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Postings - January 2014:
British Rock Guitar | CAGED System Application | Riffs on the Lower Strings | Superimposed Scales and Polytonality |
Instrument Training Books |

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January 03, 2014:
British Rock Guitar

British rock groups like Supertramp, Dire Straits and Jethro Tull have a no-frills approach to their chord progressions and melodic song writing style. The rich melodies and guitar work gets the listener to really take notice of the music. This guitar style also creates a clean romantic musical effect as well. In the lesson I discuss the scales and chord harmonies that reveal the depth of this music. Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

GUITAR STYLES: British Rock Guitar

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January 10, 2014:
CAGED System Application

The open position chords are one of the first and most well known groups of chord patterns guitar players study. However, if players do not expand upon this group, their skills for Rhythm Guitar tend to suffer. By using the popular CAGED System we can move this group out of the open position and gain dozens of new chords across the neck. Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

RHYTHM GUITAR: CAGED System Application

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January 17, 2014:
Riffs on the Lower Strings

Lower string riffs are a huge part of most styles of guitar oriented music. To create these riffs a solid knowledge of key signatures, scale layouts and rhythmic concepts will help a great deal. The video lesson and accompanying handouts cover everything needed to build your own riffs on the lower strings. Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

SONGWRITING: Riffs on the Lower Strings

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January 24, 2014:
Superimposed Scales and Polytonality

The layering of two independent scales at once creates a very unique sound. The musical color of which only works for certain styles of music. Jazz, Progressive Rock and Fusion tend to employ these sounds most often. However, many classical pieces use this interesting polytonal sound as well. Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

Superimposed Scales and Polytonality

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January 31, 2014:
Instrument Training Books

When it comes to the study of guitar styles, phrasing and general theory, we can learn a lot from the recordings of world famous guitar players. However, one often overlooked study approach is the adoption of the training books designed for other instruments. These can include Piano, plus the Brass and Woodwind instruments. Most of these books cover the more complex musical styles of Jazz and Classical, so our theory and technique can improve rapidly. Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

GUITAR THEORY: Instrument Training Books

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