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Chords

Twang 101: Imitating Lap Steel

July 12, 2010
Imitating lap steel on guitar by understanding the strengths and limitations of the instrument.
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Deep Blues: Blue Triads

July 8, 2010
Dennis McCumber explains why you should pull those old blues triads off the shelf
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Melody Matters

July 1, 2010
Using chords and common tones to craft engaging melodies
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Suspended Chords

June 16, 2010
Understanding and using sus2 and sus4 voicings
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Lydian Tuning: Advanced Concepts for the Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitarist

May 18, 2010
Shifting the Tonic: Advanced Concepts for the Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitarist
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Solo Jazz Guitar: Combining Melody and Harmony for a Fuller Sound

May 18, 2010
Combining Melody and Harmony for a Fuller Sound
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Advanced Fingerstyle Techniques: Slapped Harmonics, Tremoloed Bass Notes, and More

April 15, 2010
Add to your techniques with Michael-Hedges, Tuck Andress and even Bootsy Collins-inspired techniques
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12-Bar Blues: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

April 15, 2010
Familiarize yourself with the 12-bar blues and it''ll show up in all different styles
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Voice Leading: Jazz Chord Movement

February 11, 2010
from Chord-Melody Guitar The voice leading principles that are most common are: 1. common tone and/or closest tone, 2. contrary motion, 3. chromatic movement. The examples that follow will
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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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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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Reharmonization

March 17, 2009
A look at one type of reharmonization -- changing the fundamental harmony of a tune
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Quartal Harmony

February 16, 2009
A look at quartal harmony, comprised of chords constructed by stacking fourths
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