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A different approach to harmonic applications on guitar and developing a modern chord vocabulary.
Welcome to this fresh new look at understanding the guitar fretboard as a whole! John...
Take a new look at the fretboard and learn where to find a voicing that works. There are...
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It's time to learn what makes up a dominant chord and understand what extensions are....
When applied to music, the term "color" usually refers to various extensions and alterations...
What is an inversion and how does it generate chords? Well it's time for John to lend...
With a quick recap of inversions, John now discusses geometry vs. geography on the guitar...
John dives deeper into the topic of simple note movement. This lesson covers topics like...
Continuing on with chord voicings, John now demonstrates how to take what has been taught...
John now provides more insight into the relationships between intervals and how the colors...
Now it is time for John to take the detailed concepts he has taught so far and apply them...
John expands on his Chord Alchemy series with different concepts and practical applications...
Kicking off part two of this series, John gives direction as to where we're headed, including...
A big part of visualizing and committing these concepts to memory is doing the physical...
There's always a different way.... a different way to finger chords, that is! John opens...
In this lesson, John explores the D chord, taking the basic shape that we all learned...
In this lesson John creates different sounds by exploring the intervallic relationship...
Having a good ear is not just based on natural ability. There are steps you can take and...
Earlier, John explored moving higher notes in chords against a consistent root note. Now...
The way you group strings goes a long way to determining how colorful your chord voicings...
John shows us yet another great technique for generating options in your playing. Superimposing...
Of course, all of this discussion and chord knowledge only comes together when using it...
Taking the application process a step further, John now explores what we've learned so...
John continues applying our new found knowledge to chord sequences, this time using the...
John takes a look at even more sequences, bringing out the melodic content from the chords.
A very simple trick to expanding your chord tones is adding chromatic approach chords....
Now, John takes a turn in Chord Alchemy towards the blues. The blues provides us with...
John continues to look at the blues, this time exploring dominant 7th chords. Specifically,...
Now, a recap of some key ideas so far in Chord Alchemy 2. This should help solidify some...
The blues can range from very simple to quite complex. In the next two lessons, John takes...
In this lessons, John continues to take the blues from and "inside" sound to and "outside"...
Working in open strings when you can gives your voicings a much wider range of color and...
Learn more About John March
John March, a professional musician, audio craftsman/technologist and consultant with 30 years in the Industry, is focused on creating opportunities that utilize his aggregate skill-sets and diverse professional experience to creatively solve problems for projects and events that serve the greater good. John March, a professional musician, audio craftsman/technologist and consultant with 30 years in the Industry, is focused on creating opportunities that utilize his aggregate skill-sets and diverse professional experience to creatively solve problems for projects and events that serve the greater good.
By bridging the gap between artist and technical craftsman, March is able to solve complex problems and function as a liaison between fiscal, technical, logistical and creative team members. His specialties include advanced creative problem solving and consulting, and utilizing cutting-edge and evolving technologies.
March’s resume includes having been trained at the Record Plant in NYC, and working with some of the best musicians in the world such as Michael Jackson and Sting, functioning as the lead mixer for Fox Family Channel, Director of Audio Operations for TCI International’s interactive division, designing recording studios, and working on large-scale productions for entertainment corporations such as Warner Bros, DreamWorks, and Oracle. John currently plays and records with the Zen Blues Quartet featuring; Mike Finnigan – B3 and Vocals (Grammy award winner and Platinum Artist, performed with Jimi Hendrix, Etta James, Peter Frampton, Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr, Phantom Blues Band and Taj Mahal, Dave Mason, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Rait, Crosby Stills and Nash…), Steve Ferrone – Drums (Grammy award winner and Platinum Artist, performed with Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Average White Band…), Tim Scott – Bass and lead vocals (Jack Mack, Tower of Power, Robben Ford, Stevie Wonder…), and can be seen playing around LA with the “Existential Cowboys”, comprised of session musicians Jimmy Earl – Bass (Chick Corea, Robben Ford and The Jimmy Kimmel show), Jeff Paris – KBDS and Vocals (Dave Stewart, Ringo Starr, Keb Mo), and Sergio Gonzalez – Drums.
Although the focus of March’s work has been music, audio production and post-production, he has always operated at the cutting edge of technological possibility. As a serious technologist with a strong ability to realize technological and production methodologies and solutions, as well as develop and manage teams of production and design personnel, March’s top priority is always to bring out the best in the people he works with in order to create the best possible end product. Recent projects have included consulting and sound design for multiple iPhone and iPad apps and sound supervisor for various film and TV projects.
A message from John:
I am a career musician/guitarist, sound mixer and audio/technology consultant, and have been since since 1980. I am also a single dad with an amazing and wonderful 19 year old son, a scuba diver, zen student, teacher, writer, Buddhist facilitator in training, and amateur photographer. I have spent most of my life exploring the connection between art and spiritual practice, service and engaged social activism.
My zen teacher used to say that; “the quality of your Life is dependent on the focus of your attention.” I am deeply interested in situations and opportunities that move me towards the most creative place and the best possible solutions for each and every project that i work on. I believe that it is within our grasp to create situations and opportunities that transform and re-write the cultural status quo. To re-imagine the global culture as a communal work of Art. The great Zen teacher Suzuki Roshi said things very clearly in his book Zen Mind, Beginners Mind, when he said, “All self-centered thoughts limit our vast mind. When we have no thought of achievement, no thought of self, we are true beginners. Then we can really learn something.”