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Part 2 of this Eminor dorian scale in all positions series
Still in first position but this time not using open strings, making it easier to transpose to other keys – You should be able to use both since open strings gives other melodic ideas because of the fingering, and its sounds really cool when the open string note overlaps a fretted note, see L255.
I also incorporate some chromatic leading notes in this lick, here the notes fall between the octave E and 9th F#, you can view it as walking from E to F# using the note in between:
E –> F –> F#
Same applies in the next similar pattern, where we have the chromatic run from B to C# spelling B –> C –> C# .
Its one of the keys to make scale patterns sound musical and interesting – adding chromatic notes inbetween the scale notes
TIP when ever you have a scale with whole step intervals (2 frets distance), you can add the chromatic note between – the key is to put it rhythmically right.
As a general rule the chord/scale notes should fall on the down beats and the chromatic on the off beats ie when playing the first pattern slow:
Here with 8 notes:
1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 1
E F F#