Music Theory Workbook All Instruments: Chords & Intervals

Music Theory Workbook for All Instruments Volume One: Chord and Interval Construction

Music Theory Workbook for All Instruments Volume One the perfect introduction to music theory.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you just starting out with music and need to learn music theory from the ground up?
  • Do you need a method that doesn't just talk at you but involves you in the process completely with exercises to help engrain the information each step along the way?
  • Have other music theory methods left you scratching your head because they've been written in way that expects you to have prior knowledge?
  • Do you want a method that supplies exercises with the answer in the back of the book, so that you can check your work?

If any of these apply to you, Music Theory Workbook for All Instruments Volume One will give you:

  • Music theory explained in simple, clear language.
  • Music theory information that builds through a logical system.
  • Exercises that will engrain this information so that music theory becomes so much a second nature that it's a reflex.

Beginning or intermediate students will find this to a perfect tool for learning music.

Music Theory Workbook for All Instruments Volume One is an excellent learning tool for both the beginner who has no experience with music theory and the intermediate student looking to expand their knowledge of music theory and finally memorize how each chord is built and be able to access this information instantly. You will:

  • Learn the simple construction of basic intervals to advanced chord structures that all students need to know to understand contemporary music.
  • Learn how music is organized to help in composing.
  • Understand chord structures and the the notes that are commonly used to built both simple and complex structures.

The unique approach with this book will help you to make music theory into a natural language through its targeted exercises.

With each concept presented you will be required to write out and play exercises on your own instrument. This process has proven to be the best way to retain this kind of information. All answers are provided, enabling you to check your own work.

Get started with Music Theory Workbook for All Instruments today and make music theory a natural second language.

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Direct Application Ear Training

Direct Application Ear Training

The FUN way to do ear training.

Direct Application Ear Training are recommended for students with above 50% skills with one note ear training. There are many different products you can buy that vary in difficulty. It's recommended that you work on multiple Direct Application books at the same time to improve your ability to do ear training in a real music situation.

There are many courses available in our Direct Application Series:

Here is a breakdown: Click on title to go directly to book.

While it's not required to have worked with all the books listed below, it is recommended that you have a firm understanding of "one note" ear training as found in these books:

Having around 50% right notes with the "one note" exercise found in these books would help you be more productive with the Direct Application Ear Training.

Direct Application Ear Training Volume One:

Real Music Ear Training Exercises

The Direct Application Ear Training series is a major expansion of our ear training method. It bridges the gap between ear training in a controlled exercise environment to its application in the real world. This is the first course of its kind for students who often experience the frustration of not being able to apply what they have learned from an aural comprehension exercise to a playing, real time situation. Each volume in this series covers a particular kind of key center and for the first time shows not only how they can be built, but also explains why certain key centers can be difficult for students to hear.

Have fun listening a playing along with Direct Application Exercises.

This Direct Application series is also an enjoyable way to do ear training. You can play along with your instrument or just listen passively; whichever works best for you. You can jam along with the tracks as you are tested on various notes or use it as a way to study scales, arpeggios and many other musical elements while you are also being tested with ear training exercises. For the student with limited practice time this is ideal for getting the most out of your schedule. There are six tracks in all 12 keys with each volume, so you get 72 tracks to get you developing your skills. These tracks are graduated in difficulty so that you can build your prowess over time, at your own pace, and in a sensible manner.

Do Ear Training in different contexts will prepare you for any musical situation.

An informed ear is the essence of making music. This is one of the reasons why we have developed so many different kinds of ear training products. These various exercises, set up for different contexts, will prepare you for any musical situation. The Direct Application Ear Training series gives you yet another step and in a way, the final step to apply your skills directly to real music.

Context is the KEY to success with Ear Training

Direct Application is recommended for any student who understands the difference between "contextual ear training" and "interval ear training." Keep in mind that context is the secret behind all great ear training skills. The more you vary the type of exercise you do, the more you will be able to apply this ear training to the multitude of situations that will come your way in your musical life.

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Secondary Dominants: Direct Ear Training Application

At it's heart this is an ear training exercise to improve a students ability to apply the Melodic Minor Ascending Modes to secondary dominants and other dominant functions. These exercises help a student learn how they hear secondary dominants and in turn develop an ability to improvise over these chords and recognize their existence via their aural skills.

Applying Ear Training to common chord progressions in crucial

Ear Training is learned in one context at a time. If you spend your time just doing one certain exercise you will find while you gain ability with that specific exercise, you may not be able apply it to "real" music situations. This is why applying ear training to common chord progressions is one of the most important things to do once you have a working knowledge of how all 12 notes sound within a key center. This book contains simple singing and improvisational workouts over chordal jam tracks to put yourself inside these "real" musical situations. They are a fun way to strengthen and test what you are learning.

Knowing and hearing Secondary Dominant Harmony is key to understanding modern music.

Secondary dominant harmony is one of the most commonly found chordal movements in music; "I Got Rhythm" wouldn't exist without it! Being able to hear these chords and how they interact is crucial to playing and writing music. Secondary Dominant harmony chord scales are most commonly associated with the modes of Melodic Minor Ascending. That's why this book concentrates on these 7 modes of Melodic Minor Ascending.

Develop the ability to use "your" ear to make musical decisions.

Developing your ability to instantly recognize what you are hearing in any given chord change is an important skill for any improvising musician or budding composer. This book presents you with chord progressions specifically chosen from my 30 years of teaching ear training because they are likely be heard in one way. This of course won't be universal with all students, but in my experience I have found that the progressions I have provided tend to lead a student's ear in a certain direction. Above all, first use "your" ear to help you decide which scale to use and then tackle these chords progressions accordingly.

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Direct Application CD Volume One Major:

This 10 track CD download in MP3 format is part of a series of additional audio files that give a student more experience applying their contextual ear training skills to real music situations. These tracks are full band excerpts using music styles as diverse a classical symphony orchestra pieces to down home Bluegrass tracks. All music is in various Major key centers. While you listen to the track you will hear one note played followed by the name of that note. This will help you to apply one note contextual ear training to a real music situation.

