This three-hour audio download course will forever change the way you play your instrument or hear music. They are packed with fascinating information, important exercises and invaluable training techniques that will polish your musical skills and bring your playing to a higher level! Whether your preference is for folk, jazz, bluegrass, country, classical or rock, you will gain deeper musical insights and see immediate improvement in such fundamental areas as rhythm, advanced ear training, harmony, melodic development, and improvisation and composition skills.
CD 1 - Ear-to-hand coordination; inner hearing; tempering and tuning; the pitch continuum; the overtone series; exercises for playing scales andmodes; playing a jig.
CD 2 - 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th chord arpeggio exercises; five qualities of 7th chords; diatonic patterns; playing in complex meters and time signatures for Bulgarian and other world music styles.
CD 3 - Levels of improvising; melodic rhythm; playing Arkansas Traveler in odd meters; discussion of timbre; Bach chorales; harmony as a function of melody.