All of my pre-recorded video lessons are listed below. They include charts (standard notation and TAB) as well as backing tracks for many of them. I’ll also include mp3’s of me playing tunes that demo many of the concepts introduced in the lessons. There is a LOT of content. Well over 4 GB (not counting the music) I’m asking for a $50 donation for all of this. For many of you it will be years of work. Links to the downloads will be sent within 24 hours (typically much sooner)
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 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 shortcuts to get to the IV chord.
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.
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 (technique workout)
8 - 4 + 4 Scale Fingerings
9 - V7 Advanced Ideas
10 - V7 Altered Scale - Complete Scale and Pentatonic Shortcuts
11 - II Min 7 - V7 alt (Pent 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 - Combining Harmonics - Open Strings - Fretted Notes
18 - One Chord Grooves
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.