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Voice Leading for Guitar: Moving Through the Changes

Voice Leading for Guitar: Moving Through the Changes

by John Thomas

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(Berklee Labs). Just knowing how to play a chord is never enough to make good music. Voice leading moving individual chord voices smoothly from one chord to the next is an essential skill for jazz guitarists. This book/CD pack by Berklee associate professor of guitar John Thomas shows you how to voice lead both chord tones and tensions, and will help you add a new level of sophistication to your music. This book is designed for intermediate to advanced guitar players. The accompanying CD features jazz tunes, blues and rhythm changes that you can play along with.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780634016554
Publisher: Berklee Press Publications
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Series: Instrument Instruction: Electric and Acoustic Guitar Series
Edition description: BOOK & CD
Pages: 156
Sales rank: 988,137
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

CD Track Listvi
Rules of the (Fret)Boardviii
Chapter 1Harmony Review and Introduction to Voice Leading1
Harmony Review1
Voice Leading in Action: Simple Chord Families on the Guitar Neck3
Voice Leading Chord Tones and Tensions4
Other Smooth Moves: Parallel Movement8
Drop-2 Voicings9
Chapter 2Major II/V/I Progressions12
II/V/I Practice Guide12
Practicing II/V/I Progressions13
How to Work with Comping Rhythms15
Comping Rhythms16
II-7/V7/IMaj7 Progressions18
Chapter 3Minor II/V/I Progressions47
II-7([flat]5)/V7([flat]9)/I-7 Progressions48
Chapter 4Practice Tunes and Rhythms85
"None of the Things You Were"86
"None of the Things You Were" Variation Using Rhythm No. 187
"Spring Arrives"88
"Spring Arrives" Variation Using Rhythm No. 289
"Dear Old Stockmarket"90
"Dear Old Stockmarket" Variation Using Rhythm No. 491
"I Smell Catastrophe"92
"I Smell Catastrophe" Variation Using Rhythm No. 393
"Turn On Your Headlight"94
"Turn On Your Headlight" Variation Using Rhythm No. 595
"If I Knew How to Cook"96
"If I Knew How to Cook" Variation Using Rhythm No. 397
"I Should Have Thought About Me" Using Rhythm No. 1298
"Rambo's Chin" Using Rhythm No. 11100
"Oh Great Love" Using Rhythm No. 9101
"Remember Me" Using Rhythm No. 10102
Rhythm Changes103
Rhythm Changes (Mixed Comping Rhythms)105
Blues in F--Try Your Own Comping Rhythms107
Blues in F Using Rhythm No. 2109
Chapter 5Extra Credit: Advanced Progressions and Turnarounds111
The Functions of [sharp]IV-7([flat]5): What It Is and How to Use It112
Modal Interchange: What It Is and How to Use It114
Interpolative II-7: What It Is and How to Use It116
Chromatic Approach: What It Is and How to Use It119
Diatonic Turnarounds: What They Are and How to Use Them121
Dominant Approach: What It Is and How to Use It123
Sub V7 Dominant Substitutions123
Using Dominant Approach With Blues Changes124
Dominant Approach Applied to Dominant 7 and Substitute Dominant 7 Turnarounds126
Dominant Approach: Dominant to Dominant 7127
Dominant Cycle of Fifths: Mixolydian to Mixolydian128
Dominant Cycle of Fifths: Mixed to Mixed Dominants130
Diminished Chords: What They Are and How to Use Them131
For Further Listening133
AppendixModes and Chord Scales136
Chord Scale Quick Finder136
Scale Syllabus for Improvisation138
Modes in Seventh Chords for Guitar142
About the Author144

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