Jazz Chord Survival Kit
Jazz Chord Survival Kit is meant to serve as an ’emergency’ source for guitarists with an uneven understanding of basic 7th chords. Basic voicings appear in traditional notation, chord blocks and tab.
Harmonic Major is the latest addition to the list of required scales at Berklee. I’ve had to learn a lot more about this scale to enable me to use it. There are some great colors that you won’t find anywhere else.
Open string etude
Open string etude This exercise is similar to exercises written by saxophonist George Garzone to help his students to get into some interesting vocabulary. The single line stuff uses open strings from E min pent, the fingered notes use its tritone opposite, Bb minor. The chords at the end of each line feature interesting sounding chords.
Rhythms for Practice
Rhythms for practice brings together a couple of important elements: rhythmic solfege as discussed by Ronan Guilfoyle and rhythmic exercises similar to those introduced by drummer Gary Chaffee.
Modal Voicing Techniques
Here’s my latest release–a DVD intended to simplify modal voicings on the guitar. There’s a little booklet enclosed with all of the material in tablature, in addition to traditional notation. Available from berkleemusic.com if you click here. They’ve even set it up to show a free trailer clip, if you’re interested. Here’s a link to the printed materials for the DVD.