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Using flat-thirds and flat-sevenths to add GRIT to your playing

Lesson #361

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Editor’s notes

Hey there friends! New video today, where I return to the topic of walk-ups and walk-downs – and explain how add some gritty, raw, twangy-ness to your sound simply by using flat-third (b3) and flat-seventh (b7) notes. Everything I’ve taught you saw far (in related videos) has fully embraced the notes in the major scale… and today we’re going to break out of that box, just a little bit. The overall impact this makes to the vibe of your playing can be understated, but at the same time quite powerful!

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Walk-ups, Walk-downs, and the Fretboard (Lesson #354)

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