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Approaching E Major 2-5-1-6 Chord Progression


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  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 21:04
  • Media: Video/mp4
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unrestricted
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 83 MB
  • Posted: 05/19/2012

Quamon goes over a 2 - 5 - 1 - 6 Chord Progression in the key of E Major.

He covers the scales for each chord and has a pdf file to download to play along with him. He demonstrates how to start your ideas on certain degress of of each chord as they loop around.

Music is a combination of scales and arpeggios but the idea is to create melodies once you know your scales and arpeggios.

He talks about the timing for each chord and different harmonic rhythms that you can use.

He starts with simple ideas that leads him melodically into others.

PDF and Play A Long are available for you you to apply.

Supplementary Files

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  • E_Maj_2-5-1-6_Progression.pdf E_Maj_2-5-1-6_Progression.pdf
  • E_Maj_2_-_5_-_1_-_6_Play_A_Long.mp3 E_Maj_2_-_5_-_1_-_6_Play_A_Long.mp3

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Quamon Fowler
Quamon Fowler
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Quamon Fowler holds a Master's Degree in Music Performance from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX and finished his undergraduate's degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA where he studied under the legendary jazz clarinetist and educator, Alvin Batiste. Quamon has been recognized for awards such as winning 3rd place in the 2008 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophonist Competition, 1st place in the 2006 NASA Jazz Saxophone Competion, the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer's Award and more.


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