Monday, May 21, 2012

The Minor Side of the Dominant Sound


    Here we will deal with dominant (V7) chords and use the melodic minor scale to color them.  For the purposes of this article, we will call attention to two different types of dominant chords:

    Type I:  A dominant (V7) chord that does not move to a chord which lies at the interval of a fifth below (or a fourth above) it

    Type II:  A dominant (V7) chord that does move to a chord which lies at the interval of a fifth below (or a fourth above) it

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fretboard Organizational Systems part III: 12 Keys in Every Position


    This installment will explore scales with relation to position.  In fact, it could be thought of as more of an exercise for position playing rather than an organizational system, but you'll find that all the systems tie together anyway.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Video Dump!

    Happy holiday of choice!  Here are some videos to get you through the family visit.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fretboard Organizational Systems part II: String by String


    In the previous article on fretboard organizational systems, we discussed ways to divide the fretboard up into four-fret positions and use them as reference points.  This installment of the series will be a bit different in that I will introduce a method of learning how the fretboard functions by analyzing each string, rather than organizing the fretboard into specific reference points.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Fretboard Organizational Systems part I: Positions

    In this series of articles, I will detail several organizational systems for the fretboard of a guitar in standard tuning.  These organizational systems simply provide one with various ways to visualize the fretboard in order to make navigation across the neck easier within various musical situations.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

LIMITED TIME ONLY: Download "The Inconclusible Factology of Jam"

    For a very limited time I am offering a free download of my CD entitled "The Inconclusible Factology of Jam."  This is not a whole album, per se, but rather selections from three different albums I am currently working on.

    Please note that these songs are copyrighted and may not be reproduced in any form, without my express consent.  I am, however, granting all who download this file my permission to distribute it freely.


    The download period has expired, message me for info on obtaining the CD.

Other Musicians which appear on this cd are:

Derek Farris: Drums
Chace Burke: Bass

Friday, November 12, 2010

My Posterous

    I just started using Posterous, a blog-like webpage where I can freely upload music files and whatnot.  Feel free to check it out as I plan on occasionally posting new material I'm working on.  I just posted the first take of a song entitled "Dance and You'll be Fine" which will be on my upcoming album.  Release date unknown.

My Posterous