To get started, Sheryl first looks at the basic root position chords used in harmonizing the major scale. Getting your ear familiar with these sounds will be a great benefit for you down the road!
Taught by Sheryl Bailey in Creative Chords seriesLength: 6:55Difficulty: 2.5 of 5
Jamplay welcomes Jazz virtuoso Sheryl Bailey with her series, "Creative Chords". Dive into the rich world of chord voicings and inversions that will help you understand harmony in a new way!
Jamplay welcomes one of Downbeat Magazine's 2014 "Rising Stars", Sheryl Bailey! Sheryl's series "Creative Chords", takes you down a rich harmonic path of understanding a multitude of chord voicings and...Length: 6:21 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
To get started, Sheryl first looks at the basic root position chords used in harmonizing the major scale. Getting your ear familiar with these sounds will be a great benefit for you down the road!Length: 6:55 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
On to the next set of chord voicings: Drop 2's in root position. It's a fancy name to be sure, but some simply put, these voicings will add some more colors to your chord palette!Length: 5:45 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Continuing on with the diatonic 7th chords, it's now on to Drop 3's in root position.Length: 6:43 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Now Sheryl takes a look at some 2nd inversion chords (chords with the 5th on the bottom), starting with Drop 2's.Length: 9:33 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Yet more colors to add to your palette! Here are the very rich, Drop 3 voicings in 2nd inversion.Length: 9:57 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In this lesson, Sheryl gives us an overview of every voicing she's covered so far, only this time she organizes them by the type of chord instead of in the diatonic scale.Length: 11:14 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Now Sheryl explores one of the basics of rhythm guitar: shell voicings. It's amazing what you'll be able to do with these simple 3 note chords!Length: 5:01 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
The ii-V-I progression is straight out of Jazz 101! Sheryl Bailey shows you the shell voicings that will cover lots of mileage in your rhythm guitar playing.Length: 5:20 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Playing rhythm guitar is about more than just playing the right chords. It's about finding "the pocket" and the groove. Sheryl gives you some practical advice and techniques for finding and keeping yourself...Length: 6:40 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Time to put all the shells you've learned into an actual tune! In this lesson, Sheryl shows you a blues in Bb and utilizes walkups and chromatic approaches to get that classic 4 to the bar sound.Length: 12:21 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Giving the material more of a practical use, Sheryl now shows us a tune she calls "Smooth". She introduces more walkups and pushes within the context of a standard progression to expand your rhythm guitar...Length: 7:03 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Have you always wondered what a drop 3 chord is? Join Sheryl as she demystifies the drop 3 chord voicings.Length: 7:52 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
The classic jazz technique of accompanying yourself with a walking bass line can seem daunting at times, but Sheryl breaks down the technique here by showing us a practical and demystifying approach with...Length: 5:45 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Now, let's put the walking bass line into an actual chord progression. Sheryl breaks down each step in making this a reality!Length: 13:20 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Now, Sheryl takes a look at another commonly used voicing - the Drop Two.Length: 8:47 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Now that we know what a drop two chord voicing is, Sheryl now shows us the four major chord types: minor 7, dominant 7, major 7 and minor 7(b5). Starting in this lesson with the high set, she covers root...Length: 7:47 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Join Sheryl as she continues her look at the four chord types of the drop two voicing. This time, she explores the middle set.Length: 7:38 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Finally, Sheryl explores the low set of the four major chord types in the drop two voicing.Length: 10:23 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
The ii-V-I-VI turnaround or "turnback" progression is very common in the world of jazz. Using voice leading concepts and drop two voicings, Sheryl shows you how to get this progression under your fingers.Length: 5:05 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Sheryl continues looking at drop 2 voicings within the ii-V-I-VI progression. This time, she uses the the middle four strings.Length: 5:47 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Sheryl continues in this section of her series by looking at the low set of the ii-V-I-VI drop 2 voicings.Length: 4:14 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Join Sheryl as she does a quick review of all the ii-V-I-VI drop two chord inversions we just learned!Length: 6:57 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Now it's time to achieve some of those quintessential jazz sounds by exploring chord extensions on the drop two, ii-V-I-VI inversions!Length: 15:03 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
In this lesson, Sheryl takes a look at a technique used by the legendary Wes Montgomery that connects your minor 7 voicings with passing diminished chords. This techniques leads us closer to the idea of...Length: 9:17 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
This lesson could also be titled "Intro to Chord Solos"! Here, Sheryl gives you four usable chordal licks to play over a ii-V-I-VI progression.Length: 15:04 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
This is the first in a group of lessons where Sheryl takes us through "Bossa Blues", focusing on voice leading on certain sections of the neck. Up first - Grip 1.Length: 6:51 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Continuing up the neck, Sheryl looks at the next 'grip' of chords for "Bossa Blues".Length: 5:04 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Using "Bossa Blues" to cover the whole neck with drop twos, Sheryl now looks at what she calls "Grip 5".Length: 4:13 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In this lesson, Sheryl covers the 4th grip of drop twos using the standard, "Bossa Blues". After that, she puts all four grips together, showing us the entire range of drop twos over the whole fretboard!Length: 6:07 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Now that we've learned to voice lead our drop two chords across the fretboard in "Bossa Blues," it's time to learn the melody! But not just the melody...We learn to harmonize the melody with our drop twos!Length: 12:17 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Sheryl continues is this lesson with the Bossa Blues chord melody. Putting it all together, she reviews the shapes, then plays it with the track.Length: 7:18 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Finally, Sheryl shows us some of her personal favorite colors when playing the "Bossa Blues" chord melody.Length: 11:25 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Join Sheryl as she shares some of her favorite voicings and some of her philosophy in this blues comping study.Length: 9:31 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
The title is a mouthful, but the lesson lets you inside Sheryl's mind and how she organizes her fretboard, using 7 scale positions!Length: 10:54 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Sheryl continues showing us how she organizes her fretboard using minor 7, drop three voicings and their corresponding arpeggios. Join her as she puts it all together with a track!Length: 8:12 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
After exploring her minor 7 fretboard organization, now Sheryl takes a look at how she organizes the major 7ths.Length: 14:14 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Sheryl wraps up her major 7 fretboard organization by putting it all together with the track!Length: 9:26 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
About Sheryl Bailey
View Full Biography
Our acoustic guitar lessons are taught by qualified instructors with various backgrounds with the instrument.
