Saturday, December 19, 2009

Off back to the old country...


No more work for two weeks or so!

I'm heading back to South Wales on Tuesday, so I have about 5 hours on a train  ahead of me. Maybe if I get a train with powerpoints so I can at least do something useful on the way, and grab my laptop and get some guitar stuff written up.

Lot's more guitar stuff on the way anyhow.

Hopefully if I can sort it around family stuff I can get some drinking done with the very excellent FOREVER VENDETTA  and a few friends but I might end up stuck in the house... we'll see.

I'm looking forward to Christmas day when I get to expand my collection of Great Frog rings with a rock-tastic Ace of Spades ring thanks to Hellie. Too much silver for one hand!
I'm quite tempted to see if I can get the Treble clef tattoo I've been wanting on my right hand done cheaper than in London while I'm down there, tattooing is quite a bit cheaper out in the sticks, so I might get it done if it's not too much cash.

I should really try and take a guitar with me as well, since a week without practicing is just too long, but I think I'll have to wait and see how much crap I'm carrying, plus there must be an old one still kicking around at my mum's house, even if it is a 15 year old budget Jackson with no strings.

Anyhow, goodbye London, arse end of nowhere South Wales here I come

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

DIATONIC SCALES: Three note per string shapes, with modal spellings.



DIATONIC SCALES: Three note per string shapes, with modal spellings.

Just another quick revision resource.

These are the three note per string patterns for diatonic scales. I've also included the modal spellings for each of the Greek modes so you can see what harmony is created if you use the modes starting on each of the seven notes of the scale.

If that doesn't make sense, don't worry, there will be a lessons explaining modes, diatonic scales, key signatures and so on coming soon.