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Exploring the Diminished Scale with Alex Skolnick

The diminished scale is a highly useful resource for adding spice to solos, creating unique licks and formulating modernist note sequences.Confusion often stems from the misunderstanding of the term, as it is often misused to describe the type of licks found in FIGURE 1. This arrangement of notes, which fall in minor third intervals, represents a diminished seven arpeggio, which consists of... …

A Missing String Leads to New Things

A new set of strings on an old guitar. Usually this is the sort of experience that rejuvenates and breathes new life into a dull and waning sound. I wouldn’t necessarily think of strings as the heart of a guitar. The stretched lengths of bronze and steel resemble arteries or veins, circulating vibrations of life. ... …