In this lesson Randall introduces the partial capo (using a short-cut capo by Kyser) and talks about how it can make the...Free LessonSeries Details
Nick explains how to play some of the most commonly used chords in the bluegrass genre.Free LessonSeries Details
Pamela brings a cap to her first 13 JamPlay lessons with another original etude inspired by the great Leo Brouwer. This is...Free LessonSeries Details
In this lesson Justin introduces his series on playing with a capo and dishes out some basic tips, including how to properly...Free LessonSeries Details
Eve talks about the boom-chuck strum pattern. This strum pattern will completely change the sound of your playing.Free LessonSeries Details
Jim discusses the importance of setting goals. He provides some tips that will help steer your practicing in the right direction.Free LessonSeries Details
Marcelo teaches the eight basic right hand moves for the Rumba Flamenca strum pattern. He then shows you how to apply it...Free LessonSeries Details
Award winning, Canadian fingerstyle guitarist Calum Graham introduces his Jamplay Artist Series, which aims to transform...Free LessonSeries Details
Our electric guitar lessons are taught by instructors with an incredible amount of teaching experience.
JamPlay sits down with veteran fret grinder Steve Smyth of Forbidden and The EssenEss Project. He talks about how he got...Free LessonSeries Details
James explains how to tap arpeggios for extended musical reach.Free LessonSeries Details
Welcome to Inside and Out with Jeff Marshall! In this lesson series, Jeff takes a bottom up approach to fret board proficiency....Free LessonSeries Details
Bryan Beller of the Aristocrats, Dethklok, and Steve Vai takes you inside his six step method to learning any song by ear....Free LessonSeries Details
Matt Brown shows off some ways to add some creativity and originality to your rock chord voicings.Free LessonSeries Details
Albert Collins brought a lot of style to the blues scene. In this lesson, Kenny breaks down Albert's style for you to learn.Free LessonSeries Details
Chris brings his ingenuity to this lesson on the American folk song called "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" Also known as...Free LessonSeries Details
Tosin explains some of the intricacies of the 8 string guitar such as his personal setup and approach to playing.Free LessonSeries Details
This is a crucial lesson that explains tablature, how to read it, and why it's important.Free LessonSeries Details
Take a minute to compare JamPlay to other traditional and new methods of learning guitar. Our estimates for "In-Person" lessons below are based on a weekly face-to-face lesson for $40 per hour.
|Price Per Lesson||< $0.01||$4 - $5||$30 - $50||Free|
|Money Back Guarantee||Sometimes||n/a|
|Number of Instructors||103||1 – 3||1||Zillions|
|Interaction with Instructors||Daily Webcam Sessions||Weekly|
|Professional Instructors||Luck of the Draw||Luck of the Draw|
|Learn Any Style||Sorta|
|Multiple Camera Angles||Sometimes||-||Sometimes|
|Learn in Sweatpants||Socially Unacceptable|
|Gasoline Needed||$0.00||$0.00||~$4 / gallon!||$0.00|
Mike H."I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar!"
I am 66 years young and I still got it! I would have never known this if it had not been for Jamplay! I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar! Ha! I cannot express enough how great you're website is! It is for beginners and advanced pickers! I am an advanced picker and thought I had lost it but thanks to you all, I found it again! Even though I only play by ear, I have been a member a whopping whole two weeks now and have already got Brent's country shuffle and country blues down and of course with embellishments. Thank you all for your wonderful program!
Greg J."With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace"
I'm a fifty eight year old newbie who owns a guitar which has been sitting untouched in a corner for about seven years now. Last weekend I got inspired to pick it up and finally learn how to play after watching an amazing Spanish guitarist on TV. So, here I am. I'm starting at the beginning with Steve Eulberg and I couldn't be happier (except for the sore fingers :) Some day I'm going to play like Steve! I'm self employed with a hectic schedule. With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace, rewinding and replaying the videos until I get it. This is a very enjoyable diversion from my work yet I still feel like I'm accomplishing something worthwhile. Thanks a lot, Greg
Bill"I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students."
I am commenting here to tell you and everyone at JamPlay that I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students. I truly enjoy learning to play the guitar on JamPlay.com. Yes, I said the words, ""enjoy learning."" It is by far the best deal for the money.