UNDERSTANDING and USING CHORDS and CHORD PROGRESSIONS (UUCCP, 110 pgs, ISBN: 0-9643073-5-9)
by Gary E. Myers:
A full course on chords, thorough explanation of construction and usage
Learn how to: Make any chord; Transpose chord progressions into any key; Be creative with chords; Know what chords to expect in progressions; Read and write chord charts; Avoid common mistakes ... and much more
UNDERSTANDING and USING SCALES and MODES
(UUSM, 32 pgs, ISBN: 978-0-9643073-6-0) by Gary E. Myers:
Scales are not just for exercises – they are for making music!
You will learn: Construction of all the common scales and modes in every key; Dozens of additional alternate scales; How to practice scales in the most effective ways to improve your playing; How different scales apply to different chords for writing, improvising, etc. ... and much more.
Q: What makes Understanding and Using Chords and Chord Progressions different from any other chord book?
(1) Understanding and Using Chords and Chord Progressions is not a book of diagrams for guitar or keyboard. It is a thorough explanation of chord construction and usage for any instrument. When you understand this material, and you know your instrument, you will never need another diagram. (2) Understanding and Using Chords and Chord Progressions covers every practical use of chords that you are likely to encounter in pop/rock/jazz, etc.
“ ... approaches the subject logically and in an easy to understand manner.” - Dr. Jack Wheaton (educator, composer)
“… a clean, wonderful work” - Vinnie Bell (top studio guitarist)
“… excellent … Your explanation of chords IS more thorough than in any book I've seen” - Alan Remington (college music professor)
“… everything was explained that needed explaining … Your presentation was wonderful ... well edited, lucid, and insightful. You might say that I was ready for a musical milestone, but I had no way to get there without your book.”
- Jerry Scarpitta (hobby trumpet player)