Music-theory

9 Steps to Understanding Jazz Voicings and Chord Inversions

It's about getting the right DEFINITIONS to start with! This blog post accompanies the video above. In short, I personally found a little gap in my students with regards to voicings and inversions, as used in jazz context.  Most of the...

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A Gentle Introduction to Guitar Scale Theory

The Quick Guide to Scales and Modes for all Jazz Guitarists The major scale is the single most important thing to know about guitar scale theory.  You’ll learn this “quasi-magic” formula to build the major scale in any key. This is a gentle...

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The Ultimate No Nonsense Guide to Jazz Harmony

UPDATED information on II-V-I, jazz chords, progressions, lead sheets, cadences, secondary dominants and more ... {% video_player "embed_player" overrideable=False, type='scriptV4', hide_playlist=True, viral_sharing=False, embed_button=False,...

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The Ultimate Guide to Dominant Chords for Jazz Guitar

Dominant chords can often be a source of confusion for new guitarists. So, in this post I'll do my best to make it as clear and easy to understand as possible. In music theory, a dominant seventh chord is a chord made up of the chord tones 1 3 5...

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Barry Harris Half-Step Practice Model for Bebop Scales

Advanced Exercises: Interesting learning materials derived from The Barry Harris Workshop DVD and Barry Harris Harmonic Method for Guitar After a while of practicing the Half-Step Practice Model (as explained in the Barry Harris Workshop DVD...

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