Develop your fretboard navigation skills for compositional and improvisational soloing Top session player, Brad Carlton presents Solology, the companion course to Rhythmology, which in many ways, picks up where Rhythmology left off. You will play your way through the identical blues, rock, pop, jazz, funk, twang and fusion tracks, only this time, the focus is on developing your melodic ideas and fretboard navigation skills for compositional and improvisational soloing in any style.
An intensive examination of guide tone structures for jazz comping and soloing This course is specifically targeted at players who are relatively new to the concept of playing jazz standards. Knowing what and what not to play is critical especially when working with a keyboard player.
Intensive examination of slash chord progressions for performance and improvisation Slash chords are an effective way of notating inversions of triads, extended harmonies and tension oriented sonorities. The concept of a triad over a bass note serves not only in the solo guitar realm, but also in an ensemble situation in which the bass note is played by the bass player thus freeing up the guitarist both technically and texturally to use major or minor triads in various inversions as a springboard for melodic fills. Another added benefit of viewing harmony via slash chords is the ease of determining which scales to apply for comping and soloing.