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Music Theory: Jazz, Classical, Pop, Rock, World Music: Discussions and Lessons

Music Theory: Jazz, Classical, Pop, Rock, World Music: Discussions and Lessons

By Clifford Martin
Welcome to discussions, explanations and lessons within the magical world of music theory. Music theory for composition and improvisation in all genres. We also have lots of lessons, examples and interesting info at:

Looking at music from an intellectual perspective to gain real knowledge to employ in the world of music. From Schoenberg to Messiaen, to Miles Davis to the Beatles to John Mclaughlin to Beethoven to Punk.
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Dreamy Piano Composing
Composing new music at the Piano. SOCIAL LINKS.
February 13, 2022
"Youtube SHORTS" Piano
Quick Piano Demo for youtube "Shorts" SOCIAL LINKS.
February 13, 2022
Hearing how the Modes of Music Actually Sound
Hearing how the Modes of Music Actually Sound through transposing them to a parent key of C. Performances at the piano with musical concepts on how to compose and improvise with them.  SOCIAL LINKS.
January 07, 2022
My Early Musical Education Part 1
My Musical Education Part 1
November 17, 2021
Alternate Picking Guitar Arpeggios for improvisation Part 2
Alternate Picking Guitar Arpeggios for improvisation Part 2 PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO US OU YOUTUBE! Link Below:
October 07, 2021
Elizabeth Jean/Eulogy Solo Piano
Elizabeth Jean/Eulogy Solo Piano composition and performance
October 06, 2021
Alternate Picking guitar technique lessons #2 Al Di Meola 2 string exercise
#Aldimeola #alternatepicking #guitarhowto Alternate Picking guitar technique lesson in the style of Al di Meola  from the guitar trio with John Mclaughlin and Paco de Lucia. Alternate Picking 2 string exercise for easy alternate picking mastery and right hand technique perfection.  For more information click,  Alternate picking is a way of plucking strings in an alternating fashion whith a down up or up down motions as we pluck the guitar string. This motion can be sped up to a rapid moment from the right hand picking wrist in order to play fast complex musical improvised lines and licks.This video demonstrates the necessary mechanics inherent with in alternate picking so that the student avoids injury and gains alternate picking mastery easily and safely. The secrets to alternate picking safely are demonstrated in this video for anyone looking to the key secret to it all. My Website: My Youtube Channel:
September 20, 2021
Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organisation by George Russell [The LCC]
George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal  Organisation explained. Taken from my youtube video analysis.  My Website: My Youtube Channel: #lydianchromaticconcept #LCC #Tonalorganisation #GeorgeRussell Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal  Gravity by George Russell Tonal Organisation LCC Cycle of 5ths and lydian [#11] explained, notated and performed
September 20, 2021
Alternate Picking Guitar Technique
Alternate Picking Guitar Technique in style of acoustic John Mclaughlin and Al di Meola for plectrum picking right hand guitar technique. 
September 12, 2021
Emotional Reverb LogicX "Chromaverb" Piano Demo
Emotional Reverb LogicX "Chromaverb"  Piano Demo test. Nice sounding reverb free with Logic Pro X 
August 15, 2021
What Jazz theory practice books to start with?  Jazz theory practice books for a beginner or anyone wanting a jazz theory encyclopaedia or reference book? I look at 3 brilliant jazz books for newbies and anyone wishing to advance their knowledge in jazz harmony, theory and anyone wanting to put it into practice. Jazz solos by Les Wise  Jazzology by Robert Rawlings Nor Eddine Bahha Jazz Theory Book Mark Levine Book reviews, discussion and value for money. #jazztheorybooks #jazzimprovbooks #jazzology Tags: Jazz Theory Book Mark Levine,Jazzology by Robert Rawlings Nor Eddine Bahha,Jazz solos by Les Wise,what jazz theory book for beginner,best jazz theory books,best guitar jazz book,how to jazz books top 3,jazz music theory books review,jazz improvisation books for beginner,jazz improvisation for beginner book,jazz guitar improv books,how to play jazz books review,what jazz books pedagogy,jazz pedagogy,jazz improvisation pedagogy,jazz books reviews,jazzology book
