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  • Using the Blues to Expand our Harmonic Knowledge

    Everyone knows the Blues, right? Whether you’re new or continuing your exploration of jazz guitar, you most likely are familiar with the Blues. Mike's Master Classes Founder Mike Gellar presents his first class on using the Blues as a foundation to build on. Mike begins with the most basic, 3-...

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  • Inside/Outside Improvisation

    This way of improvisation started in the '60s with Coltrane, Evans , Shorter, Hancock , Dolphy and Coleman. On guitar, Martino and some years after him, already in the '70s Holdsworth and Mc Laughlin figured out how to sound as Coltrane on the guitar, then Metheny and a bit late Frisell creat...

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  • An Introduction to Voice Leading and Plurality (Insights and Tips on Harmony II)

    In this class, you will learn how to use 3 and 4-note rootless extended chords for comping and chord melody. Learn principles of voice leading and plurality utilizing the Major scale chords as the basis for understanding 3 and 4-note rootless extended voicings and their common uses and also util...

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  • The Guitar Styles of Pat Martino and Grant Green - Session 2

    Session 2 Still hunkered-down a bit more than you’d like to be as we head into 2021? Ben Sher — professor at Berklee College of Music and a recording artist with BGI Records is still hunkered down as well! So, Ben’s Guitar styles of Grant Green and Pat Martino class returns for a ...

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  • Reharmonization and Modulation Strategies 5

    Using the standard “You and the Night and the Music” as a vehicle, John and Mike demonstrate an arrangement in two keys and discuss the benefits of using modulation as a device to internalize and memorize chord progressions. John and Mike also reference some melodic and harmonic chord voicin...

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  • Modes of the Harmonic Minor as Applied to Major Chords (#4)

    In this 4th installment of John and Mike's Reharmonization and Modulation series they break down the Harmonic Minor Scale and how it can be applied to Major tonalities and how they can be applied to chord voicing's and improvisational ideas.   Sub-Topics: Utilizing the #9 over Majo...

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  • Modes of the Harmonic Minor as Applied to Minor and Dominant Chords (#3)

    In this 3rd installment of John and Mike's Reharmonization and Modulation series they break down the Harmonic Minor Scale and how it can be applied to Minor 7 and Dominant 7 tonalities and how they can be applied to chord voicing's and improvisational ideas. ...

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  • Anchor Chord Forms/Smile Insights and Tips on Harmony

    Starting with a chord melody of the Tune Smile ( Chaplin) I demonstrate a useful chord inversions system that works very well for comping, chord soloing, and chord melody playing. Expected Outcome: Learn an effective system of voicings that are very useful for comping, Chord Soloing, and Ch...

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  • Practicing the Life-Vest Arpeggio (Days of Wine and Roses)

    How to practice the solo strategies described in the two previous lessons through harmonic and melodic mapping of the tune Days of Wine and Roses ( Mancini) Complete harmonic and melodic mapping of the tune in five positions (PDF and audio materials included) Tips on practicing, melodic pl...

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  • Developing Jazz Ears

    This video is an intermediate master class based on ear development introducing some concepts that, in Steve's opinion, are not emphasized enough in the instructional world. These concepts, although diatonic, will help the jazz player to learn standards harmonically and open up some sensitivitie...

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  • Reharmonization Strategies/ Conversation with John Stowell and Micky Lee/Part 1

    In this class, John and Micky use the well known standard “Have You Met Miss Jones” to demonstrate a number of important concepts regarding comping, soloing and reharmonization of the basic diatonic harmony of the song. Double stops (two note voicings), and voice leading are also demonstrate...

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  • The Guitar Styles of Pat Martino and Grant Green

    You might wonder, why these two iconic jazz guitarists? Ben explains, “Of course there are many great jazz guitarists to try and copy, but Grant and Pat have one thing in common that’s great for learning: they both play with incredible accuracy and clear rhythmic precision. So, if you really...

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