Play along or just listen either way these tracks make ear training fun.

This Direct Application series is also an enjoyable way to do ear training. You can play along with your instrument or just listen passively; whichever works best for you. You can jam along with the tracks as you are tested on various notes or use it as a way to study scales, arpeggios and many other musical elements while you are also being tested with ear training exercises. For the student with limited practice time this is ideal for getting the most out of your schedule. There are 10 tracks each exploring different styles of music in various Major key centers.

Practicing Ear Training in different contexts will prepare you for any musical situation

An informed ear is the the essence of making music. This is one of the reasons why we have developed so many different kinds of ear training products. These various exercises, set up for different contexts, will prepare you for any musical situation. The Direct Application Ear Training series gives you yet another step and in a way, the final step to apply your skills directly to real music.

Recommendations:

Direct Application is recommended for any student who understands the difference between "contextual ear training" and "interval ear training." While having some experience with our One Note Series, Fanatic's Guide or Contextual Ear Training books is recommended, it is not essential to reaping the benefits of the exercises. But keep in mind that context is the secret behind all great ear training skills. The more you vary the type of exercise you do, the more you will be able to apply this ear training to the multitude of situations that will come your way in your musical life.

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Direct Application CD Volume Two Dorian:

This 10 track CD download in MP3 format is part of a series of additional audio files that give a student more experience applying their contextual ear training skills to real music situations. These tracks are full band excerpts using music styles as diverse a classical symphony orchestra pieces to down home Bluegrass tracks. All music is in various Dorian key centers. While you listen to the track you will hear one note played followed by the name of that note. This will help you to apply one note contextual ear training to a real music situation.

This Ear Training is FUN. You can play along with your instrument or just listen passively.

This Direct Application series is also an enjoyable way to do ear training. You can play along with your instrument or just listen passively; whichever works best for you. You can jam along with the tracks as you are tested on various notes or use it as a way to study scales, arpeggios and many other musical elements while you are also being tested with ear training exercises. For the student with limited practice time this is ideal for getting the most out of your schedule. There are 10 tracks each exploring different styles of music in various Dorian key centers.

Listening to Ear Training in many contexts will prepare you for any musical situation

An informed ear is the the essence of making music. This is one of the reasons why we have developed so many different kinds of ear training products. These various exercises, set up for different contexts, will prepare you for any musical situation. The Direct Application Ear Training series gives you yet another step and in a way, the final step to apply your skills directly to real music.

Recommendations:

Direct Application is recommended for any student who understands the difference between "contextual ear training" and "interval ear training." While having some experience with our One Note Series, Fanatic's Guide or Contextual Ear Training books is recommended, it is not essential to reaping the benefits of the exercises. But keep in mind that context is the secret behind all great ear training skills. The more you vary the type of exercise you do, the more you will be able to apply this ear training to the multitude of situations that will come your way in your musical life.

What's included:

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Music Theory Interval Recognition

Music Theory Interval Recognition.

Make music theory into a natural language.

These 306 MP3 files quiz you on the interval relationships between notes. For instance you would be asked "What is the fifth of G." The answer will then be given approximately one second later. These MP3s go through all common key centers along with some uncommon key centers.

You are also quizzed on flat and sharped intervals. For instance "What is the flat 2 of Bb" or "What is the Sharp 1 of Bb." By working through all these relationships you will gain a very important skill that will be very useful in you musical development.

Hear or see the answers.

Each file has the answer in it's title so you will not only hear the answer but also be able to look at your MP3 player to check the correct answer. We have also supplied a PDF file containing all the answers to the files. It is recommend that you work through these files with either the Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One or the New York Guitar Method if you are a guitarist. This book will give you the background information on how intervals are built or for other instrumentalist or vocalists you should use The Music Theory Workbook for all Instruments.

Develop instant recognition of crucial Music Theory information.

This book will give you:

  • The ability to quickly identify or calculate any interval in any key.
  • The confidence that you know your music theory and can calculate it quickly and accurately.
  • The needed skills to move into the advanced ear training exercises and be able to think as fast as you hear.

A Black Belt in Music Theory hands down.

These MP3s help you prove to yourself that you have the skills to be asked an interval and say the correct answer within a short period of time. These files will give you a black belt in music theory hands down.

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Guide Tones

Guide Tones

Theory, Application and Aural Comprehension

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The secret to playing and hearing melodies over chord progressions

Do you want to learn the secret to playing and hearing melodies over chord progressions? If you've been knocking your head against the wall for years and not getting anywhere when trying to play over more than one chord, this "Guide Tones" course is your answer. Creating great melodic solos over chord progressions is one of the toughest nuts to crack. The "Guide Tones" Course breaks through these barriers by presenting you with a logical, holistic approach to developing this skill.

Totally change your understanding of how to play over chord progressions!

This "Guide Tones" class is quite simply the key that opens the door to playing over chord progressions! This massive course contains all the elements you need to understand, apply and hear the melodic lines that make sense over simple or complex chord changes. As you can see below, you get everything you need to take a beginner, intermediate or advanced student to a level where they are truly hearing melodies in a key center, even if the progression contains highly complex chords. Here's what you get:

  • 15 Videos and one 113 page PDF on the theory and application of guide tones.
  • How to apply guide tone lines to chord progressions with 192 chord progression examples.
  • An extensive ear training section which includes ground breaking theory on how to "hear" guide tones and 192 MP3s to use to develop your ability to hear and play guide tone lines.
  • 36 Chord Progressions with four examples of guide tone lines each which shows you how these melodies work with both simple and advanced chord changes.
  • Midifiles of all exercises and recommendations on how to use these files to develop your skills.
  • Backing Tracks in a Blues/Jazz style for 36 chord progressions at 3 different tempos.
  • Backing Tracks in a Funk Style for 36 chord progressions
  • Walking Bass Backing Tracks in a Blues/Jazz Style for 36 chord progressions

A Course for Any Style of Music

No matter what style of music you like, working with this course will develop your ability to solo over chord changes in just about any genre. The book shows you the relationships between the chords you are working with and those in popular pop tunes, demonstrating how applying yourself to this course makes for better solos on any chord changes in any style.

