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How To Improvise Over A Deceptively Difficult Progression



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In this Jazz Guitar Today lesson, Davy Mooney explains his approach to applying pentatonic scales.

Mooney explains his approach to applying pentatonic scales to the more modern, modal harmony of Pat Metheny’s “Sirabhorn,” from his classic albumBright Size Life. The videoculminates in Mooney improvising over the deceptively difficultprogression.

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