TrueFire Transitions To Jazz with David Becker
Jazz guitar is certainly not the easiest style of music to learn how to play, but if you’re already a rock or blues player then you already know more about playing jazz guitar than you might think you do. Jazz (like rock) is rooted in the blues. Understanding the common threads between the styles is the key to making the transition to jazz much easier and quicker. David Becker’s Transitions To Jazz identifies those common threads and shows you how to tweak what you already know into versatile jazz applications, vocabulary and dialects.
We’re majorly proud to welcome GRAMMY-nominated guitarist, composer and producer David Becker to the TrueFire family. David’s been recording, performing and touring the world over for the past 25 years to critical acclaim. He’s shared the stage with the likes of Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Michael Brecker and a host of other giants on the jazz scene. Fortunately for we students of jazz guitar, David is as passionate about education as he is about his music.
David organized Transitions To Jazz into three sections. In the first section, we’ll examine the tritone, triads and various extensions of the dominant seventh chord. We'll explore ways to comp using two, three and four note voicings, and I'll also introduce you to the standard 2-5-1 turnaround for the blues.”
In the second section, David introduces a concept he calls ‘Jazz Dialects.” In the Jazz Dialects section, we'll work on a variety of jazz applications for the pentatonic information you already possess, while also incorporating chromatics and triads as well as rhythmic variations. I’ll show you various approaches for comping and soloing over the standard 2-5-1 jazz progression. We’ll also work on approaches for changing keys.”
Section 2’s Curriculum includes Pentatonics For G7 and C7, Chromatics, Triads For G7 and C7, Chord Tones, The One Note Solo, 2-5 Progressions, 2-5-1 Progressions: Soloing & Comping, Two-Key Progressions: Soloing & Comping, The Cycle Of 4ths: Tritones & Dominant 7’s, Flat 5 Subs & Altered Dominant.
In the third and final section of the course, you’ll apply everything you learned in the first two sections across three Performance Studies.
I'll demonstrate how to develop a solo based on all the concepts from this course. We'll start out with a Jazz Blues in G, followed by a standard 2-5-1 progression which moves through 6 different keys. Lastly, we'll solo over a Bossanova progression in two keys which address both the Minor 2-5-1 and the Major 2-5-1.
David demonstrates the Performance Studies over rhythm tracks and then breaks them down, stepping you through the key concepts, techniques and creative approaches he used to perform the solo.
All of the key demonstrations, performances and examples are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can play, loop and/or slow down the tab and notation as you work through the lessons. Plus, David generously includes all of the rhythm tracks for you to work with on your own.
Grab your guitar and let’s get jazzed with David Becker!
Creative jazz approaches for rock & blues guitar players
Udemy Blues Guitar Lessons Volume 3 Minor Blues Essentials TUTORiAL
Get that biting, mean, minor blues sound today!
An essential study to help take your blues playing to new heights!
This 14-part series of lessons, taught by top UK session guitarist, Bobby Harrison, is the third instalment of our Blues Guitar series. We’ve learned how to solo over both a shuffle groove and a slow blues progression, but now it’s time to turn our attention to minor blues playing.
The focus here is how to solo over minor or minor 7th chords, as opposed to the dominant 7th progressions we’ve grown accustomed to. There are several differences in both mood and note choice, especially since we no longer have the luxury of mixing both the major and minor pentatonic scales; and as for our old friend, the major third, avoid that fella like the plague when soloing over a minor blues progression!
We will learn a mean 36-bar solo, containing countless blues licks that you can incorporate into your own playing, as well as a cool, ZZ Top inspired minor blues rhythm guitar part. Bobby also shows us scale, arpeggio and chord-tone ideas for soloing over a minor blues progression.
TrueFire Hands On Guitar: Beyond Beginner TUTORiAL
You already know how to tune a guitar. You already know several open position chords and maybe a couple of moveable barre chord shapes. You know a few strumming or picking patterns, can keep fairly good time, and have a small handful of easy songs under your belt. You can even play a few single note lines and licks. But you just can’t seem to take your playing to the next level…
Welcome to the club! Everyone who has ever picked up the guitar has been exactly where you are. Crossing that bridge between beginner and intermediate player is one of the biggest challenges we face as guitarists. There’s plenty of beginning guitar instruction and plenty of intermediate guitar instruction available, but there’s almost nothing that bridges the gap between them. That’s why Susan Mazer’s Beyond Beginner is your express ticket, over that bridge, to the bountiful and very musical world of intermediate guitar!
