Chords are a great source from which you can pull melodies and solos. After analyzing the notes in a chord, we can stack them on top of each other in a unique way to create what Andrea Quartarone dubs, “melodic chordal shapes.” Contemporary rock, jazz, blues and fusion guitarists like Greg Howe, Scott Henderson, and Bret Garsed use this technique to forge inspiring melodic lines in their solos.
In his Melodic Chordal Shapes Guidebook, Andrea Quartarone helps you add these new shapes to your existing fretboard knowledge. You’ll overcome the roadblock of simply playing blues boxes, scale positions, and trite licks that sound like exercises and start creating more compelling, melodic solos.
Here are five videos from the course. For the full course, check out Andrea Quartarone’s Melodic Chordal Shapes Guidebook on TrueFire!
Electric Guitar Lesson – Harmonization & Degrees: Concept 1
Let’s go through the fundaments of melodic chordal shapes. I’ll show you how to harmonize chord tones and use them as a base for your melodies and solos. If you do this on every scale degree, you get a set of different shapes. Each harmonization can be identified by the intervals between the chord tones. For instance, 5-6, meaning: take a note from a scale and stack a fifth and then a sixth on top of that note. Use only the notes from the specific scale you are in.
Electric Guitar Lesson – Sunfullness: Intro
Here we are with the first lick of this course, where we’ll focus on the melodic use of triads, sevenths and some of their inversions.
Electric Guitar Lesson – Sunfullness: Performance
Here we are with the first lick of this course where we’ll focus on the melodic use of triads, sevenths and some of their inversions.
Electric Guitar Lesson – Sunfullness: Breakdown
Here we are with the first lick of this course where we will focus on the melodic use of triads, sevenths and some of their inversions.
Electric Guitar Lesson – Tritones Cascade
In this second bonus, I’ll create a cascade with tritones.
Digging these free lessons? Check out Andrea Quartarone’s full course, Melodic Chordal Shapes Guidebook.