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In this lesson we'll cover the blues scale in the fourth octave position, how to play it, as well as a beginner and an intermediate level exercise.

SMG Guitar Lesson #27: Blues Scale in 4th Octave Position

In this lesson we’ll cover the blues scale in the fourth octave position, how to play it, as well as a beginner and an intermediate level exercise.

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In this lesson, we cover the second octave position blues scale pattern

SMG Guitar Lesson #24: Blues Scale in Second Octave Position

In this lesson, we cover the second octave position blues scale pattern

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In this video, we'll discuss the underlying structure and philosophy of the blues, as well as cover a great exercise for helping you navigate the fret board.

SMG Guitar Tips: Blues Philosophy and Basics!

In this video, we’ll discuss the underlying structure and philosophy of the blues, as well as cover a great exercise for helping you navigate the fret board.

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The Mixolydian mode that we know today is very different than that of the Greeks. Modern day Mixolydian mode didn't begin to take shape until around the middle ages through various translations, mistranslations, and alterations at the dawn of Gregorian chant.

SMG Guitar Lesson #16: Mixolydian Mode

The Mixolydian mode that we know today is very different than that of the Greeks. Modern day Mixolydian mode didn’t begin to take shape until around the middle ages through various translations, mistranslations, and alterations at the dawn of Gregorian chant.

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The fourth mode of the major key is the Lydian mode, and is named after the ancient lydians who were at their height of power around 600 B.C. The Lydians were the first people to use gold and silver coins as a form of currency, so it's no wonder that this mode sounds so rich and exotic.

SMG Guitar Lesson #15: Lydian Mode

The fourth mode of the major key is the Lydian mode, and is named after the ancient lydians who were at their height of power around 600 B.C. The Lydians were the first people to use gold and silver coins as a form of currency, so it’s no wonder that this mode sounds so rich […]

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