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Playmystrat
03-24-2003, 04:04 AM
Hey guys, when reading the post about developing tension, one of the comments was using wide intervals. Specifically, Szulc said:

Try playing scales where you displace every other note up or down 1 octave. Learn scales in fourths and fifths.

What exactly does that mean? Are there some patterns that would help develop this? Thanks a lot.

Shred Fan
03-24-2003, 06:37 AM
Hey there, I think basically what he was saying is that when playing scales, rather than just play one note after the other, play wider intervals.

eg. ( C major, we'll go one string for simplicity)

E-----8-10-12-13-15-17-19-20----------------------------

That is going one note after each other, to play in fourths, would mean to play a note, and then the note three notes up (the first note you play is the first , 3+1 = 4)

Eg. Fourths
E-----8-13- then 10-15- then -12-17-

Eg. Thirds
E-----8-12-then -10-13- then 12 15

Etc.

So ascending scales playing each note and its fourth , third , fifth etc. can be interesting

Just using a lot of wide intervals to make licks and such is good as well.

For example.....
E-----8-13-10-13-15-13-19-13-20

These are just basic examples of how to get out of the "just playing the scale up and down" hole. Hope that helped.

-Shred Fan

Playmystrat
03-26-2003, 09:17 AM
Hey Shredfan, thanks for the tips. I realized later what it meant when I was going through some exercises in a book that pretty much had the same pattern that you said. It's not too complicated after all :D

Shred Fan
03-26-2003, 11:14 AM
No problem man.

Yeah some stuff can look complicated, but once it's explained it's not really that hard.

szulc
03-28-2003, 03:37 AM
The other thing I was saying was play CDEFGAB but let every other note be in a different octave. For example (on the B string, although nobody would play it like this) 1-15-5-19-8-22.