July 28, 2021
Stockhausen Guitar Ideas [20c Classical]
The music and ideas of Stockhausen applied to the guitar Guitar [20c Classical] for composition and improvisation. 
July 18, 2021
Lydian Chromatic Concept George Russell LCC
Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal  Gravity by George Russell Tonal Organisation LCC Cycle of 5ths and lydian [#11] explained, m
June 14, 2021
TOTAL II V I JAZZ PUZZLE: Improvisation Guitar Practice & Theory: Pascal Coldefy and John Cassio This book is in 3 languages: French, English, Portuguese In this book you will discover and use a large number of tools that the magician-improviser will take out of his hat to improvise on a musical theme.
May 19, 2021
As a musician should I start my own YouTube Channel?
As a musician should I start my own YouTube Channel and add content of my playing, lessons and ideas for others to enjoy, comment on and learn from? Starting your own youtube channel. Ideas for starting your own youtube channel and is it worth it. What are the god things about it.
May 05, 2021
Upper Structures of the Melodic Minor Scale [And Arpeggios]
Looking at Upper Structures of the Melodic Minor Scale with it's arpeggios and superimpositions for more info please visit:
April 23, 2021
Setting Goals for Musicians
Setting musical goals for success! Write them down! How to achieve success at music. Goal setting for musicians.
April 06, 2021
"Go ahead John" Book Review
Paul Stump "Go ahead John". Book Review of guitarist John Mclaughlin. Mahavishnu Orchestra,Jazz guitarist/improviser and acoustic Indian shakti performer composer. John Mclaughlin's career overview in a book by Paul Stump. “Canyon-deep appraisal of guitar-meister, Stump will satisfy discerning laymen and supermuso alike with his glowing critique of an entire career.”—Uncut Magazine Go Ahead John is a journey through a myriad of musical climates; from the drug-fuelled sixties, through the heady days of jazz rock, to McLaughlin ’s re-establishment in the nineties as a grand master of the jazz guitar.
April 06, 2021
Visualisation for Musicians
I talk about musical visualisation and internalisation and how it helps me. The internalisation of music helps with the external performance of music by directing the music out from inside ourselves so that we can articulate it through the external instrument we are playing. In terms of solo performance internalising and visualisation become an invaluable concept.
March 21, 2021
Robert Fripp alternate picking atonal angular guitar style.
Robert Fripp alternate picking cross picking guitar atonal angular lines lesson and analysis. Guitar craft primary exercises for alternate picking development.
March 16, 2021
Native Instruments "The Grandeur" Piano sample Jazz Demo
Grand piano sampled demo for-Native Instruments "The Grandeur" [Piano sampled Jazz Demo] For more info click below:
March 12, 2021
"Echoes from then" [Glimpses of John McLaughlin 1959-75] By Colin Harper
Echoes from Then: Glimpses of John McLaughlin 1959-75 Book by Colin Harper Review from my youtube video.
March 10, 2021
"Bathed in Lightning" by Colin Harper Book Review
"Bathed in Lightning" by Colin Harper Book Review taken from my Youtube video post:
March 10, 2021
Does musical talent account for anything or does hard work, obsession clear vision and a demanding ambition pave the way to musical success. This podcast looks into and discusses the strange world of talent and if dedication and ambition have ways of overriding it.
March 10, 2021
How I create Atonal Music at the Piano
Techniques, modes, scales arpeggios, polytonality and compositional techniques that I employ for composing atonal music at the piano. From Messiaen to Boulez to Schoenberg. Concepts for composition and improvisation for 20 century classical music.
March 08, 2021
Locrian V Substitute {McCoy Tyner/Mclaughlin/Liebman] Chord
Ideas, musical concepts and theory for the Locrian V Substitute chord as employed by McCoy Tyner John Mclaughlin and Dave Liebman etc. Analysis and examples. More info at
March 08, 2021