Guide Tones is one of the Core Courses of the Bruce Arnold System..

The "Guide Tones" course show you how to hear melodies in a key center throughout a piece of music. This simple way of hearing melodies as they relate to a key center and not the interval between each note is actually revolutionary. Without this kind of understanding your ability to play beautiful melodies within a key center will be drastically hampered. This course will also teach you how to identify the notes that are being played when you hear a simple melody moving through complex chord changes. This course also takes you from very simple Blues, Minor Blues and Rhythm Changes to highly sophisticated examples.

Common Questions

 

 

 

 

  • Quite a few of you have been asking me "what is the best way to practice with the Guide Tones Course?"  Here are some recommendations.
  • First, the Full MetroDrone course is a super helpful tool to use in conjunction with the Guide Tones course, and gives you the most options in the long run.  I have included a few MetroDrones already to get you started, but you will eventually want to speed up your ability, which will require the Full MetroDrone Course.  Depending on your level you could start each Guide Tone line exercise differently and over time you might start skipping some steps as you improve.
  • Here is a ground-up approach.
  • Sing the Guide Tone line over a MetroDrone: pick a tempo or use the included MetroDrone files. If using the full MetroDrone course pick a tempo that allows you to sing one note per MetroDrone pulse.
  • If you are not sure you are singing correctly use the MetroDrone with the note and name addition which is included in the course to check your intonation.  When possible try to sing the note before the tone and answer are given.
  • Once comfortable with 1-2 Try to sing the Guide Tone line over the chord changes.  You can do this multiple ways.

 

 

 

  • Here is a list from easy to difficult.
  • Sing along with the Guide Tone MP3 with chords which will give you both the note and the answer in the key center.
  • Sing along with the Guide Tone MP3 with chords only.
  • Sing along with the Guide Tone MP3 with bass and chords in a Funk Style.
  • Sing along with the Guide Tone MP3 with bass line.
  • Things to remember:
  • You are trying to hear all notes in the key center, NOT in relationship to the chords.
  • I recommend using solfeggio for the singing, but note names or degrees can work too.
  • Try to master one Guide Tone Line per week.  You should be able to do this with about 15 minutes of study each day.
  • Try to also apply the Guide Tone Line using your chosen instrument so that you start to improvise around the Guide Tone Line.
  • Keep in mind:
  • The “Guide Tones” Course is teaching you how to hear melodies over changing chords. This will transform your ability and understanding of playing and hearing chord progressions.
  • Be patient! For some of you who are getting only around 50% correct answers on the One Note Ear Training, it will be tougher, but remember that it is getting you to understand how to hear with chord changes, which is important to your understanding of music in general. So don't rush, just learn at your own speed.
  • Most music uses the same kinds of chord progressions over and over, as is demonstrated with the pop tunes mentioned in the course.  So learn one Guide Tone line, and  it will actually work over many chord progressions, in many songs. So by mastering one Guide Tone line you will have done a lot to help you hear music.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Big Metronome

The Big Metronome

The Big Metronome...is a must own for any instrumentalist.

This book is part of a series of books which are designed to teach a student:

  • How to develop a better internal sense of time.
  • Feel music on a more macro level.
  • Develop an innate sense of musical form.
  • Develop a more natural feel that breathes with the music.

"Feel Time" not "Count Time."

All this is accomplished by requiring the student to "feel time" not "count time." The Big Metronome is filled with numerous exercises and comes with audio files to play along with each exercise.

Audio Files

Each audio track for The Big Metronome gives you a two bar count off and then a click every measure, two measures or four measures. As this pulse happens at wider and wider periods of time it requires the student to rely more and more on their own internal sense of time.


Additional Audio Files

Although The Big Metronome does contain 3 CDs worth of audio either the physical book or ebook could contain MP3s for all metronome markings with a click for either every measure, two measure and four measures. It is recommended that you also purchase the additional MP3 audio downloads that available. The most complete additional audio is the "Big Metronome Bundle 1" which contains over 45 hours of MP3s with every traditional metronome marking with every macro beat up to 8. This is a huge resource and highly recommended to get the most out of this book and time concept.

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A digital download of The Big Metronome is also available in these bundles

Please Note!

Over the years we have had many requests for additional audio files to cover different tempos and different time signatures so that students could use these files in multiple situations. We have therefore created additional digital downloads of other audio files that will aid you in your development.

The Big Metronome comes with 3 CDs but these MP3s give you many more possible combinations to strengthen your time. Each MP3 package gives you 37 audio tracks that are 10 minutes in length using the following metronome markings:

40,42,44,46,48,50,52,54,56,58,60,63,66,69,72,76,80,84,88,92,100,
104,108,112,116,120,126,132,138,144,152,168,176,184,192,200,208

These are the settings on a traditional metronome. Each download is giving you the equivalent of 5 Audio CDs worth of audio. We also offer bundles of these downloads at a reduced price. These bundles contain about 40 Audio CDs worth of files. Keep in mind that bundles are rather large files and the download could take a few minutes.

List of additional audio files for The Big Metronome:

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Big Metronome Bundle 1

Volumes 1 through 8 of 4/4 meter with time divisions 1-8 measures. This package contains Big Metronome Volume 1 through 8 in one download. This is the combination of the eight volumes listed above.

This package includes MP3 for all traditional metronome markings with a click for 1-8 measures. This bundle contains almost 300 MP3 files. The following metronome markings are used with time divisions of 1 through 8 measures.

