Re: Spicing up your Pentatonic's
Originally Posted by fatb0t
Well Phil, I'm sure you already know this but maybe some other MLP members don't - so I'll throw it in here.
When I improvise I follow the progression around a lot, I believe it's called 'chord tone' soloing. Basically I will land on a root, third, or fifth interval of the chord in the progression.
Now sometimes with arpeggios I will stack triads. So say we have a progression in Eminor with the chords: Em Am Bm
For the Em we have the notes E G B. When the progression lands on the Eminor I can play a G major traid (G B D) over the E min triad making an Em7 chord. This gives me a lot of options. I can go a step further and stack a Bm traid ontop of the Em chord to give it a Em9 feel and so on.
Sometimes when the progression lands on an Eminor I will sweep a Gmajor then a B minor triad - it adds a ton of flavor! Even with tons of distortion you can make complex chords which is really refreshing for metal playing.
Hole in one fatbot...
Exactly the sort of things I mean..
I think you will be agreement of the importance and knowledge of chords and chord construction related to soloing. It's just a pity that in much of todays playing nobody ever seems to give chords much thought.
'Long tenons......Short tenons. When the drummer comes in, what the f*ck does it matter'.