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Page Hamilton - Sonic Shapes

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    Introduction & "Swallow Everything"

    In this first video, we are introduced to musician Page Hamilton as well as having him play a song with his band Helmet.

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    Scales

    In this tutorial, we learn about unusual scales and how they can be applied in a rock context.

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    Sonic Chord Shapes & "Enemies"

    Page talks about chords and using interesting chord voicings to make a song your own and then we are played another song by Helmet.

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    Practicing

    Next we hear about different practice techniques and the importance of adjusting your practice to your situation.

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    Listening & "Unsung"

    Page goes over the importance of critically listening to harmonies, melodies, and different genre's of music to become a better musican and then we are played the song "Unsung".

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    EFX

    Here, we listen to various combinations of FX pedals and discuss using them to create movement and emotion in our music.

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    Final Thoughts & "See You Dead"

    In this last video, Page gives his final thoughts and plays us out with one more song.

Product Overview


In this Hal Leonard video tutorial series, Rock guitar innovator Page Hamilton, founder of the groundbreaking hard rock band Helmet, provides detailed demonstrations of his approach to chords, scales, sounds and practicing!

Throughout the videos you’ll gain an in-depth understanding and ways to build non-traditional sonic shapes; apply unusual scales in a rock context; sound design – using effect combos for radical tonal results; and practicing – by using his “Super Chops” method to build high-level technical skills.

You also get printable PDF files featuring notated examples with tab for all chords, scales and progressions, plus bonus live performances by Helmet!


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VmJerome
Submitted 6 months ago

Right on time Rx Bangin.

This is just on the money , straight substance . No way to detract from this guy , nothing corny , no artifice , no rabbit hole.


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ipbrjt3
Submitted 1 year ago

Thought provoking stuff for musicians

As a pro musician, I certainly can appreciate his background and deeper understanding. No doubt he had great schooling in his life- I'm just a bit perplexed at the musical examples he gives. It may have been more useful to have more varied examples, and more examples in general. Still, I really love what he has to say, especially about practicing and improving one's ear, taking it more seriously, and not being afraid of gaining KNOWLEDGE. For this I give 5 stars. I would have liked to see (or be directed to) more exercises, guided exercises, mini-etudes in shapes (since that's the title), and improvising with them more. That being said, if you are someone who wants to take it to a whole different level, and are tired of just power chords...heh, this is a great place to start.


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VmJerome
Submitted 6 months ago

Right on time Rx Bangin.

This is just on the money , straight substance . No way to detract from this guy , nothing corny , no artifice , no rabbit hole.

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ipbrjt3
Submitted 1 year ago

Thought provoking stuff for musicians

As a pro musician, I certainly can appreciate his background and deeper understanding. No doubt he had great schooling in his life- I'm just a bit perplexed at the musical examples he gives. It may have been more useful to have more varied examples, and more examples in general. Still, I really love what he has to say, especially about practicing and improving one's ear, taking it more seriously, and not being afraid of gaining KNOWLEDGE. For this I give 5 stars. I would have liked to see (or be directed to) more exercises, guided exercises, mini-etudes in shapes (since that's the title), and improvising with them more. That being said, if you are someone who wants to take it to a whole different level, and are tired of just power chords...heh, this is a great place to start.

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Page Nye Hamilton is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer, mostly noted for his work with alternative metal band Helmet. Most of his work has been in the hard rock and alternative metal styles, though he trained in jazz guitar and has substantial connections with avant-garde music and film soundtrack composition.

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    In this Hal Leonard video tutorial series, Rock guitar innovator Page Hamilton, founder of the groundbreaking hard rock band Helmet, provides detailed demonstrations of his approach to chords, scales, sounds and practicing!

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Page Hamilton - Sonic Shapes is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 2 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Right on time Rx Bangin. This is just on the money , straight substance . No way to detract from this guy , nothing corny , no artifice , no rabbit hole.
Date published: 2020-10-28
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Thought provoking stuff for musicians As a pro musician, I certainly can appreciate his background and deeper understanding. No doubt he had great schooling in his life- I'm just a bit perplexed at the musical examples he gives. It may have been more useful to have more varied examples, and more examples in general. Still, I really love what he has to say, especially about practicing and improving one's ear, taking it more seriously, and not being afraid of gaining KNOWLEDGE. For this I give 5 stars. I would have liked to see (or be directed to) more exercises, guided exercises, mini-etudes in shapes (since that's the title), and improvising with them more. That being said, if you are someone who wants to take it to a whole different level, and are tired of just power chords...heh, this is a great place to start.
Date published: 2019-12-09
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