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Going Through Changes

Live Guitar Course: Understanding Chord Changes and Progressions

Chord progressions are one of the most ubiquitous components of modern music. But what makes a great progression? How do different types of chords relate to one another? In this exciting new 10-week course, we work through a variety of easy lessons to get you acquainted with the basic mechanics of common chord progressions.

Going Through Changes

Begins August 7th at 8pm

Course available for instant access with guided practice, tabs, and JamTracks where needed.

  • Live, Interactive Lessons
  • Tablature and Guitar Pro Files
  • Taught by Professional Instructors
  • Get Your Questions Answered
  • Student Driven Course
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Going Through Changes Guitar Course

About our Live Courses

We have upgraded, revamped, and organized in-studio, live weekly workshops broadcasted in 1080p. These focused, task-based workshops include full tablature, interactivity with the instruction, and even homework each week.

Guided Practice

Download guided practice videos to accompany your practice routine. Keep them for life regardless of your membership status. Just a simple, effective and purpose-driven way to learn the material.

Filmed in 4k

In 2016 and 2017, we completely re-engineered our recording studio with top of the line gear, including a full suite of 4k cameras complimented by a new audio outfit. The result is beautiful live streams!

Tabs & Tracks

Each live course is equipped with full tablature and even backing tracks. Our live lessons are focused, planned, and even provide homework on how to improve and look forward to the next week.

Interact Live

Our staff fields questions from the audience throughout each section, and opens for questions throughout each course. You also have the ability to call in live with your own video stream!

Our live platform has been a major focus over the past 18 months, and we are very excited to fully unleash it's capability! Attend any of these courses with a full JamPlay subscription and get the benefit of full interaction with our instructors in a focused, planned course. We even have the ability to field your questions with live video call in!

Full Course Schedule

And of course, we keep everything, so if you miss a week you can always watch our archive of live courses. Tabs, backing tracks, and a full course PDF are provided for students, along with homework for each week! Interact with other students along with David and get the instruction you need to advance your playing.

Date Topic

Week 1

08/07/2019 at 8pm

Conjuring Chords

We begin the course with an overview of the most common chord types: major, minor and dominant. We also discuss triads, inversions and ‘slash’ chords.

Week 2

08/14/2019 at 8pm

Modal Movements

We expand on Week 1 by learning the modes and correlating them to our basic chord types.

Week 3

08/21/2019 at 8pm

Kings of Cadence I: The Basics

We learn about one of the most fundamental chord movements in modern music: the ii-V-I. We practice playing through inversions over this most useful change.

Week 4

08/28/2019 at 8pm

Kings of Cadence II: Moving Through Fifths

We expand on Week 3 by extending our ii-V-I through the Circle of Fifths.

Week 5

09/04/2019 at 8pm

Diminishing Returns

We learn about diminished chords and understand what they are and how to use them. We also use this topic to explore the concept of voice leading.

Week 6

09/11/2019 at 8pm

The Spice of Life

We take many of the things we’ve learned from weeks 1-5 and use them to turn a boring old 12-bar blues into a jazz-blues.

Week 7

09/18/2019 at 8pm

Reaching for the Top

Through the lens of reviewing some modal concepts, we discuss chord extensions and how they work.

Week 8

09/25/2019 at 8pm

Chord Study I: Pop

We put our knowledge into real-world practice, starting with analysis of a simple AB pop form. The B section is actually the A section in disguise. But how?

Week 9

10/02/2019 at 8pm

Chord Study 2: Rock

We take a look at an AB classic rock form and discuss how chord theory still applies even when playing power chords and simple progressions. We also learn how simple chord embellishments can change the feel of an entire track.

Week 10

10/09/2019 at 8pm

Chord Study 3: Blues

We end the course with a jazz form incorporating dominant substitutions.

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