The Frankenstein Exercise

As I am a perpetual student myself, I decided to show how acquired information had taken an exercise given by Phil Mann and morphed it into something much larger! Remember I too am still digesting this material. Here are the Sites of the Mentors where I gained the knowledge to create this exercise:Phil Mann WithContinue reading “The Frankenstein Exercise”

SBL Fretboard Challenge Week 2

Week 2 of the Challenge is all about triads over the fretboard, the PDF files are just the ascending but you should do them in reverse as well, ascending and descending. Exercise 1: Triads Alone Exercise 2: All Triad Notes from Top to Bottom Exercise 3: Continuous Triads

SBL’s Fretboard Challenge Week 1

I constructed some PDF Files to outline the practice exercises for the fretboard challenge. I am directing SBL members here for the sake of not bogging down their site with countless PDF Files. This is the first week exercise, at the first layer, the further layers are just removing beats so from 4 to 2Continue reading “SBL’s Fretboard Challenge Week 1”

ILMT Music Theory IV A: Staff Notes

This is less of an exercise video and more of a fretboard geography lesson in regard to the Staff, for reading purposes. The Handout is not yet completed but will be soon, along with the follow up video on Notation! Feel free to contact me here or via email at Harry.Felker

ILMT Music Theory: Intervals

Here we discuss Intervals and Intervallic Relations, the exercise is to strengthen our ability to recognize intervals. Perfect Pitch is a rarity for humans, especially learning music late in life, this is how we, and many professional musicians compensate. The PDF can be Found Here. Piano played through Musescore3: Some Ear Training Apps TenutoContinue reading “ILMT Music Theory: Intervals”

ILMT Music Theory I: The Major Scale

This is the first in a series of theory videos, here we will focus on the Major Scale, Mastering it over the Fretboard, and superficially touch on Intervals. I go over the patternistic and the formulaic approaches, and combine two separate exercises into one mega exercise to learn the major scale over the entire fretboard.Continue reading “ILMT Music Theory I: The Major Scale”

Permutations 3: Plucking Hand Permutations

A skill I have only recently started playing with, full hand finger picking, and how I am working on the skill. As with all the permutation videos, the Handout is available on this post. If you are in the mood to support my in my endeavors, the shirt I am wearing (pictured below) and manyContinue reading “Permutations 3: Plucking Hand Permutations”

Permutations 2: Scalar Permutations

In this video I expand on the use of permutation to include Scale Tones. some preliminary knowledge you may want to have a handle on before moving onto this video is: The Major Scale – What is it and how to use it musically The Modes – What are they and how they relate toContinue reading “Permutations 2: Scalar Permutations”