40,42,44,46,48,50,52,54,56,58,60,63,66,69,72,76,80,84,88,92,100,
104,108,112,116,120,126,132,138,144,152,168,176,184,192,200,208

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Big Metronome MP3 Volume One

The Big Metronome Additional Files Volume One includes MP3s for all traditional metronome markings with a click every 1 measures. This download is also included in the bundle 1.

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Big Metronome MP3 Volume Two

The Big Metronome Additional Files Volume Two includes MP3s for all traditional metronome markings with a click every 2 measures. This download is also included in the bundle 1.

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Big Metronome MP3 Volume Three

The Big Metronome Additional Files Volume Three includes MP3s for all traditional metronome markings with a click every 3 measures. This download is also included in the bundle 1.

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Big Metronome MP3 Volume Four

The Big Metronome Additional Files Volume Four includes MP3s for all traditional metronome markings with a click every 4 measures. This download is also included in the bundle 1.

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Big Metronome MP3 Volume Five

The Big Metronome Additional Files Volume One includes MP3s for all traditional metronome markings with a click every 5 measures. This download is also included in the bundle 1.

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Big Metronome MP3 Volume Six

The Big Metronome Additional Files Volume Six includes MP3s for all traditional metronome markings with a click every 6 measures. This download is also included in the bundle 1.

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Big Metronome MP3 Volume Seven

The Big Metronome Additional Files Volume Seven includes MP3s for all traditional metronome markings with a click every 7 measures. This download is also included in the bundle 1.

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Big Metronome MP3 Volume Eighth

The Big Metronome Additional Files Volume Eight includes MP3s for all traditional metronome markings with a click every 8 measures. This download is also included in the bundle 1.

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Ear Training CDs and MP3s WITHOUT BOOKS

Ear Training CDs and MP3s WITHOUT BOOKS

This page contains CD and MP3 downloads for those customers that have purchased books without CD and wish to either download or purchase a physical CD. Please keep in mind that some audio is only available as a physical CD or a Digital Download of MP3s. Please see each product for details.

We highly recommend you buy a digital download rather than a physical CD especially with ear training books. MP3 players allow offers many ways to organize the audio files through playlists. These options are not available with CDs.

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Ear Training One Note Beginning CD or MP3s only no book.

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Ear Training One Note Intermediate CD or MP3s only no book.

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Ear Training One Note Complete 3 CDs or 3 Folders of MP3s no book.

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Ear Training Two Note Beginning Volume Two CD or MP3s only no book.

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Ear Training Two Note Beginning Complete 6 CDs or 6 folders of MP3s no books.

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Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing CD or MP3s only no book.

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Key Note Recognition CD or MP3s only no book.

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Single Note Drones MP3s only no book.

87 five minute single note drones are contained in this download. These drones are done on an acoustic piano and are excellent for use with the following books:

  • Single String Studies
  • Time Transformation
  • Key Retention Builder
  • LINES
  • Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singin

Single Note Drones are useful when you don't want your "key" sound to be defined by a major, minor chord or other modal characteristics.

Because these drones cover most notes on the piano keyboard they also are used in advanced ear training exercises assigned by Mr. Arnold for advanced students.

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Digital: MSK 165

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Perfect Pitch Ear Training for Piano 344 MP3s only no book.

This download is just for the MP3 audio files for the book Perfect Pitch Ear Training for Piano. This is meant for customers who have purchased the book separately and now need the audio files to start work. This download contains NO BOOK.

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MSK 172

344 MP3s no book

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Ear Training One Note Direct Application MP3

This CD gives you 99 tracks of random notes. This CD is used in conjunction with vamps (chord progressions) that you create or download from the member's area. Therefore to use this disc effectively you will need two CD players or some other source to play your vamp. This is NOT a CD for beginners to Mr. Arnold's ear training program. This CD is meant for students that are looking for ways to apply Mr. Arnold's ear training method to a live musical situation. You will find further explanation of uses of this CD in the member's area. You can join this area once you purchase the CD or if you already own one of our books or CD you can look at the directions for applying this CD in the member's area before purchasing.

Please note this physical CD is not associated with the Direct Application Book.

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Physical: MSK 143

Physical: one CD

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Direct Application CD Volume One Major:

This 10 track CD download in MP3 format is part of a series of additional audio files that give a student more experience applying their contextual ear training skills to real music situations. These tracks are additional audio files for the Direct Application Ear Training Volume One Book. These additional tracks are full band excerpts using music styles as diverse a classical symphony orchestra pieces to down home Bluegrass tracks. All music is in various Major key centers. While you listen to the track you will hear one note played followed by the name of that note. This will help you to apply one note contextual ear training to a real music situation.

Play along or just listen either way these tracks make ear training fun.

This Direct Application series is also an enjoyable way to do ear training. You can play along with your instrument or just listen passively; whichever works best for you. You can jam along with the tracks as you are tested on various notes or use it as a way to study scales, arpeggios and many other musical elements while you are also being tested with ear training exercises. For the student with limited practice time this is ideal for getting the most out of your schedule. There are 10 tracks each exploring different styles of music in various Major key centers.

Practicing Ear Training in different contexts will prepare you for any musical situation

An informed ear is the the essence of making music. This is one of the reasons why we have developed so many different kinds of ear training products. These various exercises, set up for different contexts, will prepare you for any musical situation. The Direct Application Ear Training series gives you yet another step and in a way, the final step to apply your skills directly to real music.

Recommendations:

Direct Application is recommended for any student who understands the difference between "contextual ear training" and "interval ear training." While having some experience with our One Note Series, Fanatic's Guide or Contextual Ear Training books is recommended, it is not essential to reaping the benefits of the exercises. But keep in mind that context is the secret behind all great ear training skills. The more you vary the type of exercise you do, the more you will be able to apply this ear training to the multitude of situations that will come your way in your musical life.

