Skeptical Guitarist Music Principles for the Skeptical Guitarist, Volume Two: The Fretboard - Emery - Guitar - Book

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Author: Bruce Emery
Format: Book
Instrumentation: Guitar

While Volume One deals with general music theory that applies to ALL musical instruments, Volume Two is aimed primarily at guitarists: It shows how to apply the principles of music to the neck of the guitar specifically, and how to track down the C-A-G-E-D scale and chord forms. As the Circle of Fifths was the star of the first book, so the C-A-G-E-D system dominates the second book. It will help you organize scales and chords into all these handy inter-connected box patterns up and down the neck.

Topics include chord voicings and inversions, movable chord and scale shapes and box patterns, complex chord qualities, quadrads and their extensions, walking chord progressions, how to put chords to a melody, and harmonizing by thirds, sixths and tenths.

Table of Contents
  • Reviewing the C Major scale
  • Chord voicings, starting with C
  • Inversions
  • Adding the 6th string
  • Skipping strings
  • Chord tone personalities
  • Other C-A-G-E-D chord form voicings
  • Worksheet for other voicings
  • Back to the G chord form voicings
  • Comparing the C and G voicings
  • My own E, A and D voicings
  • E chord form voicings
  • The movable E chord form
  • A chord form voicings
  • The movable A chord form
  • Using the E- and A-shapes together
  • D chord form voicings
  • Drop D tuning
  • Summarizing the E-, A- and D-shapes
  • Chord shapes...our story so far
  • Complex chord qualities
  • C complex chord qualities
  • Adding the 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 7th degrees
  • Worksheets for G, E, A and D complex chords
  • Weird little exercise
  • Chords with the same quality compared
  • 1-4-5 complex chord progressions
  • The five basic chord shapes
  • C chord in C, A, G, E and D shapes
  • The entire tamale
  • Partial chord shapes
  • The other C-A-G-E-D chords
  • 6th-string versus 5th-string roots
  • Bring out your capo!
  • Capo placement chart
  • Scale shapes / box patterns
  • C scale in C, A, G, E and D shapes
  • C Major scale all over the neck
  • Traveling from pocket to pocket
  • Major scales other than C (finally)
  • Keys of D, Eb, E, F, G, A and Bb
  • Chord qualities other than Major
  • Minor chords
  • Dominant 7th chords
  • Movable barre chords
  • Minor 7th chords
  • Minor 6th chords
  • Minor sus2 and sus4 chords
  • Walking chord progressions
  • Quadrads of the Harmonized Diatonic scale
  • Exercises and explanations
  • Worksheet: "Rhythm Changes"
  • Movable 2-5-1 progressions
  • Summary of Chord Family quadrads
  • Oddball Quadrads
  • Diminished 7th chords
  • Augmented and Augmented 7th chords
  • Minor-Major 7th chord
  • Chromatic walkdown progressions
  • Quadrad Extensions: 9th, 11th and 13th
  • C, G, E, A and D quadrad extensions
  • Sample chord progressions
  • How to put chords to a melody
  • "Frere Jacques"
  • Harmonizing by Thirds, Sixths and Tenths
  • Combining them in "Frere Jacques"
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