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Postings - August 2013:
Jazz Blues Comping | Positive Musical Growth | The Blues / Metal Connection | Modal History and Application |

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August 02, 2013:
Jazz Blues Comping

Once you have learned how to play a basic 12-bar blues progression, (and the taste for jazz hits you), it's time to try playing the jazz-blues format! The jazz-blues12-bar format is a fantastic way for rhythm guitar players to begin to develop their jazzy swing feel. This format also allows players to add several chord embellishments, that range from extensions to substitutions! As you get better, you can even add in altered chords too. Watch the video lesson to find out more and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

RHYTHM GUITAR: Jazz Blues Comping

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August 16, 2013:
Positive Musical Growth

Ever notice how some days you play awesome and other days you suck! What determines the wild swing from some days to others? Is it your bio-rhythms? Your surroundings? Your daily life experiences? Maybe a mix of all of those elements, but one thing is for certain... experience combined with excellent preparation can make a big difference. Watch the video lesson to find out more and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

PRACTICE and TRAINING: Positive Musical Growth

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August 23, 2013:
The Blues / Metal Connection

The Minor Blues scale has found it's way into almost every style of rock and roll, including the world of heavy metal. The lowered fifth degree found in the Blues Scale offers us an excellent sound when used in the Metal style. Whether it's included in Metal lead playing, or in rhythm guitar riffs, the notes of the Blues Scale add a very unique and interesting sound to Heavy Metal and Hard Rock. Watch the video lesson to find out more and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

GUITAR STYLES: The Blues / Metal Connection

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August 30, 2013:
Modal History and Application

If one is willing to put in the work involved, building melodies off of each mode is a sure bet to improving the application of modes. Each degree of the major scale offers us a new sound for creating melodies. So, the color options (for both major and minor tonalities) are well worth the practice efforts involved. Watch the video lesson to find out more and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

MUSIC THEORY: Modal History and Application

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