GEORGE VAN EPS HARMONIC MECHANISMS FOR GUITAR PDF

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I would also see him play fairly regularly and have a talk over a cup of coffee Sheridan Square Diner r. Mike recommended a book to me by a guitarist whose name I had only seen in Guitar Player magazine, but had never heard. I bought the book and did the first few pages of exercises. I revisited the Van Eps method pretty heavily around , as I was playing a lot of acoustic archtop guitar. Now I had heard George and was profoundly inspired by his playing. I can hear where Mike Stern utilizes some of the concepts he learned from the book, particularly when he is playing a pedal note and moving the chords around underneath.

Anyway, years later it occurred to me that working through inversions of the triads in a Van Eps-ian manner might be a fruitful exercise.

I continue to utilize it daily. If you have a lap steel tuned to C6, you can find the triads within. This would also work for any other tuning, as well. I highly recommend mastering exercises 1 and 2 in every key before moving on to the triad inversions.

There are other techniques involved in the inversions that will need to be addressed. This page of exercises was written quickly by hand while the idea was fresh. Please pardon the sloppiness of it. Here is a quick video demonstration of the concept.

Note that I do not lift the bar off the strings, but simply block, using either method palm or pick. Pick blocking is particularly useful in arpeggiating the triads.

Practice these slowly and cleanly.

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It was truly amazing. There are a few things that tend to confuse folks who use the book for the first time. The major scale triads are harmonized as first inversions with the root on top, except for the 6th degree, which is harmonized as a second inversion IV triad. There can also be some confusion with the minor scales also which are harmonized to "tonicize" the minor chord rather than as scale degrees. The Harmonic Mechanisms, however, are harmonized exhaustively in all keys according to scale degree. The Harmonic Mechanisms volumes are a compilation of many smaller books that GVE wrote on various aspects of playing harmony, technique and chord melody. There are many exercises in the books that deal with various problems such as sustaining two notes while moving a third, voice leading, dexterity and such.

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