New York Guitar Method Volume One

New York Guitar Method Volume One

The flagship book of the New York Guitar Method Series.

New York Guitar Method Volume One is the "Holy Grail" of scale books. Everything you ever wanted to know about scales is included in this book. But this book isn't just a collection of scales; it's an in-depth method for raising your musicianship through the understanding of how scales interface with every aspect of music.

If you are a student who wants to master:

  • 22 most used scales in music
  • Chords with additional tensions added.
  • Music theory and its relationship to scales.
  • Slash chords; what they are and how to use them.
  • Modal Sequencing and the common patterns that form great melodies.
  • Polyrhythmic Feel.
  • Rhythmic permutation of scales.

Then look no further; this book will set you on the road to world class musicianship.

This 348 page book will:

This book demystifies all of these subjects and then goes way beyond.

Learning scales using the 3 notes per string method will help break you "out of the box." You'll go way beyond just scales and their fingering patterns. By knowing how to apply sequencing to scales, you can forget about buying every new Shred video that comes out. This book gives you the theory behind all the cool licks you ever wanted to learn but it doesn't stop there; is also includes Modal Sequencing with Rhythmic permutation to give you kick-ass scale ideas. In other words, you'll have what you need to start creating your OWN sound!

Need further information? Here's a detailed list on the contents of this book

Take a deep breath.

The following scales and their theory are covered in great detail:

All the Chords with Tensions that you need to know to become a World Class Guitarist.

Added tensions for the following chord types are covered:

  • Major7
  • Minor7
  • Dominant7
  • Dominant7 sus4
  • Minor7b5
  • Diminished 7
  • Minor Major 7
  • Major7#5

Articulations: the secret ingredient to soulful playing.

In-Depth coverage of the following Articulations:

  • Hammer-Ons
  • Pull-Offs
  • Slides from Below
  • Slides from Above
  • Bends
  • Pre-Bends
  • Vibrato
  • Accents
  • Staccato
  • Legato

Modal Sequences: A comprehensive explanation of how to build great melodies.

In-Depth look at the following Modal Sequences:

  • Two Note Modal Sequencing-Seconds
  • Two Note Modal Sequencing-Thirds
  • Two Note Modal Sequencing-Fifths
  • Two Note Modal Sequencing-Sixths
  • Two Note Modal Sequencing-Sevenths
  • Three Note Modal Sequencing
  • Four Note Modal Sequencing

Scale and Music Concepts

A Black Belt in Scales

We can say with full confidence that you'll have a black belt in scales after studying this book. Of course you'll want to apply all this knowledge to make it stick. That's why there is also the "New York Guitar Method Ensemble Book One," the companion book for the New York Guitar Method Volume One This book has you apply all the information covered through etudes, exercises, soloing, chord progressions and sight reading.

So is this book the right book for you?

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you sometimes not know what is the right scale to play?
  • Do you mostly use a few scales and can't figure out how to use the rest?
  • Do you find your scale playing to be bland?
  • Are you bored with the way you play scales when you improvise?
  • Do you feel like you play the same things every time you improvise?
  • Do you need more ideas on how to use scales?
  • Do you need to get more rhythmic interest into you scale playing?
  • Do you feel like you need some new sounds in your playing?

If the answer is YES then New York Guitar Method Volume One will get you on track to solving your scale problems. Filling in these gaps in your playing will make you a much better musician and give you the confidence to tackle any type of music.

Here is a couple of examples of MP3s that can be played or downloaded to help you learn each chord progression

Bringing together many Muse Eek Books to raise your musicianship

New York Guitar Method contains carefully selected excerpts from other Muse Eek Publications, making each book a targeted compilation. In the case of New York Guitar Method Volume One additional content has been taken from:

The New York Guitar Method is an unmatched series of book covering all the things you need to become a world class guitarist.

By combining theoretical and practical application this series of books gives you everything you need to become a great guitarist. Get a consistent, comprehensive education by working through the entire New York Guitar Method series.

Whether you are a total beginner or an advanced guitarist there is a book in this series that is perfect for you. GET STARTED TODAY!

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One Minute Lesson Harmony

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 Harmony": Click on a title to go directly to the course.

One Minute Lesson: "Harmony" Bundle

One minute lesson harmony bundle

One minute lesson harmony bundle

 

One Minute Lesson: "Harmony" Bundle

The One Minute Lesson "Harmony" Bundle contains eleven one minute lessons each discussing a different harmonic technique. Each lesson gives you a PDF with additional information on each harmonic method plus, in some cases, MP3s and a performance video. These "One Minute Lessons" are a great way to get an overview of what harmonic methods are available when you are performing, composing or analyzing a piece of music. The "One Minute Lesson Harmony" videos virtually covering every possible type of harmonic method found in music. This course is a must own for anybody who wants to understand the possible harmonic techniques. Do you want a quick synopsis of all the harmonic methods available to you? This course will teach you more in 11 minutes than you can learn from reading many lengthy texts on harmony.

