Clay Moore – Jazz & Fusion Guitar
Aug 09 2014
Veteran teacher and performer Clay Moore (who has opened for the likes of the legendary Chuck Mangione and Spyro Gyra, among others) teaches this instructional aimed at intermediate and advanced students, to help them understand the intricacies of music theory. Chock full of facts and tip to help guitarists improve their playing, Moore covers the entirety of jazz technique and theory in this comprehensive, highly effective lesson.
Geared toward intermediate- and advanced-level players, Moore’s lessons focus on the theory of chord and scale relationships and how they relate to the fretboard; position playing; and scales with demonstrations of the different scales that go along with major, minor, dominant seventh, and half-diminished chords ively. He presents them methodically, and then applies the scales to soloing over a basic jazz chord progression. Moore presents the most important step in understanding the relation between jazz chords and melody. Viewers will need some familiarity with major and minor scales. If you are an intermediate to advanced player or even plan to be one someday, this DVD is for you.
This guy is a great player and teaches you some fundamentals to master. Position, diagnal, and single string playing. He goes over several scales used in jazz and then solos using them to give you an idea of the flavor. There are no lick or solo transcriptions but if you have time to transcribe them, you will have some killer licks to copy. This video gives you alot of things to practice that will enhance your understanding of the neck and get your fingers smarter. Its hard work.
One idea behind this instructional video was to show three approaches to scale and arpeggio fingerings, as follows:
1. scales/arps in one position (all keys in one five fret area)
2. one octave scales/arps on two strings, which repeat on the next two two string sets
3. scales/arps on one string
With these three approaches you have access to the entire fretboard and movement in any direction. All the examples are explained and played slowly and clearly, with the names of the notes on the screen, so that anyone with the minimum amount of patience can learn them.
Year: 2004 (1988)
Running time: 1 hour
Video: MPEG2 720×480 9800 kbps 29.97 fps Aspect ratio: 4:3
Audio: LPCM 2 ch 48.0 KHz
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 3.2 Gb