The Jewel Box

The Jewel Box Vol.1 is a downloadable collection of 29 guitar lessons, complete with audio, notation, tab and an explanation and analysis of the ideas presented, along with suggestions for developing the ideas in your own way.

Click the ‘download’ link on the music player. All the notation/tab etc., is included in the download.

The lessons range from simple to complex, so for an example of what’s included, here are two of the 29 PDFs included in the download: a simple one [listen] featuring some laid-back, funky comping, and a more complex one [listen] featuring a syncopated, chromatic fusiony solo. And, if you want, all the audio can be previewed in the player below. Or instead of faffing around, you could just download the entire thing and start using it :) What are you waiting for??

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Hope you like it!

Mike Outram

Table of Contents:

  1. 4 Ways To Target Chord IV
  2. 4 Ways To Approach The Turnaround
  3. How To Solo Using Triplet Groupings
  4. Jazz Fusion Solo & Miscellaneous Bending Techniques
  5. Jimi’s Chords, Wes’s Octaves, Metheny’s Phrasing And The Tri-Tone Substitution
  6. 4 Burning Lydian Dominant Licks
  7. Unlocking The Super Locrian
  8. Mixing Major And Minor Pentatonics Ala BB King And Rhythmic Scale Exercises
  9. Making The Changes: Using Triads 1
  10. Making The Changes: Using Triads 2
  11. Making The Changes: Using Triads 3
  12. Making The Changes: Using Triads 4
  13. Making The Changes: Using Triads 5
  14. Making The Changes: Using Triads 6
  15. How To Use Octaves And Chords In The Style Of Wes Montgomery
  16. Double-Time Soloing In The Style Of Wes Montgomery
  17. Simple Funky Comping Using 3rds & 7ths
  18. Funky Soloing In The Style Of Grant Green
  19. Four-To-The-Bar Comping Using Inversions And Passing Chords
  20. Spacious And Simple Comping On A Laid-Back Funky Minor Blues
  21. Phrasing Expansion: Inflections And Articulation
  22. A Documentary About Cuddly Pets And Their Owners
  23. Suspended Harmony – Focusing On The 4th
  24. 4ths, Consecutive 4ths, Damnation And Pain
  25. Contrasting Simple And Extended Minor Harmony
  26. A Rhythm Gtr Part Using Sextuplets In 12/8 Phrased In Groups Of Five
  27. Anticipation, Chromaticism, MelodicUppyDownyism, Syncopation And Sleepless Nights
  28. Fingerstyle Constant Bass With Improvised Upper Part [exercises]
  29. Fingerstyle Constant Bass With Improvised Upper Part [solo example]