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m7b5 over minor?

Discussion in 'Theory and Technique' started by dolphinstreet, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. dolphinstreet

    dolphinstreet

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    This is a great little trick you should know. Play a minor7b5 arpeggio, one and a half whole-steps below the minor chord you are playing over, and you get the Dorian sound. That's 3 frets. Pretty cool?

    To do the same over an A minor chord, play the F#m7b5 arpeggio. To play over a D minor chord, play Bm7b5 - do you get the idea?

     
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  2. KapnKrunch

    KapnKrunch Gold Member

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    Can I get that tone with any bandaid or do you recommend a specific fabric?
     
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  3. dolphinstreet

    dolphinstreet

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    It has to be "Nexcare" by 3M, otherwise you will get a dull tone. Very important. Thanks for noticing this crucial detail.
     
  4. KapnKrunch

    KapnKrunch Gold Member

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    Great lesson RR I am trying it right now.
     
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  5. blueshores_guy

    blueshores_guy Gold Member

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    Thanks, Robert. I'm in the midst of creating a song primarily using Em9 and Am9. This little arpeggio fits right in and sounds delightfully dark.
     
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