Chord Melody 2

Group guitar class taught by Molly Miller

1 hour per week · intermediate

5.0 (8 reviews)

We will build upon our knowledge from Chord Melody 1. We will continue to discuss key elements in creating compelling arrangements such as touch, feel, chord voicings, ranges of the guitar, and tone, while bringing in new topics such as reharmonization and counterpoint. In this class we will study arrangements from both the popular and jazz realm.

What's included

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Learn and ask questions with Molly Miller every week.

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Unlimited access to recordings from class.

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Practice with people who share your love of guitar.

Taught by Molly Miller
Teaching on Til since 2021

4.99 · 359 students · 109 lessons

I am a lover of guitar. I have been playing since I was 7 - I grew up playing with my 4 siblings. I studied at USC, where I received my Doctorate in Guitar Performance and now am a professor. I play constantly- touring with artists such as Jason Mraz, Molly Miller Trio, and all over the internet!
What you'll do

Reharmonization

While there are many ways to reharmonize, we will look at some key ways to do this in a compelling way.

Chord Voicings

This is an endless well of joy. There are so many ways to play a chord. We will look at a fews ways to make a decision and ways to open up your chord voicing knowledge. Triads? Seventh chords? Open chords? Spread voicings? So many options - let's dig in!

Bass Movement

Bass movement is something that adds so much to a chord melody and is often overlooked. Let's uncover how this can be utilized as pass chords, embellshments, to add movement, and how it can dictate what voicing you choose.

Tone

One of the most important things to uncover. Tone is key. Let's discuss how to get a good tone and options for guitar effects pedals.

Building An Arrangement

There are so many ways to approach this. Let's dig into how to build an arrangement from nothing. Chords, timing, archs, story telling. Oh joy!

Who you are
You should be a very strong intermediate to advanced student. If you just know barre chords and open chords, I would recommend taking String Theory 1 and 2 as well as Chord Melody 1 before this class.
What to bring
Guitar - if you are electric have an amp handy! If you have pedals, let's try those.
5.0 (8 reviews)
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Brett Callaway
July 2023

I've taken a bunch of classes with Molly on TIL at this point and this was another one of my favorites. Dense but well paced. Lots to learn and dig into even after the class is over.

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Laura Wambach
July 2023

Dr Molly Miller is a brilliant teacher. This class helps guitarist see the process of how to build chord melody from a basic lead sheet. Dr Miller gives you tools so you can use this process to approach arranging your own chord melodies. While I couldn’t attend as many live classes due to a busy schedule, I am able to go my own pace with the class recordings. I highly recommend this class!

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Dan MacLean
July 2023

Really great class. I really enjoyed and learned a lot from the sequence of String Theory and Chord Melody classes that Molly gave. Chord Melody 2 is the most information rich and really helped opened my eyes to what tools and techniques are available to the player wanting to create their own Chord Melody. Plenty of practical material was provided onto which we could focus our study of the materials. Molly is very experienced in the material but also at teaching it so the classes are well structured and work feel very worthwhile.

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Ioannis Valasakis
June 2023

Molly is an amazing guitarist and awesome teacher! I enjoyed so much the lessons even though my timezone didn't allow me to join live, I could feel the vibe and energy from the recordings :)

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Ben Beauchamp
June 2023

Dr Miller is a great teacher. She is always prepared and that motivates the student to put in the work.

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Jake Kerby
June 2023

Molly is THE BEST. It really is a rare treat to find someone so knowledgeable about guitar AND someone so equipped at teaching. My knowledge and playing level up with every class I take from her. Chord Melody 2 is high level stuff that Molly makes easy and fun.

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