String Theory - Applying Jazz Harmony to Rock Lead Guitar
String Theory, written by and featuring Guitar World Senior Music Editor Jimmy Brown, is a collection of the first 10 String Theory columns that appeared in Guitar World magazine and their accompanying instructional videos. Over the course of the 10 chapters, Brown presents a "schooled," or "informed," approach to improvisation that's rooted in a jazz mindset, but geared toward rock guitarists looking to expand their theoretical knowledge base and apply practical music theory.
With over 2 hours of instruction, you'll learn how to:
Craft musically strong melodies over chord progressions
Apply arpeggio sweeps to changing chords
Employ upper-structure voiceleading to create harmonic tension
Use chromatics to smoothly connect chord tones
Play like Michael Brecker, Carlos Santana and Gary Moore
And much more!
Your Instructor is Jimmy Brown, who over the last 25 years has built a reputation as one of the world's finest music editors through his work as transcriber, arranger, and senior music editor for Guitar World magazine. In addition to these roles, he is a busy working musician, performing regularly as a solo acoustic guitar/vocal act and rocking out with a full band at taverns, restaurants, resorts, weddings and private parties. Jimmy earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies and Performance and Music Management from William Paterson University in 1988 and relies on much of what he learned then - and since then, as a professional musician-for-hire to do his job effectively. He is also an experienced private guitar teacher and an accomplished writer, two skills that go hand-in-hand in his career at Guitar World.
This DVD includes a .pdf file with tabs. To access the .pdf file insert the DVD into your computer. Windows users should access the DVD drive through the 'Computer' folder on their task bar. The DVD name will appear in the DVD drive of this folder. Right click the DVD name and select Open to access the .pdf file with tabs.