Fretboard Theory

Guitar Chords, Scales, Progressions, Modes, and More!

Author: Desi Serna

Publisher: Desi Serna

ISBN: 0615226221

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 8806

Do you love sitting at home playing guitar, but find yourself playing the same old things over and over without making much progress? When other musicians invite you to jam, do you worry that you won’t be able to keep up? Are you a veteran guitarist who has played for years, but you’re embarrassed to admit you have no idea what you’re doing? If you want to take your guitar playing to the next level, compose songs like you hear on the radio, and improvise your own music, then you need Fretboard Theory. Fretboard Theory by Desi Serna teaches music theory for guitar including scales, chords, progressions, modes and more. The hands-on approach to theory shows you how music "works" on the guitar fretboard by visualizing shapes and patterns and how they connect to make music. Content includes: * Learn pentatonic and major scale patterns as used to play melodies, riffs, solos, and bass lines * Move beyond basic chords and common barre chords by playing the types of chord inversions and chord voicings used by music's most famous players * Chart guitar chord progressions and play by numbers like the pros * Identify correct scales to play over chords and progressions so you can improvise at will * Create new sounds with music modes and get to know Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian * Add variety to your playing by using intervals such as thirds, fourths, and sixths * Increase your chord vocabulary by using added chord tones and extensions to play chord types such as major 7, minor 7, sus2, sus4, add9, and more * Learn how all the different aspects of music fit together to make a great song * See how theory relates to popular styles of music and familiar songs Fretboard Theory will have you mastering music like a pro easier and faster than you ever thought possible. Plus, it's the ONLY GUITAR THEORY RESOURCE in the world that includes important details to hundreds of popular songs. You learn how to play in the style of pop, rock, acoustic, blues, and more! This guitar instruction is perfect whether you want to jam, compose or just understand the music you play better. The material is suitable for both acoustic and electric guitar, plus it features many references to bass. Level: Recommended for intermediate level players on up. Video Fretboard Theory is also available as a 21-hour video series that is sold separately on the author's website. Visit the website and sign up for email lessons to sample the footage. Fretboard Theory Volume II When you're ready to take your playing to the next level, get the second book in the series, Fretboard Theory Volume II, which is also available as a 12-hour video series.

How to Play Bebop, Volume 1

For All Instruments

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457426049

Category: Music

Page: 52

View: 6878

A three volume series that includes the scales, chords and modes necessary to play bebop music. A great introduction to a style that is most influential in today's music. The first volume includes scales, chords and modes most commonly used in bebop and other musical styles. The second volume covers the bebop language, patterns, formulas and other linking exercises necessary to play bebop music. A great introduction to a style that is most influential in today's music.

Jazz Improvisation (Revised)

A Comprehensive Method for All Musicians

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457426094

Category: Music

Page: 132

View: 3079

Jazz Improvisation focuses on the communicative and technical aspects of improvisation and makes an excellent resource for both pros and aspiring improvisers. Assimilate and execute chord progressions, substitutions, turn arounds and construct a melody and jazz chorus.

The Jazz Improviser's Woodshed Volume 1 Bass Clef Edition

Scale Studies Chord Exercises

Author: Jimmy Cozier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981757827

Category: Education

Page: 78

View: 4750

A reference of scales, chords, and basic jazz vocabulary, this edition contains basic musical rudiments and fundamental jazz studies, presented in a progressive order.

Afro-Cuban Bass Grooves

Author: Manny Patiño,Jorge Moreno,Aaron Stang

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9781576239100

Category: Music

Page: 95

View: 2031

This book will help any musician unlock the secrets of the Afro-Cuban rhythmic feel. By clearly demonstrating the underlying pattern called the Clave and the comping patterns called Tumbaos which are played over the Clave, this book will help every bass player learn these fundamental Latin rhythms. (Matching keyboard book (EL9706CD) also available.)

