Volume 22 Lessons
In this volume we will cover reading lead sheets, figuring out songs by ear, dominant 13 chords, and introduce some Funk and Reggae concepts.
Reading Lead Sheets
In this lesson we will be taking a look at how to read a lead sheet. We will use the song Desperado by the Eagles as an example.
Reading Leading Sheets 2
In this lesson we will learn how to read a different kind of lead sheet. We will use the song Take it Easy as an example
Reading Lead Sheets for Jazz
In this lesson we will take a look at 2 different types of lead sheets for the Jazz standard All Of Me.
Learning Songs by Ear
In this lesson we will examine a few methods on how to figure out the chords to a song by using just your ear.
Use of Augmented and Diminished Chords in Blues
In this lesson we study some ways to use Augmented and Diminished chords in Blues progressions.
Dominant 13 Chords
In in this lesson we will learn two shapes for a Dominant 13 chord.
Intro to Funk
In this lesson we are going to discuss some concepts of Funk music. Funk is a genre of music created in the late 60’s that combines elements of jazz, soul, and R&B. Funk music often de-emphasizes melody and harmony and focuses on creating a strong rhythmic groove.
In this lesson we are going to learn a specific Funk Jam that you can play along to one of our jam tracks.
Intro to Reggae
In this lesson we will discuss the basic fundamentals of playing Reggae music. It is a rhythmic music that focuses on beats 2 and 4 as opposed to 1 and 3.