Join Sid Jacobs as he discusses counterpoint concepts.  Whether you are playing chord melody or single line, when you play with a bassist you are performing counterpoint. The science of harmony and voice-leading falls under the umbrella of counterpoint.  This class will focus on simple devices you can immediately employ in your playing and open the door for further exploration to take your playing either to the next level or in an entirely new direction.  Counterpoint applied to the Blues will also be covered.  There are eighteen pages of material Sid invites you to peruse before the class, so please come with questions!

This class can also be seen from Mike’s booth at the Classic American Guitar Show!

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Counterpoint Concepts
Counterpoint Concepts 01:10:00

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    Excellent, Sid is a great teacher explains all the topics very clearly, this stuff is helping me a lot in developing this language. Many thanks Mike and Sid by this contribution.

    ~ Ozeias Jesus (June 21, 2017)

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    Sid’s explanations and demonstrations are wonderfully clear and enlightening. He is a truly gifted teacher and player. I would love to see more of him on Mikes Masterclasses

    ~ Dave Mosick (June 21, 2017)

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