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George Marios: Masterclass Q&A

Monday 16th September 2019 Blogroll

george marios creative diatonic triads interview

When deciding what content to release next, we give our guitarists a lot of creative freedom. This means we get different approaches and ideas that are of real value to the community.

And in George’s ‘Creative Diatonic Triads Masterclass’ we get that value in spades. The core idea is simple, but it’s mightily effective.

Let’s find out more from George himself.

Q: In basic terms, what are diatonic triads?

Diatonic Triads are the groupings of root, 3rd and 5th for every chord of a major and minor scale.

Q: Why are they so important?

They are immensely important as in the context of soloing they help us incorporate melodic lines that outline the chord sequence we are playing over.

Q: How did you go about creating the content for this release?

Much of the material is taken from concepts I already use with my students.

In a nutshell, I thought, "Okay....if I was early into my guitar journey and I didn't know anything about triads, how could I go about it in a straightforward and simple way so that I can begin to incorporate them into my playing in a musical and creative way."

The best thing about this release is that concepts are elastic, so the more you grow the further you can push yourself with the material.

Q: Has it helped you come up with new ideas?

This approach has definitely helped me become a more substantial and, melody-wise, interesting soloist.

Q: What’s the biggest takeaway from this pack?

Simple concepts are able to generate practice for life!

Q: Out of your JTC releases, have you got a favourite?

Hmmmm, this one is certainly more substantial, given that anyone can get those concepts and adapt them to their style! So, this one it is!

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