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  • Waters of March: Solo Guitar Lesson

    In this follow-up to his "The Girl From Ipanema" lesson, Jake Reichbart next dives into a gorgeous but also one of the most misunderstood Bossa Nova standards: "Waters of March"! While we all love this great tune, it is one that is rarely...

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  • Concepts for Modal Playing with John Stowell and Juan Dhas, Part 1

    In this class, John and Juan begin with some embellishments and triads derived from the Dorian mode played over a single minor chord. They then reference/demonstrate additional harmony that can be applied in a modal context. Some of the harmony covered ...

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  • IIVI WITH ONLY ONE SHAPE CHORDS: Melodic Minor/Harmonic Minor/Harmonic Major scales

    Hi folks, In this new video lesson for mikesmasterclasses.com, I show you my new harmonic ideas based on clusters(chords with at least one 2nd )with a melodic and harmonic minor, and also harmonic major scales. ...

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  • The Girl From Ipanema... Is there a more iconic Brazilian/jazz standard?

    In addition to being a beautiful and sophisticated tune, it is also among the most requested, if not THE most requested on the gig, so you'll want to have this on your set list! In this solo guitar arrangement, ...

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  • Shadow of Your Smile part 2: Soloing Concepts for Solo Guitar

    Part 2 Using "The Shadow Of Your Smile" to go over soloing concepts for solo guitar. You'll go phrase by phrase exploring useful contrapuntal and block chord solo guitar textures. Steve uses a 6-string guitar for this 67 minute class, full of useful ideas to expand your chord melody playing. ...

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  • Shadow of Your Smile Part 1: Chord Melody, Phrase by Phrase

    The next class in Steve's new chord melody series uses the classic tune "The Shadow Of Your Smile" to go over arranging concepts for solo guitar. You'll go phrase by phrase exploring different textures in this first class of two. Steve uses a 6-string guitar for this 76 minute class, full of use...

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  • Beyond Drop Chords

    We all know the value of 4-note "drop" chords as some of the most accessible fingerings for jazz guitar. Further, inverting these chords can quadruple the number of variations, thereby giving us more textures for accompaniment as well as additional tools for chord melody since each inversion puts ...

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  • John Stowell & Mike Godette Class #6: Reharmonization Strategies on "Feire Livre"

    Using the pianist/composer Jovino Santos Neto’s tune “Feire Livre”, John and Mike explore some non-diatonic harmony, specific dominant tensions and resolutions and voice leading. Also covered are extensions of minor tonalities and references to implied V chords in soloing. John and Mike al...

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  • Spring Is Here: Exploring the Harmony of Bill Evans

    Pianist Bill Evans' contributions to jazz have inspired and informed countless other musicians. His influence is evident in the work of many guitarists including Jim Hall, Lenny Breau, Ted Greene, John Abercrombie, Ralph Towner, and John McLaughlin. Of all the notable and impactful elements of E...

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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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