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  • Writer's pictureJay EuDaly

Chord Melodies: A Better Idea

From a Reddit thread:

  • Looking for a good book of standards of chord-melody stuff for intermediate guitar. Struggling to find a good songbook of chord-melody guitar for the experienced but not professional guitarist. I see some on Amazon, but reviews seem mixed.

I have a better idea; instead of learning chord-melody songs/arrangements by rote, why not invest a little time and effort (and way less money!) learning the theory behind creating chord-melody arrangements? Then you can CREATE your own arrangements!

Why limit yourself to googling for a chord-melody arrangement for this song or that song when you can create your own for any song?

Want to get started? Sign up as a site member and you’ll be on the list for the launch of Unit 6: 7th Voicing of Vertical Truth: Chordal Mechanisms for the Guitar.

Creating chord melodies is the main focus of this brand-new lesson series!

It will be launched on October 18 to SITE MEMBERS ONLY!

For a little preview of the concept, see the blog, Back to Bach.

For a quick-version of one of many chord types (with possible melody notes) contained in this lesson series see, Quick & Dirty Altered Dominants.

When I say, “...a little time” I mean exactly that. A PDF with only 11 lessons in 22 pages. Work through it and you will understand the basics of creating chord-melodies! The lesson series is a PDF download. Here's what it looks like:

Don’t waste time learning arrangements by rote. I call that, “random acquisition” and it’s an extremely inefficient way to learn. You will have gaps and you’ll never know what you don’t know.

Sign up (it’s free!) to have access to the launch of Unit 6: 7th Voicing.

Want more info on site membership? GO HERE!

Not sure? Look for next week's blog called, Chord Melodies: Preview! to be published Monday, October 4th.


Sign up as a Master Guitar School site member - it's free! - and get access to dozens of free site-based lessons, a monthly newsletter that contains a brand-new free lesson, and DEEP discounts on lesson series downloads - plus more!

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