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Can THEORY be used to create MELODY?

Here’s a really interesting guitar lesson from Joe Satriani. If any guitar player has some street-cred for creating great musical melodies, I’d say Joe does. Sure, he can shred, but as I’ve listened to him over the years, technical ability has always seemed to take a back seat to the music itself.

In other words, he makes his playing serve the song, rather than the song serve his playing.

A subtle difference perhaps, but huge, when you think about it.

Anyhow, I enjoyed listening to Joe talk nuts-and-bolts strategy of HOW he goes about creating melody, and I think it is a valuable thing for all guitar players to think about. I’d love to hear your comments & thoughts on this below.

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