Creative Control with Jeffery Marshall picks up where his series Inside and Out leaves off. Now that you have the fundamental knowledge of chord, arpeggio, and scale construction across the neck of the guitar, how do you move that conceptual knowledge into practical application? Creative Control discusses concepts and techniques like pentatonic and chord substitution, blues phrasing, motifs, and hybrid picking. When combined you'll have the ability to take your knowledge of the fretboard and translate it into memorable musical passages.
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You'll take your knowledge of the fretboard via chord and scale shapes and transform it into musical concepts and techniques. This course is all about the practical application in a musical setting. You'll learn chord and scale substitutions, modal ideas, blues-specific phrasing, as well as a basic understanding of the hybrid picking technique.
Jeffery Marshall is back with another deep dive into creativity through technique and concept. Building on his series Inside and Out, Jeffery takes a practical look at taking basic fretboard and skill knowledge and transferring it into the realm of musicality.
One of the first steps to learning to lead or solo involves playing in boxes or scale positions. In the lead-off lesson in this series, Jeffery talks about getting out of the box and combining tonalities over the blues.
In part 2 of the good cop, bad cop context, Jeffery looks at taking that idea and using it over chord changes.
To avoid sounding "hokey" in a blues setting where major chords are being used, Jeffery talks about using minor tonalities over major V chords.
Now it's time to look at substituting pentatonic scales to create a new and different feeling.
In part 2 of pentatonic substitution learning, Jeffery talks about how all of the major and minor chords of a key are relative to each other, helping you nail down what pentatonic scales will work for different chords is a diatonic setting.
In the next lesson cover pentatonic substitutions, Jeffery discusses creating outside sounds using pentatonic scales over chords you may not have thought about.
Starting in lesson 8, Jeffery discusses rhythm guitar and spicing up your rhythm playing through chord substitutions.
In part 2 of chord substitution, you'll be substituting triads over major 7 chords.
In the final segment dedicated to chord substitution, you'll be using triads over minor 7 chords.
In the next section of rhythm learning, Jeff discusses the concept of modal chords and harmonizing scales.
In part 2 of the modal chords section, Jeffery discusses modal chords in a context of a 12 bar blues.
In lesson 13, Jeffery discusses being able to use the same modal chord voicings against various key signatures or tonal centers with a backing track.
Continuing on with the concept of modal chords, in lesson 14 you're now going to also start modifying the triads you're using.
Now that you're familiar with altering basic triads, let's take that a step further and look at quartal harmony.
Closing out this section on modal chords, you'll use all of the techniques discussed and demonstrated by Jeffery over a backing track.
Next up in the Creative Control series is a look at phrasing. In part 1 you'll specifically look at the concept of space.
Continuing to build off the concepts of the last lesson, you'll move your phrasing behind the downbeat and let the band speak first.
In lesson 19, Jeffery discusses the concept of repetition in phrasing. Mixed with the concepts from the previous two lessons, this can further help shape the feel you want in your blues phrasing.
In this lesson, Jeffery discusses the concept of a motif, specifically as a melody. This concept will help you get out of playing lick-based lead and solo lines.
Just like using a melodic approach to a motif, you can apply the same concept to rhythms. In lesson 21, Jeffery shows you how!
Now, let's jazz up the concept of a motif even further by adding accents.
The next tool in your creative control arsenal is the idea of odd groupings against an even feel. This technique keeps the listener on their toes and can create some really cool stumbling effects in your playing. Jeffery will start by dissecting groups of three, against four.
Let's continue our look at odd groupings over even feel with the next set, five against four.
Now the last set of odd groupings over an even feel, seven against four.
Hybrid picking gives you more options for playing style versus a pick, or even fingers alone. In the next several lessons Jeffery will break down the style into different components, starting with Rhythm.
Lesson 27 takes a look at a specific rhythm technique for hybrid picking called "the claw"
Hybrid picking can add some flare and dynamics to your solos as well by allowing you to quickly accent individual notes that wouldn't necessarily be possible with a pick.
Additionally, hybrid picking makes string skipping and the wide intervals that go along with it a bit easier to accomplish.
Mixed with hammer-on and pull-off techniques, hybrid picking has the ability to incredibly increase the speed at which you can play. To wrap up this series, Jeffery shows you how.
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Great teacher, everything I've seen on the website from him is good, & useful in my stage of guitar knowledge. Good stuff.
suddenly I can play with interest