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Part 2 of the highly popular 'Modern Legato' tutorial is finally here! Starting where Part 1 left off, this 1 hour 40 minlong second part of 'Modern Legato' will really take your Legato playing to another level covering even more rhythmic subdivisions such as triplets and swing 16ths to really give you that modern fusion sound and feel. Modern legato pentatonic scale fingerings and lines are also covered in detail with lots of cool phrases in each section to inspire you. Finally, the tutorial teaches you how to improvise using your full level of technique allowing you to develop amazing technical ability even when improvising. All lines and exercises are written out in both Standard and Tom's 4th's tuning with detailed fingerings and right hand picking directions. Close up left and right hand HD footage really allows you to see what's happening in perfect detail. Straight and swing drum beats and inspiring backing tracks are included for practice.

 

This video lesson includes: - 1 hour 40 min Full HD (1080p) Video.

Detailed PDF transciption Booklets covering all the lines and techniques learnt.

Backing Tracks and Drum Beats - inspirational practice aids.

 

All this for only $25.00!

 

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Technique Essentials - Modern Legato Part 21

 

 

 

Part 3 of Tom's Modern Legato series is finally here and is his biggest tutorial yet. In this 1 hour 50min video lesson, Tom breaks down his methods and thought processes for creating his trademark flowing legato lines, bringing together all of the knowledge and technical skills from parts 1 and 2 into a fantastic resource for developing a modern legato style in any genre. Tom focuses on a detailed but easy to understand fragment approach to line construction and also tackles rhythmic awareness and accuracy, utilising melodic minor scales/modes and using legato in changes based playing. The tutorial includes 14 pages of lines and transcribed solos (in both standard and 4ths tunings) plus backing tracks to practice with. There are hundreds of lines to get to grips and analyse here. Combined with parts one and two this makes for the most comprehensive legato course available!

 

This video lesson includes: - 1 hour 50 min HD Video.

Detailed 14-page PDF transciption Booklet covering all the lines and techniques.

Backing Tracks and Drum Beats - inspirational practice aids.

 

All this for only $30.00!

 

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Technique Essentials - Modern Legato Part 31

 

 

 

This is the first part of my extensive 5 hour Legato tutorial forming a definitive guide to the modern legato sound. Part one is a 1 hour and 20 minute HD lesson covering the basics of the technique for left and right hand, hybrid picking inclusion, time feel and sub-division playing, 16th note scalar lines, arpeggio usage in lines plus cyclical legato line playing. The lesson includes a 14 page PDF file with every line TABBED in standard tuning and right hand picking directions to play the phrases exactly the way I do. Close up shots of both the left and right hand give you a great insight into this technique, all filmed with high quality cameras for superb video footage.

 

This video lesson includes: - 1 hour 20 min Full HD (1080p) Video

14 page PDF Booklet covering all the lines and techniques learnt.

 

All this for only $25.00!

 

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Technique Essentials - Modern Legato Part 12

 

If you want to take your blues lines beyond the pentatonic scale and into the world of fusion and beyond then this is the tutorial for you. Presented here are 4 solos outlining different harmonic, rhythmic and technique devices that will take your blues playing to the next level and give you the tools used by the best modern blues players out there.

 

This extensive tutorial features:-

4 great, fully transcribed solos

1 hour of full HD (1080p) video footage explaining each lick with fingerings

Mp3 demonstrations of all solos

2 great backing tracks - one full speed and one slow

Full Scale Compendium outlining all harmonic devices used and where to find them on the fretboard

28-page PDF booklet explaining each concept and lick in depth. 4

 

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Fusion Blues Playing - Modern Licks for the Advancing Blues Player1

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The II-V-I progression is the most important chord progression in fusion and jazz but how do you make it sound hip, modern and contemporary whilst retaining a rock/funk edge? Here are a ton of awesome sounding fusion licks with full transcriptions and recordings designed to take your fusion playing to the next level over this most vital of chord sequences.