Teaching Music Improvisation with Technology

Author: Michael Fein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190628286

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 2798

Incorporating technology in music classrooms can take the mystery out of improvisation. What music technology does is establish a strong foundation for chord, scale, phrase, ear training, and listening exercises, creating a solid backdrop for student expression. As author and educator Mike Fein shows, technology is a valuable tool that can be used effectively to supplement student practice time while also developing the skills necessary to become a proficient improviser. Complete with notated exercises, accompaniment tracks, and listening resources, this book gives teachers methods to set their students free to make mistakes and to develop their own ear for improvisation at their own pace. Broken down into significant areas of music technology, each chapter focuses on developing a new skill and guides readers to tangible outcomes with the assistance of hands-on activities that can be immediately implemented into the classroom. In addition to these hands-on activities, each chapter provides the reader with an "iPad Connection" to various iOS applications, which allows teachers and students another, albeit significantly less expensive, medium through which to learn, share, and create art. This book will appeal to music educators of students in grades K-12. It will serve collegiate music education courses secondarily, and will also appeal to those music educators who work with improvisation and technology.

Song Sheets to Software

A Guide to Print Music, Software, and Web Sites for Musicians

Author: Elizabeth C. Axford

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810850279

Category: Music

Page: 267

View: 9572

This second edition of Song Sheets to Software includes completely revised and updated listings of music software, instructional media, and music-related Internet Web sites of use to all musicians, whether hobbyist or professional. This book is a particularly valuable resource for the private studio and classroom music teacher.

Das Jazz-Piano-Buch

Author: Mark Levine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783892210405


Page: 270

View: 3312


Music Theory Through Improvisation

A New Approach to Musicianship Training

Author: Ed Sarath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135215278

Category: Music

Page: 392

View: 8986

Designed for Music Theory courses, Music Theory Through Improvisation presents a unique approach to basic theory and musicianship training that examines the study of traditional theory through the art of improvisation. The book follows the same general progression of diatonic to non-diatonic harmony in conventional approaches, but integrates improvisation, composition, keyboard harmony, analysis, and rhythm. Conventional approaches to basic musicianship have largely been oriented toward study of common practice harmony from the Euroclassical tradition, with a heavy emphasis in four-part chorale writing. The author’s entirely new pathway places the study of harmony within improvisation and composition in stylistically diverse format, with jazz and popular music serving as important stylistic sources. Supplemental materials include a play-along Audio CD for improvisation and a companion website with resources for students and instructors.

Creative Beginnings

An Introduction to Jazz Improvisation

Author: Scott D. Reeves

Publisher: Pearson College Division


Category: Music

Page: 310

View: 4760

The accompaniments to the warm-up exercises and compositions are contained on a companion CD play-along recording, making practice a fun and inspirational experience. Additional chapters include "Whom to Listen To," "How to Practice and Improvise," "Jazz Rhythms," "Basic Music Theory," and "Jazz Theory."

Complete Jerry Hahn Method for Jazz Guitar


Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 161065725X

Category: Music

Page: 176

View: 6396

This jazz guitar book is a compilation of three books formerly published as Volume 1 - Scales and Exercises, Volume 2 - Patterns and Solos and Volume 3 - Improvisation Course and Chord Studies. This comprehensive edition covers all of the facets of jazz guitar study including all of the primary scales and arpeggios in five positions. There are several exercises to help increase technical facility including an excellent cross-picking exercise. Also there is a large single line section that includes jazz vocabulary and ideas to be played over certain chords and progressions. Learning and memorizing these single line studies expands the student's improvisational concepts and technique. the chord section includes the primary chord forms found in jazz and contemporary music as well as examples of turn-arounds, variations on twelve bar blues, and modal comping. the harmonized bass line section has four chord studies in a Freddie Green style. the Improvisation Course is a unique systematic approach to teaching improvisation. It consists of four lessons that has the student write out solos (with out an instrument) utilizing certain rules. the material in this book will provide a solid foundation for the aspiring jazz guitar student and has been used as the primary text for the jazz guitar programs at Portland State University and Wichita State University.

