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Postings - July 2010:
Working with New Scales - Part 2 | Guitar Tunings Simplified - Open D Tuning
| Reading Re-Located Melodies | Mastering Scales and Modes | Augmented 6th Chords | Open String Blues | Reggae Fills and Hooks | Home Music Studio Design Tips | 8-Bar Blues Variations

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July 30, 2010:
RHYTHM GUITAR: 8-Bar Blues Variations

The 8-Bar Blues is the second most popular Blues progression next to the 12-Bar. Three variations of the 8-Bar format are given during the video lesson.
Download the tab handout here.

8 Bar Blues

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July 27, 2010:
Home Music Studio Design Tips

A quick discussion that covers Home Music Studio; sound proofing, ventilation, air conditioning, and on-site security. Valuable tips are explained along with pictures and clips of several construction materials.

Home Music Studio

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July 23, 2010:
RHYTHM GUITAR: Reggae Fills & Hooks

Discusses how Reggae 2nd guitar incorporates; downpicking techniqes, the Rolling technique, and double-stop chord concepts to add cool fills and hooks!
Download the tab handout here.

Reggae Fills

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July 20, 2010:
RHYTHM GUITAR: Open String Blues

Open string licks and lines are primarily built in the first position, (frets 0-5). This video examines a 12-Bar Blues using a ton of open pos. open string licks, lines and runs!
Download the tab for the intro. piece here.

Open String Blues

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July 16, 2010:
Augmented 6th Chords

These unique 1st inversion chords are used with the 3rd in the bass. An explanation of the relationship from the lowest note (3rd) to the highest (root) is explained.
Download the tab for the intro. piece here.

Augmented 6th Chords

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July 13, 2010:
Mastering Your Scales and Modes

Understand how scales and modes can be developed to extraordinary levels. Covers a series of specific studies applying; diagrams, music reading and isolation games/studies.

Mastering Scales and Modes

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July 09, 2010:
READING: Re-Locating Notated Melodies

This Music Reading lesson takes a simple
5th Pos. notated melody and re-locates the melody over to the 7th and 9th position. Download the lesson handout here.

Relocating Melodies

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July 06, 2010:
Guitar Tunings Simplified - Open D Tuning

Learn how to completely understand any type of tuning you may place the guitar into. Open D is explained during the lesson. Download the lesson handout here.

Open D Tuning

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July 02, 2010:
Working with New Scales 2 - Right Brain

In Part-2 of this series we will look at how a new scale can be used to create melody away from an instrument.

Right Brain Melody

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