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Postings - September 2010:
Sliding Chords Along the Fingerboard | Chord Tone Analysis - Finding Key Center | Super Chops - Project #1 | Double-Stop Arpeggios | Super Chops - Project #2 | Complementing an Existing Melody | Super Chops - Project #3 | Chords from a Textural Point of View |

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September 28, 2010:
Chords from a Textural Point of View

Chords have harmonic and rhythmic movement whether they stay in keys or not. By treating chords as if they were nothing more than objects, you have only the texture of one frame to another.
Download the Lesson Handout here

Textural Chords

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September 24, 2010:
Super Chops Guitar Method - Project #3

The Super Chops practice method was developed by Howard Roberts. In Project #3, we'll discusses how to design a strategy to create your own Super Chops Study.
Download the Project #3 Handout here

Super Chops 3

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September 21, 2010:
Complementing an Existing Melody

When improvisation around an existing melody is necessary the melody can be used as a basis for improvising new lines.
Download the Handout here

Complementing Melody

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September 17, 2010:
Super Chops Guitar Method - Project #2

The Super Chops practice method developed by Howard Roberts. In Project #2 we'll discusses the exercises in further detail explaining a typical practice session.
Download the Project #2 Handout here

Super Chops 2

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September 14, 2010:
Double-Stop Arpeggios

Two-notes are better than one. Arpeggios are mostly played one at a time, adding another note makes a rich lush sound occur in harmony. Download the Handout here

Double-Stop Arpeggios

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September 10, 2010:
Super Chops Guitar Method - Project #1

The Super Chops practice method developed by Howard Roberts is explained so that guitarists can apply this method for increased skill and higher neck awareness.
Download the Project #1 Handout here

Super Chops No.1
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September 07, 2010:
Chord Tone Analysis: Finding Key Center

Key center tells us which scales to play. The trick to nailing this concept is knowing how to analyze chord tones. This video explains how to do chord tone analysis.

Finding Key Center
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September 03, 2010:
Sliding Chords Along the Fingerboard

Take almost any basic open position chord and slide it along the neck. You'll get some cool new intervals through the open strings ringing around the chord structure.
Download the tab chart for the intro. here.

Sliding Chords

 

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