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The fans spoke, and they said, "Joe Chawki" - here he is, ladies and gentlemen. In this series Joe breaks down some of the techniques and concepts that he draws from in his own improvisation. He blends numerous styles and influences to create a mesmerizing sound that is as musically beautiful as it is technically challenging.
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Joe kicks off his series and gives a little preview of what's to come.Length: 1:39 Difficulty: 0.0 Member Only
The concept of modes is absolutely vital to your ability to improvise at an advanced level. Join Joe as he takes a look the modes of the major scale.Length: 5:28 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Joe walks through an economy picked sequence using a grouping of 5.Length: 3:47 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Learn a few licks that will help hone your sweep picking skills.Length: 3:49 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Joe takes the common Pentatonic scale and creates a less common sound by string skipping.Length: 3:32 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Joe goes further expands on the Pentatonic scale, but goes back to utilizing economy picking for fast musical bursts.Length: 5:51 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Join Joe as he demonstrates a sequence made up of groupings of 5 and 8.Length: 2:31 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Joe expands on economy picking with a new 1 note, 2 note per string pattern to help break you out of the 3 note per string box.Length: 4:32 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
While not something Joe typically relies on, tapping can be a useful tool in extending scales and arpeggios.Length: 4:25 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
In this beast of a lesson, and I mean that in a good way, Joe improvises a solo using chromatic, diminished, mixolydian, and dominant ideas over a common blues jam and then takes a look at each lick.Length: 19:55 Difficulty: 4.5 Member Only
Step outside the box with Joe and learn how to grab outside or dissonant sounds.Length: 15:56 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Also known as "altered pentatonics", learn how to use this concept to create a more interesting sound.Length: 14:30 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
It's both! Join Joe for this crash course in the melodic minor scale.Length: 6:36 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Joe attempts to condense down the wide world of Eastern music into a short lesson. As well as discussing the topic, Joe performs a hypnotic improvised example over a drone as well as performing an improvisation of the song Quietus, from his album Nazar.Length: 10:34 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
In this lesson, Joe explains and demonstrates his approach to dynamics and phrasing.Length: 4:21 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only