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”

Deeper Down the Fretboard Challenge

Pushing deeper into the Fretboard Challenge at SBL, I am pushing deeper into Week 2 content: Continuous Triad exercises over three partitioned areas. However the video is from the Minor leg of this exercise, not the Augmented and Diminished variants, but I did provide PDF Files.

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”

Education is a Tangible Game

One could ask why, in this field of professional musicians who have long distinguished recording and live careers, am I offering education? The answer to this is two fold really: Primarily, I belong to the school of thought that if you know, you should share. There are many ways one can approach education in anyContinue reading “Education is a Tangible Game”

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 1: Fretting Hand Permutations (Chromatics)

In this video we engage in a preliminary look into permutations, how to approach them, and why they are important. This introduction focuses on chromaticism and gaining the finger independence that translates to more fluid playing. The Above video is the wrong one I apologize for the inconvenience Corrected! The Workbook