Course Description

In this lesson, we’ll learn the song I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, its melody, chords, harmonic structure, a few chord substitutes and chord progression variations.

You will learn a simple strategy that actually transforms the way you perceive the fingerboard, enhancing your improvisation skills tremendously, along with a complete etude that will show you some interesting ways to implement everything we learned and help you emerge as a much better player and improviser.

After watching this video:

* You will know how to play melody and accompaniment to the song

* You will know how to analyze the song’s harmonic structure.

* You will know how to play variations to the melody and create your own way of playing it.

* You will know how to play advanced accompaniment to the song.

* You will know how to play II-V-I and turnaround variations.

* You will know how to play an ending to the song.

* You will know how to improvise using just one simple and beautiful idea.

* You will know how to improvise with Django's One-Note-Per-String idea over all the chords.

* You will know how to play rhythm variations to your melodic lines.

* You will know how to actually see the chords over your entire fingerboard.

* You will know how to implement Django’s sweeping lick in a real solo.

* You will know how to switch between playing swing eighths and triplets.

* You will know how to play a fast arpeggio run and a few stylistic trills.

* You will know how to improvise over “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” changes.

* You will improve your technique and your orientation on the fingerboard.


Course curriculum

  • 01
    Chapter 1:
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    • 1.1 Melody
    • 1.2 Harmony
    • 1.3 Variations to the melody
    • 1.4 Variations to the harmony #1
    • 1.5 Variations to the harmony #2
    • 1.6 Variations to the harmony #3
    • 1.7 Variations to the harmony #4
    • 1.8 Ending
    • 1.9 Summary of this chapter
    • 1.10 Chapter Summary - PDF
    • 1.11 Downloads - PDF
    • 1.12 Community Discussion - Ask Questions, Comment and Share Your Thoughts!
  • 02
    Chapter 2:
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    • 2.1 Django's Phrases
    • 2.2 Simplification of the rhythm
    • 2.3 Shapes in the 1st position
    • 2.4 Shapes in the 1st position - 1st rhythm variation
    • 2.5 Shapes in the 1st position - 2nd rhythm variation
    • 2.6 Shapes in the 1st position - 3rd rhythm variation
    • 2.7 Improvisation in the 1st position
    • 2.8 Shapes in the 2nd position
    • 2.9 Shapes in the 2nd position - 1st rhythm variation
    • 2.10 Shapes in the 2nd position - 2nd rhythm variation
    • 2.11 Shapes in the 2nd position - 3rd rhythm variation
    • 2.12 Shapes in the 3rd position
    • 2.13 Shapes in the 3rd position - 1st rhythm variation
    • 2.14 Shapes in the 3rd position - 2nd rhythm variation
    • 2.15 Shapes in the 3rd position - 3rd rhythm variation
    • 2.16 One-Note-Per-String Etude
    • 2.17 Improvisation with the One-Note-Per-String idea
    • 2.18 7b9 over the 7add9 chord
    • 2.19 chapter Summary - PDF
    • 2.20 Community Discussion - Ask Questions, Comment and Share Your Thoughts!
  • 03
    Chapter 3:
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    • 3.1 Swing eighths vs triplets
    • 3.2 Swing eighths
    • 3.3 Triplets
    • 3.4 Chromatic triplets
    • 3.5 Improvisation etude
    • 3.6 The etude note by note - 1st A part
    • 3.7 The etude note by note - 2nd A part
    • 3.8 chapter Summary - PDF
    • 3.9 Community Discussion - Ask Questions, Comment and Share Your Thoughts!

Reviews

  • Everette Ayers

    “This was a great course! I love the way Yakov walks you through the tune. Like you’re sitting down in the living room and learning a tune from friend from. Just like when I first started playing guitar.”

    “This was a great course! I love the way Yakov walks you through the tune. Like you’re sitting down in the living room and learning a tune from friend from. Just like when I first started playing guitar.”

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  • philip Bryan

    “This has taught me about substitution in an understandable way that I would have struggled with. Yaakov is a fantastic musician, tutor and mentor.”

    “This has taught me about substitution in an understandable way that I would have struggled with. Yaakov is a fantastic musician, tutor and mentor.”

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