Music Principles for the Skeptical Guitarist - Set: Volumes One and Two

by Bruce Emery
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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
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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