For this class, John and Mike continue their conversation of melodic minor modes,; in this session, modes which cover major and minor tonalities are demonstrated, using melodic minor arpeggios and chord voicings as extensions of major and minor harmony. Also covered are applications of melodic minor and dorian minor sounds.

This is session II from Mike and John.

Mike Godette:

Mike Godette is a guitarist out of the New Haven, Connecticut area. In his formative years he studied classic rock and metal and then started gradually getting more and more interested in fusion music. Through fusion his interest in jazz grew more and he enrolled in an arts high school in New Haven called Educational Center For The Arts where he studied for his junior and senior year. After graduating high school he enrolled in Western Connecticut State University and received a degree in Jazz Studies. For the past decade, Mike has had an active teaching and performing schedule. He’s toured all over the country with his former progressive jazz metal group Mid Atlantic Title, and he’s also performed with jazz artists such as Aaron Goldberg, Myron Walden, Jimmy Greene, Jumaane Smith and Ralph Lalama. Mike is currently on the faculty of the Litchfield Jazz Camp, Fairfield School of Music and Continuo Music. In addition to teaching, Mike is currently working on collaboration lesson videos with other guitarist’s as well as maintaining an active youtube channel.

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  1. Modes of the Melodic Minor as Applied to Major and Minor Chords (#2) Profile Photo John Stowell


    Neat discussion and great ideas, I would love a pdf or set of pdf’s (and would pay extra) for examples written down from the material.

    by Mike Ranfft
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