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MSK 203

10 MP3s in a Major Key Center

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Direct Application CD Volume Two Dorian:

This 10 track CD download in MP3 format is part of a series of additional audio files that give a student more experience applying their contextual ear training skills to real music situations. These tracks are additional audio files for the Direct Application Ear Training Volume Two Book. These additional tracks are full band excerpts using music styles as diverse a classical symphony orchestra pieces to down home Bluegrass tracks. All music is in various Dorian key centers. While you listen to the track you will hear one note played followed by the name of that note. This will help you to apply one note contextual ear training to a real music situation.

This Ear Training is FUN. You can play along with your instrument or just listen passively.

This Direct Application series is also an enjoyable way to do ear training. You can play along with your instrument or just listen passively; whichever works best for you. You can jam along with the tracks as you are tested on various notes or use it as a way to study scales, arpeggios and many other musical elements while you are also being tested with ear training exercises. For the student with limited practice time this is ideal for getting the most out of your schedule. There are 10 tracks each exploring different styles of music in various Dorian key centers.

Listening to Ear Training in many contexts will prepare you for any musical situation

An informed ear is the the essence of making music. This is one of the reasons why we have developed so many different kinds of ear training products. These various exercises, set up for different contexts, will prepare you for any musical situation. The Direct Application Ear Training series gives you yet another step and in a way, the final step to apply your skills directly to real music.

Recommendations:

Direct Application is recommended for any student who understands the difference between "contextual ear training" and "interval ear training." While having some experience with our One Note Series, Fanatic's Guide or Contextual Ear Training books is recommended, it is not essential to reaping the benefits of the exercises. But keep in mind that context is the secret behind all great ear training skills. The more you vary the type of exercise you do, the more you will be able to apply this ear training to the multitude of situations that will come your way in your musical life.

What's included:

10 MP3s using various styles such as Rock, Funk and Reggae.

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MSK 205

10 MP3s in a Dorian Key Center

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Jam Tracks Volume One

One of the most important activities in learning to play an instrument or improving your ear is applying your newly learned skills to an actual musical situation. For many students they can be the bridge between the printed page and the real world of music. That's why Jam Tracks are a must own for anyone studying music. What makes our Jam Tracks unique is that each track is played in all 12 keys. This gives you 120 Jam Tracks in MP3 format that are ready for any chord sound you need to practice. This download includes Jam Tracks for the following chord types:

  • Major
  • Minor
  • Dominant 7
  • Dominant 7sus4
  • Minor 7b5
  • Diminished 7
  • Minor Major 7
  • Major 7#5
  • Altered Dominant
  • Dominant 7 Altered 5 Natural 9

No matter what you are working on, you can use these Jam Tracks to apply your knowledge in any key and through multiple styles. So whether you are focusing on Scales, Arpeggios, Approach Notes or anything else, working with these Jam Tracks will get all these concepts engrained in a practical and permanent way. These tracks cover styles from Jazz to Heavy Metal and average about 4 to 5 minutes in duration.

h2 class="blue">Here are some excerpts from the 10 tracks:

Major

Minor

Dominant 7

Dominant 7sus4

Minor 7b5

Diminished 7

Minor Major 7

Major 7#5

Altered Dominant

Dominant 7 Altered 5 Natural 9

Wondering how to use the tracks? We're sure you'll think of countless ways, but here are just a few possibilities

  • Jam Tracks can be used with our perfect pitch ear training audio files to create your own ear training exercises. Since the perfect pitch audio files just play a note and then tell you what pitch has been played you could combine these two together to create endless ear training exercises. If you are interested, add the Perfect Pitch Bundle to your order.
  • The Jam Tracks are a natural combination with the scale study books in our catalog. New York Guitar Method Volume One for Guitarist and Essential Scales for any instrumentalist would be excellent choices. Since these books work with applying the scales in all keys and give you both modal sequences and chord voicings, combining that information with playing against the tracks will really solidify your musicianship in these areas.
  • Jam Tracks are an essential tool when learning about Approach Notes as found in New York Guitar Method Volume Two. There is an extreme learning curve when applying Approach Note figures to specific beats within a measure. The Jam Tracks are uniquely suited to getting you through this hurdle.
  • Working with the Rhythm Series and the Jam Tracks can be a good way to understand the relationship of a printed rhythm to the real music situation presented in a Jam Track. Since the rhythm series covers 4 rhythm levels within all the books available this is an excellent chance to develop an understanding of various rhythms within each Jam Track's musical environment. Rhythm Primer and Rhythms Volume One would be the logical starting place.

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120 Jam Tracks in MP3 format. no book

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Jam Tracks Volume Two

Bring scales, arpeggios and other musical techniques that you are learning to life! Apply them in any key, in popular musical styles – and engrain your musical knowledge in a practical and permanent way…

This is what the Jam Tracks Volume Two can do for you …

Jam Tracks are a great tool for your musical improvement, and using a variety of Jam Tracks will add more depth to your playing. Musical concepts, theory and techniques – such as scales, arpeggios, approach notes, pitch class sets – these are all like rough, unpolished gems until you apply them.

Playing along with a jam track is the fun side of learning music while also developing your ability to apply your ideas to real music. In other words, Jam Tracks are the bridge between the printed page and the real world of music. 



That's why Jam Tracks are a must own for anyone studying music …

With “Jam Tracks Volume Two”, you get 10 progressions in all keys … these Jam Tracks lean heavily on the rock and funk side of things. There are many unique things about these jam tracks that you don't usually find in other jam tracks.

  • Each track has been built in a way that allows you to put different kinds of scales over each track. This makes each track more useful because you can use it more than one way. There is a Scale Choice Playlist Guide PDF included to help you see the possibilities of each track …

  • 4/4 and 5/4 Jam Tracks are included to help you master odd time signature playing …

  • Each 5 minute jam track develops over time --it's not just a boring loop-- so you really feel like you're playing with a band …

With “Jam Tracks Volume Two”, you get 10 progressions in all keys … these Jam Tracks lean heavily on the rock and funk side of things. There are many unique things about these jam tracks that you don't usually find in other jam tracks.

