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BACH Guitar Shred #2 SLOW

Updated: Jan 20, 2023

In addition to this BWV 1001 excerpt being an alternate picking challenge, there's a lot going on with the harmony and use of sequences. It starts out in the key of F and Bach deftly outlines a vi ii V I IV ii/vi V/vi i progression. It's a common jazz chord progression, a la "Fly Me to the Moon", where each chord moves up a 4th. The cascade of notes features two measure sequences beginning with a pedal point followed by a descending scale that commences with a leap of a 7th, all at the same time outlining the suggested harmony. An interesting concept to note is the use of connecting 7ths and 3rds between chords. Look at the bottom of the page for the practice backing track!

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