Melodic Metal – Sequencing Over 6-4 Progression

This lesson focuses on the D Aeolian scale, using notes on the A and D strings, and is a great workout for the left and right hand.

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Practice Tips

  • This idea makes a great example of defining a sequence by playing the root note of the progression at the beginning of each chord change. The root emphasizes the progression which then allows us to take the sequence in a variety of different directions, always returning to the root to start again.
  • Even if you can’t keep up with these sequences, you can still have a lot of fun by recording the progression and playing the notes I demonstrated over the top. This is called improvisation and can be practised at any level. Don’t be critical of yourself, particularly in the beginning stages; it just takes a little time, patience and tenacity to attain fluidity and coherence.