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FREE! Guitar Study Materials
Technique, Composition, Arranging, Scales, Modes, Chords,
Jazz Theory, Soloing, Improvisation, Jazz Riffs, Comping, and more ...


Rootless Guitar Voicings II-V-I Tutor
The Bill Evans closed rootless ii-V-I chord voicing
system for piano - revoiced open for jazz guitar.
The chord components' degrees are mapped onto an interactive fretboard.
The V7alt buttons allow for instantaneous
intuitive comparative analysis
and exposition of the chord relationships.

Rootless Major ii-V-I Tutor


Bopology 101
Learn to solo in the BeBop idiom.
Complete with MIDI audio examples & guitar tab

The Principles of Rhythm Guitar
The "Spare and Ringy One", the "Pushed Three" and the "Busy Four"


Diatonic Tertian Mega-Scale
A cool and useful idea for improvising over ii-V7-I changes.
Complete with MIDI audio examples.

Fowler-Brent Shorthand
A precise and intuitive way of notating chords and scales

 

Alphabetical Listing

Bopology 101
Learn to solo in the BeBop idiom. Complete with MIDI audio examples & guitar tab.

Comping
The "Dues and Don'ts" of accompaniment.

Creating Melodies using "The Suggestive Method"
The natural path to melodic construction.

Diatonic Tertian Mega-Scale
A cool and useful idea for improvising over ii-V7-I changes. Complete with MIDI audio examples.

Fowler-Brent Shorthand
A precise and intuitive way of notating chords and scales.

"Giant Steps" Analysis
Demystifies John Coltrane's "Giant Steps".

Internalizing Rhythm
Find where it lives.

Jazzing Up a Simple Tune
Some ideas for reharmonizing non-Jazz songs.

Melodic Tendencies
Note choices based on psycho-acoustic factors

Mystery vs. Mastery
Musical evolution and the loss of innocence.

Practicing
How long should I practice every day?

Principles of Rhythm Guitar
The "Spare and Ringy One", the "Pushed Three" and the "Busy Four"

Rootless II-V-I Tutor
Derived from the same materials as above. The chord components' degrees are mapped onto an interactive fretboard. The V7alt buttons allow for instantaneous comparative analysis. An incredibly intuitive exposition of chord relationships. Special thanks to Joe Bianco for this.

Sidewinder Patterns
Sidewinder patterns consist of a sequence of identical fixed melodic intervals chromatically ascending or descending.

Thoughts on Modes
Some insights into modes.

Tips on Transcribing
Practical advice on doing transcriptions.

Universal Scale over iii-VI7-ii-V7-I progressions
Using the last four notes of minor 7th chords or dominant 7th chords as melodic soloing choices. Complete with MIDI audio examples.


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Riffs & Licks

Bopology 101
Learn to solo in the BeBop idiom. Complete with MIDI audio examples & guitar tab.

Universal Scale over iii-VI7-ii-V7-I progressions
Using the last four notes of minor 7th chords or dominant 7th chords as melodic soloing
choices. Complete with MIDI audio examples.

Melodic Tendencies
Note choices based on psycho-acoustic factors

Creating Melodies using "The Suggestive Method"
The natural path to melodic construction.

Sidewinder Patterns
Sidewinder patterns consist of a sequence of identical fixed melodic intervals chromatically ascending or descending.

 

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Modes, Scales and Megascales

Thoughts on Modes
Some insights into modes.

Bopology 101
Learn to solo in the BeBop idiom. Complete with MIDI audio examples & guitar tab.

Universal Scale over iii-VI7-ii-V7-I progressions
Using the last four notes of minor 7th chords or dominant 7th chords as melodic soloing
choices. Complete with MIDI audio examples.

Diatonic Tertian Mega-Scale
A cool and useful idea for improvising over ii-V7-I changes. Complete with MIDI audio examples.

Fowler-Brent Shorthand
A precise and intuitive way of notating chords and scales.


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Chords, Chords, Chords

 

Rootless II-V-I Tutor
Derived from the same materials as above. The chord components' degrees are mapped onto an interactive fretboard. The V7alt buttons allow for instantaneous comparative analysis. An incredibly intuitive exposition of chord relationships. Special thanks to Joe Bianco for this.

Jazzing Up a Simple Tune
Some ideas for reharmonizing non-Jazz songs.

Fowler-Brent Shorthand
A precise and intuitive way of notating chords and scales.

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Practical Musical Advice:

Practicing
How long should I practice every day?

Comping
The "Dues and Don'ts" of accompaniment.

Tips on Transcribing
Practical advice on doing transcriptions.

Creating Melodies using "The Suggestive Method"
The natural path to melodic construction.

Melodic Tendencies
Note choices based on psycho-acoustic factors

Internalizing Rhythm
Find where it lives.

Mystery vs. Mastery
Musical evolution and the loss of innocence.

Principles of Rhythm Guitar
The "Spare and Ringy One", the "Pushed Three" and the "Busy Four"

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Lessons with Audio

Bopology 101
Learn to solo in the BeBop idiom. Complete with MIDI audio examples & guitar tab.

Diatonic Tertian Mega-Scale
A cool and useful idea for improvising over ii-V7-I changes. Complete with MIDI audio examples.

Universal Scale over iii-VI7-ii-V7-I progressions
Using the last four notes of minor 7th chords or dominant 7th chords as melodic soloing choices. Complete with MIDI audio examples.

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