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May 2014

Lessons: Jazz

Digging Deeper: Learning Tunes in Three Dimensions

September 20, 2011
One of the things I’ve always been really fascinated by is the idea of “finding your own voice.”
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Beyond Blues: Major Chords, Minor Blues

August 16, 2011
Discover how the same type of chord voicing can perform different harmonic functions.
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Digging Deeper: Groove is in the Heart

August 16, 2011
How much control do you have when it comes to note placement?
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Rhythm & Grooves: Exploring Quartal Harmony

March 15, 2011
Rather than using major and minor thirds—the intervals found in typical chordal harmony—we’re going to use fourths as our harmonic building blocks.
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Rhythm & Grooves: Open for Business

February 15, 2011
In this third and final part of our series, we’ll integrate some of the different forms we’ve discovered thus far and continue to blanket the fretboard with fresh chordal colors.
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Modal Workshop: Intervallic Structures

February 15, 2011
Alex Machacek shows you voicings to expand your chord vocabulary.
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Peaks and Valleys

November 16, 2010
12-bar blues in a jazzy context
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Partido Alto: Latin Jazz Rhythm for Guitar

August 17, 2010
Partido alto is a type of funky samba that is played in more urban areas with smaller ensembles.
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Building Chops: Left-Hand Strength and Coordination

May 18, 2010
Legato Exercises for Increasing Left-Hand Strength and Coordination
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