Guitar Lessons by Jay McConnell

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Blues And Rock Scale Options
Several of the options for blues changes from pentatonic to Bebop Dominant that focuses on the main change in standard blues progression. Something for everyone - beginner to advanced.
Blues · Intermediate · 142610 Hits · 4.74/5 (171 ratings) · Last modified: 3/25/2002
 
Chopbuilder Part I: Getting It Together
THE PATH TO SPEED...A lesson designed to address the rhythmic divisions and groupings for soloing approaches. How fast do you want to be? Get YOUR chops together with these ideas.
Basics · Intermediate · 19247 Hits · 4.71/5 (14 ratings) · Last modified: 3/25/2002
 
Chords & Cadences For The Beginner
Learn about chord changes used in popular song, for ALL styles. Use them to create your own compositions and to learn tunes. Music theory is kept to a minimum.
Basics · Beginner · 23792 Hits · 4.70/5 (20 ratings) · Last modified: 3/26/2002
 
Ten 1 Page Lessons
Ten concepts and studies covering everything from technique, theory, chord and solo, rhythm, note locations, scale studies, etc...Valuable practices to start EARLY.
Basics · Intermediate · 11035 Hits · 4.67/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 3/26/2002
 
Mode Workout
Clarifying modes and thier uses to address progressions more effectively.
Basics · Intermediate · 37131 Hits · 4.63/5 (30 ratings) · Last modified: 3/5/2002
 
Introduction To Inversions
Inversions and how their use can improve your harmonic, melodic, and compositional approach. Change the colors in some of the progressions you are already playing.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 16141 Hits · 4.56/5 (16 ratings) · Last modified: 3/27/2002
 
Secondary Dominant Chords
Spice up the progressions you are playing with secondary dominant chords. A valuable compositional tool as well.
Basics · Intermediate · 11276 Hits · 4.42/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 3/28/2002
 
Phrasing: Not What You Say, But How
Incorporating Forward Motion approaches into your playing...This lesson may affect the way you hear music. Several phrasing exercises are also included. Really, beginner to advanced. Take it in pieces.....Octave location exrcise added!
Basics · Intermediate · 18647 Hits · 4.14/5 (14 ratings) · Last modified: 3/5/2002
 
Making Lines #2
More lines on the last groove, and a new one.
Basics · Beginner · 10696 Hits · 4.12/5 (25 ratings) · Last modified: 3/27/2002
 
Making Lines
A method for creating solo lines that clearly outline the changes you are playing through..this first one is the basic layout for more complex progressions. All beginners...this is important>
Basics · Beginner · 6498 Hits · 4.10/5 (40 ratings) · Last modified: 2/16/2002
 
Metric Modulation
Develop skills for feeling rhythms on a more intricate level as well as great picking and warmup exercises.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 5966 Hits · 4.00/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 2/22/2002
 
MASTER MATRIX 2
Part 2 of an ongoing exploration that expands the normal 7-tone keys to include non-diatonic and other chord/scale choices.
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 6599 Hits · 4.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 2/4/2002
 
Matrix For Jazzers
A skip ahead to the jazzier chords from the MATRIX and progressions to illustrate.
Jazz · Advanced · 6438 Hits · 3.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 2/3/2002
 
Chopbuilder Part II:Interval Connections
Incresing awareness of intervals through scale patterns and chord relations. Learn to use intervals to create melody lines.
Basics · Intermediate · 8860 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 3/16/2002
 
CAGED Chord Theory - Part II
Continuation of CAGED lesson for moving all types of chords, all over the fretboard to get the harmony and melodies that you want. PLEASE VIEW "HEY JOE & CAGED THEORY" - Lesson # 4177
Basics · Intermediate · 25221 Hits · 4.80/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 3/2/2002
 
Master Matrix...the Beginnining
Chromatic approach to harmonizing bass notes with a variety of chords and melody tones.
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 4048 Hits · 4.71/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 2/3/2002