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Co-Creative Guitar Method

Exploring New Worlds

Content Overview:

EXPLORING DYNAMICS

Exploring Dynamics is a series of ideas that can be applied to any scale.
The purpose is to put you above average in your tone, agility,
accenting and right hand techniques.

SONGWRITING

Do you often think songwriting is beyond you?
Songwriting explores some ideas on getting a song going. You'll have 7 ways of
starting work on a song. You shouldn't be stuck for ideas now, in fact if you put some time
into this lesson, you're going to end up with several of your own songs underway in a very
short time. Finishing a song is all about putting in the time,
so stick with it until you have a completed project.

PENTATONIC SCALES

There are 4 complete lessons on Pentatonic Scales.
You will learn how to get familiar with scale shapes by exploring them,
this should give you plenty of ideas on improvising.

Learn the 5 pentatonic shapes so you can cover the entire fretboard.
(Beginning the Journey only dealt with one shape, but of course there are 5,
just like there are 5 major chord shapes)

Even better, learn how to use shortcuts through the 5 shapes,
and find out how easy it is switch from minor to major pentatonics,
and play major pentatonics using harmonics.

KEY SIGNATURES

There are 5 lessons showing the forumulas for working out Key Signatures.

You will learn how to work out the sharp keys, work out the flat keys,
find the relative minors, the difference between Natural, Harmonic and
Melodic Minor Scales, and check all your work on the Circle of Fifths.

Later you will also learn how to use the Circle of Fifths as a songwriting tool.

MAJOR SCALES

CAGED also applies to scales.

Yes, while we have the 5 major chord shapes explored in Beginning the Journey,
Exploring New Worlds
shows the Major Scale shapes that sit over these chord shapes.
But you still need to be able to spell CAGED!

Your missions as well transposing and exploring shortcuts will be to colour the fretboard.
Oh yes, you ain't seen nothing till you've seen the scales in colour.

Exploring New Worlds shares the full colour code,
and applies it to scales and chords!

CHORD PROGRESSIONS

You will learn how to build a chord on each degree of the major scale,
then turn them all into seventh chords.

You will get the chance to transpose these into several other keys on paper,
but hey, you will, I mean you will, learn them by playing them in all 12 keys.
This gives you the tools to play and construct complex chord progressions,
just what the doctor ordered for your next songwriting attempt!

CHORD CONSTRUCTION

Have you ever wondered why most guitar methods that talk about
chord construction look like a big mess, and where's the sense?

Exploring New Worlds separates the minors from the majors
so at a glance you can see who belongs to which family.

Given the formula to work out 27 different chord types,you get to
explore these on your fretboard, hunting down the possibilities,
then colour your examples in.

You will understand chord construction and be capable of finding any of these
chord types in any key. This is not for beginners.

You must know how to play the Chromatic Scale
and understand your Major Scales first. Got that?

So, if you can tell the difference between a minor based chord, a major based chord,
and who belongs in the dominant family (any major based chord featuring a b7th degree),
placing some of these exciting chords on top of your chord progressions is about to open
up a whole new world in your guitar playing. This is not rocket science, it is simple maths.

By the way, did I tell you that you also need to be
able to count up to ten on your fingers too?

THE MODES

"Oh the Modes, I've heard of those" you say.

"But aren't they really scary complicated scales that most guitarists don't know?"

The reason most guitarists don't know them is because they THINK
they are complicated and beyond them. That is not true.

Let me show you how easy they are, then, let's divide them into families of minor and major.

You hear them far more often than you realise.
All you need to do is learn your major scales first - is anybody getting that message?
It's all about basics first, then lets flavour them up by changing the starting point!
What's hard about that? Why does Flamenco music sound so cool?
Because they moved the tonic along a couple of steps. Easy!

QUIZ!

Test yourself on the concepts you've learned with the quiz.
It will help you discover if you've spent enough time on each lesson, by testing your recall.
If you can answer the question, you've understood the lesson. If you can't answer the
question, go back to the lesson that discusses the topic for another study session.

If you don't have a tutor to check your answers, you can check your own answers by
going into a lesson to research, or you can download this .pdf answer file.

TEACHING/LEARNING TIPS!

Do you wish you had somebody to turn to who you could ask questions of,
instead of being alone with a book?

You are not alone. Included in each book is a Teaching/Learning Tips! guide.
Whether you are teaching yourself with this method or teaching a student,
this guide is full of hot tips to refresh your learning/teaching approach.

You can also contact me anytime if you have questions or are looking for new ideas.

TUTOR TEAR OUT

Each book has a special Tutor Tear Out,
so if you are using this book to teach a student the guitar, you have a one page
track record of their progress. Tear this page out and keep it in your student files.

I keep them in a ringbinder and update my student records as I go.
I don't have to rely on my memory to know what my students have covered with me.
You can include the titles of songs you are using to explore the ideas presented.

If you are teaching yourself guitar (not recommended for new players) you can track your own
progress. Just mark the date next to each lesson once you have completed the lesson.
You can include the titles of songs you are using to explore the ideas presented.
This means
you have a constant updating list of your repetoire.

 


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If for any reason you are unsatisfied you can return the book for a full refund.

That means you have nothing to lose. You can see if this unique guitar method is for you without any risk involved.

 

 

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