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Postings - July 2013:
Harmony and Diatonic Function | Silent Bend and Release | Common Minor Tonality Scales |
Applied Hybrid and Finger Plucking |

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July 05, 2013:
Harmony and Diatonic Function

Chords that are created from the specific notes of our basic Major and Minor scales make up much of the music we encounter. These chords are in fact so important that the very way they are used has been relevant through the last 500 years of music. Therefore, a solid working knowledge of how these chords are both grouped and how they reinforce each other is vital. Watch the video lesson to find out more and Download theFREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

MUSIC THEORY: Harmony and Diatonic Function

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July 12, 2013:
Silent Bend and Release

The sound of a silent bend dropping down from a perfectly balanced pitch is certainly very cool. However, the practice involved with these unique sounding pre-bends can be somewhat frustrating since the silent pre-bend must be perfect. In this lesson several examples are given to help players rehearse and perfect this interesting technique. Watch the video lesson to find out more and Download theFREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

GUITAR TECHNIQUE: Silent Bend and Release

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July 19, 2013:
Common Minor Tonality Scales

There are quite a few Minor Tonality Scales. They run the gamut from the everyday Natural Minor, to unique forms like Harmonic. Plus, there are the popular modes like Dorian and Phrygian too! It goes without saying, that when it comes to minor, there's a lot to choose from. Understanding the color of each scale, as well as, relationships to the way we phrase lines will make all the difference when applying them. Watch the video lesson to find out more and Download theFREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

MUSIC THEORY: Common Minor Tonality Scales

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July 26, 2013:
Applied Hybrid and Finger Plucking

Determining when to use the softer sounds of finger-plucking over the louder dynamics associated to hybrid picking are important arranging concepts. Techniques that alter how loud, or how soft, you play - cannot be taken for granted. The end result of how the chords, or melody, of a song are being received can vary. Oftentimes, recordings and live-on-stage performances need to be rehearsed in different ways before selecting one manner of technique over another. Watch the video lesson to find out more and Download theFREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

GUITAR TECHNIQUE: Applied Hybrid & Finger Plucking

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