Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Three Scale Exercises in 11 Keys, Vol. 1

"Three Scale Exercises in 11 Keys, Vol. 1" is now available for download! The keys are in order using the circle of fifths (C, G, D, A, E, B, F#, Db, Ad, Eb, Bb).

The first two exercises are regular ascending and descending scales with different rhythmic variations. The third exercise also ascends and descends in thirds.


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Monday, October 15, 2018

Learn this Guitar Phrase (Part 3 in Dmaj)

Hey Everyone,

Here is Part 3 of my series of lessons teaching part of the guitar intro for Amazing Grace that I am writing:

Here is the notation for the piece up to this point:

I don't have all the chord symbols written out. I still have to finish composing this, and decide along the way if I want to create an arrangement of a couple of verses of John Newton's hymn Amazing Grace. I may just write this as an independent piece, where it would be played simply as an intro to the hymn. I would then switch to accompaniment for voice, probably strumming through the chord changes.

I hope you enjoy it and can get something from it that you can use in your own music!

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Guitar phrase in D major (Part 2)

This video is part two of my teaching series on a guitar arrangement I wrote in D major. Below is the notation for what is covered (including content from Part 1):

I hope you enjoy it and find it helpful.

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