~ guitar method ~

~ the one finger approach ~

~ tune pitches ~

~ triad basics ~

~ motor basics ~

~ melody basics ~

~ harmony basics ~

~ moving one shape ~

~ rhythm basics and swing ~

1 chord / quarter notes big 4 etc / the way I started

~ chord melody basics ~

~ jump blues bass line ~

~ blues in open 'E' ~

~ the low 'E 9' ~

~ two shapes and up an octave ~

~ blues in open 'G' ~

~ blues in standard tuning ~

~ folk guitar and bluegrass

expand by open chords E / E- / open C shape up the neck diatonically ~

~ rock / pop and country guitar ~

~ jazz guitar ~

~ and off to the chop shop ~

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In a nutshell. For some reading here, getting started with improvising might be a bit of a challenge but all journeys must start with a first step, so here's a way to begin yours. By using the same notes for building up our melody and chords, we know our pitches will work, using them in making our art is the magic we seek. In our theory we can term this sharing of the same pitches for our melody and chords as 'diatonic, through the tones.' And as we'll see throughout, understanding the musical environment that diatonic creates is a key component to understanding the structure of the art.

Triad basics. Learn this tune.

Melody basics. Learn this tune.

Three notes per string.

In a nutshell. For some reading here, getting started with improvising might be a bit of a challenge but all journeys must start with a first step, so here's a way to begin yours. By using the same notes for building up our melody and chords, we know our pitches will work, using them in making our art is the magic we seek. In our theory we can term this sharing of the same pitches for our melody and chords as 'diatonic, through the tones.' And as we'll see throughout, understanding the musical environment that diatonic creates is a key component to understanding the structure of the art.

Rhythm guitar and swing. If there's any sort of '2 and 4' in the rhythm of the song and style of music, there's a swing potential we can take advantage of. The half step lead can be the initial key to unlocking your way of feeling and understanding of what swing is and what it does for you in your musics. Here's a couple of ways into the basics of rhythm, chords and swing. Example 5.

'2 and 4'
what swing is

 

Tune up. Coltrane is

 

Open D walkdown. Coltrane is

Open D walkdown. Coltrane is

minor triad house of the rising sun. Coltrane is the king of this.

In 'Essentials' the idea of 'well crafted' creates an opportunity to talk about the various components of a song from a historical perspective ...

recitative, intro , forms, outro, ect.

 

Overview. With all that is on the web these days for guitar and bass instruction, the gist of what is in this learning method is all based on the natural evolution of the music and its theories that underlies and supports all our Americana musical styles. And while there are many of the same elements here as everywhere else in cyberspace, we're theory based so follow its main pathway from start to finish; octave, fifth, triad, pentatonic, seven pitch diatonic, the color tones. Along the way we end up bumping into the philosophy that combines musical style and number of pitches. Once this degree of

understanding is reached and we can hear at this level, present the basics for folks just starting out. and that determines the order of presentation of the resources. To what degree each reader here utilizes this information and practices to get better, becomes the juice to evolve as a player, artist, leader and all around cat in showbizz.

So to begin, simply select from the following choices and click to begin your journey for guitar or bass. All of the discussions are directed towards eventual performance as it is just easier to make sense of it all for me in the writing. So whether you're looking to have the guitar / bass skills to play "Happy Birthday" at family gatherings on and beyond to wanting to tour with a national act, the same basics apply; to make music we each have to find the right buttons for the pitches and push them to make the sound. That this is something we actually do, we can consciously shape our approach. The joys of free fill and wanting to .

guitar
by ear
improv
blues
architecture
groups
bass guitar
by ear
improv
blues
architecture
groups
moving one shape
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fingerings
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technique
lead

rhythm

movable forms
practice
lessons
open tunings

In a nutshell. The Essentials method combines learning guitar and bass wth the same riffs and ideas. In the olden days they called this 'two for a nickel.'

Overview. The gist of what is in this learning method is all related to our main topic throughout; the pitch organization of our music theory that builds and supports all our Americana music. By changing our letter name pitches into their numerical representations within key center, we create the order events in this method, which all evolves upon a pitch by pitch to our core five, pentatonic grouping of pitches.

a numerical basis

It starts with the blues. .

Americana musics
today's guitar
open G
a slide
our muse
video finding a lick

guitar

"Muddy Riff. The playing method here is organized along the same philosophy as the music theory evolutions; simply that the number of pitches 'in play' determines musical style. So each of our three main components; melody, harmony and rhythm are presented along this line of thinking. Each reader here must determine and create for themselves their studies.

today's guitar
open G
a slide
our muse
o finding a lick

bass

It starts with the blues. The playing method here is organized along the same philosophy as the music theory evolutions; simply that the number of pitches 'in play' determines musical style. So each of our three main components; melody, harmony and rhythm are presented along this line of thinking. Each reader here must determine and create for themselves their studies.

guitar

The playing method here is organized along the same philosophy as the music theory evolutions; simply that the number of pitc

guitar

The playing method here is organized along the same philosophy as the music theory evolutions; simply that the number of pitc

 

musics
today's guitar
open G
a slide
our muse
finding a lick

 

 

 

Guitar
by ear
improv
blues
architecture
groups
Bass guitar
by ear
improv
blues
architecture
groups
technique
lead

rhythm

movable forms
practice
lessons
open tunings
"The more I prepare the less nervous I get."

wiki ~ Tom Brady