]
That's a nice chord.
[MUSIC]
We use in the beginning.
[MUSIC]
If you want to create the line cliche,
you can go from the minor 9th,
to the 9 flat 13.
[MUSIC]
And back to the minor 9.
And the minor
[MUSIC]
Major 9.
[MUSIC]
And then.
[MUSIC]
And then.
[MUSIC]
Here you can use that chord over the F in
the bass.
You have F root, se,
dominant 7th, sharp 11, and 13.
[MUSIC]
So
this is nice sometimes
to have a pedal here.
Instead of a E flat, you can play
[MUSIC]
Keep the B flat in the base.
But that,
that's a little bit about the chords.
Then you can also,
always find other voicings up here.
[MUSIC]
More
kind of
soloing.
[MUSIC]
And so
on.
[MUSIC]
Tune-Based Instruction
"Invitation" Melody.
It's time for me to do a little breakdown
of the melody, the theme, of this song, so
you will be able to play it.
It's a pretty hip theme in
combination with these chords,
although it's an old song.
I like it very much, as usual.
There are set fingerings for the melody,
I play differently every time.
So, if you wanna play here,
[MUSIC].
Or it, it,
it's optional where you want to play it.
I will teach the, the names of notes and
then you can play it the way you want to.
But, let's start with D, I start I often
start here with the third
string in 7th position.
Going up, D going up to E flat.
D one octave up and then A.
[MUSIC]
D, E flat, D.
A, G, B flat, A, G, C, and D.
[MUSIC]
D, C, G.
Or, yeah, G.
And, D, D, C, G, D.
E, C, G.
[MUSIC].
And, this same figure as we had here,
mo, moving up three frets up so
instead of starting on D we,
we're starting on F.
[MUSIC]
F, G flat, [SOUND] F.
One octave up.
And, C.
[SOUND] B flat, D flat, C,
B flat, E flat, F.
F, E flat, B flat, F.
F E flat, B flat, F.
E flat, B flat.
So, the melody, once again.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
Look.
That note, B flat.
[MUSIC]
Then, B part.
[MUSIC]
B flat minor is the chord.
So, we have A flat,
B, D flat, and E flat.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
Then, A flat, mm, E flat.
[MUSIC]
Chromatically down to D and G.
[MUSIC]
Chromatically down to [SOUND] C sharp or
D flat.
[SOUND]
One, two, three, four.
Same figure two frets down.
[MUSIC]
B minor, E7, A minor.
Same figure.
Another two frets down.
[MUSIC]
G, A, B flat, A.
[SOUND] C, A,
B flat, A, C, F.
[MUSIC]
So.
[MUSIC].
There two, three.
Three, four.
One, two, from beginning.
[MUSIC]
Same thing D, E flat, D, and A.
G, B flat, A, G, C, D.
[MUSIC]
Here's different, let go ending.
[MUSIC]
So, from here.
[MUSIC]
B7.
The B7.
Then, you have E flat, F, E flat.
A flat, G flat, A flat,
G flat, B flat.
B, D flat, B, and D.
[SOUND] The major 7th
of the E minor chord.
So.
[MUSIC]
E flat,
F, E flat.
G A flat, G flat, A flat, G flat, B flat.
D B.
D flat, B, D.
So,
[MUSIC].
That's the whole melody.
[MUSIC]
Tune-Based Instruction,
"Invitation" Breakdown- Part 1.
Let's do a breakdown here.
On the chords you know what to
improvise and what scales to play,
what devices to use.
Since we have a C minor here for
quite a few bars.
You can actually choose the,
the mode you wanna project.
Since a lot of players play that,
[MUSIC]
that sixth while doing the chords.
It would be natural to use a Dorian.
[MUSIC]
C Dorian, C.
[MUSIC]
B, E-flat,
F, G, A, B-flat,
C, D, E, and so on, F,
G, A, B, C.
But you can also try out the modes.
You can try the Aeolian if you like go.
[MUSIC]
With a flat 6 with an A flat is there,
but I, most of the time I use Dorian.
[MUSIC]
I like that sound, and
sometimes I use the melodic minor too.
[MUSIC]
Minor, and the major sevens.
[MUSIC]
C, D, E, E flat,
F, A G, A, B, and C.
