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SHORT CHORDVERSATIONS #12 - AMPLIFIED DIMINISHED (A NEW LOOK AT DIMINISHED CHORDAL STRUCTURES)

by Hristo Vitchev

Part 12 concentrates in exploring the many different ways in which we can extract chordal textures from the "whole step-half step diminished" scale. Many guitar players depend too much on the basic non-invertible diminished chord voicings that repeat in minor 3rd intervals on the fretboard with exactly the same fingering, but the diminished harmonic landscape is so much richer and more captivating than what these harmonic structures have to offer.


In this study and in-depth video masterclass I illustrate 7 of my favorite ways to re-interpret the whole-half diminished scale harmonically and use these new chord voicings to not only amplify our diminished chord dictionary but also to re-imagine our dominant 7 harmonic palette.


There are many more ways in which we can practice and implement this material but the ones included here should be enough to get you started on your own harmonic journey.


Materials Included:

"Amplified Diminished" chordal study (PDF file - TAB and Standard Notation).

55 mins. "HD" Video Masterclass.

Backing Track (G7 harmony).

Watch Sample Video

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MODAL FOCAL POINT #3 - SHINKANSEN

by Hristo Vitchev

In this short melodic study I seek to explore the many interesting and creative ways through which one can practice to develop new phrasing ideas on the instrument by combining materials and concepts from the many different melodic studies/books I have published over the years.

To me, this is a fun way to develop improvisatory vocabulary by crafting intricate phrases from the different building blocks that I am currently practicing.

In Part 3 I present a very challenging melodic line over a ii-V7-i progression in C minor. The phrase is designed to work on improving "4 Note Sequences" within the melodic minor scale. There are different ways in which the sequences within the melodic passage are offset against the downbeat to produce a different rhythmic feel and partition of the line.

Materials Included:

"Modal Focal Point #3" Study (PDF file - TAB and Standard Notation).

"HD Video" of Melodic Idea (at tempo & slowed down).

Backing Track.

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Modal Focal Point #3 - Shinkansen - "4 Note Sequences" workout over a ii-V7-i in a minor key
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Modal Focal Point #3 - Shinkansen - "4 Note Sequences" workout over a ii-V7-i in a minor key

Modal Focal Point #3 - Shinkansen (Short Melodic Ideas for the Modern Guitarist) FREE DOWNLOAD - Get the Study (TAB and standard notation + HD Video + backing track) here: https://gum.co/modalfocalpoint3 For all books and publications please visit: http://www.modernjazzguitarbooks.com Modal Focal Point #3 - Shinkansen (Short Melodic Ideas for the Modern Guitarist) In this short melodic study I seek to explore the many interesting and creative ways through which one can practice to develop new phrasing ideas on the instrument by combining materials and concepts from the many different melodic studies/books I have published over the years. To me, this is a fun way to develop improvisatory vocabulary by crafting intricate phrases from the different building blocks that I am currently practicing. In Part 3 I present a very challenging melodic line over a ii-V7-i progression in C minor. The phrase is designed to work on improving "4 Note Sequences" within the melodic minor scale. There are different ways in which the sequences within the melodic passage are offset against the downbeat to produce a different rhythmic feel and partition of the line. I will be covering many creative and specific exercises and different ways to improve "4 Note Sequences" in my soon to be released study and video masterclass - "Unintended Consequences." Materials Included: "Modal Focal Point #3" Study (PDF file - TAB and Standard Notation). "HD Video" of Melodic Idea (at tempo & slowed down). Backing Track. Also, wanted to mention that if you feel like trying this out, please record your version and post to the different social media channels and make sure to tag me. I will repost on all my platforms. It will be so exciting to see what everyone does with the line and how each person makes it his/her own. For all books and publications please visit: http://www.modernjazzguitarbooks.com For more information please write to: hristo@hristovitchev.com Hristo Vitchev plays Marchione Guitars and Westville Guitars exclusively. #marchione #marchioneguitars #Tonespecific #modernjazzguitar #modernjazz #malinamplification
Modal Focal Point #2 - Altered Coalescence (Short Melodic Ideas for the Modern Guitarist)
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Modal Focal Point #2 - Altered Coalescence (Short Melodic Ideas for the Modern Guitarist)

