Vision Music's Online Newsletter for September 2017


Greetings from Vision Music! Hope all is going well. We want to thank you for the ongoing support and look forward to sharing more with you. That being said..

Our Monster Guitar Solos are the ultimate solution for those who wish to learn powerful language from great players through the eyes of actual tunes, then use the licks in a wide variety of scenarios.

There are now 60+ hot solo titles to choose from, each one presented in a beautiful ebook with standard notation, tab, and an mp3 audio file. You'll learn more from one MGS edition then you will from months of private lessons! To hear the solos, click here. Choose one for FREE when you join our site.



"There's nobody on the planet who plays like you and then can communicate what he has just played. That is an awesome skill level!" - Bob Parsons

I knew that you were a great teacher, but it's amazing to me how you get your students to see things for themselves so quickly. I only hope that I can inspire as many players as you have." - Henry Johnson

"You're not only my mentor, but the best guitar player I know!" - Robbie Laws

Swing Blues: Doorway to Jazz

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"Seven Steps to Changes Heaven" is a powerful and popular article that was published several years ago in Jazz Improv (now Jazz Inside) magazine.

The purpose of the dissertation is to de-mystify the often-confusing world of jazz education by focusing on the language-based path of such iconic legends as Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass and George Benson.

To check it out, including the essential seven steps, click here. You won't regret it.


Question Mark...

What is the Major Bebop Scale?

Even though I'm a language-based player and composer, I am well aware of the scales, modes and arpeggios that remain the basis for so many misguided educators. The Major Bebop scale is simply a major scale with an additional tone (b6/#5) added to the mix. In the key of C this would be the note Ab placed between the A (6th) and G (5th). Can jazz solos be analyzed using this scale? Yes, to a certain degree. However, the ongoing misconception is that great jazz improvisers used it to arrive at their vocabulary, which is not the case at all. As they did, focus on the language, not the alphabet.

New "Ask the Coach" feature! Got questions about what you're practicing and how you're spending your time in order to achieve your goals? We've got great answers, tips, and solutions for you, based on decades of teaching experience. And the best part? It's FREE (no strings attached ;-). To email your questions: click here.

                    


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