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You came out of nowhere to be my new favorite teacher. Dude read these comments, we are praising you to no end. You do what others can’t do.
Yeah ! And I am sure it is the beer !
I'm 69 years old and I've had many lessons and watched many Clip-Share videos. This is absolutely the best lesson I've EVER "had" to explain how the blues work. I know this pattern and can play it blindfolded but you have taught me how to correctly use it and it makes so damn much sense. THANK YOU. You sound English but I wish you were in Arizona so I could take lessons from you. Many thanks "mate".
I agree with the above statement and I am 67. Cheers from Indonesia.
i feel sprry for ya bud...50 years to learn about the relative major minor relationship...dang im sorry...i realized it from listening to Jimi Hendrix , Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead ....it definitely opens my fretboard up more when i really knew what was goin on there...i was curious about this video but i guess i already made this self discovery 18 years ago.
Write on !!
I AM 65 AN TOTALY AGREE JTBOISE.
I watched many Clip-Share vídeos, wauuuu this is absolutely the of the best lesson I have ever had explaning like you did. You are a Mester for me. Greetings from Africa Mozambique, how can i have your contact I want you as my teacher
What a breath of fresh air, a Teacher that doesn't blind you with them demonstrating what a great guitar shredder they are.I have learnt more from this vid in the 22 minuets it was played, than all the other tutorials I've had to wade through.Thank you, Just keep doing what your doing,
I really enjoyed this lesson. I learned the A minor pent. scale 40 years ago and now I'm understanding how to really use it. Plus I just purchased the same color strat your using in this lesson as a retirement present to myself (lake placid blue I believe) ? Thanks so much !!
After spending quite some time trying to understand this stuff, the penny finally dropped with your easy to follow explanation. Thank you. I would appreciate more like this.
My mind blew so many times while watching this. What a great teacher! Thank you.
This is pure gold. I think a lot of players understand these concepts individually. But, this ties them all together with great explanations and examples. This is the most helpful video I’ve seen in a long time. Thanks!
Jules, my man, you are a born teacher. Now, I not only have a simple understanding of what was a whole lot of think-stuff, but your wonderful, calm, patient teaching style has given me the confidence to jump right in. You are a find. I have subscribed and will tell others about you, too. THANK YOU, Jules.
I have watched two of your videos back to back twice and they have been the most informative guitar videos that I have watched anywhere on Clip-Share. It has immensely helpful as a newbie. You need to get a million subscribers. Your videos are precise, clear, and to the point.
Yes! This is my own personal technique explained perfectly! You are the first person on Clip-Share that I have seen who understands this concept. I am a 58-year-old self-taught guitarist, and I discovered these patterns decades ago, but at first, I did not know why it worked, but my ears told me it had to be right.Eventually, I learned enough theory to understand what was going on, but I have taught it to many people over the years without having to teach any more theory than you do in this video. I would also add another little bit for those people that want to know how this relates to the modes because it is also very simple. That last pattern you discuss that adds the B and F to the A minor pentatonic to get the C major scale is called the A Aeolian mode. The Aeolian mode will always get you to the major scale for the key that is 3 frets up from your blues root, aka... the Relative Major key. If instead you added B and F-sharp, it would be the A Dorian mode (which now becomes G major, 2 frets down from the root, instead of C). You here this mode being used a lot by Clapton and Pink Floyd. Finally, if you added F and B-flat you get A Phrygian, (which is now F major, 4 frets down from your root). This mode gets used in Metal a lot, where you have songs that repeat 2 chords that are a half-step apart.So, without leaving the first box of A minor pentatonic, you have access to 3 commonly used modes and 3 different major scales, just by changing up which 2 notes you choose between F, F-sharp, B, and B-flat. The beautiful thing is that you don't really need to know what mode you're using because your ears will always tell you which notes sound right. Of course, there is one other variation off of A that uses F-sharp and B-flat (the mirror opposite of your Aeolian pattern), but I can't remember what mode or key that is because I never use it, but I'm sure it is one.Anyway, great video! I have subscribed to your channel.
