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WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEBODY - Original Tune
This is a two part waltz with a little lift. Viennese type of waltz. Two secquences. Accompaniment is in the underlying part. Composer has no canned 3/4 time accompaniment. This tune copyrighted in 1996
Jazz · Intermediate · 26352 Hits · 5.00/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 8/28/2004
 
WHY DON'T YOU DO RIGHT - Vamp
This tune is from another time. This vamp works just as well now as it did then. Blues and this Vamp are 12 measures in length. Lots of tunes followed this pattern. This progression is useful in creating music. Fun to jam on. Only 6 chords needed.
Jazz · Intermediate · 13614 Hits · 5.00/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 6/27/2004
 
HARMONIZED SCALE- PART ONE - IN TEMPO
This is a continuation of lesson #7611, HARMONIZED SCALE FORMS - PART ONE. This lesson plays the scale forms in tempo in preparation for arpeggios using the same material.
Jazz · Intermediate · 21207 Hits · 5.00/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 8/29/2004
 
CREATIVE MODERN MUSIC OUT OF THE BOX #2
Continuation of lesson #3381 helping the viewer break away from the norm. Reaching out for the unusual as an assist in your creativity.
Other · Advanced · 9867 Hits · 5.00/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 5/16/2004
 
MAKE MY DAY - An Original Tune
This is a little tune that was written in 1986. Happiness with a wisp of blues in the configuration. Non agressive tune. Good to jam on for jazz or country. A DUET.
Jazz · Advanced · 8115 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 3/7/2004
 
T.L.I.M.S. An Original Tune
This is a companion piece to the music in lesson #5654. The harmonic structure of the original tune seemed to have progression possibilities for Jazz. The two pieces are more distant as meter was also changed.
Jazz · Advanced · 4022 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 8/2/2004
 
HARMONIZED SCALES - PART TWO - IN TEMPO
This is a continuation of lesson #7672. Harmonized Scale Forms - Part Two. This lesson plays the scale forms in tempo in preparation for arpeggios in using the same material.
Jazz · Intermediate · 11938 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/7/2004
 
LITTLE ETUDE #1 - Original Tune
This little original tune was designed for the mid level guitarist to play a descending progresson using basic chords and arpeggios. Imagination may allow use of power chords as the performer and listener deems appropriate.
Jazz · Intermediate · 6677 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 9/5/2005
 
CREATIVE MODERN MUSIC OUT OF THE BOX #3
Continuation of lesson #5120. Breaking away from the norm. Reaching out for the unusual as an assist in your creativity. #5120 explored ROW ONE. Now we have ROW TWO to explore.
Other · Advanced · 6380 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 5/16/2004
 
PERDIDO - A Standard Tune
This is a jazz standard tune. Key of Bb. Starts ii7 to V7. Some modulation. Nice to jam on.
Jazz · Intermediate · 5952 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 6/20/2004
 
AU CLAIR DE LA LUNE
This is a little French Folk song. Easy solo for beginner level.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 10928 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 10/28/2004
 
AY - AY - AY
This is a Creole Folk Song. Sound good. Some of the tune is in a different position on the neck. Skill above beginning level needed. Could be a recital number.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 9388 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 5/13/2004
 
VOLGA BOATMAN'S SONG
This is a Russian Folk Song. Men moving heavy boats in seas. Working together in slow rhythmic timing. Chords are easy, but there is a complex passage that will take some skill to accomplish cleanly. Could be recital tune.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 8655 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 5/15/2004
 
CREATIVE MODERN MUSIC Out Of The BOX #7
This lesson gives a review in comparing the ROWS in the previous lessons, one after the other without having to go back to each lesson.
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 8149 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 11/4/2003
 
LOCH LOMOND
This is an old tune. Scotland according to the lyrics. Easy chords, including several minor chords. For backing, it was a surprise to me to find that the blues track sounded ok
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 8141 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 6/14/2004
 
TEMPTATION - Versatile Tune
Interesting tune. Works well with 6 of the Groove Builder's canned rhythmic tracks. 48 measures. Chords are not complex. 1/2 step movement in many places. Chromatic use of 7th chords.
Jazz · Intermediate · 6858 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 6/27/2004
 
T.A.R.I.A.G. An Original Song
A little song using a few quartals and a couple of 13th chords. Tempo not too fast and should be ok for intermediant chord type solo. With a reasonable amount of practice, this could be mastered within a relatively short time.
Jazz · Intermediate · 6643 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 8/4/2004
 
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS
This tune has an unusual harmonic structure a series of major 7ths ascending and descending in a chromatic progression. Melodic structure is not complex and easy to play.
Jazz · Intermediate · 6343 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 6/15/2004
 
LAZY - An Original Tune
This is a little tune with a bit of blues idom on some chords. Flated 3rd on II. Jazz progression, chords, key. 1st section is 9 measures. Extension on last for 12 measures. Chord solo.Slow Rock Blues Idiom. 1986
Rock/Pop · Advanced · 22526 Hits · 4.91/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 4/25/2004
 
TRAINING FOR VOICE, EAR, & TONAL MEMORY
Most vocal teachers have exercises for individuals they teach or coach. This is a peek at some of the skills used for students. Includes diction, breath control, syllable, and tonal memory. Some scale harmonization for guitar included.
Basics · Beginner · 20211 Hits · 4.91/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 8/11/2004
 
MOVING VOICE #2
Driving Force. Same as lesson #1362 but in minor.Moving voice is on the 3rd string.
Jazz · Advanced · 6789 Hits · 4.88/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 5/9/2004
 
