This exploration of D modal blues is in the style of "Tear My Still House Down". In modern bluegrass and new acoustic music, the modal approach rarely defines the 1 and 5 chord of a tune. It's usually played without the chord note that makes it major or minor. This leaves us with a powerful, mysterious and intriguing sound. There's a reason they're called power chords. The 4 chord is often defined as major, but not always. Every note that is not in a chord becomes an option for the soloist to explore. The music usually leans to the minor side of things, but it's all open, and it's a heck of a good time.Learn
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A lot of modern Bluegrass and New Acoustic music uses a modal approach to incorporating the blues. Often, the key a song is in is neither minor, nor major. That is what is being taught and explored here.
Choose from 2 different versions of Modal Blues in D for bluegrass guitar based on your skill level. The beginner arrangement of this song will teach you a basic melody and from that place you can move to the intermediate tab and then to the advanced version, which will get you playing some more popular bluegrass guitar vocabulary.
Use Tunefox’s unique practice tools to improve your speed and get off the tab faster so you can jam sooner. The "Speed-Up" tool will incrementally increase the tempo of the song so you can build up to your ideal tempo for the tune. Use "Memory-Train" to liberate yourself from the tab. This practice tool will make the notes in the song gradually disappear, forcing you not to look at the tab anymore. Click on measures to isolate and loop them for practice.
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Are you looking for a way how to be more creative while playing this song? Our content creators prepared different ways to play most of the measures in all 2 variations of Modal Blues in D. We call them "licks" and you can change these by clicking on the "Original Measure" text above the measure. You can also shuffle all of the licks in the song to get a completely new arrangement.
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