 

Every fusion player should know his way around a II-V-I and these exciting and challenging licks will give you the inspiration and knowledge needed to sound like a modern fusion player.

 

Includes PDF transcription file, mp3 file for each lick and explanation booklet outlining the though process behind each lick and the theory required. 2

 

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Fusion Essentials - Contemporary II-V-I Lines1

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Learn to view the fretboard in an entirely new way. This method will help you break out of those old box patterns you feel stuck in. With practice you'll develop a new found freedom on the guitar with both your single line and chordal playing. Complete with Backing Tracks to jam with and practice the concepts outlined.

 

Fretboard visualisation is one of the most important aspects in becoming a great improviser and learning to become comfortable with the guitar - a complex instrument to master. This method will help to speed up the learning process whilst bolstering any information you already know.

 

All this for just $15.00!2

 

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Fusion Essentials - Improvising Using Formulas2

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Learn two approaches to chordal playing in fusion and how to create fusion (modal) chord progressions. This tutorial covers playing Slash Chords with triads/sus2 shapes and comping using chord scales. It also helps you to create modern sounding fusion chord progressions. Complete with backing track to practice your ideas with.

 

Includes mp3 examples.

 

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Fusion Essentials - Fusion Chordal Playing Concepts2

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This tutorial covers the concepts I use to play outside. This is an often over-complicated subject and this tutorial presents an easy to follow and apply method for playing out in two stages. The first stage covers the basics of this using pentatonic scales as its base. Stage 2 develops from this into more advanced concepts and scale choices to more abstract ideas. This is not a lick based tutorial but rather a conceptual one that will work in many contexts. Comes complete with 2 backing tracks to practice your ideas over.

 

Includes 2 full solo demonstrations with full transcriptions courtesy of Levi Clay - leviclay88@gmail.com

 

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Fusion Essentials - Playing Outside Creating Tension & Release2

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Transcription Series - Volume 1

 

Here's your chance to own a full, 18-page transcription of one of Tom Quayle's most talked about and admired improvisations. More licks than you can shake a stick at complete with mp3 backing track and solo, high quality HD video, chord chart with complete voicings used and an improvisation guideline explaining Tom's thought processes for the solo. 4

 

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Transcribed by Levi Clay in standard tuning (leviclay88@gmail.com).

 

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Funk Changes Solo - Full Transcription1

 

 

Transcription Series - Volume 2

 

Here's your chance to own a full, transcription of a superb modern legato, Melodic Minor scale workout, improvised by Tom Quayle. Applauded by such modern greats as Tim Miller, this solo workout has attracted a ton of views on Youtube and now you can learn the whole solo and develop a totally modern, melodic minor vocabulary in your own playing. 4

 

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Transcribed by Levi Clay in standard tuning & all 4ths tuning (leviclay88@gmail.com).

 

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Melodic Minor Workout - Full Transcription1

 

This latest tutorial in the 'Fusion Essentials' range is the longest yet covering the often complex and confusing topic of 'Soloing over Dominant 7th chords.' Dominant 7th's are the corner-stone of fusion and jazz in that they are the tension building devices used by musicians to create a multitude of fantastic sounding lines and phrases. However, there are many types of Dominant chord and knowing them all and when to use them can be a huge challenge. This tutorial guides you through all the information you need to be able to play over pretty much any Dominant chord you'll ever come across using advanced Mixolydian, Mixolydian b9, Altered, Lydian, Phrygian and Diminished Dominants allowing you to create some fantastic sounding new licks, progressions and sounds that are an essential part of every fusion player's arsenal!1

 

This HUGE tutorial features: -

Highly Detailed 26 page PDF Document

Full 1080p HD Video With 20 Fantastic Tasty Licks

In Depth Theory and Concepts - Broken Down into Bite Size Chunks

Scale/Chord Charts for all Required Scales and Chords

15 Quality Backing Tracks to JAM Along To

Backing Track Guide Outlining All Required Scales

 

All this for only $25.00!

