Ted Greene Contrary motion intro/ending

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  1. klasaine

    klasaine Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Here's another in my continuing saga of TG material that isn't ridiculously difficult.
    This is a chord study using mostly contrary motion i.e., the treble line ascends and the bass line descends. He does break from it in a few places (only in the low end).
    It also demonstrates a cool device that Ted used all the time. One, two and three note voicings expanding to four, five and six note voicings. Increasing density as the chords progress.

    *I'd like to mention that my YT channel doesn't monetize at all. I have it set that way. I do this purely for the well being of the guitar community.



    Chord sheet ...

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    Ken, that is great! Thanks! And what a beautiful tone. Much appreciated.
     
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    Thank's. Ted Greene stuff has often made my head hurt, but you helped ease the pain.
     
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    I like how not only is there contrary motion, it's interesting how the motion becomes more dense as it progresses, ie
    One note = 1
    Dyad = 2 of them
    Three notes = 3 chords
    Four notes = 4 chords
    Five notes = 5 chords
    Six notes = only 2 but maybe the progression could handle another four 6 note chords?
    I don't know,
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Yeah, probably. My example (the easiest to negotiate) is just one of several that you may want to dig into ... http://www.tedgreene.com/images/lessons/chords/For_Intros_Endings_TedGreene_1977-05-20.pdf
     
  7. klasaine

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    I'm glad you like it.
    This one is a little trickier than most of my other TG quick vids.
    The voicings/shapes are not too difficult but changing the grips at a medium tempo is where it gets tough.
     
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