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Standard Thing

The following is an excerpt from Bret's book entitled Mel Bay's Complete Book of Harmonic Extensions for Guitar". The book includes Tab and a play-along CD with over 60 different harmonic examples.

The chord progression used here is derived from a very common "standard" tune ("All the Things You Are", G.R.). The example illustrates three-note voicings using only the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th strings. Many of the voicings contain a minor second interval. These "cluster" type voicings can give the guitarist a sound similar to a piano.


About the Author
Bret is a highly acclaimed professor at Berklee College of Music and a noted educator, author, and performer world-wide. His musical history would include studies and performances with Pat Metheny, Gary Burton, Mick Goodrick, Bill Frisell, Wolfgang Muthspiel, and Jeff Berlin, as well as guest appearing on CD's with Mike Stern, Dan Gottlieb, and Bob Moses. Bret has achieved world-wide recognition with his first major publication, an impressive book entitled "Mel Bay's Complete Book of Harmony, Theory, and Voicing".

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