Brad Bradbury: Non-Functional Dominant Backing Track.

This is not your usual backing track to play guitar over where you are told the key and then just shred the scale. Featuring non-functional dominant chords you will need to play to the chords and not the key, this is a great(and often over-looked) skill to develop.

The progression is quite straight forward:


Scale wise I chose
Gm pentatonic for Gm7
G# Lydian dominant for G#13
F# Lydian dominant for F#13

There are other scale choices these were just the ones I like at the time. To give your improvising a strong connection to the chords find target notes to highlight the chord changes. I used root notes(G/G#/F#) which give a strong, stable connection, other intervals, especially 3rds and 7ths give a different feel.

Take time to inspect the scale diagrams and what notes are shared(blue and orange) and which notes differ(solid colour) between the scales.

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Non-Functional Dominant Backing Track.