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What Are Fourth Progressions

Music tends to naturally move in fourths.

It’s probably the strongest system of movement our ears perceive so of course, it makes sense to dedicate a few lessons to the concept!

Example 1 is in the key of C. It starts by moving to the 6th scale degree and applying a

How To Move Around The Fret board

In this third installment of Harp Harmonics …

… you’re going to be moving around quite a bit.

Your fretting hand needs to just know where it’s going without any thought for this lesson to be smooth.

This level of awareness is only achieved by practicing the lesson slowly and with

How To Play Barre Chord Sequences

Let’s give the barre chords covered in the previous a lesson a good workout with 3 chord progressions.

Work these transitions slow and observe the job of each finger as you move between chords.

Barre chord progressions are the foundation for a lot of songs so you want to make sure

How To Play Some Dynamic Licks

This is a fun lesson that includes some dynamic licks using the pentatonic scale you just learned.

I’ve created these ideas to make you more mobile on the fingerboard and to better visualize these box patterns.

In the following examples, I’m taking your fingers on a journey connecting at least 3

Play Major Chord Progressions

When you play jazz guitar you have a lot of power to spice up the naturalprogression of the harmony.

For the most part when you add chord subs to a song, you keep with the same points of tension and resolution but you can make them more radical or change the

How To Play Chords in D

The most popular chords in the key of D are D, G, and A.

You want to memorize this rule and apply the 1-4-5 formula to all keys.

This is because you may play in some other keys …

… depending on the vocalist and if you’re playing with other types

What Are Sixths And How Do I Play Them?

Sixth’s are a form of double stops. The 2nd note is simply 6 degrees higher than the 1st note.

This is one of my favorite double stops to apply to my rhythm playing as well as soloing.

The best way to play this interval is to skip a string and play

Learn To Play Jazz Progressions

If lesson 5 went well for you then you’re ready to tackle what I have for you here.

This lesson will take a look at a longer progression and give you the feeling that you’re playing through a chorus of a jazz standard.

You’ll notice after a little analysis that the

How To Play Perfect Sequencing

By now you should have a pretty decent idea of how to create good phrases in your soloing.

We’re not done yet! Learning to sequence your ideas is yet another crucial step along the way to better soloing.

Perfect sequencing is repeating a phrase using the same exact rhythm and interval

How To Play Harmonic Minor Scales

This is a very common variation on the minor scale that’s used all the time in every style of music.

It’s a minor scale with a raised 7th scale degree.

The most common use for this is to change the 5th chord in a minor key from a minor7 to a