[MUSIC]
Then for the F7 you can use Mixolydian.
F makes Mixolydian same as
C Dorian starting from F
[MUSIC]
Or you can use the melodic minor,
the C melodic minor starting from F.
Then you get F Lydian flat 7.
F.
[SOUND] G.
[SOUND] A-flat, A.
[SOUND] B.
[SOUND].
[SOUND] C.
[SOUND] D.
E-flat and F.
Critical.
[MUSIC]
And then B on the B, B flat sus,
I often go into the Mixolydian first.
[MUSIC]
Or
the Lydian flat 7
[MUSIC]
B flat.
[SOUND] C.
D.
E-flat.
[SOUND] F.
[SOUND] G.
A flat.
[SOUND] B-flat.
That's the.
[SOUND] Mixolydian.
But you add E instead of E flat.
If you want to have a bit
of [INAUDIBLE] flavor.
[MUSIC]
Then, I like to go in from there.
[MUSIC]
Into the.
B flat half whole step diminished.
B flat.
[MUSIC]
B, D-flat.
[MUSIC]
Symmetrical scales,
you can move it around three frets up.
So.
Melodic Minor and Dorian.
Mixolydian
[MUSIC]
Then you go into E flat minor.
It's tran, transposing here.
Do another chord,
static chord that lasts for a while.
Then you can do the same, choose E
flat Dorian, E flat melodic minor.
Another E flat minor move that you like.
[MUSIC]
Go into A flat.
The same thing.
Dorian or Lydian flat 7 from A flat.
[MUSIC]
Then we have whatever chord you like to
play here.
If you, some people play.
A D7 D-flat 7 sharp 9 and then.
You have to.
[MUSIC]
You can use or if you have a.
[MUSIC]
You can use that,
the same Mixolydian no I'm sorry.
The symmetrical diminished
half step whole step.
From B flat.
[MUSIC]
It's actually an inversion of that same
scale we used before but
with three three frets down.
[MUSIC]
But if,
if you voice this chord
with a sharp 5 as well.
It's not for a sharp 9,
if you have a sharp 5 here.
Then you have to use the altered scale.
This would be Locrian 'cause
that one has the, the sharp 5.
So then you would be D flat, D, E,
F, G, [SOUND]
and B and
[MUSIC]
And it's time for the bridge.
And on the bridge,
we have just a series of 2, 5, 1s.
And in minor, kind of.
Usually, when you have a 2, 5, 1 in minor,
you have minor 7 flat 5, dominant, and
then a minor chord.
But here, it's a plain, plain minor chord.
A dominant.
[MUSIC]
A plain minor 7th chord, a dominant.
And another minor 7th chord.
So it's like it could, it's like it
could might as well lead in to major but
it doesn't.
[SOUND] Lead into minor.
So you can play Dorian.
[MUSIC]
But on the dominant, instead Mixolydian
it might be good to play something that
leads well into the next minor chord.
So maybe a Mixolydian flat 2 flat 6.
[MUSIC]
F sharp, G.
[MUSIC]
A sharp, or B flat, B.
And C-sharp, D.
[MUSIC]
E and F-sharp.
[MUSIC]
and
would lead me to the well into,
into the B minor.
And then you can choose,
if you wanna play the Aeolian.
[MUSIC]
With a flat 6.
Or if you want to play the Dorian.
[MUSIC]
With a natural six.
[MUSIC]
G-sharp.
[MUSIC]
Or
you can use the alter scale
on the F-sharp chord.
[MUSIC]
Same thing.
Two frets down then it's B minor 7,
E7, A minor 7
[MUSIC]
Tune-Based instruction
"Invitation" Breakdown- Part 2.
Hey Walt.
And then the same thing again.
[MUSIC]
So, same sequence is repeating two frets
down [SOUND] and it starts over.
[MUSIC]
A minor.
This, it was with B minor, E7.
A minor then A minor.
[MUSIC]
D7 [SOUND] and G minor.
[MUSIC]
And you can,
you can do the same thing
on all these chords.
[MUSIC]
On, on first.
[MUSIC]
Mixo 2 flat 6.
[MUSIC]
And mixo flat 2 flat 6 and the next chord,
[SOUND] you can stay within that scale.
[MUSIC]
'Cause from B that's what B B harmonic
minor.