@Austin Poorbaugh Hey AP Back@C'ha !* It's sort of a "Play on Words": no disrespect to Delta Blues but Chicago ""IS"" the 'Heartbeat of the mooody ""Bluuues"" 🎵 🎹 🎵
@Austin Poorbaugh Albert King, Samantha Fish, Joe Bonnamasi, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray and the both of us ! - I play Keys 👍 (In C-)
@John Trojan hi John! Who exactly is meeting in Chicago? :)
@Austin Poorbaugh Very cool ! (We'!! meet in Chicago this August *)😃😃🎸😃😃🎸😃😃🎸😃😃
@John Trojan nice! I was always taught:IDon'tParticularly LikeModalAnalysis(Lots)😄
Simply awesome! Love how you presnted this. What an awesome help this is in playing any lead with different Keys. Opens a huge understanding of how this works! Thank you Jules! Looking forward to watching you other videos!
Brother, you're an incredible instructor! I learned in these 20 minutes very deep understanding of the scales that I used think I understood. My playing got different just now.I've subscribed and hit the bill button to keep up.Thank you so much, God bless you!
You're such a good and practical guitar teacher...one of the best out there! thanks for the lessons!
This is the best teaching on scale application theory I have ever seen. Excellent job. I am going to add this to my teaching immediately. If you want to make it perfect, add a second follow up video on why the pentatonic notes are more useful than the left out notes from the full major and minor scale notes. In other words what is the weakness of the left out notes and the strength of the kept notes.
Dude thank you for what you are doing. Your explanations are very clear, especially for someone who if looking to learn music theory, for guitar. I started learning guitar a few months ago and went through tons of videos and links that explain music theory. You make things so easy to understand and I am super happy I found this channel. Thank you again for the work you put into this!
Dude, this video was incredible! I've always been intimidated with Theory, but this made it seem a lot less daunting. You just earned a subscription, friend! Keep em' coming! :)
No doubt about it..... One of the best videos you will find explaining how to piece all of these scales and notes together in a way that a beginner can understand! Thanks this was so motivating
This is excellent, concise and clear, I'll follow you and you have reactivated my interest in getting better.
Really like the way you teach these cords. Any chance that you will have pdf's that can be printed to follow along? I have learned more from you than all the rest. Thanks.
Awesome man. You explain things so clearly and make it very easy to follow. Thankyou!
Dude, you did a great job of explaining this, you've got to do more of these lessons.
I think you quite literally just changed my life. I'm revisitng guitar after bout 20 years (piano is my first instrument) of letting my stuff collect dust lol. You explained this so elegantly and I was able to put it to use immediately. 🙏Thank you so much! This is pure gold!
Yep, thank you for the best pentatonic explanation ever. It immediately opened a whole new world. I subscribed, because I'm looking forward to future content.
I have been playing rock for 40 years, doing solos no problem without understanding what i was doing, only by ear, after watching this i now understand what im doing, i can now add some extra to it and explore new avenues knowing some theory. I only needed to watch this once. Comparing to other videos this one was easy to understand. Great teacher. Lets find out more!
Very well explained, I learnt all this many many years ago but for those who are just starting out that was absolutely brilliant, great video.
Awesome teaching. I didn't think I could ever play any lead. You made this very easy to understand and follow. Now I just need to practice your method. Thanks for posting !!!
You are the best! I'm a self-taught guitarist I've learned by learning all the chord grips I've been playing for over 40 years and these were always very tough for me I know the pentatonic scale in three positions along with the major scale, but it never made sense until now. You've shown me the door that I've been looking for for a very long time, and I very much enjoy walking through it. Thank you, jim
Thank you, this helps me so much in my playing to XYZ backing track. Finding this video I subbed right away. I started playing a little over a year ago and I am now a practiced beginner lol. I am 58 and for some reason my brain (normally ready to absorb) does not memorize the fingerboard and notes as easily as say building an engine. So in my day to day noodling I can now more easily figure out where I am. The shapes work better for me to learn to play over a key and then as I progress knowing the notes is beginning to happen. I am restarting my lessons early in July so I can get serious about learning the basics again.
Great job - looked for more like this from you. Disappointed to find this is currently the only one. Hope you find the time to make more like this. Thank you - very helpful.
Thank you! This video was so rewarding to watch. You made the concepts so clear. I’ve been practicing the pentatonic scale without ever realizing what I can do with it besides exercising my fingers. You gave me hope.
Share probably most of the comments here in a way that this was awesome, concise and precise. Such a superb approach and music vision. Thank you, teacher.
Hi, thank you for the useful and perfectly explained video! I do have one question though: what about the other shapes of the pentatonic scale? Does all this apply the same for that too?
Just discovered you today. This is such a useful video. It's already opening doors for me.
Thank you Jules. Your explanation of the relationships of these scales was very helpful. Seeing how each one fits into the Pentatonic Scale and how to move it to different keys was absolutely EYE OPENING!