B MINOR TRIAD & ARPEGGIO POSITIONS
B minor Triad and associated arpeggios. An additiional memory device for remembering various positions needed for B minor. Companion lesson to #7877 and #7842.
Jazz · Intermediate · 15602 Hits · 4.87/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 5/6/2012
 
F. SOR - STUDY #1
This is one of the nicest selections for the emerging level of classical guitarists. Great for a recital piece, or just for your own enjoyment. The tricky part is playing slowly and in time as the music dictates
Classical · Intermediate · 15357 Hits · 4.87/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 4/27/2004
 
CAPTIVATION - An Original Tune
This little tune was written in one of the favorite jazz keys. Box Car motion is used = I7, ii7, iii7, IV7. Play this tune at a slow tempo with out rushing the beat. It is really a type of "Torch" song for a jazz female singer.
Jazz · Advanced · 11226 Hits · 4.86/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 7/28/2004
 
THE BEST OF YEARS - An Original Tune
This is a little tune copyrighted in 1986. Lots of turmoil in the USA. Moving lines. Feeling of minor with Sub Dominant Major.
Acoustic/Folk · Advanced · 11854 Hits · 4.82/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 5/11/2012
 
MOVING VOICE #1
Moving Voice. Use of a counter line in chord structure. Movement occurs on 4th string.
Jazz · Advanced · 10774 Hits · 4.82/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 5/9/2004
 
O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL - A Transcription
Another Famous Christmas Carol Favorite. Francis Wade and Tr. F. OAKELEY from the Latin. The key is Ab..4 flats. Don't let that scare you. Tempo is easy.
Christian · Advanced · 12118 Hits · 4.78/5 (23 ratings) · Last modified: 12/8/2004
 
SIXTHS - 12 Keys - 4 String Sets
SIXTHS - in all 12 major keys - 4 sets of two string combinations. This lesson was created for all types of non-cutaway acoustic guitars. Works well with electric guitars. Great for Classical Guitar as well.
Jazz · Intermediate · 13773 Hits · 4.78/5 (18 ratings) · Last modified: 8/27/2004
 
IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
This is another Christmas Carol favorite. They are all about Christ. Somehow that seems to get lost in the traditional melodies until the lyrics are re examined revealing the truth. This is A TRANSCRIPTION from Piano.
Christian · Advanced · 14441 Hits · 4.75/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 11/29/2004
 
HE
30. HE (#7559)
by Charles Gacsi (42523)
This is a well known spiritual song that has strong feeling and meaning to many viewers. Contains diagrams and progressions used in Jazz. Accompaniment created via the Composer for 3/4 time. AND. How to remember the starting pitch of this and other tunes.
Christian · Intermediate · 10955 Hits · 4.75/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 9/23/2004
 
CREATIVE MODERN MUSIC OUT OF THE BOX #5
This lesson is a continuation of lesson #5154 breaking away from the norm. Still reaching out for the unusual.
Other · Advanced · 6767 Hits · 4.75/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 5/21/2004
 
ALOHA OE
This is the famous tune played for the arrival or departure of visitors to Hawaii. Queen Liliuokalani created this music. Aloha means Hello and Goodbye.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 13458 Hits · 4.70/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 5/7/2004
 
WHITHER YOU WILL BE - An Original Tune
This is an easy little tune in the key of D using the upper portion of the neck of the guitar. Tempo is about 90 bpm. The groove builder uses the canned latin track which seems to fit best for the arrangement created.
Jazz · Advanced · 10957 Hits · 4.64/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 3/23/2004
 
STAR SPANGLED BANNER
This is an arrangement of our National Anthem. I feel proud when I hear it played and see our flag waving in the breeze. Sadness also when individuals and/or organizations behave otherwise. The flag is a symbol apart from transparent human behavior.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 11499 Hits · 4.62/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 5/24/2004
 
HARMONIZED SCALE - Van Epps Style #1
Treating a Scale as a Chord Solo.
Jazz · Expert · 17453 Hits · 4.62/5 (21 ratings) · Last modified: 6/11/2004
 
HIPSHOT - An Original Tune
When I created this little tune it had a feeling of some pain and sorrow, and happiness. It is a blues idiom. I suppose it has to do with present events. An expression of what you or others feel.
Blues · Advanced · 28892 Hits · 4.61/5 (18 ratings) · Last modified: 8/2/2004
 
CHORD CHANGING SECRETS REVEALED
Secrets of training the fret hand to make most chords. Basic techniques for beginners and other multi level experienced players. Lesson is separated into various levels. Application is up to the viewer. Some advanced chord changing patterns.
Basics · Intermediate · 36392 Hits · 4.50/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 6/18/2004
 
COME BACK TO SORRENTO
This is a little piece that is known world wide. Little "Italy". Beautiful. In the right setting it will bring tears to the eyes of some listeners.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 13825 Hits · 4.50/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 12/20/2004
 
THE FIRST NOWELL - A Transcription
One of the group of Carols that helps us celebrate the Christmas Season. Not too difficult. In the key of D. The fingering is similar to a style of playing by George Van Epps.
Christian · Advanced · 9066 Hits · 4.50/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 12/2/2004
 
THE WRAGGLE TAGGLE GYPSIES
This is an old folk tune. Simple chords. All in minor. The only accompaniment pattern the groove had that seemed possible was the funky one.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 9813 Hits · 4.50/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 5/19/2004