Nick Kellie discusses how a key is harmonized and how this knowledge can help unlock playing over chords and within different keys.
Taught by Nick Kellie in Theory and Improvisation with Nick Kellie seriesLength: 15:42Difficulty: 2.5 of 5
Nick Kellie teaches the CAGED system and theory of modes based around this system of learning.
Nick Kellie teaches the CAGED system and the 3 point root guidelines to finding your chords.Length: 22:29 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Building on the CAGED system he taught in lesson 1, Nick teaches the major triad arpeggios built off those chords.Length: 7:13 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie demonstrates the dominant 7th arpeggios as they relate to the CAGED system.Length: 9:29 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie demonstrates the major pentatonic scales as they relate to the CAGED system shapes.Length: 7:40 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie demonstrates the major scales in relation to the five shapes of the CAGED system.Length: 5:35 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Now that he has already covered the major CAGED shapes, Nick Kellie demonstrates the minor shapes for the CAGED system.Length: 10:58 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie teaches the minor triad arpeggios for the CAGED system.Length: 5:19 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie teaches the minor 7th arpeggios as they relate to the CAGED system.Length: 6:39 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie demonstrates the minor pentatonic scales as it relates to the CAGED system.Length: 3:10 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie demonstrates the natural minor scale using the CAGED system.Length: 4:29 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie discusses intervals and interval spacing on the guitar.Length: 24:28 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie discusses the three parent scales that all other diatonic scales are derived from.Length: 10:14 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie discusses how to harmonize the diatonic major scale.Length: 13:19 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie discusses the seven modes derived from the diatonic major scale.Length: 22:07 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie covers the Phrygian mode of the major scale.Length: 6:43 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie covers the Lydian mode of the major scale.Length: 7:37 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie covers the Mixolydian mode in five positions.Length: 8:10 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie demonstrates the Aeolian mode in five positions.Length: 5:09 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie covers the Locrian mode in five positions.Length: 6:20 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie explains how to change modes while improvising.Length: 15:26 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie discusses and demonstrates how to create modal chord progressions within the seven different modes.Length: 28:35 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie discusses chord development. Taking key strategies from pianists, Nick demonstrates how playing with a single bass note can benefit your chord construction.Length: 15:17 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie discusses and demonstrates how to use the licks you learn.Length: 11:14 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Nick Kellie demonstrates how to find the key of a song.Length: 13:49 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick discusses and demonstrates some uses for non-diatonic chords within a progression.Length: 7:08 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick explains how to harmonize the major scale with diatonic 7th chords.Length: 11:27 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick explains how to use scales and modes effectively when soloing over a chord progression.Length: 9:53 Difficulty: 1.5 FREE
Nick discusses how to transpose a lick or riff into a different mode.Length: 8:36 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie demonstrates pentatonic scales derived from the modes of the major scale.Length: 9:32 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Nick Kellie discusses 9th chords, how they are used, and demonstrates a few voicings to get you started.Length: 8:35 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie discusses 11th chords and their applications.Length: 4:39 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie discusses and demonstrates voicings for 13th chords.Length: 6:08 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie discusses how to use the Dorian and Super Locrian modes effectively within a single chord progression.Length: 10:03 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie discusses concepts and ideas for soloing over jazz compositions.Length: 20:50 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie demonstrates jazz solo techniques for his song "30 Hour Journey."Length: 10:50 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie demonstrates and discusses building chords and chordal tones from within a scale.Length: 5:58 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Nick Kellie discusses how to read scale charts pertaining to the CAGED system of playing.Length: 8:36 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie returns to his theory and improvisation series with a lesson on understanding modal playing and separating the modes from their parent scales.Length: 35:16 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
In lesson 38, Nick discussed more basics on understanding modes and modal playing. In this lesson, he discusses separating your modes from their parent scales to give a more balanced and modal sound to...Length: 16:34 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Returning to his theory and improvisation series, Nick discusses how you might already being applying modal playing without even knowing it. He discusses how you can pull modal scale ideas and progressions...Length: 9:34 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Nick Kellie returns to his Theory and Improvisation series with a discussion on scale sequencing. In this lesson he discusses how sequencing in both numeric and intervalic forms can open up the scale...Length: 12:17 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Now that Nick has covered the basic concepts of sequencing scales, he covers how you might sequence within the pentatonic scale. He also discusses linear and non-linear playing.Length: 14:17 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie returns with another look at sequencing. Nick has been talking primarily about playing sequences using diads or intervals. In this lesson, he demonstrates sequences based on diatonic triads...Length: 7:04 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Now that you've learned how to sequence triads, Nick applies the same concepts horizontally with diatonic seventh chords and their arpeggios.Length: 5:54 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Nick Kellie discusses how a key is harmonized and how this knowledge can help unlock playing over chords and within different keys.Length: 15:42 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In his 46th lesson, Nick Kellie takes an applied approach to soloing over a backing track. In this lesson, he discusses ways to solo and connect scales and modes over his track "Melody of Hope".Length: 18:47 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Nick Kellie takes a look at another backing track and discusses how to implement scale ideas over it.Length: 15:17 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In this lesson, Nick discusses how applying the third interval across a scale idea can open up melodic ideas in your playing. To get you started, he teaches the third interval pattern for all adjacent...Length: 10:20 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
About Nick Kellie
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Nick was awarded the BBC Big Band Jazz awards "John Dankworth trophy for outstanding young soloist" and recorded a special show for BBC radio 2. He was invited to become a member of the Wigan Jazz Orchestra, and has played as part of the Wigan International Jazz Festival. He has played extensive gigs which include accompaniment, reading, soloing as well as styles ranging from Soul, R&B, Blues, Rock and Jazz in locations such as London, Norway, Germany and Greece.
Nick, with his professional approach towards music, brings enthusiasm and musicality to every project he is involved with. As well as being a guitarist Nick is also a fine vocalist and can sing lead vocals as well as backing vocals.
In London Nick has been involved with many projects such as Fresh Claim, which features Nick on guitar, and Jon Plotel on Bass (Billy Ocean, The Real Thing) and Vanessa Haynes band featuring members of Jeff Beck group, Eric Claptonâ€™s Band and Allan Holdsworthâ€™s Band. For a time Nick resided in Nashville TN where he played with many local musicians. In addition he also played in a Jazz Fusion band named "Shammah", with whom he has recorded an album.
Most recently Nick was signed to Digital Nations www.digital-nations.com - part of Steve Vai's record label and has recorded an album entitled "For A Brother" with his band "Nick Kellie Band". Upon hearing the album, Steve contacted Nick with regard to a release on his own label. It has been released in the USA, Europe and Asia. As well as this, Nick is also an endorsee of Elixir guitar strings, which are world-renowned.
Nick Also contributed to around 21 issues of Europe's biggest selling guitar magazine - "Total Guitar" in his series of articles, "Techniques of the rich and famous" and "Steal their style".
Having taught at Europe's top two guitar schools, Nick was also appointed as head of the guitar department at Guitar Getaways.
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