I usually like teaching simple ideas to my students.
This is because simple ideas are more likely to be used in real-life music.
But every now and then, there comes along a complex idea that may be worth learning because it sounds good or it allows you to be more original.
So… this is one of these days.
I won’t beat around the bush here. The idea I explain in this video is MENTAL. Positively batsht crazy (… are we still allowed to make batsht jokes after Coronavirus? Asking for a friend)
And before you misunderstand: I am not even doing it in real time in the video: I prepared beforehand. To my knowledge, nobody so far has pulled off this technique in real time.
Still, for something this crazy it sounds quite good. Here I’m taking just a scale and an arpeggio, combining them using this technique, and it sounds like something completely new.
Put your protective helmets on, here we go:
If this idea was TOO crazy for you, and instead you want something a little bit more accessible, I have something for you too.
In the video below we learn how to ‘rotate’ guitar licks. Warning: it’s probably not what you are thinking about when I say ‘rotate’: