Chord, arpeggio and scale repertoire, taught in the context of the most common chord sequences, enabling students to gain fluency in making chord changes as they learn the individual chords.
Contains triad and seventh chords in all keys, with numerous alternative fingerings.
All the exercises are written out in full, so that the charts for each exercise are fully visible on a single page.
Exercises are laid out in key signature order, following the cycle of fifths.
Lead playing is facilitated by exercises in arpeggios, pentatonic scales, and modes built around the chord progressions.
The accompanying text provides an understanding of the principles of diatonic harmony.
Designed with students in mind, this book would also make a useful reference for more experienced players.
Supplementary chapters provide an overview of:
Suspended chords and sixth chords;
The harmonic and melodic minor scales and the blues scale;
Diminished chords and scales;
Augmented chords and scales;
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By Dave Bowmer
Mar 16, 2013
The Guitarists’ Guide to Common Chord Progressions is an excellent method book, I wish it had been available when I first learnt to play guitar. It is a valuable body of work for both beginner and experienced player, I highly recommend it. It provides beginners with a highly effective system of learning chords applied to the most frequently occurring chord progressions, working through all the keys. This smart approach provides a solid foundation and understanding of the musical principles while developing a wide repertoire. For the more experienced player it is a thorough reference, and an essential teaching tool for those with students. All of the musical concepts involved are very clearly and concisely explained at the start of each new section. The reason why certain progressions are so effective and how to harmonise the scale is well covered. Arpeggios are introduced and exercises showing fingerings help to develop the building blocks for melodies and lead improvisation. How to... More > construct pentatonic scales and their variants is clearly taught, and good guidance on making them fit the chords of the progression, either emphasising tonality or intentionally giving ambiguity. The Modes are explored and guidance given on appropriate modes for each chord in a progression. Appendices provide detail on the harmonised scale, suspensions, variant minor scales & blues scales, diminished, augmented and whole tone scales, chord substitution, and there is a very good explanation on the cycle of fifths. Diagrams throughout the book are clear and easy to understand.< Less
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