Modal Focal Point #2 - Altered Coalescence (Short Melodic Ideas for the Modern Guitarist) FREE DOWNLOAD - Get the Study (TAB and standard notation + HD Video + backing track) here: https://gum.co/modalfocalpoint2 For all books and publications please visit: http://www.modernjazzguitarbooks.com Modal Focal Point #2 - Altered Coalescence (Short Melodic Ideas for the Modern Guitarist) In this short melodic study I seek to explore the many interesting and creative ways through which one can practice to develop new phrasing ideas on the instrument by combining materials and concepts from the many different melodic studies/books I have published over the years. To me, this is a fun way to develop improvisatory vocabulary by crafting intricate phrases from the different building blocks that I am currently practicing. This modern melodic phrase over an Altered Dominant harmony is produced by combining the basic dominant 7 arpeggio starting on the root of the chord (which gives us the root, 3rd, 5th and b7th degree of the chord) with a half-diminished arpeggio a whole step below (which gives us the b7th, b9th, 3rd and b13th degree of the chord). The goal here is to find unique and creative ways in which we can mix material from both arpeggios to produce a whole new and more complex melodic flavor. Materials Included: "Modal Focal Point #2" Study (PDF file - TAB and Standard Notation). "HD Video" of Melodic Idea (at tempo & slowed down). Backing Track. Also, wanted to mention that if you feel like trying this out, please record your version and post to the different social media channels and make sure to tag me. I will repost on all my platforms. It will be so exciting to see what everyone does with the line and how each person makes it his/her own. For all books and publications please visit: http://www.modernjazzguitarbooks.com For more information please write to: hristo@hristovitchev.com Hristo Vitchev plays Marchione Guitars and Westville Guitars exclusively. #marchione #marchioneguitars #Tonespecific #modernjazzguitar #modernjazz #malinamplification
SHORT CHORDVERSATIONS #12 - Amplified Diminished (A New Look at Diminished Chordal Structures)
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HristoVitchev

SHORT CHORDVERSATIONS #12 - Amplified Diminished (A New Look at Diminished Chordal Structures)

SHORT CHORDVERSATIONS #12 - Amplified Diminished (A New Look at Diminished Chordal Structures) + Video Masterclass Get the Study (TAB and standard notation + HD Video Masterclass + backing track) here: https://gum.co/amplifieddiminished SHORT CHORDVERSATIONS - Ultimate Bundle (Retail Value of $150) Includes all twelve "Short Chordversations" studies and Video Masterclasses plus the "6 Cascading 2516" harmonic etude. Get the Bundle here: https://gum.co/shortchordversationsbundle For all books and publications please visit: http://www.modernjazzguitarbooks.com In this mini-lesson series my goal is to share with all of you some of the fun and interesting practicing concepts I enjoy working on when I study harmony on the guitar. Part 12 concentrates in exploring the many different ways in which we can extract chordal textures from the "whole step-half step diminished" scale. Many guitar players depend too much on the basic non-invertible diminished chord voicings that repeat in minor 3rd intervals on the fretboard with exactly the same fingering, but the diminished harmonic landscape is so much richer and more captivating than what these harmonic structures have to offer. In this study and in-depth video masterclass I illustrate 7 of my favorite ways to re-interpret the whole-half diminished scale harmonically and use these new chord voicings to not only amplify our diminished chord dictionary but also to re-imagine our dominant 7 harmonic palette. There are many more ways in which we can practice and implement this material but the ones included here should be enough to get you started on your own harmonic journey. Materials Included: "Amplified Diminished" chordal study (PDF file - TAB and Standard Notation). 55 mins. "HD" Video Masterclass. Backing Track (G7 harmony). For all books and publications please visit: http://www.modernjazzguitarbooks.com For more information please write to: hristo@hristovitchev.com Hristo Vitchev plays Marchione Guitars and Westville Guitars exclusively. #marchioneguitars #Marchioneburst59 #marchionesemihollow #marchione #patmetheny #modernjazzguitar #victoryamps #v40 #V40head
Modal Focal Point #1 - D Major (Short Melodic Ideas for the Modern Guitarist)
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HristoVitchev

