Allan Holdsworth Melody Chords For Guitar PDF. Influential fusion player Allan Holdsworth provides guitarists with a simplified method of learning chords, in diagram form, for playing accompaniments and for playing popular melodies in “chord-solo” style. Covers: major, minor, altered, dominant and diminished scale notes in chord form, with lots of helpful reference tables and and diagrams.
He uses fretboard ‘chord scale’ diagrams to illustrate the musical philosophy behind his work, but don’t expect the usual ‘chord charts’. He does not teach you to play like he does; there is not much music theory here, in the sense of which chords go together, as befits his feeling that he doesn’t want to say what is the ‘right’ thing to do. He does, however, give you his theory regarding chord formation and expects you to do the work to get familiar with and to advance in your own style. This is a challenging project for any musician, but it is more satisfying in the end than simply learning transcriptions note-for-note. Reaching for the uncommon chord contains a number of transcriptions with more traditional chord diagrams and solos transcribed in standard notation and tabular form if you want to learn some of his tunes to get an idea of how he actually plays; ‘melody chords’ tells you more about how he thinks, and is a great tool alone or with the reh instructional video.
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OK, this is a crazy idea, but hear me out. Would have perhaps been more suitable at the Allan Holdsworth forum, but that place appeared to be permanently closed, unfortunately.
I know that there already are a few transcription books with Allan's music, mainly these 3: - Reaching for the Uncommon Chord - Just for the Curious - Super Guitarist (a hard to find Japanese book of transcriptions) In addition, there are some transcriptions from guitar magazines. Apart from the ones just showing a couple of licks, for complete solos I'm only aware of Steve Vai's transcription of the solo from 'Devil Take the Hindmost'. There might well be others. (From the low end perspective, I know Jeff Berlins old GP column had a transcription of his solo on 'Water on the Brain part 2', and Bass Player recently had a transcription of Jimmy Johnsons bass solo on Panic Station.
But I digress.) I really think it's too bad Allan's work aren't more available for studying guitarists, as he's - still! - one of the most unique players around. So I started to think, what about getting his guitar parts professionally transcribed? Obviously, a task well beyond my own capabilities.
I could perhaps manage to transcribe some solos if I slowed them down to 1/3 speed, but it would be tedious work, and frankly I'm much more interested in the chordal stuff he does. His voicings and progressions are arguably the most refreshing in 'jazz' (in a wide sense of the word) since McCoy Tyner, at least that's my opinion. Anyway, to have a professional transcriber do this work, provided I could one that was qualified and willing to take the assignment, would probably be a very expensive undertaking. But a thought occured to me, how about organizing a group of like minded guitarists to share the costs and the benefits (the complete transcription)?
As long as enough people get in, and the material isn't distributed outside the group of persons that have paid for it (a natural requirement, I'd think), this could be a very effective way of getting access to accurate transcriptions of some really killer guitar stuff! Let's say 50 people join in, and assume that one complete transcription of a 5-minute song may cost around $300 (I have really no idea, just guessing), that's only a $6 cost per person! Considering how many study hours you can devote to Allan's stuff, that's an incredible bargain! (Of course, getting 50 persons interested would probably take a little campaigning, but shouldn't be that difficult as I'm sure most Holdsworth fans knows about at least one or two others?). Obviously, the #1 question is - which transcriber(s) are up to this Herculean task? It's no point doing this if you don't do it right, and from what I've heard, Allan wasn't 100% satisfied with the accuracy of either RFTUC or JFTC. Personally, I think the transcriber needs to be a guitarist. El Arte De Proyectar Neufert Pdf - Download Free Apps on this page.
Even though an excellent transcriber who's a pianist might very well manage the actual notes, there's a lot of guitar specific stuff that's easy to overlook unless you're intimately familiar with the instrument. Excuse the long and rambling post. As I said, it's a crazy idea.
I don't know if it's possible to get this project 'airborne', but it's worth a try. I welcome suggestions and ideas from anyone who finds attractive the thought of having accurate Holdsworth transcriptions. If you have suggestions for transcribers, ideas on how to advertise/network, PM me or post in this thread. Let me just be clear that I'm not asking for or collecting any money at this stage. I think if you really want to study him, it's up to you to do the transcribing yourself. Wouldn't you rather have him (and his lines and voicings) in your ears, instead of on paper? I don't know about you, but I have tons of great tabs/transcriptions laying around collecting dust.