Guitarist / Educator

Lessons & Articles

Lines No.2 – The Tritone Hexatonic Scale over V7

Posted by on Sep 5, 2020 in Articles, Recent Videos | Comments Off on Lines No.2 – The Tritone Hexatonic Scale over V7

This is the second example of how to use Pattern No.1 of the tritone hexatonic scale over a V7 chord. Instead of a typical four-bar ii-V-I progression, I’ve added the VI7alt in the last measure of the phrase, resolving to the ii chord in bar five. As with the first set of lines, I plan where I start the sequence over the dominant chord to get the desired...

read more

Lines No.1 – The Tritone Hexatonic Scale over V7

Posted by on Aug 9, 2020 in Articles | Comments Off on Lines No.1 – The Tritone Hexatonic Scale over V7

A demonstration of how to use the tritone hexatonic scale. This one is super simple – just go straight up or straight down the scale, finding a good resolution point.

read more

Tritone Scale – Pattern No.3

Posted by on Jul 26, 2020 in Articles, Recent Videos | Comments Off on Tritone Scale – Pattern No.3

The tritone scale is created from two major triads that are a tritone apart. In this case, I’m using the G and Db major triads that result in a hexatonic scale G-Ab-B-Db-Dn-F and can be used for altered dom7 lines over both G7 and Db7. This scale can be played in position on the guitar using three distinct patterns, or modes. The 1st mode pattern starts on the root of each triad, the 2nd mode starts on the third of each triad, and the 3rd mode starts on the fifth of each triad. Technically, these are not all 3rds. The sequence is...

read more

Tritone Scale – Pattern No.2

Posted by on Jul 3, 2020 in Articles, Recent Videos | Comments Off on Tritone Scale – Pattern No.2

The tritone scale is created from two major triads that are a tritone apart. In this case, I’m using the G and Db major triads that result in a hexatonic scale G-Ab-B-Db-Dn-F and can be used for altered dom7 lines over both G7 and Db7. This scale can be played in position on the guitar using three distinct patterns, or modes. The 1st mode pattern starts on the root of each triad, the 2nd mode starts on the third of each triad, and the 3rd mode starts on the fifth of each triad. These patterns are based on the arpeggios of the G major...

read more

Tritone Scale – Pattern No.1

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Articles, Recent Videos | Comments Off on Tritone Scale – Pattern No.1

The tritone scale is created from two major triads that are a tritone apart. In this case, I’m using the G and Db major triads that result in a hexatonic scale G-Ab-B-Db-Dn-F and can be used for altered dom7 lines over both G7 and Db7. This scale can be played in position on the guitar using three distinct patterns, or modes. The 1st mode pattern starts on the root of each triad, the 2nd mode starts on the third of each triad, and the 3rd mode starts on the fifth of each triad. When played in position, each 4-note cell in...

read more

Tritone Hexatonic Scales

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Articles, Recent Videos | Comments Off on Tritone Hexatonic Scales

Looking for another way to alter a Dom7 chord, I combined the concepts of triad pairs and tritone substitution to create a hexatonic (6-note) scale. The scales below are for G7 and use the G major (G-B-D) and Db major (Db-F-Ab) triads. When the notes are arranged linearly, you get the scale G-Ab-B-Db-D-F or 1-b9-3-#11-5-b7 resulting in a G7(#11,b9) sound. I’m thinking of the Db enharmonically as C#, thus the #11 instead of b5. Download the PDF here for the notation or scroll down past the video to view the JPEGs. This scale...

read more

Premier Guitar article – Beyond Blues: You Say You Want A Resolution

Posted by on Aug 3, 2014 in Articles, Featured | Comments Off on Premier Guitar article – Beyond Blues: You Say You Want A Resolution

If you need a new blues soloing strategy, please check out my latest article “You Say You Want A Resolution” for the Beyond Blues segment of Premier Guitar Magazine. It was published online July 5th, 2014. The article explains how to use a common jazz technique, b7 to 3 resolution, over a twelve bar blues. You’ll create lines that outline the harmony and play inside the harmonic pocket. Audio and pdf examples are included. Enjoy!...

read more

G&L Guitar Endorsement

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Featured | Comments Off on G&L Guitar Endorsement

Pete Weise is excited to announce that he is now endorsed by G&L Guitars .  G&L Guitars skillfully builds superb instruments with dedication and skill for discerning musicians. With this endorsement, Pete is looking forward to teaching, performing and recording with his G&L Legacy and Legacy Special guitars.

read more

The Pete Weise Quintet at Reeltime Audio

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Recent Videos | Comments Off on The Pete Weise Quintet at Reeltime Audio

read more

Pete Weise Quintet 1/10/11 – Third Song

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Recent Videos | Comments Off on Pete Weise Quintet 1/10/11 – Third Song

read more