Modal Focal Point #1 - D Major (Short Melodic Ideas for the Modern Guitarist)

Modal Focal Point #1 - D Major (Short Melodic Ideas for the Modern Guitarist) FREE DOWNLOAD - Get the Study (TAB and standard notation + HD Video) here: https://gum.co/modalfocalpoint1 For all books and publications please visit: http://www.modernjazzguitarbooks.com Modal Focal Point #1 - D Major (Short Melodic Ideas for the Modern Guitarist) In this short melodic study I seek to explore the many interesting and creative ways through which one can practice to develop new phrasing ideas on the instrument by combining materials and concepts from the many different melodic studies/books I have published over the years. To me, this is a fun way to develop improvisatory vocabulary by crafting intricate phrases from the different building blocks that I am currently practicing. This modern and highly intervallic line in D Major combines concepts from my "Symmetric Boomerang Arpeggios" and "Modal Quadrangulation" book series. Materials Included: "Modal Focal Point #1" Study (PDF file - TAB and Standard Notation). "HD Video" of Melodic Idea (at tempo & slowed down). Also, wanted to mention that if you feel like trying this out, please record your version and post to the different social media channels and make sure to tag me. I will repost on all my platforms. It will be so exciting to see what everyone does with the line and how each person makes it his/her own. For all books and publications please visit: http://www.modernjazzguitarbooks.com For more information please write to: hristo@hristovitchev.com Hristo Vitchev plays Marchione Guitars and Westville Guitars exclusively. #marchione #marchioneguitars #Tonespecific #modernjazzguitar #modernjazz #malinamplification
POINT OF ENCOUNTER (Creative Counterpoint Ideas over ii-V-I Progressions) Volume 2 - minor
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POINT OF ENCOUNTER (Creative Counterpoint Ideas over ii-V-I Progressions) Volume 2 - minor

POINT OF ENCOUNTER (Creative Counterpoint Ideas over ii-V-I Progressions) Volume 2 - minor Get the Study (TAB and standard notation + HD Video) here: https://gum.co/contrapuntal251volume2 For all books and publications please visit: http://www.modernjazzguitarbooks.com In this short contrapuntal study I illustrate some of the ideas I use in developing two-voice contrapuntal phrases over ii-V-I progressions in minor keys. This type of contrapuntal movement is ideal when combined with our regular comping styles in order to create more dynamic and interesting harmonic passages. Here you will find 10 contrapuntal ideas over a ii-V-i progression in C minor. I start each phrase by establishing a "Harmonic Box" within which the two-part contrapuntal movement will be developed. A Harmonic Box is a specific area on the fretboard within which we select a unique set of voicings to use for every one of the chords in our harmonic progression. I find this way of studying and practicing contrapuntal ideas on the guitar to be the most efficient one when it comes to improvisatory implementation as it automatically creates a bridge between our melodic and harmonic playing in each position of the instrument and over chord voicings/shapes that we are already familiar with. You can also combine multiple phrases from each chord quality and create longer contrapuntal lines within the same harmony. Materials Included: "POINT OF ENCOUNTER (Creative Counterpoint Ideas over ii-V-I Progressions) Volume 2 - minor" study (PDF file - TAB and Standard Notation). "HD Video" of All Phrases (At Tempo and Slowed Down). For all books and publications please visit: http://www.modernjazzguitarbooks.com For more information please write to: hristo@hristovitchev.com Hristo Vitchev plays Marchione Guitars and Westville Guitars exclusively. #marchione #marchioneburst59 #marchioneguitars #marchionesemihollow #modernjazzguitar #victoryamps #v40 #malinamplification
POINT OF ENCOUNTER (Creative Counterpoint Ideas over ii-V-I Progressions) - short excerpts
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POINT OF ENCOUNTER (Creative Counterpoint Ideas over ii-V-I Progressions) - short excerpts

