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Don't Just Learn Guitar. Learn To Be Yourself On Guitar.

Join me (and 20,000 others), and I'll show you how to use the mechanics of music to explore your guitar intuitively and skillfully. Plus, grab your  free chord book

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Here we continue the chord melody series, using the simple concept of 1 4 5 to harmonize melody with triads...





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  1. Harmonizing Melody Using 1 4 5 - Chord Melody Skills

    Learn a simple method for harmonizing melody in any key, involving just three chords. Give your melody a fluid and colourful harmonic accompaniment

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  2. Guitar Chord Melody - Embellishing Open Chords

    Make your guitar chord playing more interesting by learning how to introduce melody around familiar open chord shapes. In depth lesson with video and examples

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  3. Guitar Chord Melody - Soloing With Movable Shapes

    Learn how to combine guitar chords with melody up the neck for seamless solo playing. Follow this process to give your lead a richer harmonic context.

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  4. Modal Chord Progressions - How to Recognise & Choose Your Mode

    Learn how to identify modal chord progressions in music so you can accompany them confidently on guitar. Includes examples and in depth theory

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  5. Minor Phrygian Jam Tracks with Guide Patterns

    Jam the minor Phrygian mode in several keys using these tracks and accompanying pattern diagrams, including 3nps, hexatonic and pentatonic

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  6. Lydian Jam Tracks with Guide Patterns

    The most beautiful Lydian jam tracks brought together with useful guide patterns (including 3nps, hexatonic and pentatonic). Jam in several keys and styles.

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  7. Mixolydian Jam Tracks with Guide Patterns

    The best Mixolydian jam tracks (multiple keys) along with scale diagrams (including 3nps, hexatonic and pentatonic) to help you jam more confidently

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  8. Dorian Jam Tracks With Guide Patterns

    Use these Dorian jam tracks and the accompanying diagrams to play Dorian fluidly across the neck in several ways, including 3nps, hexatonic and arpeggios

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  9. Guitar Modes - Solving The Mystery Step by Step

    Finally understand how modes work on guitar and start using them in your music. This series covers the basics, modal harmony and ear training

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  10. Soulful Progressions Using Extended Minor Chords (Minor 9, Minor 11)

    Learn how to use minor 9th, minor 11th and other minor chords to create more soulful progressions on guitar. Including voice leading and modulation techniques.

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