Mastering Chords and Harmony DVD

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  1. Introduction
  2. The Major Triad
  3. Doubling
  4. The Suspended Triad
  5. The Lydian Triad
  6. The Minor Triad
  7. The Add4 Triad
  8. The Diminished Triad
  9. The Augmented Triad
  10. Triadic Chord Scales
  11. Open Voicings
  12. Major 7 Drop 2
  13. Major 7 Drop 3
  14. Open Seventh Voicings
  15. Major 7 Chord Types
  16. Dominant 7 Chord Types
  17. Minor 7 Chord Types
  18. Experimenting
  19. 7th Chord Scales
  20. 9th Chords
  21. 11th Chords
  22. 13th Chords
  23. Images




In this video I reveal the system I use for mastering chords of every kind and learning them all over the neck. I cover everything from simple triads to the most complex altered 13th chords. I guarantee that if you follow this simple, easy to understand approach, you too will be a chord master, gain a massive chord vocabulary, and the ability to create new and interesting chord voicings. You will be able to play any chord that you encounter in chord charts and variations of it all over the guitar. Have you ever been stumped when trying to understand chord voicings by players such as Allan Holdsworth and Eric Johnson? Have you been bewildered when you come across slash chords? How about only knowing a few ways to play a given chord? Gone are those days! Upon completing my course you will have a thorough understanding of chords and chordal harmony. I also share with you how to create chord scales and substitutions which will spice up your comping and progressions. Additionally, I explain the scalular origin of each chord which will help you to know which scales to use when soloing over these chords. If you have trouble knowing what scales to play over sus chords, slash chords, altered dominant chords, any chords, don’t worry, I got you covered. I conclude the video with an original composition entitled “Images”. All the chords are displayed on screen as I play. Learning this tune is like having a master class in substitutions because I play the tune 3 times over using different substitution each time. This is a must have for any serious guitarist no matter what style of playing. Over 200 examples and on screen fretboard diagrams are provided as well as Power Tab and PDF transcription files. Pick up your copy today and begin your journey in mastering chords and harmony!

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5 reviews for Mastering Chords and Harmony DVD

  1. 5 out of 5

    i totaly love how this dvd was redone a great place to start to learn your chords.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Hi Derryl! I've bought 4 of your instructional Dvds..."Cool Legato Phrases", "Pentatonic Passages", "Outside Secrets", "Mastering Chords and Harmony". You're not only a superb guitar player and musician, but also an accomplished teacher, and that's not easy to find... Despite the quality and quantity of the information and vocabulary you're sharing, you manage to get your ideas across with clarity, simplicity and in a concise manner, You're sharing not only advanced techniques, but also an great amount of vocabulary and concepts, essential to the modern musician and the modern guitar player, regardless of the style one plays... Your approach to the guitar and teaching concepts are fresh, innovative and creative. You're a Great blessing to the guitar community! Thanks! Cheers!

  3. 5 out of 5

    I bought this DVD a while back its got to be the home run DVD of knowledge to the next level. I have collected quite a few DVDs over the years and none even compare to just this one DVD. It's like four courses of college in one package, "UNBELIEVABLE" if you are looking for one DVD that will take you to a level of great ability and beyond this is by fare the one. chunk everything else and buy this. Just read the description of what's in it you will thank your self for getting this DVD.

  4. 5 out of 5

    exhaustive and a must have for all styles and genres

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mastering Chords & Harmony (Download Version) review: "Mastering Chords & Harmony by Derryl Gabel has to be the most comprehensive, in-depth, extensive, and educational piece of guitar Chord and Harmony teaching material I've EVER seen put out to the general public in the last 30 years. Derryl Gable truly deserves to be called "Maestro Derryl" for putting together such an amazing package! Global in scope, Mastering Chords & Harmony is literally encyclopedic and exhaustive in what it has to offer the aspiring musician. At the same time, the teaching is simple and easy follow due to the presentation skills of Maestro Derryl, who takes the most complex of harmonic landscapes and chordal dilemmas; the most confusing inversions, finger twisters, and diatonic perplexities, and completely unravels them all with the greatest of ease! Normally, one would have to attend the best Musical Conservatory or Jazz Graduate School / College in order to receive the kind of profound training in Chord Theory and Harmony that Maestro Derryl lays out in Mastering Chords & Harmony, but now you can get it for the price of a dinner night out for one! All the other books and videos you have pale in comparison to this monumental work that Maestro Derryl has created. Confused about what virtuosos like Allan Holdsworth, Pat Metheny, Adrian Legg, Frank Gambale, etc. are playing with all those strange, numinous, unearthly chords they play? Then get this material! Hypnotized, mystified, and spaced out by the venusian chordal technique of Eric Johnson or the beautiful chord textures of Tommy Emmanuel or Chet Atkins? Then pick up a copy of Mastering Chords & Harmony right now and leave the mystery and confusion at the door." - John M. (Guitarist for 27 years from Michigan)

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