Enter for your chance to win!

May 2014

Rhythm

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
Read More

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
Read More

Fingerpicking Variations: Embellishing with Add-Ons and Drop-Offs

December 17, 2009
To vary a picking pattern, you can add notes to a basic chord, or drop notes.
Read More

Bossa Nova Rhythms: Common Two-Measure Patterns

September 18, 2009
Several of the most commonly played bossa nova patterns, in their most basic form
Read More

The Bebop Bridge: Ideas for approaching the B Section

August 19, 2009
Ideas for approaching the “B” Section and its common chord changes
Read More

A Bargain Chord

June 17, 2009
Incorporating the guitar''s easiest chords into your music
Read More