These "One Minute Lesson" on Harmony breakdown the basic components and rules associated with each harmonic technique. These are easy rules even for a beginner to understand and are presented with either written examples, MP3s or videos to show you the information you need to know to start experimenting with the technique right away.

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ISBN 978-1-59489-555-5

11 videos video, 11 PDFs and 11 MP3s and one music video.

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Individual Downloads

One Minute Lesson: Harmony #1: Harmonic Reharmonization

This One Minute Lesson talks about harmonic re-harmonization. Arguably the most important information for any musician to know concerning harmony. With a few simple rules you can understand how to re-harmonizing a piece of music, create your own chord progressions or analyze the chords in your favorite song.

ISBN 978-1-59489-556-2

one video, one 9 page PDF and three MP3s.

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One Minute Lesson: Harmony #2: Harmony Derived from Chord Tones and Tensions

The use of Chord Tones and Tensions to create harmony is found in every style of music. This is a very simple technique that can help you find that one chord that will spice up your song or give you alternative ideas for re-harmonizing a whole chord progression. This harmonic technique again is very simple but it can give you beautiful chords by just knowing the tensions associated with a few chord types.

ISBN 978-1-59489-557-9

One video and one 14 page PDF

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One Minute Lesson: Harmony #3: Modal Harmony

Modal harmony is very common in most popular music styles. The technique only requires that you understand how to use a scale to create harmony. This one minute lesson explores very simple applications of this technique to very advanced ideas using non-Tertial harmony.

ISBN 978-1-59489-558-6

Video and 3 page PDF.

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One Minute Lesson: Harmony #4: Slash Chord Harmony

Slash Chord Harmony can be found in most popular music yet most musicians don't know how to form the chords, what scales to use over them or how they function in music. This one minute lesson demystifies these chords and shows you how to get started using these easy yet modern sounding chord structures.

ISBN 978-1-59489-559-3

Video and one 3 page PDF

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One Minute Lesson: Harmony #5: Harmony from Melody

Finding Harmony from Melody is one of the least discussed aspects of writing music. This video and PDF give you some no-nonsense techniques to start finding great chords for the melodies you write. Stop being stumped on what chords can go with your melody. The five page PDF gives you some easy rules to follow as well as some examples of different melodies and the possible chords that can go with them.

ISBN 978-1-59489-560-9

Video and one 5 page PDF.

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One Minute Lesson: Harmony #6: Pitch Class Set Harmony

Pitch Class Set Harmony may seem like a complicated and far-reaching technique. But if you know how to break it down into simple usable size chunks you will see that you can write anything from a simple blues to a highly complex piece of music. What is great about this lesson is you get five songs, which include the scores, to listen to so that you can hear how a composition sounds when is composed with pitch class sets.

ISBN 978-1-59489-561-6

Video and nine page PDF

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One Minute Lesson: Harmony #7: Harmony from Counterpoint

Counterpoint, much less harmony from counterpoint is very seldom discussed in music theory books, yet it is a great source for new sounding harmonies. The 21 page PDF that accompanies this one minute lessons breaks down the overall techniques used to create counterpoint. These are easy to understand rules, even for a beginner. Most counterpoint books are way over complicated giving you arcane rules that have nothing to do with contemporary music. This one minute lesson takes a completely different approach. It shows you the rules you need to know and then musical examples so that you can hear how these techniques sound in modern jazz and rock.

ISBN 978-1-59489-562-3

Video, 21 page PDF, three MP3s and one music video

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One Minute Lesson: Harmony #8: Intervallic Harmony

This one minute lesson on Intervallic Harmony shows you some advanced ideas that you could apply to create some very modern sounding harmonic situations. These ideas will really spice up your harmonic palette. The 13 page PDF shows you all the two to five note intervallics chords possible which is a gold mine of sound within itself.

ISBN 978-1-59489-563-0

Video plus 13 page PDF

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One Minute Lesson: Harmony #9: Combining Harmonic Methods

This one minute lesson gives you some practical advice on combining all the harmonic methods presented in this course. It also gives you some forward thinking ideas to help you think outside the box when it comes to creating harmonic environments.

ISBN 978-1-59489-564-7

Video plus one page PDF

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One Minute Lesson: Harmony #10: Harmonic Density and Tension

This video and PDF discuss the use of density and tension when creating harmony. This topic is seldom examined yet it is extremely important when it comes to writing a composition that is balanced and musical. Harmonic Density and Tension is many times what a beginning songwriter doesn't realize about writing a good song. If your density and tension is uneven most likely you will not have a great song.

ISBN 978-1-59489-565-4

Video plus one page PDF

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One Minute Lesson: Harmony #11: Stylistic Harmonic Considerations

Most musicians work within one style so it is important to understand what considerations need to be taken when working within a genre. This one minute lesson give you some no-nonsense advice on how to approach harmony when you are limited to one style

ISBN 978-1-59489-566-1

Video plus one page PDF

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