Re: beginning FFcP - need a little help please
I'm resurrecting this old thread because it already has a lot of valuable information in it. My question is dealing with the basic "Ionian Mandology" exercises. For those of us who will be focusing primarily on bluegrass music and fiddle tunes, as opposed to jazz/standards music, I'm thinking that it would be better to learn the dominant 7th (flatted seventh) arpeggio in our introductory studies, rather than the 1 Maj7 that is in these exercises. I'm sure that over time this major 7 will also be of value, but for starters I can see many more uses for the flat 7 chords and arpeggios, even if it's just as a transition to go from the I to the IV chord. Comments?
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