This 22-minute video (or course, depending how you look at it), gives you Dan’s systematic way of deriving modal chord voicings for the 2-5-1 chord progression.
He begins by showing you the scale choices he uses to approach the chord progression, the fingerings along all the strings, then he shows the voicing possibilities, voiceleading them & also the different string set options.
Dan also demonstrates the voicings in context of the song, Tune Up and also shows how he improvises using the chord voicings freely in last example for the video. Everything is notated clearly in the accompanying 18-page PDF file, which is helpful when you’re practicing the material.
I would recommend this course for guitarists who are already familiar with more standard chord voicings (shell voicings, drop-2 & drop-3, fourth voicings & inversions) and want to explore different options for comping. This is definitely not a beginner course, so if you’re still unfamiliar with the voicing types I mentioned, I recommend studying other books & courses first.
The video is short, relatively compared to what I usually consider a course, but Dan explains everything in clear manner. This makes it easier to consume the material. In short, there’s no filler material here.
In conclusion, this is an interesting course for the right kind of guitarist – someone who is interested in a simple way of approaching voicings, AND is willing to put in the systematic work to explore these uncommon possibilities.
Pros: Clear teaching, good notated materials, straight to the point.
Cons: Might feel like a lot to digest if you’re not the exact target audience for this.
TLDR: Bored of drop-2 voicings and playing shell voicings all the time? Want to play more modern chord voicings? Get this.
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