Tuning & Major Scale Positions (7:20)
Diatonic Chords & Arpeggios (8:17)
Modes & Chord Numbers (10:18)
Coordinating Left/Right Hand Techniques & Using a Metronome (8:06)
Mode Exercises & Arppegios at the 8th Fret (8:03)
More on Arpeggios (9:09)
Diatonic Chords & Examples of a 2m-5-1 Progression (10:36)
Major Scale in Other Keys & Performance of "Just Too Minor" (10:40)
"Just Too Minor" Played Slower, Blues Licks, & Final Thoughts (9:43)
In this Homespun videos series, you’ll learn the skills every guitar player needs to play beautiful solos and create exciting improvisations. Jazz pro Mike DeMicco gives you a complete understanding of what jazz guitar is all about, taking you through a wide variety of scales, modes, arpeggios and chord voicings, and then teaches you how to practice them so you can move around the fingerboard with ease.
The enormous amount of information presented here will be invaluable to you in all situations, whether you're jamming on simple chord progressions or approaching a complex jazz standard. Mike provides numerous exercises and plays musical examples to illustrate the techniques he teaches. You'll gain an understanding of the fretboard and the elements of music theory- all the tools you'll need to start playing jazz.
For the lesson's culmination, Mike teaches his original tune, Just Too Minor, which features a melodic "head" or melody, followed by a variety of comping and soloing ideas. When Mike is joined by Vinnie Martucci on keyboards and Rich Syracuse on bass, the ensemble perfectly demonstrates how it all fits together.
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Submitted 6 months ago
It's hard to be a great teacher.
This is obviously footage of a VHS tape, of a teacher from the late 1980's. He's probably a very good teacher in person. He can and does slow things down for the student, but this video is a degraded tape of the guy. It's nowhere close to a personal instruction course on the guitar. You're seeing some out of context footage here, of a guy who's probably a good personal coach. But even 20 years ago, this was somewhat obsolete. YET, this course has great value.
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Submitted 8 months ago
Good intro to jazz basics
This was good (though it looked like it was recorded on vhs) and Mike seemed a bit nervous, but it was interesting and helpful. Made me understand modes a bit better.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools
Response from Customer Service:
You would be correct...the Homespun collection that we get from our friends at Homespun Tapes were originally pulled from either DVD or, in this case, VHS and then modified and put on our site for our All-Access Pass members. I believe the copyright on this one was 1993, certainly one of the older ones we've received.
But the content is valuable and as long as you guys still like watching them, we'll keep putting them up!
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