Fretboard Theory

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

Author: Desi Serna

Publisher: Desi Serna

ISBN: 0615226221

Category: Music

Page: 160

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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 GuitarMusicTheory.com 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.
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How to Play Bebop, Volume 1

For All Instruments

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457426049

Category: Music

Page: 52

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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.
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Jazz Improvisation (Revised)

A Comprehensive Method for All Musicians

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457426094

Category: Music

Page: 132

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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.
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Creative Beginnings

An Introduction to Jazz Improvisation

Author: Scott D. Reeves

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 310

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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."
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Afro-Cuban Bass Grooves

Author: Manny Patiño,Jorge Moreno,Aaron Stang

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9781576239100

Category: Music

Page: 95

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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.)
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Teaching Music Improvisation with Technology

Author: Michael Fein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190628286

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 9713

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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.
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Complete Jerry Hahn Method for Jazz Guitar

Author: JERRY HAHN

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 161065725X

Category: Music

Page: 176

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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.
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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

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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.
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