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How to Tune Your Guitar Using the "Fifth Fret Method"

Every guitarist should know how to tune his instrument the old-fashioned way—by ear—using unisons. In this Guitar Basics video, Guitar World Music Editor shows you how to do exactly that, using the "fifth fret method." For more of Jimmy's Guitar Basics videos, head here. …

The Intriguingly Exotic Sound of the C Lydian Hexatonic Scale

In the previous two String Theory columns (March and April 2015 issues), I introduced a pair of hexatonic (six-note) scales that are comprised of the same six notes and may be thought of as opposing sides of the same musical coin—the dark, serious-sounding E minor hexatonic (E F# G A B D) and its one useful mode, the beautifully bright D major hexatonic (D E F# G A B). ... …

The Oddly Fascinating Pairing of Two Completely Unrelated Triads

Last month, I presented a neat formula for generating two unusual and exotic hexatonic (six-note) scales, which I called D “gypsy-minor hexatonic” (D E F G# A B) and E “Phrygian-dominant hexatonic” (E F G# A B D), both of which we formed by combining two triads, D minor (D F A) and E major (E G# B). ... …

Clever Ways to Conjure Haunting, Mysterious Melodies

In the April 2015 issue of Guitar World, I showed you how to combine D major (D F# A) and E minor (E G B) triads to generate two appealing hexatonic (six-note) scales: the bright, joyous-sounding D major hexatonic (D E F# G A B) and the dark and serious E minor hexatonic (E F# G A B D). ... …

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