http://www.creativeguitarstudio.com/ Search Andrew Wasson.com for FREE lesson Handouts. This Video: January 07, 2011 | Search Videos by Title/Date. GO TO: http://www.andrewwasson.com/ Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question... Q: I've played guitar for 7 years, but recently, I've started to study jazz. I took lessons with a jazz guitarist for around six months. And now, through learning some of the jazz Real Book pieces, I more or less understand the basic chords, and the standard jazz harmonies. However, I'm very curious about a concept called passing chords. My guitar teacher couldn't really explain them to me -- but I was hoping you could perhaps do an overview about it. Your explanations are always very clear and I'm hoping you can shed some light on this important topic for me. Thanks for considering my question! - Tyler, Nebraska A: To use Passing Chords effectively, I'd highly recommend that you eventually learn all of your seventh chord theory, theory on harmonized scales and you should have an understanding of; diminished 7th's, secondary dominants and relative major & minor principles in music. Getting into the theory about why these chords work the way they do is an onslaught of theory, because they mostly operate as various substitutes for other chords. So, the purpose of this video will be to get you going on trying some passing chords and to help you to have some simple fun with applying them in common harmonic situations. The complete lesson article for this video will be available on the Creative Guitar Studio website shortly. Follow me on Twitter for lesson posting announcements: http://twitter.com/andrewwasson ____________________________________ The NEW Zazzle Products page: http://www.zazzle.com/creativeguitarstudio/gifts ____________________________________ Andrew's Official Q & A Guitar Blog Website: http://www.andrewwasson.com Andrew's "Video GuitarBlog" YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/guitarblogupdate The Creative Guitar Studio Website: http://www.creativeguitarstudio.com/ Follow Andrew on Blogspot: http://creativeguitarstudio.blogspot.com/ Follow on Twitter for new lesson announcements: http://twitter.com/andrewwasson MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/andrewwasson Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Andrew-Wasson/76585035288 _____________________________________
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