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Postings - October 2014:
Philosophy of Music Transcription | Strumming, Rhythm and Timing | Nylon String Jazz /Blues | Tonal Structure Visualization | Diatonic Melody and Chromaticism |

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October 03, 2014:
Philosophy of Music Transcription

Music Transcription is one of the most important skills a musician can develop. The ability to listen to a recording and quickly learn the parts accurately is invaluable. Specific philosophies surrounding the skills of transcription are discussed in this important lesson. Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

EAR TRAINING: Philosophy of Music Transcription

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October 10, 2014:
Strumming, Rhythm and Timing

Developing a solid feel for strumming and excellent timing are paramount skills for guitarists. However, placing the blame on problems associated to feel, strum technique and timing are often misallocated. This lesson focuses on how to properly develop the skills for strumming, rhythm and timing. Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

BEGINNER GUITAR: Strumming, Rhythm & Timing

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October 17, 2014:
Nylon String Jazz /Blues

Legendary guitarists like Chet Atkins and Charlie Byrd have developed a unique combined jazz and blues approach to nylon-string guitar. This lesson examines this approach with a study of; finger-picking concepts, melodic ideas and harmonic phrasing. Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

GUITAR STYLES: Nylon String Jazz /Blues

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October 24, 2014:
Tonal Structure Visualization

Shapes for; chords, scales, arpeggios and intervals often relate to several associated sound qualities. In this lesson I explore how several standard shapes and patterns on the neck can be cross-referenced against other shapes for faster recognition. This can be incredibly valuable when learning new ideas on the fingerboard. Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

GUITAR THEORY: Tonal Structure Visualization

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October 31, 2014:
Diatonic Melody and Chromaticism

Diatonic melody lines can get a big boost to their overall effect through the use of chromatic ideas. Even simple chromatic passing concepts can make a serious impact. This lesson discusses how the addition of chromaticism can be done easily to any phrase. I also cover how the use of a chromatic idea also has an effect upon backing harmonies. Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.

SONGWRITING: Diatonic Melody and Chromaticism

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