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Postings - December 2013:
Deciphering Integrated Chords | Latin Pop-Jazz Fusion | Chromatic Harmony Essentials |

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December 06, 2013:
Deciphering Integrated Chords

Chords larger than a triad will contain integrated chord types within their original structure. Once we extend or alter the original chord, (i.e., 9th, 11th or 13th extensions), we can incorporate even more harmonic ideas from the original chord. This process is closely related to, "Diatonic Substitution." Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

GUITAR THEORY: Deciphering Integrated Chords

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December 13, 2013:
Latin Pop-Jazz Fusion

The Latin pop-jazz style is an interesting combination of Latin beats mixed with smooth /pop-jazz elements. By blending beats from the bossa and samba feel under a clave along with the combined harmonies of jazz-fusion we find beautiful music emerge through exotic diatonic modes like the Dorian and Mixolydian. NOTE: Out of key chord changes may also occur in this music, so be sure to watch my lesson titled: "Out of Key Chord Changes in Jazz Fusion"
Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

GUITAR STYLES: Latin Pop-Jazz Fusion

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December 20, 2013:
Chromatic Harmony Essentials

Chromatic Harmony occurs when half-step movements arise from the incorporation of accidentals within a block of chords. The line that develops will be outside the sphere of the diatonic harmony. Notes found in chromatic harmony are not in the same key as those used to create the harmony found in other sections of the same piece. This video demonstrates examples of this process, and it explains how to begin applying the concept.
Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

GUITAR THEORY: Chromatic Harmony Essentials

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