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Summertime, Part 2, Improvising

This lesson is part of the course Beginning Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddle with Chad Manning.
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Summertime, Part 2, Improvising
Summertime, Part 2, Improvising
 
Chad shows you how to start improvising on “Summertime” in this lesson. It’s in the key of Em, which uses the G major scale, so Chad starts by reminding you of the G major scale, and then shows you the G major scale starting on the E note. He gives you an example of how he improvises on the melody, without thinking about the chord changes, and then shows you how to improvise just using the E minor pentatonic scale. He also gives you lots of great advice about improvising in general, including using dissonance, singing what you play, playing blue notes, using different scales, etc. If you don't have access to iRealPro you can download the MP3 of the “Summertime” rhythm track at right.

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