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This section explores various blues chord progressions (min and dom7) with pentatonic scales, stacking triads, developing ideas, the Mixolydian and Dorian scales, the Half-Whole Diminished scale, Altered scale, Sym Aug scale and much more. Designed to expand your Blues based vocabulary. These lessons are short, guitar friendly, direct and to the point. Included are play-alongs and charts (with traditional notation and TAB) There are also lessons on turnarounds, using the alt and dim scales to get to the IV chord and a lesson on blues changes that deals strictly with the chord changes of this timeless 12 bar form.
This section starts with a thorough look at triad voicings and inversions as well as diatonic triad voicings and inversions on all of the strings. Moving forward these lessons will show you how to expand your chord vocabulary with a solid and easily understood horizontal approach to diatonic harmony in the major scale as well as a look at voicings in the melodic minor scale in the same manner. Also included is a lesson called multi-tasking voicings that may be an eye opener. This material is guaranteed to widen your harmonic palate. TAB and standard notation doc's are included.
Modes of the Major Scale and More:
There is usually some confusion when learning this material. A really effective way to learn this stuff is from root to root. Every example starts on A so you have to learn the defining note(s) of each scale/mode. I cover the 7 modes of the major scale, the melodic minor scale, the Lydian b7 scale, the altered scale and the diminished scales. These sounds will cover most harmonic situations. 12 excellent play-along tracks are included.
One Chord Grooves:
This material is designed to open doors and present different options when playing over one chord grooves. Using pentatonic scales, triads, substitutions, chord scale relationships and other devices you will be using some of this material on your next gig as well as having new approach's to study. Play-alongs are included.
1 - I Major - Pentatonic Ideas
2 - I Major - Diatonic Ideas
3 - I Major - Advanced Ideas
4 - II Min7 - Pentatonic Ideas
5 - II Min 7 - Stacking Triads
6 - II Min 7 - Advanced Ideas
7 - Hanon Exercises
8 - 4 + 4 Scale Fingerings
9 - V7 Advanced Ideas
10 - V7 Altered Scale - Complete Scale and Pentatonic Shortcuts
11 - II Min 7 - V7 alt ( Pentatonic Approach )
12 - II Min 7 - V7 alt ( Triad Approach )
13 - II Min 7 - V7 alt - I - V of II ( Pent Approach )
14 - II Min 7 - V7 alt - I - V of II (Triad Approach )
15 - Pedal Tone In the Top Voice
16 - Pedal Tone In the Bass
17 - Harmonics - Open Strings - Fretted Notes
These lessons are designed to expand your vocabulary, work on fundamentals and increase your knowledge of harmony both in your comping and in your soloing. Documents with TAB and standard notation are included.
Feedback from Clients
"I have lots of instructional material, books and DVDs, and Chuck's lessons are the ones I always go back to."
"There really is SO much in Chuck's material. And presented with a really down to earth and positive energy. Really, really good stuff from a great teacher."
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"Everyone listen to me...I'm a classic rock player and a blues player who has always aspired to have better chops and a bigger library of ideas and to be able to expand my playing. Chuck's lessons, and I have everything he has done on video, enabled me to start on this journey last year and go where I want to go for the rest of my playing career."
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"I want to speak up here and say that I am a better guitarist because of Chuck's "Blues With Brains" series.
He is a great teacher. Makes it all so logical and easy to understand. Thank you Chuck"
"It's a masterful work if there ever was one …!!
Highly, highly, highly recommended …"
"I am right behind Chuck.
This series is worth $500 of lessons Easily!
The stuff you learn from this man will last a lifetime."
"Super stuff, I got it and couldn't be happier.
$50 is just insanely cheap for the quality and quantity of really useful teaching we get. Chuck teaches how to be MUSICAL, a rare concept these days IMHO of course.
This material WILL make you a better player, but beware, you can easily spend the next YEARS studying these concepts, they will take you a long way."
"After playing for many years and having taking lessons from some great teachers (including the late Emily Remler), Chuck's material help me to understand many concepts which I didn't initially get years ago. Although his approach is incredibly simple to understand, it is not understated nor washed down. I noticed my playing was improving, after some friends I gig with noticed and asked me; "Man, what are you doing? your playing sounds better every time we get together". If you put in the time, this material will change your playing and understanding of music forever!"
"This is easily the deal of the century! This material is incredibly deep and yet so elegantly simple. Chuck provides the right balance of theory and practical application, which results in improving your guitar playing skills and knowledge quickly!
I really recommend this material, great stuff! If you are a guitar player stuck in a pentatonic box and want to break out and expand your playing - this is the definitive material!"
"Hit a plateau, classic - country - jam rock, all great for 25 years. Wanted to learn more, like what are Carlton, Ford, Herring, Scofield…doing to get a more sophisticated sound? Let Chuck show you!!!"
"Viewing these lessons is like having a very cool, warm, friendly buddy come to your living room and patiently walk you through ways to grow as a player. Never met Chuck, but if I did, I'd feel like giving him a hug (no I have a beautiful wife). But seriously, unlike some recorded lessons where the instructor is either: a) annoying; b) blows through stuff that never gets explained and then assumes you got it; c) can't actually explain what they are doing; d) uses jargon that you don't know because you didn't go to Berklee and memorize all your modes; or e) has a goofy way of naming things like positions that makes sense only to the instructor, Chuck uses plain English and wants you to understand."
"Wow! So happy I bought this package! I have so much to learn now! Thanks for the great deal and for sharing your knowledge Chuck! That's the best $50 I will ever spend on lessons!"
"This package has been the single best investment I have made towards my own study of the guitar! Thanks for everything, Chuck! And not only are you super knowledgeable, but you're one of the most tasteful and interesting players I've ever listened to."