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John takes a look at even more sequences, bringing out the melodic content from the chords.
- Aug 28th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
John continues applying our new found knowledge to chord sequences, this time using the I-Dominant-IV sequence.
- Aug 27th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Taking the application process a step further, John now explores what we've learned so far in the context of chord sequences.
- Aug 26th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
In the previous lesson you harmonized the lydian scale with your familiar chord shapes. It's not time to start making a few melodies. Ian covers the scale across the first and second strings of the guitar and imparts some wisdom on how to play melodically on those strings.
- Aug 24th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Of course, all of this discussion and chord knowledge only comes together when using it in context. In this lesson, John explores what that means and how it can generate even more chordal options.
- Aug 23rd, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Now that you have your basic chord shapes mastered it's time to start looking at melodic content in the context of E, starting with E Lydian. In this lesson Ian discusses this mode and the harmonization of each of the scale tones.
- Aug 22nd, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
John shows us yet another great technique for generating options in your playing. Superimposing chromatic triads over the same bass note gives you chord tones that you might not have thought of otherwise!
- Aug 21st, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
The way you group strings goes a long way to determining how colorful your chord voicings can be. Certain close intervallic colors can only be achieved through odd fingerings using "big stretches". John explores a number of these "big stretches" in this lesson.
- Aug 20th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Join Steve as he teaches a beautiful fingerstyle arrangement of Amazing Grace.
- Aug 19th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
To get going with Ian's curriculum you'll first need to establish a baseline of the E chord shapes that you must master. The basic major and minor open E shapes should be familiar to you already. You'll cover those as well as the basic shapes for diminished and augmented E chords.
- Aug 19th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Ian Argys presents a new way to think about modes, harmony and melody all taught from the comfort of four familiar E type chords. Lesson one delves into the concept behind this series and starts setting you up for the pre-requisite knowledge needed to successfully manage this course.
- Aug 18th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
To get us started on the right foot, Will goes over some foundational techniques that are 'must know' for this series!
- Aug 17th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Welcome to Acoustic Guitar! This series is geared for beginning and intermediate players with a focus on rock, classic rock, and pop-rock aspects of the acoustic guitar. In this video, Will gives you the rundown of what you can expect in this series.
- Aug 16th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Earlier, John explored moving higher notes in chords against a consistent root note. Now the opposite: moving the lower notes in a chord while keeping the higher notes consistent. This makes for some very colorful chord voicings!
- Aug 15th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Having a good ear is not just based on natural ability. There are steps you can take and exercises you can do to train your ear. In this lesson John gives you an exercise to start training yourself to recognize certain key intervals in music.
- Aug 14th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
In this lesson John creates different sounds by exploring the intervallic relationship of notes to the root note of a chord.
- Aug 13th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
In this lesson, John explores the D chord, taking the basic shape that we all learned early on in our playing, and twisting it into the coolest possible inversions and voicings!
- Aug 12th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
There's always a different way.... a different way to finger chords, that is! John opens us up to the idea of alternate fingerings in this lesson, and why you want to explore this path in your playing.
- Aug 11th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT