Intensive examination of slash chord progressions for performance and improvisation Slash chords are an effective way of notating inversions of triads, extended harmonies and tension oriented sonorities. The concept of a triad over a bass note serves not only in the solo guitar realm, but also in an ensemble situation in which the bass note is played by the bass player thus freeing up the guitarist both technically and texturally to use major or minor triads in various inversions as a springboard for melodic fills. Another added benefit of viewing harmony via slash chords is the ease of determining which scales to apply for comping and soloing.
This fall, trumpeter and composer Josef Leimberg will launch his debut full-length Astral Progressions. Hitting vinyl prints and digital formats with the Alpha Pup Records jazz imprint World Galaxy, Astral Progressions is a powerful record in the canon of 21st century music. It also continues the momentum Leimberg achieved on the Kendrick Lamar Grammy Award winning album To Pimp A Butterfly. A hybrid state of jazz fusion, world music, R&B and golden era hip hop instrumentalism. Josef Leimberg has created a rich tapestry of sound that fits right in with the resurgence of progressive music in the 2010’s, launching out on his own terms after an impressive career of guest work.
Volume 3 of the NHB training series teaches you the secret of submission chains a series of techniques that combines punishing, joint-wrenching submission holds into natural progressions. When performed as drills, they teach you how to set up and apply dozens of different finishing holds and smoothly transition from one technique to another. When applied in a fight, they enable you to automatically apply the best submission technique for the situation, as well as how to counter your opponent's counters so you stay in control.
In the second volume of Hatmaker's new NHB training series, the secrets of the shoot and double-leg takedown are revealed. This is the most basic yet critical skill for all serious mixed martial arts practitioners. He also shares little-known secrets that will improve your stance, footwork, entries and finishes, and tremendously improve your shooting skills.