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The Modes, Part 1

February 4, 2010
In a new series from Mike Campese, learn what modes are and how to use them in any key and position.
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Detailed Diminished II

January 22, 2010
Continue learning the fundamentals that Jeff Beasley is presenting in this series on the Locrian/diminished scale.
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Jazz Endings: Common Ways to Come to a Conclusion

January 14, 2010
Five jazz endings: Count Basie, Ellington, #IV, bVI-bVII-I and i-bII-i
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The Match Game: Fun With Upper Structure Triads

January 14, 2010
Triads that are contained in 7th chords, with or without extensions or tension added.
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Displaced Accents and Polyrhythms

January 14, 2010
Greg Howe shares a method to help in improvisation
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Pre-War Blues Licks: Swing/Jump Electric Lines a la Charlie Christian

January 14, 2010
This batch of licks comes from the swing jazz and jump blues era of the late 1930s and early 1940s.
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Exotic Scales: Infuse Exciting Sounds Into Your Solos

January 14, 2010
Hungarian, Hindu and Japanese scales to infuse flavor into your solos
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Chicken Pickin': Let Your Fingers Do the Clucking

January 14, 2010
Chicken pickin’ is a technique that involves muting notes, or choking them, to produce a percussive snap that, to many listeners, conjures up the sound of a chicken “clucking.”
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Detailed Diminished I

December 22, 2009
Learning the basics of the diminished scale so you can apply it to your playing
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Blues Endings: Common Tags to Bring the Song to an Effective Conclusion

December 17, 2009
A blues ending, often referred to as a blues tag, is a phrase usually executed by the person playing the final solo in a blues number, signifying the end of the song.
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