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PATHWAYS TO JAZZ, FUSION & PLAYING OVER CHANGES - PART ONE: TOOLS FOR (RE)LEARNING THE FRETBOARD & ESSENTIAL MUSIC THEORY
This tutorial is the first in a series intended for rock, pop and blues guitarists wanting to move towards playing jazz/fusion, or to generally get more comfortable soloing and outlining chord changes whatever the style.
Part One covers essential music theory and practical exercises to help thoroughly learn the note names on the neck from cold. It also looks at mapping out intervals and scales all over the fretboard without the need for unwieldily shapes and box patterns. We then cover some of the most common chord/scales that occur in jazz/fusion, and how to start slowly making our way through changes of a single type.
I also discuss some of the challenges we face as rock, pop and blues guitarists, my own journey so far in learning to do this stuff, and some philosophical thoughts on the nature of practising and shaping your musical interests.
Length/Content: Over 3 hours of HD video to download and/or stream, split across 8 video files, plus PDF file explanations, diagrams, charts and backing tracks.
Difficulty Level: Beginner/Intermediate.
The tutorial assumes some ability on the instrument, but doesn't assume any theory knowledge beyond that of the music alphabet and what tones/semi-tones are. Starting at the very basics the method is structured so that beginners and intermediate players can come in at various points along the way and get the most out of it.
Guitar Addiction Say's
This tutorial is a great entry to intermediate searchers level tutorial, to the whole jazz fusion type playing and improvising style, its packed with info and practical methods to gain knowledge of playing to those often confusing changes that are more demanding than the average simpler blues or rock progression.
If your just about to embark into the merky world of jazz fusion and and dying to get out of the box and into more musically diverse sounds and improvising then this is definitely for you
Dave has some very interesting concepts and exercises for learning all the notes on the fretboard, without giving the methods away I will say to me they pretty unique and NOT in Tom Quayle changes tutorial.
On the subject on Tom Quayles tutorials, I would say that this download is almost like the tutorial that Tom never did, I mean if Tom had done a download that would be prelude his very in depth tutorial on jazz changes playing he would have done it exactly like this one.
If you've purchased those and find them a little too deep and confusing this is most defiantly the one for you.
There is a host of other great exercises and concepts that practically teach us to learn and play intervals over chord types over progressions. tips for intervals and looking ahead over chord movements.
This is a fantastic tutorial and I strongly recommend it even if your not into jazz 9/10
Gave it a 9/10 because there are no backing tracks or licks/tab but 10/10 for the concepts taught that are super for building musicality ...much better than licks
The tutorial is very clearly explained and a medium pace, the video's are high quality hd picture and sound and can be download or saved and streamed from the Gumroad page received in the purchase email