Tons of Guide Tones (A Modern Look and Application)
In this book I present a comprehensive way to look at “guide tones” and their physical evolution on the fretboard through all mode positions so we can build a strong and comfortable command of these essential harmonic elements. I divide guide tones in two categories. Primary Guide Tones are the 3rd and 7th of each chord (the notes responsible for all harmonic movement and voice-leading in the Western music system) and Secondary Guide Tones are the root and 5th.
Once we can freely visualize and access these two sets of guide tones over every chord quality and position of the fretboard we can really expand our harmonic playing by simply adding an extra note to create 3 Note Harmonic Structures representative of the sound, color, flavor and harmonic direction of the original chord.
The book presents Primary and Secondary guide tones for 4 types of chords; maj7, min7, Dom7 and Dom7 alt. Over each chord type you will see 3 types of examples/exercises in all mode positions.
Example 1 concentrates on the harmonic execution of the guide tones all over the fretboard.
Example 2 concentrates on the melodic execution of the guide tones all over the fretboard.
Example 3 shows the addition of an extra note (chord tone or extension/alteration) to the primary and secondary guide tones to create 3 Note Harmonic Structures that teach us how to navigate with the given harmony all over the range of the guitar.
This way of breaking down harmony into its building blocks has been very instrumental for me and for developing the system I use to visualize and navigate harmonically over the fretboard.
I really hope you enjoy the material and find your own personal implementation of it within your playing style.
Includes 4 backing tracks for maj7, min7, dom7 and dom7 alt harmonies.
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