How to utilize the method?
thanks for the interesting and beautiful lesson! The content was a bit surprising for me. I expected a kind of lesson on how particular voices should resolve within a chord progression. That is the information one could utilize when creating his/her own arrangement. Instead, you present a method generating many well-sounding chord progressions. So my question is how to utilize this knowledge for making good arrangements? Is it so that you practice the method so that your chord shape vocabulary gets enriched allowing you to select the right shape when making an arrangement? Or, is there a connection between the method and its application to a concrete melody line one wishes to harmonize? I hope that my question is not too confusing. Thanks a lot for your answer!
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In this lesson, (since it's volume 1) we mostly focus on the top voice of the chord, and we learn how to be creative and play melodies on top of the chord progressions using the diatonic major scale as well as arpeggio lines that connects the chords in a nice way. This is step one in learning about voice leading on guitar. How to be melodic in your chord melody and when you accompany someone on the guitar. This also helps you to learn more voicings on the instrument, which is important when you want to take the next step towards more advanced harmony and "voice leading" playing.
You can definitely use the concepts when you're creating your own arrangements, but this lesson is made for anyone who plays guitar and not necessarily only solo fingerstyle guitar players. In other words, these concepts works great no matter what constellation you're playing in.. solo, duo, or in a band setting.
In Vol. 2 however (this lesson is what I'm working on at the moment and will be released later this month), we're focusing more on the chromatic alterations, and how these voices can be moved in common chord progressions.
How to create great sounding progressions and voice leading, and how to use more altered chords in your accompaniment or solo guitar playing!
Stay tuned for Voice Leading VOL. 2, which I hope you'll enjoy too! :)
Have a wonderful week Rostislav, and thanks for being part of our community!