Guitarist Lucas Michailidis details his unique triadic approach to comping and improvisation. Included is a comprehensive guide to all triad inversions along with how these can be superimposed to generate a range of extended chords and alternative possibilities.
Doug de Vries gives a lesson on how to doubble your chord output when playing jazz on the guitar. Using the standard “All the things you are” he quickly demonstrates how to add interest and contrast to your accompaniment using this simple technique.
Tim Nikolsky demonstrates how to do Walking Basslines on Guitar. Tim has been performing with the vocalist Margot Leighton for the past 13 years and has developed a unique style of playing in this musical duo incorporating the whole rhythm section on guitar. The technique of walking bass on guitar is also a great way to accompany other instrumentalists and soloists. Here he demonstrates the secrets of good accompanying on guitar; and breaks down his approach to walking basslines on guitar – step by step.
In a world that goes from 0 to 60 in 2 seconds, Leo Dale joins forces with some of Australia’s finest musicians – Ray Pereira, Doug de Vries and Zvi Belling to sing about the pace of change. On a bed of Afro Brazilian rhythm.
David Bridie sings The Centre Cannot Hold from the Fiasco album by My Friend the Chocolate Cake.
David says of this song -
From the W B yeats poem..”things fall apart, the centre cannot hold”..a war reflection..pretty simple tune, just blocked piano and droning strings … listened to Robert Wyatt’s “stalingrad” off “nothing can stop us” and then saw a doco set in Kabul in the winter time during the current war .. the parallel struck me…. there’s lighter songs on the album, this aint one of them:)
Doug DeVries shares some ideas on how to add harmonic and rhythmic variation to a piece of music. In this lesson he uses one of his own compositions – Astoria – as an example of voice leading in harmony as well as examples of how to increase interest by varying the rhythm.