Music Theory

Improve Your Jazz Chops: II V I Progressions on Guitar

Improve Your Jazz Chops: II V I Progressions on Guitar The most common chord progression in jazz is II V I. Because it is such a common chord progression you find happening over and over again in most jazz standards, it is important to that you have a collection of II V I chord progressions
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Fun Open String Pedal Point Solos You Want to Know From ACDC to Randy Rhoads

Fun Open String Pedal Point Solos You Want to Know From ACDC to Randy Rhoads Open string pedal point riffs are fun picking exercises. You can also play all of these legato (series of hammer-ons and pull-offs), which are great exercises to build strength and endurance. Thunderstruck (AC/DC) It sounds like Angus does indeed pick
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My Favorite Chord: add9 with 3rd in the Bass

My Favorite Chord: add9 with 3rd in the Bass Before we get into the add9 chords: I just launched the pre-sale of 2 e-books I’m about to publish. If I can sell 400 copies of both books (i.e. 800 copies) by September 25, I will reach bestseller status this month. (50 copies already sold, 750
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Fun Short Exercises That Will Make You A Much Better Musician

Fun Short Exercises That Will Make You A Much Better Musician Memorizing Intervals Descending You might already have gotten pretty good at knowing ascending intervals. If not: you should probably practice that first. The best way: flashcards Have a flashcard for every note name that exists in music: A A# Bb B B# Cb C
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Improvisation With 4th and 2nd Interval Stacks

Improvisation With 4th and 2nd Interval Stacks This is a continuation of last week’s free lesson blog, where we talked about stacking 2nd and 4th intervals. Improvisation with 2nd and 4th interval stacks Check that blog because it tells you how to practice what we are about to cover today. Today we are going to
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