And finally, all tracks are made from the pitch class set 025 so if you are into advanced improvisation these tracks give you a great palette for this particular sound.

Here are some excerpts from the 10 tracks:

Track One

Track Two

Track Three

Track Four

Track Five

Track Six

Track Seven

Track Eight

Track Nine

Track Ten

No matter what you are working on, you can use these Jam Tracks to apply your knowledge in any key through some of the most popular styles of music. So whether you are focusing on Scales, Arpeggios, Approach Notes or anything else, working with these Jam Tracks will get all these concepts engrained in a practical and permanent way.

Wondering how to use the tracks? We're sure you'll think of countless ways, but here are just a few possibilities:

  • Jam Tracks can be used with our perfect pitch ear training audio files to create your own ear training exercises. Since the perfect pitch audio files just play a note and then tell you what pitch has been played you could combine these two together to create endless ear training exercises. If you are interested, add the Perfect Pitch Bundle to your order.
  • The Jam Tracks are a natural combination with the scale study books in our catalog. New York Guitar Method Volume One for Guitarist and Essential Scales for any instrumentalist would be excellent choices. Since these books work with applying the scales in all keys and give you both modal sequences and chord voicings, combining that information with playing against the tracks will really solidify your musicianship in these areas.
  • Jam Tracks are an essential tool when learning about Approach Notes as found in New York Guitar Method Volume Two. There is an extreme learning curve when applying Approach Note figures to specific beats within a measure. The Jam Tracks are uniquely suited to getting you through this hurdle.
  • Working with the Rhythm Series and the Jam Tracks can be a good way to understand the relationship of a printed rhythm to the real music situation presented in a Jam Track. Since the rhythm series covers 4 rhythm levels within all the books available this is an excellent chance to develop an understanding of various rhythms within each Jam Track's musical environment. Rhythm Primer and Rhythms Volume One would be the logical starting place.

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120 MP3s no book

Here are some short clips of each of the 22 Jam Tracks MP3s:

Major Mode

Dorian Mode

Phrygian Mode

Lydian Mode

Mixolydian Mode

Aeolian Mode

Locrian Mode

Melodic Minor Ascending Mode

Dorian b2 Mode

Lydian #5 Mode

Lydian b7 Mode

Mixolydian b6 Mode

Locrian Natural Two Mode

Altered Mode

Diminished Mode

Symmetrical Diminished Mode

Whole Tone Mode

Harmonic Minor Mode

Mixolydian b2 b6 Mode

Major Pentatonic Mode

Minor Pentatonic Mode

Blues Mode

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Music Theory Interval Recognition.

This download contains 306 MP3 files that quiz you on the interval relationships between notes. For instance you would be asked "What is the fifth of G." The answer will then be given approximately one second later. These MP3s go through all common key centers along with some uncommon key centers.

You are also quizzed on flat and sharped intervals. For instance "What is the flat 2 of Bb" or "What is the Sharp 1 of Bb." By working through all these relationships you will gain a very important skill that will be very useful in you musical development. Each file has the answer in it's title so you will not only hear the answer but also be able to look at your MP3 player to check the correct answer. We have also supplied a PDF file containing all the answers to the files.

It is recommend that you work through these files with these books:

  • Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One
  • Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume Two
  • Music Theory Workbook for All Instruments Volume One
  • Essential Scales
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    MSK 233

    306 MP3s and PDF containing answers to interval questions.

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    Complete Blues Comping both Major and Minor.

    The MP3s and accompanying PDF help a musician develop a feel for the overall form of a Major and Minor Blues. The MP3s play the chord progression one chorus then there is only a metronome clicking on 2 and 4 for one chorus. The student improvises or comps the changes during this chorus. The accompanying chords then come in and play the next chorus of changes. By working with these MP3 files you will develop a feel for both a Major and Minor 12 bar blues form. It will also help with your ability to keep the form as you solo. This download can be used by any instrumentalist.

    The Chord Progressions found in this download are the same as the Major and Minor Blues Progressions in Chord Workbook for Gutar Volume One and New York Guitar Method Volume One. This download contains 12 Major Blues Progressions and 12 Minor Blues Progressions in PDF format and 24 MP3s.

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    24 MP3s with PDF of chord progressions.

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Yoga for Guitarists

Yoga for Guitarists

A therapeutic approach addressing: Hand, Wrist, Arm, Shoulders, Neck, and Lower Back

Recommended for any musician encountering pain from playing.

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"I am so grateful to Joe Palese for giving us "Yoga for Guitarists". The exercises are simple and effective and Joe
explains and demonstrates them thoroughly in a manner that makes me feel relaxed, inspired and energized. As a traveling guitarist I will take this video wherever I go knowing the meditative approach and exercises help me heal and prevent future strain on my muscle and joints. Thank you Joe!" Emily Sailiers, Indigo Girls

Course Description

Whether you play guitar or upright bass or just about any instrument, Yoga for Guitarists with Joe Palese can help you if you are experiencing pain from playing or the many stresses of gigging. These can be carrying equipment or standing for long periods of time holding an instrument.

Playing can put the body into positions that are not always comfortable, such as holding hands up for long periods of time, or pushing shoulders forward. And sometimes we clench more and more, until our body simply stresses out.

Yoga for Guitarists can help you troubleshoot many physical issues:

If you find that:

  • You are getting lower back pain from lifting your instrument, or standing with it around your neck.
  • Your hands and wrists are getting painful, stiff and sore when you play.
  • You have tightness and stress in your upper arm.
  • Your neck and shoulders ache after a gig; or perhaps EVERYTHING aches after a gig…
  • You are concerned about getting tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome.

Then Yoga for Guitarists is for you.

