One of the most useful skills for a guitarist to acquire is the ability to accompany a single line instrument, such as a horn or a voice, in a duo setting, to “be the band”.
“Being the Band” is a course that covers the skills necessary to do an introduction and accompany a melody instrument effectively. It includes 4 intros in Soundslice that you can use as springboards for your own ideas, and a performance example with a top notch horn player.
By the time you’ve finished the course you’ll have a basic understanding of how to approach “being the band”, whether you’re accompanying a singer, horn player, violinist, or any single line instrument. These skills are easily transferred to other situations as well.
Note: a useful companion piece to this course is Christopher Woitach’s “Environments”, also on Mike’s Masterclasses. Look for upcoming deeper dives on some of the subjects covered here in the future!
- Chord Melody
Duration: 60 Minutes