[MUSIC]
If you like that sound [SOUND] or
you can go back to Dorian.
[MUSIC]
The Dorian.
[MUSIC]
Altered on D.
[MUSIC]
D minor, melodic minor.
[MUSIC]
And
G melodic minor,
[SOUND] if you end on that scale.
It's the same as [SOUND]
E Locrian natural 9,
if you start that same
group of notes from E.
[MUSIC]
You can use that over the,
E minor 7 flat 5 chord, if you will.
[SOUND] Or if you like, or if you,
or if you wanna use the Locrian.
[MUSIC]
E.
[SOUND] F.
[SOUND] G.
[SOUND] A.
[MUSIC]
B flat.
[SOUND] C.
[SOUND] B.
[SOUND] E.
[SOUND] Or if you want to use
that [SOUND] natural 9 F sharp.
[MUSIC]
And on the A7 sharp 5,
I like to use the altered scale from A,
super Locrian.
[MUSIC]
A.
[SOUND] B flat.
[SOUND] C.
[SOUND] C sharp or D flat.
[SOUND] E flat.
[SOUND] F.
[SOUND] G.
[SOUND] And A.
[MUSIC]
They're the same thing.
[MUSIC]
Two frets down.
So you can use [SOUND] Locrian
here on D minor 7 flat 5.
[SOUND] Or if you wanna use the natural 9.
[MUSIC]
And then G7.
[MUSIC]
Once again,
I used the altered scale from D.
[MUSIC]
Super locrian here.
G.
[SOUND] A flat.
[SOUND] B flat.
[SOUND] B.
[SOUND] B flat.
[SOUND] E flat.
[SOUND] F.
[SOUND] And then back.
[SOUND] A section.
[MUSIC]
Exactly the same progression.
[SOUND] F7.
[MUSIC]
And E flat minor.
[SOUND] That's gonna B flat.
[SOUND] And then you go to this chord.
[SOUND] B7.
Sharp 11 or flat 5.
[SOUND] And the natural thing
is to use B Lydian flat 7.
[MUSIC]
B flat.
[SOUND] B.
[SOUND] C sharp.
[SOUND] D sharp.
[SOUND] F.
[SOUND] F sharp.
[SOUND] G sharp.
[SOUND] A.
And B.
[MUSIC]
And that same scale,
you can continue on the next
chord [SOUND] starting from F.
[MUSIC]
'Cause B Lydian flat 7 is the same
as F altered or F super Locrian.
[MUSIC]
Then you have the B flat
[SOUND] 7 sharp 5.
[MUSIC]
So you can either choose to play
the altered scale [SOUND] or
B flat [SOUND] or the mixo flat 2 flat 6.
[MUSIC]
'Cause you can continue
[SOUND] that scale on E flat minor.
[MUSIC]
You have the melodic
harmonic minor [SOUND] from E flat.
[MUSIC]
Or you could choose to end
the E flat on a Dorian scale or
melodic minor scale.
There are so many choices here.
So that's the full song.
Let me just play one chorus.
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
Dorian.
[MUSIC]
Lydian flat 7.
Mixo.
[SOUND] Symmetrical diminished.
[MUSIC]
Dorian.
[MUSIC]
Melodic minor.
[MUSIC]
Mixo.
[SOUND] Symmetrical diminished.
[MUSIC]
Dorian.
[MUSIC]
Altered.
[MUSIC]
Dorian.
[MUSIC]
Dorian.
[MUSIC]
Mixo flat 2 flat 6, harmonic minor.
[MUSIC]
Dorian.
[MUSIC]
Mixo flat 2 flat 6.
[MUSIC]
Melodic minor.
[MUSIC]
Locrian natural 9.
[SOUND] Altered.
[SOUND] Locrian natural 9.
[SOUND] Altered.
[SOUND] Melodic minor.
[MUSIC]
Lot Lydian flat 7.
[MUSIC]
Symmetrical diminished.
[MUSIC]
Lydian flat 7, I altered it.
[SOUND] Alter.
[MUSIC]
And.
[MUSIC]
Dorian for melodic minor.
[MUSIC]
Thank you.
[MUSIC]
Tune-Based
Instruction,
"Invitation"
Performance
2.
[MUSIC].