Short Technical Study #4 (Half Diminished Tonal Translation) - ii min7(b5) - V7alt - i min6
With the material presented in this series (Short Technical Studies) I seek to demonstrate some of the creative and fun ways in which I like to isolate and work on specific techniques on the guitar. Each study is designed with a unique concept and goal in mind and utilizes a variety of ways in which the technique can be used on the instrument.
Study #4 focuses on position arpeggio playing and serves as a great workout to develop the skills needed to translate all the chords in a ii-V-i progression in a minor key to half diminished sonorities with the purpose of capturing more interesting and colorful extensions/alterations of the original chords. It also forces us to quickly find the closest inversion of each half-diminished arpeggio so we can physically keep our hand in one position and retain the smoothest possible voice-leading.
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