 

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Fusion Essentials - Soloing Over Dominant 7th Chords1

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As the third part of the Fusion Essentials range this huge tutorial covers jazz harmony from the basics of diatonic 7th harmony and common jazz/fusion chord progressions, through to tri-tone substitution and more complex subjects such as back-cycling for melody harmonisation. The tutorial also introduces the student to the concepts and harmony required for changes based playing, an essential element of the jazz/fusion sound. Chord/Scale theory and methods for learning the fretboard are covered along with practice techniques to develop ability over simple or complex changes.1

 

This is the biggest tutorial so far on the site and includes: -

1.5 hours of video tuition in Full 1080p HD

21 Page, highly detailed, PDF document outlining all concepts with tabbed/notated examples

9 supplemental PDF files outlining all required scales and method for learning them, 7th, 9th, 11th and 13th chords, altered chord voicings and basic chord construction method for triads and 7th chords

 

This can all be yours for the bargain price of just $25!

 

That's less than the cost of a 1 hour private lesson.

 

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Fusion Essentials - Jazz Harmony & Playing Over Changes1

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Using Chromaticism is a fundamental aspect of fusion and jazz guitar playing. Chromaticism gives your playing a hip, modern sound and sophistication. This tutorial will take you through some great concepts and ideas for ways that you can add chromaticism into your lines starting from the simple up to complex jazz principles of approach notes and bebop scales.1

 

The tutorial includes lots of example licks fully explained and demonstrated on 1080p HD video and an indepth PDF tutorial document detailing all concepts with examples. This could be all you need to take your fusion, rock or blues playing to the next level you've been looking for. Also included are 5 backing tracks to jam along to and practice the licks with.

 

This tutorial contains: -

Full 1080p HD Video outlining licks

5 Great Backing tracks to jam to

10 fresh sounding and exciting fusion licks

Video demonstration & breakdown of each lick

High quality PDF file explaining each concept in detail

 

All this for just $25.00!

 

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Fusion Essentials - Using Chromaticism In Your Playing1

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This huge tutorial is an essential purchase for any budding rock, blues or fusion players wanting to inject some real and exciting fusion sounds into their playing. The diminished scale is THE sound of modern fusion and can produce some of the coolest lines in music if used correctly. In this lesson Tom not only teaches the scale but gives you in depth applications of these new sounds and provides a great starting point with 10 cool, fresh sounding licks and 5 professional backing tracks to get you going. If you re a fusion beginner then this tutorial will give you an awesome introduction to some new sounds in an approachable manner. For more advanced players, Tom goes in depth with modern diminished scale harmony and it s application. Incredible value at only $25! 2

 

This tutorial contains: -

2 Full 1080p HD Videos - 50mins long

5 Great Backing tracks to jam to

10 fresh sounding and exciting fusion licks

Video demonstration & breakdown of each lick

Example recorded solos for each backing track

2 high quality PDF files explaining each concept in detail

 

All this for just $25.00!

 

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Fusion Essentials - Diminished Scale Harmony & Application1

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The Pentatonic Scale is the most familiar scale for most guitarists but how can you make it sound hip and modern in a fusion context? This tutorial will help you to make new sounds with your existing knowledge and teach you some of the essential theory behind these sounds.

 

Learn how to make the most of your pentatonic scales and utilise them in new and exciting ways. This tutorial will take what you already know and expand it to work over blues progressions, common chord progressions, modal chords and changes playing. Complete with 3 Backing Tracks to try the new ideas with.

 

Includes 2 long solo examples with complete transcriptions - transcribed by Levi Clay - leviclay88@gmail.com

 

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Fusion Essentials - Creative Use of Pentatonics1

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Spice up your blues playing with this tutorial on developing tension and release using ideas enployed by all the great modern blues and fusion players.

 

Learn how to create outside sounding lines and imply chord sequences to sound more sophisticated over the I - IV chord movement.

 

Complete with 2 Backing Tracks to jam with. Includes 12 lines to check out and a sample recorded solo to listen to and learn, demonstrating the ideas outlined.