A yoga teacher and musician for more than two decades, Joe Palese knows how the two passions of music making and yoga can connect in both a scientific and holistic way. He created this video course for any musician who aims to play music either as a hobby or for a living, so they can perform, practice, and strengthen their bodies, and concentrate solely on the music.

Relieve the aches and pains that have plagued you for years

In this video course Joe will demonstrate and explain the poses and stretches that have relieved and/or healed injuries for many musicians, including:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendonitis of the wrist and elbow
  • Chronic tightness of the shoulders
  • Rotator cuff issues
  • Low back pain

Yoga for Guitarists is for any musician

Yoga for Guitarists is for anyone who regularly picks up a musical instrument, or who practices or performs regularly. It is a one-stop shop for general repetitive-stress injury prevention or rehabilitation.

This course developed out of helping fellow musicians at gigs who asked how to relieve their discomfort and pain. Over the years, with a record of success treating these problems with yoga stretches, relaxation and breathing techniques it became evident to Joe that there was a real need for a targeted program. Yoga for Guitarists addresses the specific physical areas where musicians have the most trouble, and uses the techniques that Joe has found to be tried and true.

Are you experiencing any of these physical issues?

If you are experiencing pain from playing, here are more reasons why this course is for you:

  • If you’ve never done yoga, no problem! This course was designed with the beginner in mind.
  • You will learn why these injuries occur and what you can do to prevent or heal them.
  • These poses can be practiced ANYTIME. Take a few minutes before or during rehearsal, before a gig or on a break between sets, or create an easily sustainable home routine.

Note: Of course, if you are playing with improper technique, your problems will re-occur no matter the therapy. An excellent guide to proper technique is “Guitar Physiology” produced by the folks at TrueFire.

Advisory: The techniques and suggestions presented in this video and website are not intended to substitute for proper medical advice. Consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program. The yoga for guitarists video assumes no responsibility for injuries suffered while practicing these techniques. If you are elderly or have any chronic or recurring conditions such as high blood pressure, arthritis, heart disease, and so on, seek your physician’s advice before practicing to determine necessary precautions.

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One Minute Lesson Technique

The One Minute Lesson Series

These "One Minute Lessons" cover many of the topics I discuss with my private students. These conversations sometimes arise because a student asks me about a certain subject but more often it's because I hear a weakness in their playing or musical perception. The "One Minute Lesson" is not meant to be an exhaustive study; of any particular subject rather it is an insight into one subject that is sometimes small, sometimes big but always important. At the outset you should realize that some of these "One Minute Lessons" have much more content than others depending on the subject. This variance in the amount of material supplied in a "One Minute Lesson" is usually caused by the subject presented. Sometimes additional PDFs with specific exercises and MP3s and Midifiles will be supplied to help a student master a particular subject but other times it might just be a lesson where I'm nudging a student to keep something important in mind or refine their understanding of something they might know but not completely understand. In general I think these "One Minute Lessons" should be watched every few years as you work on your musical skills because different subjects will become important to your development at different times.

Again, just to clarify The "One Minute Lesson"will always contain a video that is approximately one minute in length. Each "One Minute Lesson" will also always contain a PDF. Sometimes additional PDFs, MP3s and Midifiles will also be given if there are exercises that relate to the subject at hand.

There will be "One Minute Lesson" videos on many subjects.

Each "One Minute Lesson" topic will be available as an individual download or as a bundle. The Bundle is the most economical way to purchase these "One Minute Lessons." You can choose a quick link below to read about each "One Minute Lesson."

Here is a breakdown of this "One Minute Lessons for Technique": Click on a title to go directly to the course.

One Minute Lesson: "Technique" Bundle

One Minute Lesson: "Technique" Bundle

The One Minute Lesson "Technique" Bundle contains nine one minute lessons that lay out all the common techniques that a professional musician uses to master their instrument. Each lesson gives you a PDF with various studies taken from forthcoming compendiums of technical exercises. These "One Minute Lessons" are a great way to get an overview of what techniques are involved to gain mastery of your instrument along with a concise way to organize both the exercises and recommendations and your practice sessions. The "One Minute Lesson Technique" videos discuss the general ideas behind playing correctly and other important subjects that many students don't realize are intrinsically connected to good technique. If you would like to learn about the specifics of each video or wish to only purchase a single download please click on the individual titles.

Achieving superior technique on your instrument requires many kinds of exercises, and it takes years to master the exercises presented in these videos and accompanying PDFs. Think of this series of the "One Minute Lesson" as a general guide to WHAT you need to work on to gain the kind of technical mastery you desire.

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ISBN 978-1-59489-648-4

Nine Videos with PDFs.

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Individual Downloads

One Minute Lesson: Technique #1: Pressing too Hard

This One Minute Lesson talks about some of the different issues that keep a player from reaching his or her full technical potential. One of the accompanying PDFs presents an exercise to help to develop a "lightness" in one's touch. This PDF also gives an overview of the organization of scales along with the suggested scales that a musician needs to know to function in modern music. Recommendations are also given on how to practice scales to maximize your practice time while simultaneously developing aural skills. Modal Sequencing is explained in depth. An additional 24 page PDF is included from the forthcoming book "Two Note Modal Sequencing" showing one possible exercise that a student could use to explore more melodic ideas. This PDF is also an excellent sight reading workout.

ISBN 978-1-59489-639-2

Video plus one six page PDF and one 24 page PDF

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One Minute Lesson: Technique #2: Ergonomic Movement

This lesson discusses the importance of the proper physical relationship to an instrument and how it can affect the ability to develop stellar technical skills. A three page PDF is also included which discusses common playing problems that inhibit these skills. There is also a demonstration of the power of three note modal sequencing which breaks a seven note scale down to its eighteen possible three note melodic patterns. Practice recommendations are given on how to apply these ideas as well as which scales should be included in practicing with these concepts. Another twelve page PDF is included which is an excerpt from the forthcoming "Three Note Sequencing" which shows some suggested practice patterns in all keys.

