of the way I play is based on the interval
Now you may think well in the scale
there's eight notes we have.
If I play the scale of G major in
Across the fret board.
two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
That's a one octave scale.
A two octave scale would be.
If we leave out every other note and
play the, the first, third, fifth, eighth,
this is an arpeggio.
And we can do it again, the next octave.
If we play the, the root note together.
And the third together we get this,
this is something, don't worry about what
I'm playing here at the, at the moment.
Just listen to the sound of it.
If I play this scale in thirds, we hear
That's a sound, you're very familiar with.
If we play thirds, lower down the further
we go down,
because of the vibration, we play thirds
low down in a low octave.
It sounds very stodgy, very.
But if we take the third note.
And we play it an octave higher.
That becomes a tenth.
So that third note, in the key of G is a
If we play it an octave higher.
The B is here.
So that becomes one, two, three, that's
Four, five, six, seven, eight, and then we
carry on counting.
Now that interval, because we're giving
some space there.
Which helps with the vibration,
rather than being here.
Which is dull.
That has a really nice wide big
sound to it.
And where I really, really got this from,
was listening to piano players.
You hear this a lot.
A lot of jazz piano players, the left hand
boogie woogie piano playing, in jazz,
you hear that.
It's that sound, so you know that sound.
Now, this then acts as a kind of a
scaffolding that we can
build lots of things around with this.
Now, I'm not, I'm not giving you kind of.
New things to learn, I'm not adding lots
You, you're, you're probably already
playing this, so don't worry about it.
It's not like a load of more stuff to
learn, I'm actually just taking you back.
Because what this is gonna do, it's gonna
act like a key to open up
your understanding of how, how chords
work, how harmonies work.
And playing in tenths can make, make
making music a lot easier,
it kind of holds things together.
If you can think like, if you can think
this way, not to, not necessarily
playing it all the time, but if you can
think in intervals of tenths.
Then it can open all kinds of things,
because it takes you then away from this
whole idea of playing block chords.
Because it's a, it's a shape, it's a hand
shape, it's a finger shape.
And that's confining, so we're,
by thinking in terms of intervals, the
root note and the tenth.
We're gonna be.
We're gonna break away from that.
We're gonna be able to play music.
And then we're gonna.
I'm gonna do the same thing as well with
other intervals for you.
Very often when you play a chord that you
want, to make sound big
if you make it a, a six string chord
or,or, or of.
A five note chord.
It can just sound cun, it can sound heavy.
But, if you can space the intervals in the
right way like this way, taking the third.
Playing an octave higher so it became,
becomes a tenth.
You've got that lovely space there.
That sounds a lot bigger than it really
It's only two notes.
See how nice that sounds,
and you can base a lot of things around
So using these kind of intervals,
these we, we sometimes call, we call these
So, we invert the the note to a different
And the way you do that can give a whole
to to the way a chord sounds.
You can be playing the same, what is
essentially the same chord, but the way,
where you, where you place the intervals
can give it a,
a completely different feel.
And a different texture and a different
So, I'm not giving you extra work here.
If you're playing chords, you're already
playing these things.
I'm actually gonna pare it right down.
I'm taking it right back, back to the
to this kind of scaffolding that you're
gonna work around.
Once you've got that.
Scaffolding set up, then you can start
But, we need to do this, this first.
And I'm gonna do this first of all using
the we can, we can basically say that the
bottom three strings m the E, A, and D.
They are, they're gonna be our bass
So I'm gonna show you how to play a tenth.
Using the the sixth string, fifth string,
and, and fourth string as as anchors.
And then once we've done that I'm gonna
expand it a bit further, and
I'm gonna make you play some other
intervals on there.
And after we've done tenths, we're then
going to go on to, to sevenths.
And, once we start doing that, all kind
all kinds of muses can start happening.
And you're gonna start creating ideas of
your own through this.
You're gonna get all these.
Rather than being stuck with all these
All of those notes.
You're gonna get those to move around and,
and see what they do.
It's exciting stuff.