Susan has organized the Beyond Beginner course into eight sections, Each section contains a series of lessons focused on an essential skill you’ll need to cross your bridge to go beyond beginner…
"I’m going to help you develop the eight essential skills you’ll need to go beyond beginner. You’ll expand your open chord vocabulary to the 25 chords needed to play thousands of songs. You’ll learn how to use chord substitutions, extensions and embellishments. We’ll work on movable barre chord forms so you can play any of your tunes all over the neck. You’ll learn 30 strumming and picking patterns so that you can choose the perfect groove for any song. I’ll show you how to incorporate bass lines and slash chords in your playing. You’ll learn how to hold your own in any blues jam. You’ll learn how to solo a little and play a few single line fills. And finally, I’ll teach you how to play songs in any key to best match the singer.”
Your first stop on Susan’s bullet train will populate your chord vocabulary with all of the chords that you hear being played in your favorite songs but just haven't found on your fretboard yet. You’ll learn how form the Major 7th, Minor 7th and Dominant 7th chords that are so popular across almost every genre of music.
You second stop introduces you to those cool Sus4, Sus2, Add9 and 6th chords that all of your favorite singer-songwriters use all of the time. You’ll also learn how to use embellishments like hammer-ons and pull-offs while strumming chords to add even more interest to your rhythm playing.
All aboard and onto your third stop where Susan passes on the fretboard magic of moveable barre chords — your gateway to using the entire neck of the guitar for both rhythm playing and soloing. Even if you already play a few moveable barre chords, tune in here for more insight!
Learning 30 new strumming and picking patterns is next: 10 strumming patterns in 4/4 time, 10 strumming patterns in 3/4 time and 10 finger-picking patterns in 4/4 time. You’ll never be at a loss again to come up with an appropriate rhythm guitar part with these 30 patterns at you fingertips.
Next stop, Slash chords and Bass lines. Susan will show you how to incorporate slash chords and bass lines in your playing to create more textures and movement in your rhythm guitar parts.
Grab your electric guitar for the next stop as you learn to play and jam on the blues (although you can use electric or acoustic for any of the lessons and skills being taught in this course). The 12-bar blues is probably the most frequently played progression in contemporary music. Susan will show you a few different ways to play rhythm guitar parts for the 12-bar blues and also give you the tools to play it in any key.
Just two stops to go! On this stop, its time to start playing a little lead guitar. Susan shows you how to solo using movable and sliding major and minor pentatonic scales — the most important scales in popular music. You’ll also learn to add a few riffs to your rhythm playing.
On the last stop across the bridge, Susan ices the cake of your new musicality with a series of lessons focused on identifying keys and tonal centers, and how to approach changing keys to best match the singer’s voice, whether that’s you or the singer in your band.
You’ll play your way through the course, applying all of the skills as soon as you learn them by working with the playalongs and jam tracks that Susan prepared for the course. Susan also includes lots of charts and diagrams, and many of the examples will also be tabbed and notated, plus you’ll also get all of the rhythm tracks to work with on your own.
Grab your guitar and hop aboard, you’re headed way beyond beginner guitar!
Udemy Learn Jazz Piano Fast A Lifehacker's Guide to Jazz Mastery TUTORiAL
Learn 10 Jazz standards in 10 weeks with this science-based Jazz piano program.
Welcome Future Jazz Master!
Learn Jazz piano faster than ever – be one of the first to take on this science-based course for Jazz piano on Udemy. Perfect for intermediate to advanced players; designed and taught by Jazz pianist, music cognition specialist, and lifehacker MacLain Christie.
Imagine that you’re out at a social gathering. The atmosphere is classy; maybe you have a cocktail in your hand. Out of the corner of your eye you notice a handsome piano alone in the back of the room. Wouldn’t it be smooth if you had the confidence and piano chops to waltz over there and surprise everyone with a beautiful Jazz ballad?
Jazz Metal Soloing Vol.1 with Christophe Godin
Based on the 5 superb jam tracks that he has created for Jazz Metal Soloing Vol.1, then we were most definitely right. This series contains 5 superb heavier jam tracks with Christophe showing you just how you can improvise over them. He takes a lot of the melodic devices and harmonic approaches from a Jazz context and thrusts them full force into an all out metal context. The results are quite astounding! Few players can take on a fusion approach quite like Christophe can!
Filmed live in the JTC studio he shows off an array of techniques, such as string skipping and trem work, that will not only help improve your playing but give you inspiration and fresh ideas for when it comes to your turn to take the spot light and jam out your own fantastic solo over the track. The tracks were also recorded by Christophe's band and the quality of the backing and jam tracks are immense!