This is a great tutorial, well presented, interesting and made easy to understand, thank you, well done!
You just absolutely blew my mind! This reminds me of when a guitar player/teacher friend of mine showed me the major shape and explained that it was the same for ALL major scales, it just depended on what note you started on at the E string. I love this. There needs to be more teaching of the overall...geography of music, for lack of a better word. I'd heard something about every major has a relative minor scale but I didn't get how you could memorize them all. You've made it pretty easy. Just move up from the minors first note two steps and that's the relative major. Or drop back 2 steps I guess. And how you explained playng the minor and then the blues with the pentatonic (a scale I already know) is super useful! So great!
Your lessons are so good, with great increase in difficulty! Well done man you are my go to teacher now
This was very informative and well explained. Look forward to more.
Dude, I've been playing for 37 yrs and I'm pretty darn good, but I've always struggled with learning scales and concepts alike. I can do anything on the guitar but I can't make any sense of it all. Thank you!! You finally made sense of it all to me and I think you just opened a door for me big time. Not even door, you just constructed a new fastlane on my learning highway. In gonna fly now. Thanks again ✌️🤘
Excellent lesson! Thank you for your time and efforts. Really Great stuff!
So glad I stumbled across the video. Absolutely love your clear explanations and graphic representations. Massive help and many thanks. You have a new subscriber!
Awesome - totally concur with comments below - best explanation and an eye opener for locating relative Major / Minor / Blue and Sweet notes and where they fit. I've been playing these scales all my life - your tutorial brings a lot more to the tonal picture - but at the same time makes things way simpler - churs Jules.
I'm 39yrs. of age and been playing guitar since I was 12. Still want to learn how to do blues riffs & licks I did not know how the pentatonic scale worked until I just watched you on this video. You are very easy to understand in with the way you show the charts I really like that.
This is a Fantastic lesson - you have made it really easy to learn. I'm sure my eyes used to glaze over when the tutor went on about scales etc. But your previous session, made me sit up and listen and most importantly Play. Well done. Thank you
Jules, you are an absolutely incredible teacher……thank you!
You’re amazing. Compared to many self proclaimed ‘Clip-Share guitar teachers’, primarily using youtube to try and drive people to their websites, without even establishing any significant credibility, holding back on key concepts, You are just on a league above!… stay blessed, man!❤
A very informative and easy to follow lesson. No filler. Excellent.
Absolutely fantastic! Great content, simply explained. I learned a lot that I didn't even know I was looking for! Thanks!
as a bass player struggling with musical theory and trying to make my own interpretations of what I hear and what I play as a result more relevant you have given me a piece of the puzzle in this one video that may help me glue the whole concept together in a useful way. Many thanks for doing what you do. You have my subscription!
Jules you do the most brilliant clear presentation of how all guitar lead scales hang together. Surpasses all other videos I have looked at. Your teaching method - a real talent. Thanks.🎸
Damn, Jules, I‘ve been playing for 16 years and decided to get lessons about a year ago to fix my mistakes and finally understand what I‘m doing. My teacher is great and all, helped me a lot to get into improvising. But he never got is I don’t even understand the basics - you are awesome for teaching that!
Many thanks. Brilliant lesson.I wish I had this when I was first starting out playing guitar.
Man, a great lesson for sure, thank you. This should be essential viewing for all beginner to intermediate players, and that closing solo is great - I’m gonna try to learn it note for note. 👍🏻👍🏻
BEST explanation!! was lost just like you mentioned in between the charts. this is just perfect and to the point! THANK YOU
Thank you for sharing this simple but briljant explanation. I’m going to watch it a couple times to really get it to work. 🙏🏻🎸
I really liked the simple explanation and breaking down your song like you did, thank you!
Wow! No one has made it all come together like you just did. Was really struggling understanding the minor major pentatonic blues connections. This clicked and now I can proceed without giving up like I have many times in the past. Thank you!
This was extremely useful. I just noticed that using the complete form the 3 heavy strings makes the A minor scale, and the 3 light strings makes the major scale. Using the Cm scale over a C major chord progression is new information for me.
I just want to say thank you. I've watched hundreds of videos on the subject but this is the first time I felt compelled to comment (I'm a relatively quiet guy). You're an excellent teacher. Simple, logical explanations and easy to follow.
