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Jim S.
post Jun 13 2016, 02:55 AM
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Hey guys I'm working back in some basics which I've neglected and found this thread perfect. https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=51072

I'd like to talk about my progress as questions arise. My first question deals with remembering inversions and then adding scale around it. It seems pretty comfortable playing the fingerings of these chords and I remember a good ten versions of the same chord but I'd like to take it further so I don't forget them. I'd like to use them more because they sound fresh to me.

My next step in the guide is learning all the chords in different keys, what's a good way to practice that and keep monotony too a low?

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post Jun 13 2016, 05:46 PM
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Pick jazz songs, preferably from this book ... the Real Book http://www.halleonard.com/product/viewprod...mid=240221&
You can also search titles digitally, such as Autumn Leaves lead sheet images ... http://www.justinguitar.com/images/JA_imag...utumnleaves.gif

Learn 3 or 4 different sets of voicings for each chord.
Doing it in 'context' is both more beneficial and way less boring.

Here's an example of how I used to do it when I was starting to learn different voicings ...

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You can see that throughout the tune that all of the chords are played at least twice.
I 'voiced' the second (or third) time the chord appears differently than I voiced it the first time.

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Jim S.
post Jun 14 2016, 04:37 AM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Jun 13 2016, 12:46 PM) *
Pick jazz songs, preferably from this book ... the Real Book http://www.halleonard.com/product/viewprod...mid=240221&
You can also search titles digitally, such as Autumn Leaves lead sheet images ... http://www.justinguitar.com/images/JA_imag...utumnleaves.gif

Learn 3 or 4 different sets of voicings for each chord.
Doing it in 'context' is both more beneficial and way less boring.

Here's an example of how I used to do it when I was starting to learn different voicings ...

Attached Image

You can see that throughout the tune that all of the chords are played at least twice.
I 'voiced' the second (or third) time the chord appears differently than I voiced it the first time.




Hey Ken I thought you would have great info for me. There was a teacher a long time ago gave me some of those standards and while I never caught on to it then, it always kinda stuck back in my mind. I'm working on learning the shapes and listening closely to compare. Listening to the changing rhythm is a challenge. I've listened to mostly rock/pop music and this is more concentration. However... This evening while playing I really tried to concentrate while soloing and found a few very big crutches " 2 much vibrato and bending!"

It's amazing how clear you can play with no slurs or fluff.. I noticed that I constantly fought the urge to shake. It was after I felt comfortable to play without any extra expression that I found myself thinking about what notes my fingers were playing. Hey there's F... Lol but anyway I'll work up to a standard soon.

Hey Ken Thanks!
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post Jun 14 2016, 04:12 PM
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QUOTE (Jim S. @ Jun 13 2016, 08:37 PM) *
and found a few very big crutches " 2 much vibrato and bending!"


If you have the luxury of owning a 2nd or 3rd electric guitar? ... put a heavy set of strings on it. .012 - .060, Flatwounds preferably. 1) it'll sound better (for jazzier stuff) and 2) it will impede your ability to bend and shake it.
Also, an acoustic steel string (with heavier strings) can also help.

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post Jun 14 2016, 04:32 PM
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Great stuff here! Thanks Klassaine for the top level feedback. I think that you should do some kind of jazz chords / chord melody thread where you share your approaches and tips. You have very valuable knowledge.

Check out Stephane's chord lessons from his archive: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/instructo...hane-Lucarelli/




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post Jun 15 2016, 05:48 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jun 14 2016, 08:32 AM) *
Great stuff here! Thanks Klassaine for the top level feedback. I think that you should do some kind of jazz chords / chord melody thread where you share your approaches and tips. You have very valuable knowledge.

Check out Stephane's chord lessons from his archive: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/instructo...hane-Lucarelli/



I will be gone most of the summer but if folks are interested in that I will start a thread like you suggest.


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post Jun 16 2016, 01:04 PM
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Please do Ken. Learning this stuff puts many guitarists back at beginner level.

Matt Warnock AKA the Prof has some great free material on his website


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