The Diminished Scale: A Modern Jazz Guitar Approach part 3 covers:
- An introduction to the 20 four-note chords and an explanation of how they were derived
- Introduction to the system for exploring the four-note chords as a primary chord paired with a sibling or secondary chord
- Names for each four-note chord based on traditional names or variations thereof
- Exploration of the 24 different versions of each four-note chord
- Numerous musical examples for applying each pair of four-note chords both harmonically as chords and melodically as arpeggios
- Examples using many different ideas for creative application of the material, including various string sets, combinations of chords/arpeggios, and varied melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic permutations
- Discussion of adding a fifth note to four-note chords for a more dense texture
- Mixture of open strings with fretted notes for more textural options, with examples from each diminished scale
- Sample single-note and chord-based lines from standard chord progressions that give real-world examples of integrating these diminished sounds into improvisations in an organic, flowing manner
- Bonus content written materials including a suggested system for learning and practicing the various four-note chords as they relate to the more familiar diminished seventh chord and a table comparing the 20 four-note chords in this class with the those in the set class list compiled by music theoretician Allen Forte, used by many contemporary classical composers and theoreticians.
- Running time: 105 minutes
- Includes 36 pages of written examples and exercises
- All musical examples from the video are provided in music notation, tablature, and chord grid form.
- Each example performance in the video is titled and numbered for easy navigation.
- MP3 backing tracks for written examples, including full-length track for improvisation practice
|Class one of this series concentrates on the basics of the diminished scale, how and when to use it, and how to weave it organically into single-note improvisations.|
|Class two covers all 14 triads and/or three-note structures within the diminished scale, how to find them and voice them on the guitar, and how to use them for comping and soloing.|
|Class three locates and investigates all 20 four-note chords or structures from the diminished scale and presents them in a guitar-friendly context that will make them easy to implement for comping and soloing.|