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Add color and ear-twisting twang to your playing by using “wrong” notes.



  • Gain a better understanding of intervals.
  • Learn how to connect chord tones with “outside” notes.
  • Develop a deeper sense of tension and resolution.
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I find myself adding “outside” notes to spice up typical progressions or chords I encounter all the time. Just like a chef, you need to know when to use this technique, as too much spice isn’t always nice. I’m not trying to take you on a jazz odyssey or have you overthink your lines. We will simply use the entire musical alphabet to help us get from point A to point B in a different way.

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