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Postings - June 2013:
Composition Meets Improvisation | Playing for the Song (R&B Style) | Creating Picking Exercises |
Dominant 7th Pentatonic
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June 07, 2013:
Composition Meets Improvisation

Almost 75% of what we play during improvisation is known to us already. Either through scale and arpeggio practice, line building, lifting lines from our favorite players and through previous work via composition. The idea within this video is that any previous work done on composition allows us far more ability when we switch to improvisation. Several study techniques are explained in this video lesson to help with crossing the line between Composing and Improvising. Watch the video lesson to find out more and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

IMPROVISATION: Composition Meets Improvisation

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June 14, 2013:
Playing for the Song (R&B Style)

Playing guitar parts that are highly inventive and that tap directly into chord harmonies is a true musical gift. And, one style that captures the very essence of this concept is that of Soul /Rhythm and Blues. One guitar player who truly stands out among them is Steve Cropper. His chops for playing simple, to the point melody and harmony are legendary. In the video we discuss ways that can truly enhance songs by using the most simple methods. Watch the video lesson to find out more and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

GUITAR STYLES: Playing for the Song (R&B Style)

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June 21, 2013:
Creating Picking Exercises

If you need to work on your picking hand skills and everything you've tried up to date has just not helped you, then it's time to design your own studies. By organizing picking studies that; change tempo and durations, use alternate, economy and sweep picking - and then, eventually employ all of the rest of the important picking techniques - you will in turn become a highly skilled guitar picker. Watch the video lesson to find out more and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

GUITAR TECHNIQUE: Creating Picking Exercises

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June 28, 2013:
Dominant 7th Pentatonic

The Dominant 7th Pentatonic Scale has several ways that it can be superimposed upon Dominant 7th Chords to create all kinds of really cool melodic ideas. This even includes coverage for several altered dominant chord qualites. The applications can run from simply applying this scale off of any Dominant 7th chords root note, all the way up to using it from the chords; b7, b5, or the #5 intervals. Watch the video lesson to find out more and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

GUITAR THEORY: Dominant 7th Pentatonic

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