How to be creative in your single note guitar solo
In a guitar solo, we may outline a chordal progression, or reharmonisation of such. One way of approaching a solo is to create a solid learning method focused on the aural understanding of the harmonic context.
I love to get acquainted, with any given tune or harmonic progression, by creating melodic lines that are a diatonic step away between them. These lines define the harmonic intention of my solo.
I also love to sing the bass lines and at the same time play these melodic lines. After a few practice sessions, I reach a point where I have a thorough understanding of the harmonic content. I am then able to modify, define, anticipate, delay or reharmonise such based upon the intention I wish to portray in my solo.
At the Melbourne Creative Guitar School I cater for all levels of learning. I believe music should help our thoughts flow. This ease of emotions will produce great personal satisfaction.
Melbourne Concerts and Events
During this upcoming month of March, I will be performing at the Paris Cat Jazz Club, in Melbourne CBD at 8 pm. I will have as special guest: Ben Robertson on Bass. This will be my major Melbourne Concert during this month of March.
Please enjoy some of my new compositions. They are available for download through I-tunes.
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Libros de Música
My text book, on arranging and orchestration, is available for purchase through Amazon International. This book is in the Spanish language under the category of: “Libros de música, arreglos y orquestación.” A must for all professionals and students, who wish to broaden their knowledge of harmonic textures, timbres and acoustic balances between instruments. You may download all musical examples through this link.
Flamenco Guitar for Sale
I have been asked by students to extend my selection of handmade flamenco guitars, for purchase. These flamenco guitars I have for sale, are part of my collection, bought while living in Spain until 2012. I have enjoyed collecting such beauties. We have decided to sell some of them, to make room for new arrivals that I may purchase on my regular trips to Spain.