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Music Principles for the Skeptical Guitarist, Vol. 2: The Fretboard

By Bruce Emery

Guitar - intermediate
Composed by Bruce Emery. Chord qualities and chord and scale patterns around the neck. Coil-bound book. Published by Skeptical Guitarist Publications (SG.SGP-005).

Item Number: SG.SGP-005

ISBN 0-9665028-1-4.

Chord voicings and major, minor and dominant chord qualities. The 5 chord and scale shapes and moving around the neck. Voice leading and chord substitution.

  • Reviewing the C Major scale 
  • Chord voicings, starting with C 
  • Inversions 
  • Adding the 6th string 
  • Skipping strings 
  • Chord tone personalities 
  • Other C-A-G-E-D chord form voicings 
  • Worksheet for other voicings 
  • Back to the G chord form voicings 
  • Comparing the C and G voicings 
  • My own E, A and D voicings 
  • E chord form voicings 
  • The movable E chord form 
  • A chord form voicings 
  • The movable A chord form 
  • Using the E- and A-shapes together 
  • D chord form voicings 
  • Drop D tuning 
  • Summarizing the E-, A- and D-shapes 
  • Chord shapes...our story so far 
  • Complex chord qualities 
  • C complex chord qualities 
  • Adding the 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 7th degrees 
  • Worksheets for G, E, A and D complex chords 
  • Weird little exercise 
  • Chords with the same quality compared 
  • 1-4-5 complex chord progressions 
  • The five basic chord shapes 
  • C chord in C, A, G, E and D shapes 
  • The entire tamale 
  • Partial chord shapes 
  • The other C-A-G-E-D chords 
  • 6th-string versus 5th-string roots  
  • Capo placement chart 
  • Scale shapes / box patterns 
  • C scale in C, A, G, E and D shapes 
  • C Major scale all over the neck 
  • Traveling from pocket to pocket 
  • Major scales other than C (finally) 
  • Keys of D, Eb, E, F, G, A and Bb 
  • Chord qualities other than Major 
  • Minor Chords 
  • Dominant 7th Chords 
  • Movable barre chords 
  • Minor 7th Chords 
  • Minor 6th Chords 
  • Minor sus2 and sus4 chords 
  • Walking chord progressions 
  • Quadrads of the Harmonized Diatonic scale 
  • Exercises and explanations 
  • Worksheet: "Rhythm Changes" 
  • Movable 2-5-1 progressions 
  • Summary of Chord Family quadrads 
  • Oddball Quadrads 
  • Diminished 7th Chords 
  • Augmented and Augmented 7th chords 
  • Minor-Major 7th chord 
  • Chromatic walkdown progressions 
  • Quadrad Extensions: 9th, 11th and 13th 
  • C, G, E, A and D quadrad extensions 
  • Sample chord progressions 
  • How to put chords to a melody 
  • "Frere Jacques" 
  • Harmonizing by Thirds, Sixths and Tenths 
  • Combining them in "Frere Jacques" 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Ridgecrest, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • September 19, 2011 Another great Bruce Emery book

    I have 3 other books from this author, and I have loved all of them. Bruce Emery has a fun and intuitive way of presenting information. As you go through his books (this one included) its like he's reading your mind and answering all those little questions that often...

    come up and are simply skimmed over or completely ignored in other guitar instruction books. His books will make you laugh out loud (or at least break a smile).

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