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Simple Lead Lines Using the A Major Scale and Dotted 8th Delay

In this lesson, Bradford teaches you an easy way to play cool lead parts using the A major scale and dotted 8th note delay. This trick can be applied in any key (using the major scale) to most modern worship songs – especially the upbeat more synth driven songs.

If you haven’t learned the major scale, check out Bradford’s lesson:

A Major Scale Lesson

A Major Scale Diagram

A-maj Scale

For this lick, we are only using the following strings and frets:

A-maj Scale-Lead

How to play the lick

Set your delay to dotted 8th subdivisions. You’ll want to pick in 8th notes – let the delay do the rest. Alternate between the high E and B strings. You’ll keep your finger on the 5th fret of the B string, but alternate between the 5th, 7th, and 4th frets of the high E string.


One Response to Simple Lead Lines Using the A Major Scale and Dotted 8th Delay

  1. James peter Sep 30, 2014 at 8:05 pm #

    hi sir, i am having POD HD500x, but i am finding difficult to get dotted eight delay pattern, when i saw this video when you mentioned that you are using POD, is there any possibility that can i get that patch so that it will useful for me to use in my church worship. really sir if i get that tone i will be really thankful to you.

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