Flatpicking Essentials Vol. 6: Improvisation (Part II) & Advanced Technique Studies

Flatpicking Essentials Vol. 6: Improvisation (Part II) & Advanced Technique Studies

Dan Miller & Tim May
Flatpicking Essentials Vol. 6: Improvisation (Part II) & Advanced Technique Studies

by Dan Miller & Tim May

Book/2-CD set -- ready to take your flatpicking to the next level? Part 1 is the next chapter in the free-form improvisation studies that began in Vol. 5, Part 2 is entirely devoted to advanced flatpicking techniques: triplets, harmonics, note bending, quoting, alternate tunings, syncopation, minor keys, hybrid picking, advanced crosspicking, string skipping and more! Spiralbound; 152 pp.

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Table of Contents:

  • Introduction

Section 1: Improvisation, Part II

  • Diatonic Chords and Chord Progressions
  • Creating Diatonic Triads
  • "Temperance Reel" Exercise
  • Chord Movement and Chord Progressions
  • I, IV, V Progression: Why It Works
  • The Relative Minor
  • I - vi - IV - V Progression
  • The ii Chord
  • I - vi - ii - V Progression
  • I - ii - V - I Progression
  • "St. Anne's Reel" Exercise
  • Note Choices For Diatonic Chords
  • Stable Melody Notes
  • Chord Tones
  • Major Pentatonic Scales
  • Modes
  • Minor Pentatonic Scales
  • Remaining Notes
  • "Nine Pound Hammer" Exercise
  • The iii Chord
  • I - vi - iii - V Progression
  • I - iii - IV - V Progression
  • The Chord Stream
  • Diatonic Triad Summary
  • Seventh Chords
  • The Dominant 7th Chord
  • I - IV - V7 - I Progression
  • Non-Diatonic Chords
  • The Flat Seven Chord
  • I - bVII - V - I Progression
  • "Salt Creek" Exercise
  • The Seventh Chord in Blues
  • 12-Bar Blues Using Seventh Chords
  • Secondary Dominant Chords
  • V of the V
  • V of the IV
  • "Alabama Jubilee" Exercise
  • VI7 - II7 - V7 - I Progression
  • Improv Section Conclusion

Section 2: Advanced Flatpicking Technique

  • Introduction
  • Tension & Release
  • Alabama Jubilee
  • Skipping Strings and Advanced Crosspicking
  • Angeline the Baker
  • Hybrid Picking - Part 1
  • Beaumont Rag
  • Billy In The Lowground
  • Using Harmonics - Natural and Artificial
  • "Mary Had A Little Lamb" Example
  • Bury Me Beneath The Willow
  • Playing in Minor Keys
  • Cold Frosty Morning
  • Devil's Dream
  • East Tennessee Blues
  • Forked Deer
  • Twin and Triple Guitars - Playing Harmony Parts
  • Basic Two-Part Harmony
  • "Whiskey Before Breakfast" Melody
  • "Whiskey Before Breakfast" - Harmony (Parallel 3rds)
  • Harmonized Scale
  • "Whiskey Before Breakfast" - Double Stops
  • Harmony Variation
  • "Whiskey Before Breakfast" Harmony Variation
  • Two-Part Harmony Rules of Thumb
  • "Whiskey Before Breakfast" High Baritone Harmony
  • Adding a Third Part
  • "Whiskey Before Breakfast" Three Part Harmony
  • Leather Britches
  • Lonesome Reuben
  • Lonesome Road Blues
  • Hybrid Picking - Part II
  • Hybrid Picking Example
  • "Lonesome Road Blues" Example
  • Midnight On The Water
  • Triplets
  • Nine Pound Hammer
  • Red Haired Boy
  • Red Wing
  • Temperance Reel
  • Wayfaring Stranger
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast
  • Conclusion and The Road Ahead
  • Appendix - Chord Progression Summary

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