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Modal Warm Up

Post by foal30 » Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:42 am

righto, here is something I have "played" probably too many times , but it is one of the exercises I use to get the fingers AND THE BRAIN at least slightly warmed up.

it's more complicated to explain than play, but it's covering a fair amount of fretboard, finger per fret, knowing the name of each note AND IT'S SOUND.

starting from the low G , play through the diatonic modes.
your highest note should be G12. the only # note for the whole exercise is F#. better still write out the nots on the stave and read 'em as you play.

hopefully that helps somebody.

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Post by Randomplay » Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:09 am

Always happy to hear of new excercises, thanx foal.

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Post by foal30 » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:22 pm

Here is a variation of this idea , shown to me by Richard Pickard (Bass Player for Paul McClaney, Oval Office and Solaa).

Its a 32 bar piece , walk it in 4/4

first 2 bars is upwards in F (F G A Bb C D E F)

bars 3 and 4 is descending
STARTING FROM THE 9th and missing the 2nd (G F E D C Bb A F)
(this is G, in Bars 7 and 8 it is A)

Bars 5 and 6 is Dorian (G is first note)
9 and 10 is Phrygian (A is first note)
etc through the modes... Bars 29 and 30 is Major/Ionian

it's a bit more brain power on this version I think. Dropping the 2nd keeps me awake anyway.

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Post by foal30 » Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:09 am

thats Paul McLaney too, oops.
go and get his Albums under the Gramsci moniker too.
he's a legend...tasteful and tuneworthy.

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