POINT OF ENCOUNTER (Creative Counterpoint Ideas over ii-V-I Progressions) Get the Study (TAB and standard notation + HD Video + Tutorial Video) here: https://gum.co/contrapuntal251 For all books and publications please visit: http://www.modernjazzguitarbooks.com In this short contrapuntal study I illustrate some of the ideas I use in developing two-voice contrapuntal phrases over ii-V-I progressions in major keys. This type of contrapuntal movement is ideal when combined with our regular comping styles in order to create more dynamic and interesting harmonic passages. Here you will find 10 contrapuntal ideas over a ii-V-I progression in C Major. I start each phrase by establishing a "Harmonic Box" within which the two-part contrapuntal movement will be developed. A Harmonic Box is a specific area on the fretboard within which we select a unique set of voicings to use for every one of the chords in our harmonic progression. I find this way of studying and practicing contrapuntal ideas on the guitar to be the most efficient one when it comes to improvisatory implementation as it automatically creates a bridge between our melodic and harmonic playing in each position of the instrument and over chord voicings/shapes that we are already familiar with. You can also combine multiple phrases from each chord quality and create longer contrapuntal lines within the same harmony. To find some of my other publications and studies that explore contrapuntal motion you can visit the following link: https://hristovitchev.gumroad.com/?query=Point+of+Encounter Materials Included: POINT OF ENCOUNTER (Creative Counterpoint Ideas over ii-V-I Progressions) study (PDF file - TAB and Standard Notation). "HD Video" of All Phrases (At Tempo and Slowed Down). Tutorial "HD Video" (Explanation of Concepts). For all books and publications please visit: http://www.modernjazzguitarbooks.com For more information please write to: hristo@hristovitchev.com Hristo Vitchev plays Marchione Guitars and Westville Guitars exclusively. #marchione #marchioneburst59 #marchioneguitars #marchionesemihollow #modernjazzguitar #victoryamps #v40 #malinamplification
ALTER EGO TONIC (Modern Harmonic Contrast Ideas over a Major Tonic Chord) modern voicing vocabulary
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MODAL QUADRANGULATION (Changing Rhythms) - modern phrases over the "A Section" of Rhythm Changes
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MODAL QUADRANGULATION (Changing Rhythms) - modern phrases over the "A Section" of Rhythm Changes

MODAL QUADRANGULATION (Changing Rhythms) - Short Melodic Sketch over the "A Section" of Rhythm Changes FREE DOWNLOAD - Get the Study (TAB and standard notation + HD Video + backing tracks) here: https://hristovitchev.gumroad.com/l/changingrhythms For all books and publications please visit: http://www.modernjazzguitarbooks.com In this short melodic study I illustrate how we can apply all the concepts and ideas presented in my book: MODAL QUADRANGULATION (Melodic Phrases and Exercise Ideas using Intervals of a 4th) to create intricate modern melodic phrases over the "A Section" of Rhythm Changes. This type of modern melodic phrasing, which uses the interval of a 4th as the primary building block and architectural element of the melodic line is ideal for covering intricate harmonic movements and responding to the swift turns and twists of such sonic changes. Materials Included: "Changing Rhythms" Study (PDF file - TAB and Standard Notation). "HD Video" of Short Melodic Sketch (at tempo, medium & slowed down). 3 Backing Tracks (Slow / Medium / Fast). ----- ALSO AVAILABLE: MODAL QUADRANGULATION (Melodic Phrases and Exercise Ideas using Intervals of a 4th) Get the Book (TAB and standard notation + HD Video Masterclass + backing tracks) here: https://gum.co/modalquadrangulation Materials Included: MODAL QUADRANGULATION - Melodic Phrases and Exercise Ideas using Intervals of a 4th (73 pages PDF file - TAB and Standard Notation). 30 mins. HD "Video Masterclass." All Phrases (At Tempo/Slowed Down) "HD Video." 3 Backing Tracks (Slow / Medium / Fast). For all books and publications please visit: http://www.modernjazzguitarbooks.com For more information please write to: hristo@hristovitchev.com Hristo Vitchev plays Marchione Guitars and Westville Guitars exclusively. #marchione #marchioneburst59 #marchioneguitars #marchionesemihollow #modernjazzguitar #victoryamps #v40 #malinamplification
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