Doug Perkins

Doug Perkins started playing guitar after he realized that the trumpet, besides only being able to play one note at a time, was just not as sexy & cool as the "six stringed siren of the '60s & 70s". After 2 years of playing he started teaching guitar in a local Toledo OH area music store on the day of his 16th birthday, expanding to students spread over two stores and his home and playing with old time 50's rockers "Johnny & The Hurricanes" before leaving to study at Boston's Berklee College of Music for two years at 19. After Berklee and a few years of playing all over Canada in show bands, theatre, etc. while based out of Toronto, he moved to Los Angeles to finish up his guitar studies at Musician's Institute. While a student, he was voted the first Outstanding Guitarist of the year by the teaching staff, and then hired as staff instructor; which included writing both curriculum as well as ensemble arrangements for the then fledgling school. During his stay at MI he had the good fortune to play and teach with amazing guitarists like Joe Diorio, Don Mock, Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale, Robben Ford, and many more. Co-instructor Steve Trovato arranged for him to write and record for the Hot Licks series with Steve Freeman and Norman Brown, which is still distributed by Hal Leonard Publications. Besides live work in Los Angeles, Doug has focused on composing and producing music for film & TV in recent years, and has hundreds of tracks that are heard daily around the world on everything from shows like Sponge Bob Squarepants to Justified, as well as many feature films. Although a truly "well rounded player" in most every style, Doug has always loved jazz most of all; and is very excited to be a part of JazzGuitarSociety.com to bring the best of what he and many other great players have learned in their musical journeys to an even wider range of advancing guitarists    

Doug Perkins’ – Magic Major Scale Memorization Module
All of music is built on the major scales, and as such every other scale or alteration to a chord is described by how they are the same or different from how it compares to a major scale. Given that, if you have them the major scales any less than 100% memorized, your head knowledge will just slow you down rather than helping you to play what is in your head. 
This Magic Major Scale Memorization Module is what I come up with as in music school to “know” them instantly, and since doing it I have never EVER had do any conscious thought – I just KNOW the answer to any harmonic situation. As soon as I see any chord I know that it is the IV, Vi, ii in a certain key, or that the melody note in front of me is #11 on the chord and will become the b9 on the next chord, etc.
Using this method should get you there in a matter of weeks at most. It’s not free to keep the sense of value in it so people will not blow it off, but it is as close to free as we can make it.  Included are the PDF explanation of how it works as well as the memorization method that I invented to do it – after about two weeks I literally had to stop because scales were flying by where I couldn’t sleep at night, but I finally had my hand up in harmony class BEFORE all the keyboard players 😉
(Please note that there is no video with the PDF package – it’s unnecessary)
Magic Major Scale Memorization Module
Magic Major Scale Memorization Module
The Magic Major Scale Memorization Module contains; The Major Scale Memorization Techniques (PDF) Drill Chart/Worksheet (PDF)
Price: $5.00

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