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Lost The Plot

mp3: Lost The Plot Guitar/Lead Jam Track
wma: Lost The Plot Guitar/Lead Jam Track

mp3: Lost The Plot Bass Jam Track
wma: Lost The Plot Bass Jam Track

mp3: Lost The Plot Drums Jam Track
wma: Lost The Plot Drums Jam Track

Time/size: 4 mins 23 secs/6.2mb. 84 beats per minute/bpm

Rock n Roll jam track: This is an 8 bar basic rock n roll progression in the key of D. It's the foundation of so much music that the chords used on this backing track are in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame!

Backing track instruments: electric guitar, fretless bass and drums.

Progression: D5-D6, G5-G6, D5-D6, A5-A6.

Suggestions: Play the D Major scale over the D chords, the G Lydian mode over the G chords and A Mixolydian mode over the A chords.

Lost The Plot Chords and Progression

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D5

E|--x--
B|--x--
G|--x--
D|--7--
A|--5--
E|--x--

D6

E|--x--
B|--x--
G|--x--
D|--9--
A|--5--
E|--x--

G5

E|--x--
B|--x--
G|--x--
D|--x--
A|--5--
E|--3--

G6

E|--x--
B|--x--
G|--x--
D|--x--
A|--7--
E|--3--

A5

E|--x--
B|--x--
G|--x--
D|--x--
A|--7--
E|--5--

A6

E|--x--
B|--x--
G|--x--
D|--x--
A|--9--
E|--5--

Chord Progression

Master this and change your name to Bruce Springsteen.

Notice the open strings being played on the 'an' (1-an, 2-an, 3-an, 4-an) of the 4th beat just before each chord changes. This allows you to move your hand to the next chord position while maintaining the rhythm. It's more important to maintain the rhythm here than playing notes that make musical sense.

Sometimes rhythm wins out over playing perfect chords/notes. If maintaining rhythm means playing a few open or muted strings as you shift position, don't get caught up on playing the notes for the chords 'perfectly' - it's better to go for the musical element than perfection.

E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7-7-7-9-0--------------------------------------
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-5-5-7-5-5-5-7-5-5-5-7-5-5-5-7-0-
E|---------------------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7-7-7-9-0--------------------------------------
A-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7-7-7-9-0-
E|--------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-

Lost The Plot Scale Suggestions

1. D Major Scale - 7th Position - One Octave

Here is the guitar tab for the D Major scale in 7th position.

E|--------------7-9-10-
B|------7-8-10---------
G|-7-9-----------------
D|----------------------
A|----------------------
E|----------------------

2. G Lydian Mode - 12th Position - One Octave

This is the G Lydian mode that you can use to play over the G5-G6 chords. Notice with the pattern for the Lydian mode that there is only one note difference when compared to the pattern for the Major scale.

E|-------------------12-14-15-
B|--------12-14-15------------
G|-12-14----------------------
D|------------------------------
A|------------------------------
E|------------------------------

3. A Mixolydian Mode - 14th Position - One Octave

The Mixolydian mode also has only 1 note difference when compared to the pattern of the Major scale.

It's not hard to be able to play the Major Scale, Lydian and Mixolydian modes over the 3 chords in the progression - playing the notes using these 3 patterns will help you create some good melodic guitar licks.

E|-------------------14-15-17-
B|--------14-15-17------------
G|-14-16----------------------
D|-----------------------------
A|-----------------------------
E|-----------------------------

4. D Major Guitar Lick

Here is a guitar lick using notes from the D Major scale. Come up with your own rhythm using the notes from guitar licks 4, 5 and 6 below. Vary the notes and use the D Major scale from pattern 1 to create some guitar licks of your own.

E|------------------------------------------
B|---------------10-12-10-12-10----------
G|-7-9-11-9-11-------------------11-9-7-
D|------------------------------------------
A|------------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------

5. G Lydian Guitar Lick

This guitar lick you can play over the G5-G6 chords. These are notes from the G Lydian mode. Use pattern 2 to come up with more guitar parts using G Lydian mode.

E|-----------10-12-10-12-10-12-10--------
B|-8-10-12---------------------------12-10-
G|--------------------------------------------
D|--------------------------------------------
A|--------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------

6. A Mixolydian Guitar Lick

Here is a guitar lick from the A Mixolydian mode. Play this over the A5-A6 guitar chords and then come up with some more licks of your own using A Mixolydian mode shown in pattern 3.

E|------------12-14-12-----------
B|-10-12-14------------10-8-7---
G|-------------------------------9-
D|---------------------------------
A|---------------------------------
E|---------------------------------

Lost The Plot Bass Tab

The bass guitar line for Lost The Plot uses the Root note on each of the chords in the 8 bar progression. You start off by playing the Root note of the D Major chord, D for 2 bars and then move to the Root note of the G Major chord, G, for 2 bars. Then you go back to the D for bars 5 and 6 and then play the Root note of the A Major chord, A, for the final 2 bars.

You want to play each note evenly without any accents so that, as well as playing the foundation of each chord, you also provide the song the pulse along with the rhythm that the drummer is playing.

To create you own bass lines you can start by adding notes like the 5th over each chord, the 3rd, 7th, b7th (flat 7th) 2nd, 4th and 6th degrees of the D Major, G Lydian and A Mixolydian modes. Have a look at the guitar tab above for notes from these scales.

G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-

Lost The Plot Drum Chart

Play a basic rock drum beat along with the drum backing track.

Web page with drum instruction: Lost The Plot Drum Chart

Download: Lost The Plot Drum Chart

Lost The Plot Drum Instruction

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