by Bruce Emery
sku: 578-16SET
Save $5.90 on the set of both volumes in this popular series! Includes 578-2 "Musical Principles For The Skeptical Guitarist: Volume One - The Big Picture," and 578-3 "Musical Principles For The Skeptical Guitarist: Volume Two - The Fretboard."   More Details...

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Music Principles for the Skeptical Guitarist: Volume One-The Big Picture:

The First Approach
Notes and pitches 
The layout of the notes 
Tuning the guitar 
Chords and chord quality 
The Big Fifteen chords 
Playing in different keys 
The 1-4-5 system
C-A-G-E-D examples 
Chord Families 
The 1 and 5 chords 
Songs in different keys 
The 1, 4 and 5 chords Songs in different keys 
"Silent Night" in all 5 keys 
Choosing the right key 
Using the capo 
Quiz time for the 1-4-5's Finding the starting note
Adding the Minor chords 
Songs in the Keys of G and C 
"Rhythm Changes" Secondary Dominants Bunches of useful chords (A-G)

The Second Approach
The Chromatic scale 
Layout on the neck 
The Major scale 
The Key of C 
Scale degrees and other keys 
The Key of G 
Worksheet for Major scales 
Traveling by Fifths 
Major scale summary 
The flat keys 
The fretboard and the keyboard 
Major scale exercises 
Back to Chord Families 
The C Harmonized Diatonic scale 
Major chords versus Minor chords 
Four combinations of Thirds Other 
Chord Families 
Worksheets for Chord Families 
C-A-G-E-D Chord Family summary Example: "Morning Has Broken" 
Full Chord Family summary 
Transposition chart 
Details of the 1-4-5 relationship 
The Dominant 7th chord 
Overlapping Chord Families 
Chord substitutions 
Triad spellings 
My Bio 
The Circle of Fifths 
More on Secondary Dominants 
Examples in the Key of C 
Down by a 5th = up by a 4th 
Backcycling through all the keys 
C-A-G-E-D Chord Family examples 
Mixing in the Minor chords 
The Jazz Turnaround 
"Morning Has Broken" again 
Yuletide Backcycling in a the C-A-G-E-D keys Starting notes 
Shortcuts in terminology 
The 4th of the 4th 
Major 7th and Minor 7th chords 
Minor keys 
C Major versus A Minor 
Three kinds of Minor scales 
Carols in the Keys of Am, Dm, and Em 
Appendix 1: Why the number "five"? 
Appendix 2: Key signatures 
Volume One in a nutshell
One last quiz

Music Principles for the Skeptical Guitarist: Volume Two-The Fretboard:

Reviewing the C Major scale
Chord voicings, starting with C
Adding the 6th string
Skipping strings
Chord tone personalities
Other C-A-G-E-D chord form voicings
Worksheet for other voicings
Back to the G chord form voicings
Comparing the C and G voicings
My own E, A and D voicings
E chord form voicings
The movable E chord form
A chord form voicings
The movable A chord form
Using the E- and A-shapes together
D chord form voicings
Drop D tuning
Summarizing the E-, A- and D-shapes
Chord shapes...our story so far
Complex chord qualities
C complex chord qualities
Adding the 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 7th degrees
Worksheets for G, E, A and D complex chords
Weird little exercise
Chords with the same quality compared
1-4-5 complex chord progressions
The five basic chord shapes
C chord in C, A, G, E and D shapes
The entire tamale
Partial chord shapes
The other C-A-G-E-D chords
6th-string versus 5th-string roots

Bring out your capo!
Capo placement chart
Scale shapes / box patterns
C scale in C, A, G, E and D shapes
C Major scale all over the neck
Traveling from pocket to pocket
Major scales other than C (finally)
Keys of D, Eb, E, F, G, A and Bb
Chord qualities other than Major
Minor chords
Dominant 7th chords
Movable barre chords
Minor 7th chords
Minor 6th chords
Minor sus2 and sus4 chords
Walking chord progressions
Quadrads of the Harmonized Diatonic scale
Exercises and explanations
Worksheet: "Rhythm Changes"
Movable 2-5-1 progressions
Summary of Chord Family quadrads
Oddball Quadrads
Diminished 7th chords
Augmented and Augmented 7th chords
Minor-Major 7th chord
Chromatic walkdown progressions
Quadrad Extensions: 9th, 11th and 13th
C, G, E, A and D quadrad extensions
Sample chord progressions
How to put chords to a melody
"Frere Jacques"
Harmonizing by Thirds, Sixths and Tenths
Combining them in "Frere Jacques"

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