Cowboy Chords, Blog Links & More!
This month's Cowboy Chord is E minor (Em). Out of over a dozen fingerings, I give the two most common. We also put Em and the G from the previous lesson into a progression. I talk about optimum fingering, placement and technique. Also covered is a fingering for Em7.
This FREE lesson contains 11 fretboard diagrams and an eight-and-a-half minute video.
Blogs Published Since Last Newsletter
Role Reversal: "We are what they grow beyond. That is the true burden of all masters." - Yoda
Republished: Easy Lesson: The Aeolian/Dorian Distinction: Rather than go through a lengthy explanation of what modes are and where they come from, I'm going to approach this from a more limited and practical viewpoint. I am starting from something simple and easy to understand, the Minor Pentatonic Scale.
Republished: How I Play Songs I Don't Know: It has been a very common experience of mine that the organist will throw curve balls just to test me. For instance, he'll start a song, not tell me the name of the song or the key it's in and simply expect me to pick it up. Most of the time I can do that even if I don't know the song and have never even heard it before. "How?" you may ask? Well, I'll tell you.
October Newsletter: Free Lesson, Blog Links, Tune of the Month!
Tune of the Month
There is a Way is from my 1999 release, Sound Tracks. Atmospheric Rock. I was thinking Terje Rypdal. I wrote about Terje’s influence on me in The Value of the Avant Garde. This track is also influenced by Robert Fripp’s Frippertronics as well as Steve Vai. Curious? Check it out!
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