Lesson One: The C scale and its ramifications. Aspects of fingering the C scale and variations. Modes: Ionian, Dorian, Phyrgian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Lucrian. Transposing of modes. Intervals and positioning of chords.
Lesson Two: Artificial and real harmonics. Lenny Breau's ripple effect. Chromatic scale played with artificial harmonics to develop control. Fingering exercises to strengthen the left as well as right hands are presented. The 2-4-1-4 Excercise; Japanese Gratitude Exercise; 7/4 diminished exercise descending in whole steps.
Lesson Three: Discussion of minor thirds. 1+2 Scale (a more sophisticated expression of the diminished scale). The melody, structure and improvisation potential of the original composition 1+2 Blues. Further explorations in modes.