Jason Healy

Fresno, California, United States

Jason Healy

Fresno, California, United States

I'm a Music Composition student at CSU Fresno studying music theory, ear training, and what's necessary to become a Composer. My main instrument is the guitar, which I have been playing for 17 years.

I currently have in progress 5 different book manuscripts on the subject of guitar.

The first book is titled "Single String Theory." It's about a method that teaches scales one string at a time, vertically, that is up and down the fretboard as opposed to across. It is an alternative to scale positions that end the end requires fewer notes learned and employs note name memorization.

The second book is titled "Single String Theory for Bass Guitar." It's a bass guitar version of the first book.

The third book is about chord inversions titled "Using Inversions." An inversion is like an anagram in the English language. An anagram is described as who and how. Both words have the same letters but spell different words. This is the idea behind inversions. The book plots all the inversions for every chord across the entire range of the fretboard in every key.

The fourth book is titled "Many Chords, Many Ways." Its about constructing chords using open strings. Take the words apple, awhile, and ale. They all have in common the letters a-l-e. Chords in music use letters too. Some open strings are chord tones, therefore, An open string (a string plucked without holding it) would take the place of the common letters, and the opposing letters would be fretted using fingers. Chords are normally all fretted, except for open chords which use open strings but in a different way.

The fifth book is titled "Dropped D Methods." It portrays groupings of chords in dropped D tuning that relate to each other. The chords are displayed in many string combinations and inversions.

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