Progressions (Guitar Lesson)


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Progressions

Matt Brown discusses and demonstrates how to identify common chord progressions by ear.

Taught by Matt Brown in Ear Training with Matt Brown seriesLength: 30:09Difficulty: 1.5 of 5


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dimitrov1dimitrov1 replied on November 28th, 2013

Matt, in the last scene you mentioned more lesson coming. But apparently its been 3 years since then (last comment on series is 2010). Will there be more ear training or?

mattbrownmattbrown replied on November 29th, 2013

Hi! Unfortunately, I've decided I won't be filming any more lessons for JamPlay. If you need some help on where to continue from here, just let me know. I can set you up with some more exercises and a practice regimen.

mattbrownmattbrown replied on November 30th, 2010

Yeah, that is kind of weird. Maybe your ears just have a harder time with the key of D for some reason. The only thing I can suggest is to come up with some quizzes of your own like this to test yourself. Maybe focus on the key of D since it seems to be more difficult for you.

gjdbgjdb replied on November 29th, 2010

Hey Matt, great lessons, so keep em coming!! I have a question though: When i took these two quizzes I did pretty well, but for some reason, while I didn't make any mistakes with any other questions, I had the answers to last 4 questions from the second quiz, wich all involved the D chord progression, all wrong. Later I took the quiz again, and the exact same thing happend. For some reason I'm struggling with that D chord progression while I'm having no trouble at all with the other ones. Strange right?

Ear Training with Matt Brown

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Matt Brown provides instruction and exercise to facilitate ear training.



Lesson 1

Chord Qualities

Matt Brown introduces his new series on ear training. He covers basic chord qualities for the first training session.

Length: 39:01 Difficulty: 1.5 FREE
Lesson 2

Introduction to Intervals

Matt Brown offers up a lesson on how intervals are notated and their spacial relationships on the neck of the guitar.

Length: 48:58 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 3

Hearing Intervals

In lesson three of his ear training series, Matt Brown explains how to identify melodic intervals by ear.

Length: 52:34 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Harmonic Intervals

In lesson four, Matt Brown demonstrates listening techniques for identifying harmonically stacked intervals.

Length: 33:46 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

Progressions

Matt Brown discusses and demonstrates how to identify common chord progressions by ear.

Length: 30:09 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only

About Matt Brown View Full Biography Matt Brown began playing the guitar at the age of 11. "It was a rule in my family to learn and play an instrument for at least two years. I had been introduced to a lot of great music at the time by friends and their older siblings. I was really into bands like Nirvana, Alice In Chains, and Smashing Pumpkins, so the decision to pick up the guitar came pretty easily."

Matt's musical training has always followed a very structured path. He began studying the guitar with Dayton, Ohio guitar great Danny Voris. I began learning scales, chords, and basic songs like any other guitarist. After breaking his left wrist after playing for only a year, Matt began to study music theory in great detail. I wanted to keep going with my lessons, but I obviously couldn't play at all. Danny basically gave me the equivalent of a freshman year music theory course in the span of two months. These months proved to have a huge impact on Brown's approach to the instrument.

Brown continued his music education at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. He completed a degree in Classical Guitar Performance in 2002. While at Capital, he also studied jazz guitar and recording techniques in great detail. "I've never had any desire to perform jazz music. Its lack of relevance to modern culture has always turned me off. However, nothing will improve your chops more than studying this music."

Matt Brown currently resides in Dayton, Ohio. He teaches lessons locally as well as at Capital University's Community Music School. Matt's recent projects include writing and recording with his new, as of yet nameless band as well as the formation of a cover band called The Dirty Cunnies.

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