~ whole tone ~

3 in a row F G A B

~ augmented ~

~ motion by whole steps ~

~ augmented chords ~

~ motion to Four ~

~ polytonal possibilities ~

~ major 3rd loop of pitches ~

~ "Giant Steps" ~

'a move towards beyond the norm ... '

In a nutshell. The whole tone color components; the scale and various harmonic ... ?

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Got to find some blues first. We can trace this five string open 'G' tuning back to the early Americana banjo players. Once the six sting guitar started showing up on the scene, early blues artists simply transfered the pitches from their banjos. Here's a common enough idea. Example 1.

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Whole tone scale. For most of us, any new chord shape that comes along is often a bit tricky at first to get to and away from in progressions etc. The solution for those so impassioned is the 'one strum per' method. And while not very musical, it works in gettting a new shape under our fingers. Example 1.

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Got to find some blues first. We can trace this five string open 'G' tuning back to the early Americana banjo players. Once the six sting guitar started showing up on the scene, early blues artists simply transfered the pitches from their banjos. Here's a common enough idea. Example 1.

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Augmented chords. For most of us, any new chord shape that comes along is often a bit tricky at first to get to and away from in progressions etc. The solution for those so impassioned is the 'one strum per' method. And while not very musical, it works in gettting a new shape under our fingers. Example 1.

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Motion to Four. For most of us, any new chord shape that comes along is often a bit tricky at first to get to and away from in progressions etc. The solution for those so impassioned is the 'one strum per' method. And while not very musical, it works in gettting a new shape under our fingers. Example 1.

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Polytonal possibilities. For most of us, any new chord shape that comes along is often a bit tricky at first to get to and away from in progressions etc. The solution for those so impassioned is the 'one strum per' method. And while not very musical, it works in gettting a new shape under our fingers. Example 1.

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Major 3rd loop of pitches. For most of us, any new chord shape that comes along is often a bit tricky at first to get to and away from in progressions etc. The solution for those so impassioned is the 'one strum per' method. And while not very musical, it works in gettting a new shape under our fingers. Example 1.

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"Giant Steps." For most of us, any new chord shape that comes along is often a bit tricky at first to get to and away from in progressions etc. The solution for those so impassioned is the 'one strum per' method. And while not very musical, it works in gettting a new shape under our fingers. Example 1.

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