This is a great companion course for Beginner Essentials. In this course Marissa will introduce you some easy to learn fingerstyle techniques, exercises and fingerpicking patterns.
This course is a solid introduction for the player that is interested in playing gypsy jazz style chord changes and rhythms. These same chord voicings and rhythms can be applied to traditional jazz guitar playing as well.
The term rhythm changes refers to the chord changes which originally appeared in George Gershwin’s I’ve Got Rhythm. Hundreds of Jazz standards have used those same changes which are an extremely common improvisational vehicle.
Builds on development of strong technique that is further developed with repertoire from beginner to intermediate level. Topics covered: Segovia & Romero Technique, Tone, Studies Repertoire.
Introduces guitarists to a progressively polyphonic view of the instrument as the lap piano. Special emphasis on how to build repertoire and play the guitar as a solo instrument or in combos.
When the Guitar is played as a solo instrument the three elements of harmony, rhythm and melody are played simultaneously by the guitarist. This is referred to as “Chord Melody” style.