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Brendan Burns demonstrates an exercise that will help you locate and play octaves on the guitar.
Taught by Brendan Burns in Theory & Improv with Brendan Burns seriesLength: 12:35Difficulty: 0.5 of 5
Brendan Burns talks about the circle of fifths, intervals and more to help you in your playing.
Brendan Burns explains the circle of fifths and how to navigate it on the neck of the guitar.Length: 11:22 Difficulty: 0.5 FREE
Brendan Burns demonstrates an exercise that will help you locate and play octaves on the guitar.Length: 12:35 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Brendan Burns focuses on the fifth interval in chapter two of the interval workout.Length: 6:58 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
In the third interval workout chapter, Brendan discusses and demonstrates the perfect fourth interval.Length: 6:30 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
In chapter four of his interval workout series, Brendan discusses and demonstrates the major third interval.Length: 3:43 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
In chapter five of his interval workout, Brendan demonstrates the minor third intervals.Length: 4:10 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Brendan Burns demonstrates the tritone intervals.Length: 3:51 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Brendan Burns demonstrates the major second intervals.Length: 3:02 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Brendan Burns demonstrates the minor second intervals.Length: 2:42 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Brendan Burns demonstrates the major sixth intervals.Length: 3:15 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Brendan Burns demonstrates the minor sixth intervals.Length: 2:54 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Brendan Burns demonstrates the major seventh intervals.Length: 2:26 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
The final interval workout from Brendan Burns features the flat seventh or minor seventh interval.Length: 4:46 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Brendan returns to show us how to navigate modes on the guitar using one string up and down the neck.Length: 29:45 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Brendan continues his navigation series by showing us how to play the modes on two strings.Length: 23:33 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Brendan wraps up his Modal Navigation mini-series by showing us how to play the modes on three strings.Length: 37:14 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Brendan teaches us how to improve our improvisation using just the major pentatonic scale.Length: 27:31 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Brendan continues in the Harmonic Pentatonic Improvisation series by showing us some exercises with the minor pentatonic scale.Length: 11:30 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Brendan wraps up his Harmonic Pentatonic Improvisation series by showing us how it all fits together when improvising over diatonic chord progressions.Length: 16:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In this new mini-series, Brendan shows us various chromatic ways to approach triads on an arpeggio level. This first lesson deals with approaching the major and minor triads from one half-step below the...Length: 20:23 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Next up in Brendan's mini-series, Chromatic Approaches for Triads, he shows us approaches from one chromatic note above the chord tones. As Brendan would say: "Super fun, super easy, super awesome!"Length: 14:59 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Brendan demonstrates the next chromatic approach in the series: one chromatic note below and one from above the chord tone.Length: 15:37 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Brendan concludes the first half of the Chromatic Approaches to Triads series by reviewing the "one above/one below" approach to the chord tones.Length: 13:57 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In the second half of Brendan's series, he looks at double chromatic approaches to the triad chord tones from below.Length: 17:02 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Brendan continues to explore the cool sounds of chromatic approaches. Here, he looks at double chromatic approaches to the triad chord tones from above.Length: 15:46 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Brendan continues in his Chromatic Approaches series by showing us the double approaches from below and above. There are some great sounds here to integrate into your improv!Length: 19:51 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Brendan concludes this mini-series with a look at the last set of chromatic approaches: two half steps from above and two from belowLength: 17:37 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
About Brendan Burns
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Brendan has been passionate about music since childhood. He began his studies on trumpet, in elementary school, and then moved to guitar as a teenager. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Berklee College of Music, and has studied with Norm Zocher, Joe Stump, Bret Willmott, Bob Pilkington, Jay Weik, Tim Miller, & Charlie Banacos.
While at Berklee, Brendan was a member of the Music Mentoring Program, teaching private lessons to gifted high school students. He is currently teaches, and is chair of the guitar department at Brookline Music School. Brendan also teaches guitar for Tune Foolery & privately at his home in Cambridge, MA.
Along with educating, Brendan plays out often as a Solo Guitarist, performing standards, pop, and classical repertoire. He has recorded and played with the chamber-fusion band Ra Quintent, and as well as Vessela Stoyanova's Eastern Stories Under Western Skies Project. Brendan also performs as a leader, director and sideman for various Boston art-rock projects, and is former member of MIT's Gamelan Galak Tika.
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