As ever, we have included everything you need to practise and perfect the material in this package. There are video and audio tracks for you to watch/listen and study, accurately transcribed TAB/notation for you to analyse and master as well as backing tracks for you to practise every lick to, and jam out your own solos!
Udemy Circle of 5ths L2: Music Theory Tritone Chord Progressions TUTORiAL
Rosa has an unique was of teaching, She structure the course in a way, it let us figure out things first before giving us answers, not spoon feeding us. No dry boring lesson , I feel I'm being taught by how & why it 'works'... and not traditionally rigid like many other course out there. Thumbs up & keep up the good work.
Circle of 5ths Level 2 - Intermediate to Advanced
This course takes musicians to apply more advanced music theory into their playing - Tritones, Tritone Chord Substitutions, Jazzy Chromatic Chord Movement, 36251 Turn Arounds.
It is important for all musicians, whether you play guitar, piano, ukulele, violin, harmonica, or any musical instruments to develop an intimate knowledge of the Circle of 5ths. The Circle of 5ths is a visual picture that tells us the relations between keys, scales, chords, chord progressions, tritones, tritone chord substitutions, pentatonic scales, blues scales, 7 modes of music, etc.
The Tritone chord substitution is one of the most commonly used chord substitutions in jazz. By using tritone chord substitution, you often get a beautiful chromatic bass line in the song and especially in turn arounds.
When it comes to more advanced music theory, students get confused and give up in their struggle to advance in their musicianship.
Here's the secret: Learn to use the Moving Circle of 5ths Dynamically! When you know how to move the circle around to understand Tritones and how the interval is created in the Dominant 7 chords, you will understand why professional musicians do such smooth voicing because they know how to concentrate on the 3rd & 7th tones easily.
In this Circle of 5ths Level 2 course, I will show you how to use the Circle to do Tritone Chord substitutions with Dominant 7 Chords and Minor 7 Chords. In this way, you will have many more options in your music compositions other than the normal Diatonic Chord Progression & Secondary Dominants that you learned in Circle of 5ths Level 1 Course.
When you do Tritone Chord Substitutions, you begin to learn advance music harmonic sounds, and the importance of doing smooth voicing, chromatic bass line chord movement in turn arounds that audience loves to listen to.
In this course, I will also show you when Tritone Chord Substitutions work and when they don't work. There are some rules you need to follow so that you create beautiful harmonic sounds in your piece of music, whether reharmonizing a song or in the writing of your own songs.
You will be doing a lot of assignments so that you learn to find the answer yourself. What you discover sticks with you much more than what you are told. It is easy for me to lay out all the answers and theory for you. What is unique in the course is that I will coach you along to help you think and discover the answers for yourself in a creative way.
The following topics will be covered extensively:
Tritone Chord Substitution
Tritone Wants to Resolve
Tritones in All 12 Dominant 7 Chords
Advanced Harmony: Put in Tritone Chord Substitution
Two Magical Ways to Find the Tritone Chord Substitutions
Tritone Chromatic Movement
Song Application - Little Brown Jug - Putting in Tritone Chord Subs
When To Avoid Doing Tritone Chord Substitution?
Improvisation on ii7 V7 I
Jazzy Turn Around - 3 6 2 5
Formula for the Jazzy Turn Around 3 6 2 5 in C Key
Turn Around in Eb Key - Misty
Improvise on the 3625 Turn Around in all 12 Keys
Tritone Chord Substitution to Minor 7 Chords
Minor 7 Chord Substitutions
Golden Rule of Tritone Chord Subs
Applying Golden Rule to 36251 Progression
Apply Tritone Chord Substitutions to E7 A7 D7 G7 C
Only Need One Circle to Find Tritone Chord Substitutions
Lick Library Effortless Guitar: Smooth Jazz Techniques
From a guitarist's perspective, Smooth Jazz is more like instrumental rhythm and blues, funk and pop music! It is a vibrant playground of great grooves, sophisticated blues-based harmonies, and lush orchestration - in the tradition of James Brown, Tower of Power, Earth, Wind and Fire and Carlos Santana. It is where jazz, rock, pop, funk, r&b, and Latin styles all come together on the guitar Thus DVD will help you to master this style, extending your knowledge of jazz harmony, blues techniques, funk rhythm skills and a keen, lyrical sense of melody in a variety of tone and amp settings Richard Smith is a session player and recording artist who lives in Los Angeles, California. He is also a Senior Professor and Chair of theStudio/Jazz Guitar department at the University of Southern California.