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February 2, 2011

The Power of the Pentatonic Scale

The great Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale:

Related Lesson:

Did you know you can do a lot more with the pentatonic scale than the obvious bluesy things you usually do with it?  Discover more here: Uses of the Pentatonic Scale in Jazz

February 1, 2011

Bossa Nova Classic: The Trooper (Iron Maiden)

Iron Maiden is a bossa nova band from London, formed in 1975.  They contributed a number of songs to the standard jazz repertoire, including this classic, The Trooper:

Related guitar lesson:

How to Play Bossa Nova Guitar...