triads: clear and concise system for learning all close position major, minor, diminished, and augmented triads

Jazz Guitar Harmony Part 2 covers:

  • triads: clear and concise system for learning all close position major, minor, diminished, and augmented triads
  • four important uses of triads
  • diatonic harmonized major scales with triads
  • shell voicings: 10 different practical chord shapes that can be used to comp through any tune in the the typical standard repertoire
  • diatonic harmonized major scales with shell voicings, including variations with contrapuntal movement
  • application of shell voicings to comping on tunes
  • examples with comping rhythms, articulations, half step chord approaches, and discussion of swing feel
  • chord symbol interpretation and guide to simplifying more complex chord symbols
  • running time: 111 minutes
  • includes 9 pages of written examples and exercises

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Jazz Guitar Harmony Part II
Jazz Guitar Harmony Part II 01:51:00

Course Reviews


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  1. 5

    Continuacion de la coleccion de 5 videos de Harmonia. Muy bien explicado y con ejercios y ejemplos muy didacticos.

    by ivan rojas
  2. 5

    Thank you so much Tom. So wonderfully and completely explained. Triads, triads, triads. You pimped my playing.

    by sebastian sibila
  3. 5

    Following on from my review of part 1, this lesson was the epiphany moment when i realised how intervals really worked across the neck, and how they form subsequent triads. Within a few weeks of solidly practising the shapes and their inversions, I all of a sudden knew more chords than i knew what to do with. And best of all, i actually understood what was happening theory wise.

    The 7th chords section is the icing on the cake; Tom doesn’t throw you into the deep end with complex jazz chords, he sticks with the formula and introduces the idea: using the highest pitched note in the chord as a voice/lead, a simple yet powerful concept. 10/10

    by Oliver Richardson
  4. 5

    Tom lays down an efficient way of organizing the various triads and inversions in this course. Though I was familiar with them, it was a nice refresher course that allowed me to reprogram how I thought on the fretboard a bit better. Plus it made me realize stripping things down to triads is more applicable to a wider variety of styles since not everything uses 7th chords.

    by Alexis Pareja
  5. 5

    This is an excellent series! Tom is a great teacher and the materials are well organized. Thumbs up!

    by Aaron
  6. 5

    Even better than the first part. A very well explained material for all kind of guitar players, not only jazzers. Inteligent approach for all levels of playing. Highly recommended!

    Incluso mejor que la primera parte. Material muy bien explicado para todo tipo de guitarristas, no solo de jazz. Enfoque inteligente para guitarristas de cualquier nivel. Lo recomiendo mucho.

    by Carlos Vicent López
  7. 5

    Much of this material is likely available elsewhere. That said, this is a very successful class in that it is very well organized and thorough. Working through this material has really helped me towards my goal of mastering triads. Tom’s clear thoughts on shell voicings were an unexpected bonus. I ordered this course because I expected it would be a prerequisite for Part 3. See my review for Part 3.

    by Doug Anderson
  8. 5

    Very well organized and presented class. I have known Tom through the Google jazz Guitar Discussion Group for quite a few years, and knew of his talent and knowledge. I had no hesitation in buying his class, and I was quite pleased. This material is clear enough for less advanced/beginners, yet will give food for thought for those, like me, that have been playing a long time in a lot of situations. Highly recommended.

    by james Seaberry
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