Playing Out For Helmet Heads

Want a simple trick for playing 'out' over vanilla chord and scale tones but don't have a PhD in music theory? Well, put on your special helmet and ride with me.

You only need two forms for this lesson. Let's call them A and B.

A consists of stacking a root, flat five, and minor third intervals on top of one another.

B consists of stacking a root, major third, and perfect 5th intervals.

Just lay either one down in-between any chord or diatonic scale tone.

And, of course, you can play these on the chord or scale tones as well. Each iteration will give you a different feel.

Easy Peavey.