A continuation of Volume One, "New York Guitar Method Volume Two" covers the use of approach notes to create melodic lines in both a traditional and contemporary setting. Each chapter presents a different method of using this classic technique. The chord voicings for all chords contained on the upper four strings of the guitar are also covered, giving a guitarist the voicings commonly used in all styles of music. The following Chords are covered: Major7 Minor7 Dominant7 Minor7b5 Diminished7 Dominant7sus4 MinorMajor7 Major7#5 Major7#11 Dominant7#5 Dominant7#11 Major6 Minor6 Major79 Minor9 Dominant9 Dominant9sus4 Minor7b5add9 Diminished7add9 MinorMajor79 Major7#59 Major76 Minor11 Dominant9 The following Arpeggios are covered: Major7 Minor7 Dominant7 Minor7b5 Dominant7sus4 MinorMajor7 Major7#5 Dominant7#5 The following applications of Approach Notes are covered: Chromatic figures Diatonic figures Chord Tones on Beats 1 and 3 Chord Tones on a 2 5 1 Progression Chord Tones on Every Beat Tensions Superimpositions Reharmonization Major Scale Bebop Scales Chord Tones Off the Beat Modal Sequencing Delayed Resolution Approaching Approach Notes Compound Approaches Intervallic Approaches Intervallic Structure 027 by Chord Intervallic Structure 027 by Key Intervallic Structure 013 by Chord Intervallic Structure 013 by Key There is a companion volume "New York Guitar Method Ensemble Book Two" which applies the information learned in this book along with other sight reading exercises. Equipped with the musical foundation of these two books, the guitarist will gain a deep understanding and mastery of contemporary music. The New York Guitar Method is used at New York University and is a prerequisite for entering New York University's Summer Guitar Intensive Program.
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