Cool Jam using simple modal interchange

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Cool Jam using simple modal interchange

So I made this video a while back using a really nice chord progression that I came with up with. The cool thing about it, to me, is that The chords that I use use a few different colorful extensions, and  some of the chords change on "beat 4" instead of measure 1 of the next bar, adding a very cool, and interesting feel for the listener.

 

The chord progression started as simple as this :

| G maj | A7 | B min | D/F# :|

 

I then started messing around with various extensions for each of the chords that I thought sounded fitting, and eventually came up with the following :

 

| Gmaj7add9 | A7add11 | B min | D/F# :|

 

After some brainstorming and some jamming, I added some licks as well as a cool bit of modal Interchange at the end of the progression going from the B min to B maj. I also added some "off" sounding timing with the chords by putting some of the chord changes on beat 4.

The final progression looks something like this

| Gmaj7add9 / / A7add11 | / / / /  | B min / / D/F# | / / / / | Gmaj7add9 / / A7add11 | / / / / | Bmin / / Bmaj | / / / / : |

 

as far as the leads are concerned, I primarily stayed inside the D major scale, however i through in the relative minor "B minor pentatonic blues scale",

these are concepts and Ideas that I teach in my private one-on-one lessons, so if any of this sounds interesting to you, you can sign up for lessons in person, or via Skype at the link below :

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Now offering private lessons!

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Now offering private lessons!

Beginning on January 1st, 2017 I will be offering private lessons for guitar and piano! I have been a professional musician for the past 7 years and have been instructing students from all skill levels from beginner to advanced for the past 5 years.

As a graduate from the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media I am proficient in teaching everything from sight reading to performance on both guitar and piano.

Classes will be scheduled around your availability and can be held at my home in North Columbus, or I can travel to you for convenience.


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