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Free Jam Tracks - Brought to you by Nick Cresswell
Metal Guitar Jam Tracks
01 E Metal Mayhem mp3
02 D5 Metal Vamp mp3
Randy Rhoads - Guitar solo live with Quit Riot
03 E Furious mp3
Music Theory - Chords
The E7 doesn't use a 3rd so the E7 chord could be seen as either Major or minor. Similarly with the G5 & A5 chords. The 3rd of a chord determines weather the chord is Major or minor. Without a 3rd in the chord it leaves it open to what you can play over the chord. That's why power chords (ie chords with no 3rd, eg G5 & A5) work well, they leave things open.
Suggestion(s): Play an E Dorian scale over the progression.
Music Theory - The Dorian Scale
The Dorian scale is a minor scale that uses the Root, Major 2nd, minor 3rd, Major 4th, Major 5th, Major 6th & b7th notes when comparing it to the Major scale.
So if we take the E Major scale we get: E Major: E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, D#
Anytime you want to play a Dorian scale you can work it back from the Major scale
Note: I have said that this track is in the key of E, but I could just as easily convince myself it's in D. I overly concerned about naming conventions as you can get carried away with that stuff all too easily. This ain't Juilliard you know! Let your ears do the listening and your heart do the playing. This is where I always wanted to go: Berklee College of Music
Pantera Live at Ozzfest - Cowboys from Hell
04 E Pedal To The Metal mp3
Music Theory - The Aeolian (or Natural minor) Scale
The Aeolian scale, also called the Natural minor scale, is a scale that uses the Root, Major 2nd, minor 3rd, Major 4th, Major 5th, minor 6th & b7th notes when comparing it to the Major scale.
If we name the 7 notes of any Major scale by numbering them 1 through to 7
If we take the E Major scale we get: E Major: E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, D# taking the flat 3rd, flat 6th and flat 7th of the E Major scale gives us the E Aeolian scale:
Anytime you want to play an Aeolian scale you can work it back from the Major scale