The String Trio Approach for Chord Melody & Accompaniment Class Content | Howard Alden
In this brand new master class by Howard Alden, you will find out how to breathe life into common jazz chord voicings. Discover how Howard embellishes these staple chord grips into a string trio for the fretboard.
You will learn how to use these techniques on diatonic 7th chords to create more interesting movement over standard chord progressions. Howard begins with 4 note voicings and then demonstrates more practical 3 note voicings for this string trio approach.
In addition to seeing Howard demonstrate the examples, you will also get to watch our very own Mike (yes, Mike) try out the concepts. Mike gets first hand tips (on technique, fingering and practice) from Howard. This adds another interesting element to this video!
Taking inspiration from his teacher Jimmy Wyble, you will also see how Howard creates movement that adds a chromatic flavor to chord progressions. Even basic voicings sound fresh with this technique. This is one you have to try out and experience!
Howard will also share a technique to create the impression of using a 7 string guitar (even without the extra string or tuning down).
When applied to your favorite jazz standards, the concepts in this video will breathe new life to both your chord melody and accompaniments. Get ready for your new string trio, right on your fretboard now!
[Description by Az Samad]
- 6 Pages of PDFs Included
- Running Time: 38 min
|Full Video + Download|
|The String Trio Approach for Chord Melody & Accompaniment||00:38:12|
|INTRO TO INNER MOTION IN CHORD PROGRESSIONS|
|1. Turning your fingerboard into a 3 string trio!||00:01:25|
|2. Leave out the 5th||00:01:14|
|3. Double the 3rd||00:00:43|
|4. 7th to 6th motion||00:01:28|
|5. Approaching 2nd note from half step below.||00:00:44|
|Applying the Movement|
|6. Django run inside chord scale.||00:00:36|
|7. Applying movement to Chord Melody; Days of Wine and Roses||00:02:23|
|8. Lower voicings / Freddie Green Style||00:02:00|
|9. What’s New? in Lower Voicings||00:00:44|
|5th to 6th|
|10. Moving 5th up to 6th||00:01:33|
|11. Variations 5th to 6th||00:00:00|
|12. Minor chords 5th to 6th||00:01:03|
|13. Minor chords 5th to 7th||00:01:18|
|14. Put movement in the bass||00:00:48|
|15. Applying to Diminished Chords||00:01:39|
|16. Exercises by student Mike||00:08:18|
|17. Jimmy Wyble variations||00:03:34|
|18. Adding 5th to bottom||00:00:50|
|19. Follow-up with Mike’s progress after a week of practice||00:07:36|