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  • Upcoming Events: TUESDAY DEC 1ST - LEARN A CHRISTMAS TUNE! It's time to start off the holiday season with learning a Christmas song! WEDNESDAY WORKOUTS: DEC 2ND TRAVIS PICKING BOOTCAMP - FINGER INDEPENDENCE Continuing to work on our Travis Picking skills, finger independence and alternating bass. Bring your guitar and I'll guide you step by step as we play together. You can do it! Let's finally master these and move forward in your music! Watch LIVE on our Guitar Gathering YouTube Channel. It's going to be a great month! Learn all you can!

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    1. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Song Lead Sheet

      Here's a Christmas classic I think you'll enjoy learning and playing for youself and family. Intermediate and advaced players manage this well. 
      Arrangement by Frank Vignola

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    2. The Chords You Need to Know Chord Charts

      Steve's 4 page PDF of chord blocks: Basic chords; Two chords, sevenths, and diminished chords; Power chords, inversions, extended chords; Drone and altered chords.

      1,769 downloads

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    3. My Cherie Amour

      https://soundcloud.com/neiles335/my-cherie-amour  My version of the song.
      A very popular hit by the great Stevie Wonder from his album of the same name in 1969. Not a really difficult song... most late intermediate and advanced students should be able to handle this one!
      Enjoy!  Neil
      ps The recorded version has an intro, and a 3rd verse where the key goes up a half step to Ab from Gmaj. This is not noted on the Lead Sheet.
       

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    4. Jazz "Comping" Chords

      If you'd like to try some of the jazz tunes I've uploaded here, you'll need to know a few more basic chord shapes! It's only 8 chords to memorize.
      If you haven't gone through Steve K's Fretboard Workout Jazz Chords, then here's a few to get you started. You'll be surprised what you can play with these beautiful sounding chords. They can be used in other applications too of course. 
      Note that in these chord charts, the view is from the 6th string on the bottom, and the red dot indicates the root note! (this could be backward to what you're used to seeing) 
      Enjoy!

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    5. "Wave"

      Another Jazz Classic Bossa Nova tune by Antonito Carlos Jobim. A bit more advanced, but not out of the question for an intermediate player.  A really great tune! Have fun with it! 
      Arragement by Frank Vignola.

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    6. "Days of Wine and Roses"

      A classic jazz tune made famous by the great Duke Ellington! Not really a hard tune for guitar on this simple arrangement. Enjoy!  

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    7. Autumn Leaves

      From the REAL BOOK. A "must know " for any jazz song player. 
      The 'Lead sheet' shows chords, melody and tab.
      Credit: Frank Vignola (Truefire Jazz Studio)
      AutumnLeavesLeadSheet.pdf

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    8. "Sunny"

      "Sunny" is a soul jazz song written by Bobby Hebb in 1963. It is one of the most performed and recorded popular songs, with hundreds of versions released. BMI rates "Sunny" #25 in its "Top 100 songs of the century".[1] It is also known by its first line: "Sunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain".[2]
      Credit for this Lead Sheet; Frank Vignola (From the Truefire "Jazz Studio" )
      My recording of this song; 
      Tip on playing this song; It's all about the rhythm! Listen to the original version on YouTube and the many other recordings by various artists. The melody is actually quite simple, based on the Am Pentatonic Scale, played in the 5th position. Have fun with it!  Neil

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    9. Black Orpheus

      "Black Orpheus' is a classic Bossa Nova "Jazz Standard" tune by guitarist, singer/composer   Luiz Bonfá .
      The tune was played by Steve Krenz on the April 14th /20 broadcast of "Live Lessons" which you can see and hear on our Guitar Gathering YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaKLy681H8BN4DYQkGF_UUw/videos
      Credit for this version; Frank Vignola, Truefire "Jazz Studio" 
      If you know a your Major, Minor and a few Diminshed / half Diminished chords, you'll find that this song is fairly easy to play. It's all in the rhythm! 
      Enjoy!
      NeilES335
        

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    10. Triads: Seventh Chord Triads (Part 3/3)

      The 8 page PDF book for lesson 3 of the special teaching series Triads.
      Let me know how it works for you and if you have any questions.  Just comment below.
      Learn all you can! - Steve

      2,970 downloads

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    11. Triads: Minor Triads (Part 2/3)

      The 9 page PDF book for lesson 2 of the special teaching series Triads.
      Let me know how it works for you and if you have any questions.  Just comment below.
      Learn all you can! - Steve
       

      2,846 downloads

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    12. Triads: Major Triads (Part 1/3)

      The 10 page PDF book for lesson 1 of the special teaching series Triads.
      Let me know how it works for you and if you have any questions.  Just comment below.
      The video is below.
      Learn all you can! - Steve
       

      5,568 downloads

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    13. A Great Jazz Guitar Trick: Patterns and the Power of Three

      Topic: A Great Jazz Guitar Trick: Patterns and the Power of 3!
      Ready to learn a great jazz guitar trick?
      The ear recognizes patterns - patterns in chords, patterns in notes.  You can use patterns to create incredible sounding progressions just by moving identical chord shapes to different parts of the neck - particularly three frets apart.
      Here's a great lesson on a wonderful concept of patterns and their use in threes.  I know it sounds odd but, trust me, it's a handy tool to use.  With some incredible musical results from just a bit of guitar sleight of hand.
      Here's a simple PDF of some of the concepts we'll be covering...
      Patterns and Power of 3.pdf
      Watch on our Guitar Gathering YouTube Channel HERE - Steve 

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    14. Away in a Manger & Hark The Herald Angels Sing Solo Guitar Arrangements

      Solo guitar arrangements for "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing" and "Away in a Manger".
      Here's the lesson...
         
      Learn all you can!

      1,021 downloads

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    15. Solo Guitar Arrangements of Holiday Tunes

      Click the download button on the right to download PDFs for:
      "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" (Easy Solo Guitar Arrangement)
      and "The Christmas Song" (Advanced Jazz Fingerstyle Arrangement), from the December 3, 2019 Live Lesson.
      Here's the live lesson video.  Learn all you can!
       

      1,219 downloads

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    16. Walk Ups and Walk Downs

      Walk ups and walk downs on guitar are a simple but often used skill in many genres including Bluegrass, Country and even Jazz.  This popular lesson shows the  common walk ups and walk downs in the keys of C, G, D, A and E.  Plus, some walking bass exercises in a Jazz context.
      Learn all you can!
       

      1,788 downloads

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    17. Jazz Guitar Arpeggios

      Here are some of my most helpful tips for playing arpeggios in a Jazz setting as well as some advanced level Jazz chord melody concepts.
      This is the Jazz Arpeggios PDF that goes with the lesson.
       

      3,279 downloads

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    18. Using Chord Tones as Seeds for Soloing

      This is the PDF for the Live Lesson by Steve Krenz on August 6th 2019.   Description: Some may think that improvising is pure creativity - a person creating on a blank canvas - which can be quite intimidating. But, often, it's more like combining creative links to make a chain of ideas. These links or idea "seeds" can be built from the chord tones using some simple techniques that we'll be showing tonight. You can start off by using simple tricks around the chord tones to jump start the creativity. It's a great technique.  

      684 downloads

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    19. Solutions for Boring Chords Notes

      Examples and Progressions for the Live Lesson - Solutions for Boring Chords

      526 downloads

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