The first thing I did was to choose the intervals I most like to play over a major type chord as follows:
1, 2, 3, 4, b5, 5, 6, b7, 7
I then mapped out the scale with the root note on the low E string:
For the minor pattern I chose the following intervals: 1, 2, b3, 4, b5, 5, b6, b7, 7
It’s basically the same as the major scale pattern but we’re using the b3 and the b6 as (for me) these are the characteristic minor scale tones, but again, feel free to come up with your own set of nine notes.
I’ve been playing with concept for a couple of days now and while it does take some getting used to, you can certainly get some interesting results, and it’s great for breaking out of scale patterns. Let me know what you make of it in the comments.
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