Covers diatonic cycles of triads within the major scale• diatonic voice leading with close position triads• ear training

Jazz Guitar Harmony Part 3 covers:

• diatonic cycles of triads within the major scale
• diatonic voice leading with close position triads
• ear training
• melody harmonization with triads, simple and more complex
• theoretical understanding of open position triads
• applying open triads to the guitar including different practical fingerings and string sets
• diatonic harmonized scales with open triads
• contrapuntal voice movement between triads, both close and open
• musical application of open triads
• moving triad concepts to other keys
• working with open and close triads outside the diatonic major scale

• running time: 98 minutes
• includes 10 pages of written examples and exercises

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Jazz Guitar Harmony Part III
Jazz Guitar Harmony Part III 01:38:00

Course Reviews


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  1. 5

    Great class! It took me more time then the first two because its so much and important. The cycles take time to learn and also the open triads, but the more time i spend with them the more posibilitys i see. The cycles are verry important, it gives me the posibilty to move to a next chord in a easy and systematic way. The open triad voicings give you more voicing options and endless posibilitys. I cant wait to finish this series and to have the knowledge as second nature. These classes pack so much information, each of them are worth more money then what you pay for. I recommend these classes to everyone, knowledge is power and the way Tom explains everything is very clear and to the point.

    by Robert Gajadhar
  2. 5

    Another excellent class by Tom. Clear, concise and engaging information that is a must for the growing jazz guitarist. Highly recommended!

    by Tim Hamrick
  3. 5

    Personally speaking, this class took me more time than the previous parts to swallow and digest the material, mainly because at this stage I’m relying more on shape memorisation and not note location at his juncture. The concept of open chords is wonderful though, and it moves the player away from the awful generic barrechord-cult that exists today. The cyclic way of chaining diatonic chords together is also a weapon with unlimited potential, especially when combined with various fingerings. As a keen hybrid picker it was also a ‘2 birds with 1 stone’ scenario as a i had plenty of exercises to work on that and the open chords simultaneously. A*

    by Oliver Richardson
  4. 5

    There is some incredibly valuable stuff here. The main concepts I enjoyed a lot were the cycles and open triads with their inversions. It’s true that most guitarists have felt at one point or another that pianists have a superior advantage, but as we explore the guitar more in depth it becomes apparent that we have many of our own advantages. Especially when you incorporate an extended range like 7 or 8 string.
    The information is here. It’s a matter of buckling down and practicing these concepts to make them yours.

    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

    A great class! Tom knows how to get his points across.
    If you have trouble with advanced triadic concepts or have tried to work with Mick Goodrick’s great books – like me, then this is the right class for you.
    Very clearly presented, great material – get this lesson. The section on open triads is worth the money alone.
    Highly recommended!

    by Ulrich Mueller-Romeike
  7. 5

    See my review of Part 2. I am an advanced guitarist, but largely self taught. As a result I have many gaps in my knowledge here and there. I have been working on triadic ideas such as Bergonzi’s Hexatonics with some success. When I saw this class and heard Tom weaving triad voices the way he does on the above clip, I knew this was what I really needed next. Tom really gets the triads going using the cycles that take the triads in beautiful and unexpected directions. His introduction to Open Triads is again complete and masterful. It is a joy to see someone who has thought this out so well for our instrument. It has been easy to apply this information quickly to what I was already exploring. I am the only guy in my town playing open triadic ideas for outside sounds on Altered chords! (Don’t worry, I’ll tell them where I learned it!)

    by Doug Anderson
  8. 5

    Non ho molto da aggiungere rispetto alla presentazione di cui sopra di questa classe… se non dire che la lezione è condotta molto bene in modo chiaro e approfondito, molto chiare anche le 10 pagine in pdf, bravo Tom! Grazie! Aspetto con ansia la IV e la V parte annunciata…

    I do not have much to add with respect to the above presentation of this class … if not to say that the lesson is conducted very well in a clear and thorough, very clear even 10 pages in pdf, bravo Tom! Thanks! I look forward to Part IV and V announced …

    by stefano lionello
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