ISBN 978-1-59489-640-8

Video and 1 three page PDF as well as a 12 page PDF showing a technical exercise.

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One Minute Lesson: Technique #3: Long Line Rhythm

The video discusses "Long Line Rhythm" a concept which will greatly increase your speed as well as you ability to feel, and not count, time. A five page PDF gives a detailed explanation of "Long Line Rhythm" and how to apply it to various musical situations. Both the "MetroDrone" and the course "The Big Metronome" are discussed and recommendations given on how to incorporate these books/tools into "Long Line Rhythm" practice. Four note modal sequencing is discussed in-depth as well as a revolutionary way of reducing the possible four note melodic patterns of a seven note scale down to twenty melodic combinations. These twenty 4 note melodic patterns are then combined with another twenty page PDF that shows the 96 permutations of these twenty 4 note melodic patterns which gives you a highly organized way of seeing all four note melodic patterns for a seven note scale. Many of these ideas are excerpts from the forthcoming "Four Note Sequencing" course.

ISBN 978-1-59489-641-5

Video and 5 page PDF as well as a 20 Page PDF

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One Minute Lesson: Technique #4: Big Muscles Move Small Muscles

The video explains how any instrumentalist should physically relate to their instrument. The accompanying three page PDF discusses problems encountered by not playing with the proper technique as well as suggestions on how play correctly and ideas to counteract many of the physical stresses a musician encounters. The four note diatonic chords of a key center and the importance of mastering this information is presented as well as suggested ways to practice this information. Four additional eighty two page PDFs are included which are excerpts from the "Four Note Diatonic Chords" course. These exercises show a student the four inversions of a chord and some suggested ways that these structures can be played through a scale. This is an excellent presentation of how a student can organize this important technique commonly used by great musicians to master an understanding of key centers and arpeggios.

ISBN 978-1-59489-642-2

Video and one 3 page PDF as well as four 82 page PDFs

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One Minute Lesson: Technique #5: How to Practice

This video discusses how to get the most out of your practice session by organizing your time effectively and in a way that will promote physical well being. A five page PDF is included which has an important discussion of the mental stresses that can accompany learning an instrument, as well as ways to deal with these problems. There is also a detailed discussion of "Approach Notes" and how this concept of playing can be organized as well as ways it is commonly used in music. Three 6 page PDFs are also included that show how to practice approach notes with scales. These exercises are an excellent way to quickly expand your musical palette.

ISBN 978-1-59489-643-9

Video and one 5 page PDF as well as three 6 page PDFs

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One Minute Lesson: Technique #6: Warm-Ups

This Video discusses the importance of using warm-up exercises before playing, with suggestions on useful exercises. The nine videos presented in this series really give you on overview of most of the common melodic patterns used in music and therefore are an excellent source for developing your own personal warm ups based on these ideas. A two page PDF is included which discusses all kinds of warm-ups and how to pick the best approach to your warm-up session. A discussion of using approach notes to chord tones is also presented as well as three additional two page BeBop duet études that demonstrate the use of approach notes into chord tones.

ISBN 978-1-59489-644-6

Video and two PDFs

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One Minute Lesson: Technique #7: Hearing What You Are Playing

This video discusses the close connection between aural and rhythmic skills. There is a four page PDF which breaks down the various categories of learning necessary to develop good aural and rhythmic skills. A discussion of how to "hear" music as well as suggested courses of study are included. Rhythmic training is broken down into the basic components of reading rhythms, playing rhythms, recognizing and playing various meters, superimpositions, odd rhythmic groupings and a general rhythmic feel which is appropriate for the style you are playing. An explanation of “feeling” time and not “count” time is given as well as a suggested way to develop this skill set. The overview presented in this PDF is crucial to your understanding of these two aspects of great musicianship. A list of chord tones and available tensions for every chord is included as well as an explanation of "sweeps" and how this kind of structure can create a very interesting and modern sounding melody. An additional 22 page PDF provides examples of these "sweeps" which will definitely expand your sonic pallet.

ISBN 978-1-59489-645-3

Video and one 4 page PDF as well as a 20 page PDF

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One Minute Lesson: Technique #8: Style

This Video discusses the importance of style when developing technical skills. The accompanying two page PDF continues this discussion pointing out why stylistic considerations are so important. This PDF explains how each style has its own characteristic melodies and rhythms and these will shape the types of technical exercises you practice. An additional PDF is included to explain the concept of "swing" a commonly misunderstood term that is found in many styles of Jazz and Blues. The ideas presented in the "One Minute Lessons on Technique" are not based inn any one style, so that you can apply the exercises to the style that makes sense, based on its intrinsic melodic and rhythmic content. This "One Minute Lesson" PDF also goes into detail about how these choices should be made and gives examples of common style considerations. It also gives a brief description of "Pitch Class Set Theory" and information on how to apply Hexatonic (6 note) based sweeps patterns to various chord types. Another 15 page PDF containing 720 hexatonic sweeps is also included for technical study as well as a one chorus solo applying these sweeps to the jazz standard "Giant Steps."

ISBN 978-1-59489-646-0

Video plus 2 Page PDF, 15 Page PDF, Swing Feel PDF, Giant Steps PDF

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One Minute Lesson: Technique #9: Articulation

This video discusses the importance of specific and appropriate articulation and embellishment of any musical phrase to make it sound like a given style. The included PDF gives ways to apply technical exercises to make them more musical. Ways to apply technical exercises in a musical way was also covered in two "One Minute Lessons on Phrasing." These PDFs have been included to help a student see some possible ways to help to make repeating patterns sound more interesting. There is also a discussion of the importance of playing various techniques in cycles. A 24 page excerpt from the "Hearing Chord Progressions" course which shows various ways to play a Major 7th chord cycle 5 is included.

ISBN 978-1-59489-647-7

Video plus PDFs with additional 24 page PDF and Two PDFs from One Minute Lesson Phrasing.

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