Harmonic Minor "Home Riffs" Demonstration
Music Theory: Level 3 • 4m 38s
Wrapping your fingers around scales can be a little frustrating in the beginning stages, especially when you're trying to find your voice on the guitar, but still enjoy what you're hearing. In Guitar Super System, I use a strategy called “home riffs” to broaden the comfort zone of an improvising guitarist while still maintaining the joy of creating new licks and providing a platform to develop musicianship.
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