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The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Guitar - Volume I

The principles of voice leading applied to chord progressions.

PUBLISHED: Mar 15, 2002 UPDATED: Mar 15, 2002 • VIEWS: 14 • BOOK CODE: AGCP1

Instruments: guitar Subjects: chordsjazzprogressionsadvancedintermediatesongwriting

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The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Guitar - Volume I

Product Code: AGCP1
Author(s): Curt Sheller
Publisher(s): Curt Sheller Publications
Published: 2002-03-15 00:00:00
ISBN-10: 1-60321-004-
ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-004-1
Size: 8.5 x 11
Size: 8.5 x 11
Pages: 82
Price, Hard Copy: $19.95
Price, PDF: $9

Common chord progressions and chord sequences.

Volume I of The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Guitar features the principles of voice leading applied to chord progressions. These principles are explained using chords from volume I of The Advanced Guide to Guitar Chords. Chapters with common major and minor full diatonic, partial diatonic and chromatic chord progressions are also included to further explore voice leading.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents: The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Guitar - Volume I

  • Forward
  • Introduction
  • Voice Leading Technique
    • String Family Considerations
    • Common Tone Location
    • Non Common Tone Location
  • Voice Leading Examples - Connecting Chords
    • Two Chord Example, String Family 1 2 3 4
    • Two Chord Example, String Family 2 3 4 5
    • Three Chord Example, String Family 1 2 3 4
    • Three Chord Example, String Family 2 3 4 5
  • How To Practice Chord Progressions
    • Written and Transposed Keys
    • Transposition Charts
  • Progressions
    • Full Diatonic Progressions
      • Major
      • Minor
    • Partial Diatonic Progressions
      • Major
      • Minor
    • Chromatic Progressions
      • Major
      • Minor
    • Common Major Progressions
    • Common Minor Progressions
    • Progressions using Upper Partial Chords
    • Progressions using Altered Chords
    • Mixed Upper Partial and Altered Chords
    • Add and Sus Chords
    • Slash Chords
  • Advanced Techniques
    • Beyond Strict Voice Leading
    • Harmonic Rhythm

Errata: The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Guitar - Volume I

  • 6/2/2006 - Updated ISBN number to new ISBN-13 number.
  • 1/23/2005 - (20060123.2.7) page 11, 6th chords. Third chord grid in, the notes on strings 4 and 3 are on the right fret but the strings needs to be swapped. Fingering is also changed to reflect this.
  • 3/01/2005 - (20050301.2.6) - Page numbers need fixing as well as TOC.
  • 5/27/2004 - (200405270030.2.5) - Fixed a a few error and made all chord grids the same.
  • 5/13/2004 - (200405112245.2.4) - Fixed a couple of wrong chords and replaced uke image with gtr in header.
  • 5/11/2004 - [ver:200405111045.2.3] - New chord grids and fixed m7 string family 1234 chord 1
  • 4/1/2004 - [ver:040120042240] Fixed error in bottom chord on page 48. The #5 note was one fret too high. Should be the same fret as the b7.
  • 3/25/2004 - New color cover.
  • 12/16/2003 - Errata File Created

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