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Cosley’s Way of the Guitar Episode 2: Spontaneous Composition with “Constant Structures”

Cosley’s Way of the Guitar Episode 2: Spontaneous Composition with “Constant Structures”

Dan explores spontaneous composition (improvisation) through the Cycle of 4ths using Dorian “CAGED” forms and Minor 6th chord voicings. After explaining the basic vocabulary and concepts involved, he improvises a piece to demonstrate some of the many possibilities.

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Cosley’s Way of the Guitar Episode 1: Thinking Contrapuntally with Triads

Cosley’s Way of the Guitar Episode 1: Thinking Contrapuntally with Triads

In this episode, Dan explores contrapuntal harmonic textures using triad forms and surround tones within the D major scale, and improvises a short piece to demonstrate some possibilities.