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Chord-Melody 101:part 1:Getting A Grip
Demystify the art of chord-melody arranging. This lesson outlines some of the concepts involved in creating a chord-melody style arrangement. For intermediate to advanced skill levels.
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 174622 Hits · 4.85/5 (230 ratings) · Last modified: 6/25/2003
 
What You Won't Do For Love
A quick guitar arrangement of the intro to Bobby Caldwell's great tune. This example is related to an Instructional thread regarding the tune and it's opening chord voicings.
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 14916 Hits · 4.43/5 (21 ratings) · Last modified: 4/28/2003
 
HaRmOnY WoRkShOp: Chuck Christian
In response to D. McMullen's "Harmony Homework" thread, here is a sequence outlining the harmonized melody. **This is not an actual lesson***...but do check out the fretbuzz thread!!
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 2571 Hits · 4.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 8/20/2002
 
Chord-Melody 101:Part 2: Me & Ginger Lee
Part 2 of a series on creating Chord-Melody arrangements for group or solo guitar performance. This installment uses another jazz standard to create a chord melody arrangement that will explore some additional concepts.
Jazz · Advanced · 30359 Hits · 4.47/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 6/7/2002
 
Ginger Lee
A chord-melody arrangment of a beautiful jazz standard.
Jazz · Advanced · 6739 Hits · 4.67/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 5/14/2002
 
Modal Mastery
Know your modes? Yes? But do you actually use them? Time to start! Learn how to create simple, modal vamps for jamming and practice, and learn a few new licks along the way!
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 95207 Hits · 4.73/5 (64 ratings) · Last modified: 3/22/2002
 
Building Cascading Licks
Cascading licks are phrases which utlize open strings to create a ringing quality. I love the chimey, bell-like sound of cascading licks. Here is some examples of how to build them.
Jazz · Intermediate · 33826 Hits · 4.66/5 (32 ratings) · Last modified: 2/4/2002
 
O' Christmas Tree
Here are 4 different arrangements of this holiday classic. They vary in style from classical to jazz, and range in difficulty from simple to complex.
Jazz · Advanced · 12007 Hits · 4.74/5 (23 ratings) · Last modified: 12/4/2001
 
Rhythm Guitar:Part 2:Strumming & Spice
Part 2 in an ongoing series on Rhythm Guitar techniques. This installment details concepts and techniques related to strumming.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 28186 Hits · 4.36/5 (25 ratings) · Last modified: 10/26/2001
 
Rhythm Guitar:Part I:Learning To Count
Part I of a series on Rhythm Guitar Techniques. This lessons describes the basics behind understanding note durations and subdividing the beat.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 47365 Hits · 4.63/5 (35 ratings) · Last modified: 10/18/2001
 
Comping: Bass Lines W/ Chords
Building bass line + chord arrangements for comping 4 NEW PAGES ADDED 4/28/01!! 2 NEW TUNES!!
Jazz · Advanced · 61545 Hits · 4.69/5 (91 ratings) · Last modified: 8/8/2001
 
Memory Motel
A quick guitar accompianment for a great tune!
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 23848 Hits · 4.69/5 (103 ratings) · Last modified: 5/1/2001
 
Comp-ilation
A collection of sequences from some of my previous lessons, all of which are based on comping patterns.
Jazz · Intermediate · 14449 Hits · 5.00/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 4/23/2001
 
Chord Fragment Soup
Interval Stew: Blues and Jazz with a dash of harmony.
Jazz · Intermediate · 22442 Hits · 4.76/5 (21 ratings) · Last modified: 4/13/2001
 
We Three Kings
An annual tradition! A new holiday arrangement from yours truly...Merry Xmas!
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 1338 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 11/18/2007