An Excerpt From the April 2010 TedGreene.com Newsletter:
**New Video – From Nick Stasinos’ collection of lessons, this lesson includes conversations on many topics, a few with musical examples. Most notably Ted does his best to define what American music is, inclusive of some uproarious comparisons. (Ted being Ted! and one silly illustration of why I loved him so much.) * This video is already up on the TedGreeneArchives on Youtube!
There is an eclectic mix of lesson material and song arrangements presented this month. Paul Vachon’s compilations alone are totally dissimilar in content, and conversely due to various discussions on Baroque analysis in the Forums over the past month, I have selected some related material in that area. However, the ii7 V7 I resolutions have a multitude of applications, but I chose it as an example of the plentiful possibilities of voice leading, Ted’s chord “extensions” galore, and resolutions in particular.
The minuet in F by Handel is unfamiliar to me; perhaps someone knows what it was taken from? I included this piece for Ted’s rudimentary analysis, and on the off chance some of you might follow up on his suggestion? This can be quite an enjoyable exercise, and those of you who choose to, may very well be surprised at how much variety a simple chord progression can generate.
Harmonization of ii7 V7 I – 3 pages
From the Students:
Gospel Blues compilation by Paul Vachon
Girl from Ipanema – compilation by Paul Vachon’s
Tunes: Girl from Ipanema (Ted’s original outline for Solo Guitar and Ted’s melody line w/chords)
Gospel Blues (Ted’s original)
Minuet by George F. Handel (w/some analysis by Ted)
Wishing you a pleasant springtime, joy and inspiration,
–George Winston – pianist
NEW LESSON MATERIAL & VIDEO posted at TedGreene.com for March 2010. Among other goodies, I’ve chosen some harmonic and melodic patterns to experiment with, one possible approach to the improvisational skills that Ted developed! Plus theses patterns are useful for developing many other techniques, it may be worthwhile to take a peek at the posts. Yes? Enjoy!