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Lesson on Outside Playing: Go Play Outside!

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Published on Mar 2, 2010

In this video I demonstrate three different ways to practice playing outside over chord changes, whether you're already good at it or just want to start. Some lines to practice are on my blog at: http://somuchsound.blogspot.com/2010/.... From Sean Driscoll and somuchsound.blogspot.com.

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J. Collins
This is the best channel for learning stuff quickly. Not just for guitarists! I'm a bassist who watched the '7 Metronome Tricks' video and it completely turned my playing around. Please make some more videos, Sean!
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Fitzliputzli23
It is a matter of courage. Just jump into that outside-area with confidence. If you play unassertively it will sound horrible. It is like a little kitten going outside for the first time in life. Scary in the beginning but pretty soon it'll be a routine.
Wil RockQ
I can't emphasize enough how helpful these videos are. As with all genres, but especially jazz, it's critical to organize and simplify your approach, otherwise it's way too confusing. For years I years I've played by ear, hearing jazz soloing in my head and then played it but i didn't know what it was I was playing. Nobody could explain it to me and, worse, some explained it but were wrong 'cause they didn't understand it. Through watching Sean's stuff I can see knowing the major and minor scale and arpeggios can launch you into chord tone soloing, outside playing and of course ways to get back home inside. It's very organized and stripped down, but how you apply it is where it gets interesting. I want to find out next how to incorporate chromatics. I don't like reading and getting bogged down in analysis, which I'm sure is a shortcoming, but his lessons have advanced my understanding greatly.
Johnny Solipsis
I wear my underpants outside. 
Mac
Is the using major triads maj 3rd up/down borrowing from augmented harmony (as in, the tonic deviates from diatonic function and serves an augmented function)? Coltrane did this a lot I think.
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Renzo Martínez
Is that the bass line that you are using from footprints? Thank you for the lesson!
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Steve Kuykendall
Excellent !! Way cool ! Yummy !😆
El Salón de Guitarra
This was really helpful. Thanks a lot !!!
SwordsHeldHigh
What songs go only in C?
Andres Gonzalez
Nice!
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