 

Includes a full, huge sample solo with complete transcription - transcribed by Levi Clay - leviclay88@gmail.com

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Fusion Blues Playing - Tackling the I-IV Movement

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In this tutorial you'll learn how to improvise using a concept known as triad pairs. This will help you to break out of your scale patterns and view the fretboard in a new way. With practice you'll find yourself developing new lines based on triad shapes rather than scale shapes. Included with this tutorial is a similar approach for pentatonics using sus chord shapes as a means of visualisation. Complete with backing track to try your new ideas over.

 

Includes a full sample solo demonstrating the ideas with a complete transcription by Levi Clay - leviclay88@gmail.com)

 

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Fusion Essentials - Improvising With Triad Pairs2

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In this huge tutorial you'll learn how the melodic minor scale functions in fusion and jazz and learn to utilise each of it's modes and chords in a functional way. Each mode is analysed and it's use explained with examples of chord progressions and multiple voicings for each chord. A seperate PDF file is provided with an extensive set of Altered chord voicings as a reference tool. Comes complete with 11 backing tracks and recorded sample solos to listen to.

 

Includes 3 fully transcribed demonstration solos - transcribed by Levi Clay - leviclay88@gmail.com

 

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Fusion Essentials - Melodic Minor Scale Harmony & Application2

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In this new PDF tutorial you will learn the essential techniques and concepts used by all the greats to develop a solid and modern chordal/comping approach. Taking you through ideas such as guide tones, quartal harmony, 7th, 9th, 11th and 13th chords, shape based playing, triads and slash chords and modal harmonisation, this superb value tutorial gives you a great over view to build your chordal vocabulary from with audio examples throughout.

 

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Fusion Essentials - Chordal Playing & Comping2

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Practice in Real Time with Tom using carefully constructed practice regimes designed to make you better at specific musical elements such as Technique, Time Feel, Aural Skills and Improvisation. You can also buy Tom's previous masterclasses here in video form.

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Designed as either a stand alone session or to accompany 'Technique Essentials - Modern Legato Part 1', this 35 minute HD video practice session deals with legato focusing on Timing and Time Feel. The session is broken into 30 distinct exercises producing a regime that can be practiced in real time along with Tom at two different tempo points - SLOW - 80bpm and FAST - 120bpm. By practicing in this way you KNOW that you're getting the exercises right first time and will develop at a much faster rate.

 

Practice along with the video each day and watch your technique progress as you've always wanted it to. The whole session is written out for you to learn in the accompanying 10-page PDF file in standard notation and TAB.

 

The accompanying legato lesson can (Modern Legato Part 1) can be found in the technique lessons section.

 

iOS, Windows, OSX compatible .mp4 HD video at 720p, 30fps.

10-page PDF file with all Exercises and Tips/Hints in TAB (standard tuning).2

 

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Practice Sessions Vol. 1 - Modern Legato Timing & Time Feel2

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Filmed in March 2013, this 3 hour 20 min masterclass covers Phrasing, Creating your own lines/voice, Changing and controlling sub-divisions, Playing outside, Playing over Changes, Melodic minor harmony and more. Tom teaches all the ideas in a very clear and concise manner with loads of playing examples and improvisations plus some inspirational performances. If you always wanted to attend one of Tom's masterclasses but couldn't for whatever reason, now is your chance to experience one and learn for yourself.

 

Includes 2 Videos @ around 1hr 40m each

TABs for some of the examples from the class

 

iOS, Windows, OSX compatible .m4v video at 640x480, 30fps.

 

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Tom Quayle Masterclass (3hr 20min) - Langdales Hotel - March 20132

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Using Phrygian Sounds In a

II-V-I Progression

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Enhancing II-V-I Progressions (Fusion Style)

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Soloing Over Diminished Chords With Harmonic Major

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Augmented Scale Theory and Line

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2 Free Dominant 7th Lines

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Silly Arpeggio 1

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Silly Arpeggio 2

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Silly Arpeggio 3

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Silly Arpeggio 4

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