Jazz Times

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Jazz

Page: N.A

View: 7266


Approaching the Standards

Author: Willie Hill

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780769292175

Category: Music

Page: 36

View: 7184

For the "fearful to the fearless," Approaching the Standards is an innovative, user-friendly approach to jazz improvisation. Designed for the individual or group, each of the three volumes of this play-along CD contains eight classic jazz tunes. Each volume features a jazz group demo recorded by top pros in a jazz gig setting, clearly written musical examples, jazz vocabulary, transcription opportunities, informative composer insight, and a useful discography. Everything you need to begin improvising or to improve your jazz skills is included in Volumes 1, 2, and 3, available for C, B-Flat, E-Flat, and Bass Clef instruments. Volume 1 includes: Billie's Bounce * On the Trail * Cantaloupe Island * The Preacher * Summertime * Satin Doll * C Jam Blues * I Got Rhythm.

Mastering the Bass Book 1


Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1610658825

Category: Music

Page: 180

View: 542

Mastering the Bass is a thorough method for both electric and upright bass designed to guide bassists to mastery. It begins with building strong time and rhythmic skills, a firm foundation upon which all bass playing must be rooted. Following this, students learn a wide range of grooves and practice reading all styles of music: Blues, Rock, Funk, Reggae, Fusion (including odd meters), Jazz, Latin, Baroque, Classical and more. Ear training incorporated into the method improves the students' listening skills, teaching students to hear chord progressions, melodies and rhythms. Theory lessons help students understand how the bass functions in music. Students also study improvisation of both bass parts and solos on chord changes, articulation (finger and bowing technique), performance goals, visualization, and more. Each volume moves logically to the next level Even seasoned players can fill holes in their technique by going through the method from Book I and moving on to greater technique as well as a deeper understanding in later volumes.Also available in Japanese from ATN, Inc.

Major & minor in every key

learn to improvise jazz

Author: Jamey Aebersold

Publisher: N.A


Category: Improvisation (Music)

Page: 79

View: 4761


Materials and Concepts in Jazz Improvisation

Author: Kurt Johann Ellenberger

Publisher: Assayer Publishing

ISBN: 0970981139

Category: Music

Page: 124

View: 603

Materials and Concepts in Jazz Improvisation is a comprehensive and concise compilation of the various harmonic and melodic devices used by jazz musicians. It attempts to deal with these materials, (and later, the concepts), in a manner that allows for the greatest possible freedom and flexibility without resorting to mere "licks." The text presents the student and teacher with a conceptual framework that explains "why" as well as "how." It can be used by musicians at any stage of development, but it does assume a rudimentary grounding in music theory. For students and teachers of jazz at any level, it provides a linear perspective on improvisation and harmony from the simplest to the most advanced concepts; it can also function as a reference text for anyone involved in jazz at any level from hobbyist to professional, providing quick and easy descriptions and definitions of the musical materials found in jazz. It can be used for individual study, in classroom settings (jazz theory, jazz improvisation, or jazz pedagogy), in private lessons, or simply as a resource volume.

Jazz Piano Vocabulary

The Mixolydian Mode

Author: Roberta Piket

Publisher: muse eek publishing

ISBN: 9781594899584

Category: Music

Page: 56

View: 1302

This book is the 2nd volume in a series designed to help the student of jazz piano learn and apply jazz scales by mastering each scale and its uses in improvisation. Each book focuses on a different scale, illustrating the scale in all twelve keys with complete fingerings. Also provided are chords and left hand voicings to match, exercises and etudes to help apply the material to improvising, ideas for further study and listening, and detailed instructions and suggestions on how to practice the material.

Ron Carter Bass Lines

Exactly as Recorded

Author: Ron Carter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Double bass

Page: 19

View: 8909