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Chords

Guide-Tone Arpeggios

January 17, 2011
Exploring ways to focus our single-note lines and interject some cool voice-leading ideas into our vanilla arpeggios.
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Rhythm & Grooves: Going Up?

January 17, 2011
We’re in the process of exploring ways to make three-note voicings sound bigger than typical triads.
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Playing With Blocks

December 21, 2010
Let’s examine several important elements of a block-chord technique used by Wes Montgomery
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Rhythm & Grooves: Hybrid-Picking Pals

December 21, 2010
Hybrid picking combines the power and speed of flatpicking with some benefits of a purely fingerstyle approach
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Chord-Melody Improvisation: Solo Jazz Guitar Arrangement Over the Chord Changes of "Indiana"

December 21, 2010
Solo Jazz Guitar Arrangement Over the Chord Changes of "Indiana"
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Away in a Manger Arranged for Guitar

December 9, 2010
A traditional Christmas carol arranged for guitar
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Deep Blues: Target Tones - Tighten Up Your Blues Soloing

November 29, 2010
A cool strategy to use over a 12-bar blues to land on the coolest notes of each chord
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Rhythm & Grooves: The Bead Game

November 16, 2010
Navigate a chord progression with the smallest possible shifts between notes.
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Triads & Pedal-Tones: The Building Blocks for Great Guitar Riffs

November 16, 2010
Triads are three-note chords and form the basis for many of rock’s classic riffs.
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Peaks and Valleys

November 16, 2010
12-bar blues in a jazzy context
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Jazz Turnarounds: Improvisation Studies Based on the Last Two Measures of a Jazz-Blues Progression

November 16, 2010
Improvisation Studies Based on the Last Two Measures of a Jazz-Blues Progression
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Rockabilly Rhythm Basics

November 9, 2010
Learn finger independence to perfect the Travis picking style necessary for gritty rockabilly rhythm parts
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Rhythm & Grooves: Wheels Within Wheels

October 20, 2010
Learning comping from B-3 and electric piano.
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The Generic Word "Go"

October 20, 2010
Dressing up standard chords
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Deep Blues: Turnarounds With Triads

August 31, 2010
Using triads to illustrate how to construct turnarounds
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Altered Scales and Chords

August 17, 2010
A look at popular altered chords, scales, and arpeggios.
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Funky Rhythm Guitar: Slippery Slide, Scratch Chords, Essential Voicings, and More

August 17, 2010
The half-step (one-fret) slide is a common trick that will add a little spice to your rhythm parts.
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The Lydian Mode

August 17, 2010
Talking modes and how to use them right.
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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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