THEORY LESSONS 


GOING UP AND DOWN AT THE SAME TIME

This is a fun sequential technique that I’ll do a series of videos on. Moving up or down a sequence while the motion of the exercise is in the opposite direction!


CHORD EXTENSIONS DERIVED FROM SCALES

In this series we’ll explore several scales from which we’ll derive extended chords. This is a very helpful exercise for becoming fluent in chord extensions and learning the application of certain scales.

  1. Lydian

  2. Lydian Dominant

  3. Altered

  4. More to come…


II7 II V I PROGRESSION

A review and 12 key shed of a really common chord progression! Be sure to download the PDF to practice along with me.


MAJOR TRIADS ON THE DIMINISHED SPECTRUM

This is a concept I use very often while arranging and improvising. You can use major triads within a diminished spectrum to imply various alterations AND keep the sounds organized.


HOW TO READ CHORD SYMBOLS AND CHORD EXTENSIONS


JUSTIFICATION EXERCISES

This will grow overtime. A series of exercises dealing with a reharm concept that I use often.


16 WAYS TO PLAY THE CYCLE OF 4THS AND 5THS

This lessons deals with 16 Different Ways to Play the Cycle of 4ths and 5ths. It's a heck of a lot of information and there's tons to learn and practice.