Brilliant lesson! I wish I would have found it one year ago. Took me almost one year to get this together, which you explained it greatly in just 22 minutes. 👏👏👏
AS someone once said (relating to the Data Protection Act!), "The plethora of guidance has resulted in a fog of confusion". You have just lifted the fog regarding these scales! You appear to have done this for many others too, looking at the other comments. Please keep this up as you are a godsend to struggling guitar aspirants like us. Thanks a lot I'm subscribed!🖖👍
Amazing! This has helped me so much as an intermediate guitar player. Thank you so much! I’d love to personally take lessons from you!
Great work - although I was aware of a lot of what was in the video, you put the whole thing together so well that at all makes so much more sense and this made it really useful... thank you!
A real goldmine of revelation and you teaching so well.. I think guitarists often do things instinctively without knowing quite why it works and this makes it comprehensible. Thank you very much
Ótimo vídeo, excelente professor! Assim fica fácil aprender!
Man! Am I so glad i found your channel. Thank you so much. You made it so simple, it just clicked in to place. 👊
Hi Jules, Love your concise, clear and informative lessons. Can you please tell me if there is a natural progression in which to watch your videos, a sequence. I would love to have a good learning routine.Many thanks.Greg.
Great Video. Basically i'd knew all these things but i never heard it explained so well and in such detail. It's easy to follow and understand. Well done.
Great lesson! You are someone who really desires for others to know how to improve their playing….the heart of a teacher!…Thanks so much!
Great lesson and great teaching! Thank you.
Thank you for a very good lesson. There are 2 small items that I like to raise:1. I like the way you present the tabs. It is reflection of guitar position. However, most people put the thinner strings at higher side, while the thicker string at lower side.2. On Natural minor, there is also F note on the A string.Cheers from Indonesia.
Dude your tutorials are easy to follow and the way you explain and demo them are very novice-friendly. I learned so much from you. I’d get you another six-pack just keep making these tutorial videos.
Excellent explanation of this concept. Much appreciated sir.
Great, been playing a long time and this explains it all to me. Thank you .
Absolutely brilliant! Can't thank you enough for your effort!! Greetings from an older guy with new interest and a strat (first electric guru at 64:-)....
Great lesson Jules. I'm 56 and mostly self taught, this is really helpful and fills answers for me.👍
Awesome video! Love your explanation! So easy to understand!
Really appreciate the valuable info and diving right into it without the teaser “ I’m gonna show in just a minute, but first…” Very helpful, very useful. Thank you!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
You are the best guitar teacher I watch from utube, you take your time, you don't rush,before you done every lessons I can play everything right away Thank you very much.
Thank you you are a great teacher, you make it very simple. So much has clicked in my brain watching this video. The other Clip-Sharers need to make things a little similar.
Thanks Jules, really enjoyed the way you teach guitar. And I am glad I have subscribed to your channel. 😉👍
This was super helpful! I'm a beginner and have watched so many tutorials. Your explanation and images embedded in the video are excellent! Thank you kindly! Where may I find that backing track? Cheers!
Very easily and wonderfully stated my man. Thank you
Amazing work, so clear and simple!
Thanks so much Jules! This vid has simplified so much theory for me, but made it practical, so I can use it straight away. Keep doing what you’re doing :)
Thank you, thank you!! I have learnt so much from your video and my skills have increased because of it, so thank you very much.
I just love the way you explain everything, you are brilliant! Please keep it up!
Thanks man! Very helpful vid for me. Great job--well done--best ever for learning how to put in some lead licks anywhere on the neck!
Thank you very much for your really great explanations. Very helpful. Would be cool to see other stuff like this.
I love the backing track.You are definitely a good teacher. 😊 thank youSubscribed
simple, practical and awesome.. thanks for this.. subbed!
XLNT tutorial! Great explanation of how the scales mesh with each other. I feel like I'm really making some progress. You should have a Patreon page so that we can support you. Cheers!
Gees! A wealth of info; all these years, and never thought of the scales in quite this way! Very helpful!! 👍
Excellent video, very well explained. Many thanks Jules for your help for us newbies. Inspiring us to stay motivated and have fun practicing.
Fantastic job. Even though I loosely understood scales you made it crystal clear to me. Thank You...
Wow. I'm only six months into learning this instrument and it will be a long time before I'm ready for this, but I feel I've just witnessed something hugely significant! Somewhere in the back of my brain a penny has dropped about how music theory applies to the guitar.
Great clarification and lesson! Thank you ✨
This was really simple and sweet lesson , thanks for making it so easy
Wow!!Now I got more interested in playing guitar after watching this. Very nicely done.
Excellently taught! Congratulations on making it clear and understandable.