The Golden Warmup and the major/minor spectrum

A cerebral start to your practice session

Horace Bray

$30

When it comes to practicing, knowing how to get started can be the hardest part. Read full description...

When it comes to practicing, knowing how to get started can be the hardest part.

In the first part of this course, modern jazz artist Horace Bray takes you through his daily regimen that’s designed to get the fingers and mind moving. The practice reinforces a deep knowledge of the fretboard, and it progresses in difficulty.

The second part of this course is all about improvisation. Building on the scales and arpeggios established in the warmup, Horace shows you different approaches to superimpose a spectrum of major and minor chords over certain harmonies. If you’ve ever heard contemporary players stretching the sound of a simple chord progression and thought, “how do they do that?” — this is the “that.”

75 minutes across 19 parts

Golden Warmup (part 1): Intro
Golden Warmup (part 2): Implementation of the major scale
Golden Warmup (part 3): Make it unfamiliar
Golden Warmup (part 4): Make it unfamiliar, again!
Major Arpeggios (part 1): Overview and root position fingering
Major Arpeggios (part 2): 1st inversion fingering
Major Arpeggios (part 3): 2nd inversion fingering
Major Arpeggios (part 4): 3rd inversion fingering
Major Arpeggios (part 5): Blending the shapes
Minor Arpeggios (part 1): Overview and root position fingering
Minor Arpeggios (part 2): 1st inversion fingering
Minor Arpeggios (part 3): 2nd inversion fingering
Minor Arpeggios (part 4): 3rd inversion fingering
The major/minor spectrum (part 1): Overview
The major/minor spectrum (part 2): Major lick
The major/minor spectrum (part 3): Lydian lick
The major/minor spectrum (part 4): Dorian lick
The major/minor spectrum (part 5): Aeolian lick
Words of encouragement

About Horace Bray

Horace Bray is an NYC-based guitarist, composer and educator. He’s an alum of the University of North Texas, where he was a member of the Grammy-nomminated One O’clock Lab Band. After recording and releasing his debut album “Dreamstate,” Horace moved to New York to continue working on music. He now spends his time playing, writing, recording, teaching and making videos for Instagram and YouTube.

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