Guitar Messages by Jeff Brent

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  1. Jeff Brent (2731)
    Announcements Forum · 21 Hits · 7/22/2012 3:02 PM
    Hey folks, I'm the author of the Hal Leonard music theory book <a href="http://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.do?itemid=312274">MODALOGY - scales, modes &amp; chords: the primordial building blocks of music (www.halleonard.com/product/v...(more)
  2. Jeff Brent (2731)
    Instructional Forum · 85 Hits · 5/27/2012 2:51 AM
    Hey folks, I'm the author of the Hal Leonard music theory book <a href="http://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.do?itemid=312274"><i><b>MODALOGY - scales, modes &amp; chords: the primordial building blocks of music</b></i> (www.halleonard...(more)
  3. Jeff Brent (2731)
    Instructional Forum · 69 Hits · 4/1/2010 12:52 AM
    Joe and I are working on adding audio to the "II-V-I Tutor". This way you'll be able to hear not only single chords but also all of the sequences. I'll let you all know when that's up and running.
  4. Jeff Brent (2731)
    Instructional Forum · 49 Hits · 2/8/2010 1:48 AM
    10,000 hits and nobody has anything to say? Thanks for watching, glad you enjoyed the show ... Cool. Sincerely, Jeff
  5. Jeff Brent (2731)
    Instructional Forum · 26 Hits · 1/22/2010 10:20 PM
    This material has generated a great deal of interest, not only here at WholeNote, but elsewhere as well. <br /><br />Two jazz guitarists (Gerhard Ersdal and Joe Bianco) took it upon themselves to create derivative works by re-formatting the orig...(more)
  6. Jeff Brent (2731)
    Open Forum · 38 Hits · 12/13/2009 10:10 PM
    Alfred, The first chord on page 19 from bottom to top is: 5-4 = Db 4-4 = Gb 3-2 = A (Bbb) 2-4 = Eb Ebm7b5 = Eb Gb Bbb(A) Db which are the same notes as above. Putting the Db (b7) on the bottom makes it an Ebm7b5/Db. Raising that grip up...(more)
  7. Jeff Brent (2731)
    Instructional Forum · 128 Hits · 11/6/2009 10:11 PM
    I finally completed this study of rootless major ii-V-I sequences: <center><a href="/l12035--Brent-Rootless-251-Jazz-Chord-Sequences"><font size="4"><b>Jeff Brent's Rootless ii-V-I Jazz Chord Sequences</b></font></a> Included in this lesson ar...(more)
  8. Jeff Brent (2731)
    Theory Forum · 53 Hits · 12/1/2008 2:20 AM
    While that | <u><b>1</b></u> + 2 <u><b>+</b></u> 3 + | syncopation is the heart of the "jazz waltz" feel, it doesn't, per se, equal the 6/8 duple triplet function any more than 6/4 is the same as two consecutive bars of 3/4 shmushed together. I...(more)
  9. Jeff Brent (2731)
    Theory Forum · 36 Hits · 12/1/2008 12:13 AM
    "<i>what was the point of your post, to educate me?</i>" Not to educate YOU, but to clarify for any lurkers that might be confused by your statement. (Assuming anyone actually reads these posts, which owing to the paltry number of hits it's go...(more)
  10. Jeff Brent (2731)
    Theory Forum · 28 Hits · 11/23/2008 3:01 AM
    <i>"Ever wonder why we need 6/8 when 3/4 mean pretty much the same thing?"</i> Actually they're not <i>"pretty much the same thing?"</i> 3/4 counted in 8th notes is triple duplets with one primary accent on the "one" and two weak beats on the ...(more)
  11. Jeff Brent (2731)
    Theory Forum · 97 Hits · 10/24/2008 12:33 PM
    The scale that Robert Strait calls the G bebop scale is more commonly known as the dominant bebop scale. Here is an article on the various bebop scales: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bebop_scale">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bebop_scal...(more)
  12. Jeff Brent (2731)
    Theory Forum · 64 Hits · 10/16/2008 12:21 AM
    :)
  13. Jeff Brent (2731)
    Theory Forum · 32 Hits · 10/14/2008 11:50 AM
    As regards the book's "influence" in 1950's, I would like to see some <u>real</u> quotes from Miles Davis and John Coltrane that state in no uncertain terms that they "believed in the holy faith" of the LCC. (That is to say, testimonials that do...(more)
  14. Jeff Brent (2731)
    Theory Forum · 33 Hits · 10/13/2008 12:28 AM
    I have now posted my research on the "Lydian Chromatic Concept" in full, in lesson <a href="http://www.wholenote.com/cgi-bin/page_view.pl?l=11947&amp;p=1&amp;a=0">#11947</a>. If someone has ever read (or tried to read) this book, this article w...(more)
  15. Jeff Brent (2731)
    Theory Forum · 299 Hits · 10/6/2008 3:39 AM
    I was reading a thread on the LCC on AllAboutJazz.com that was taking place at the end of last year (to which Jon Riley contributed). <br /><br />Mr Riley made some excellent points disputing George Russell's use of the ubiquitous (and seriously...(more)
  16. Jeff Brent (2731)
    Theory Forum · 34 Hits · 10/5/2008 11:57 AM
    Nice to see you back, Jon! The great revelation here is that ALL of the most common and useful scales are symmetrical-based! Common non-symmetrical scales include the Harmonic Major, Harmonic Minor and the Dominant Bebop Scale, but non-symmetr...(more)
  17. Jeff Brent (2731)
    Theory Forum · 95 Hits · 10/5/2008 12:47 AM
    <center><a href="http://www.wholenote.com/cgi-bin/page_view.pl?l=11944&amp;p=1&amp;a=0">Radially Symmetrical Altered Scales (#11944)</a><br /><br />Just in case anybody has any questions or comments ...</center>
  18. Jeff Brent (2731)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 44 Hits · 9/30/2008 1:56 AM
    <u>The following is from my unabridged Funking Wagnall's Dictionary</u>: <br /><br /><b>WUSSY CHORD</b> <i>noun</i> <b>1</b> A guitar chord which can easily be played by anyone without experience or knowledge of the instrument. <b>2</b> Any guit...(more)
  19. Jeff Brent (2731)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 30 Hits · 9/30/2008 1:01 AM
    :)
  20. Jeff Brent (2731)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 33 Hits · 9/29/2008 1:17 PM
    So you're talking about the same F chord that I described above (and at the top of page 6 of lesson #11936) with the thumb on the sixth string? cho|1|3|3|2|1|1|thumbed F|cho <br /><br /><br /><br /><br />1-1 [<b>INDEX HALF-BARRE</b>]). 2-1 [<b...(more)