Course curriculum

  • 1

    AUGUST 2022 - Q&A SESSION (USING 3RDS AND 6THS THE 'EASY WAY' AND BUILDING THE 'EAR AND FRETBOARD' CONNECTION FOR MORE CREATIVE PLAYING)

    • WELCOME - COMING IN THIS SESSION

    • PLAYING AROUND WITH 3RDS (SHAPES, 'HYBRID PICKING' TECHNIQUE AND MORE)

    • PLAYING AROUND WITH 6THS

    • BUILDING THE 'EAR AND FRETBAORD' CONNECTION FOR MORE CREATIVE PLAYING

    • DOWNLOAD THE '3RDS AND 6THS' GUITAR-PRO FILE HERE!

    • DOWNLOAD THE TAB WORKSHEET FOR THIS SESSION HERE!

  • 2

    JULY 2022 - 80'S STYLE REPEATING ROCK LICKS

    • INTRO: COMING IN THIS SESSION...

    • LICK #1 - 'SCHENKERISED'

    • LICK #2 - 'MOVE IT UP!'

    • LICK #3 - 'TASTY EIGHTIES'

    • LICK #4 - 'VAN LIFE'

    • DOWNLOAD THE TAB WORKSHEET HERE!

    • DOWNLOAD THE GUITAR-PRO FILE HERE!

    • 'Blues Rock Shuffle' (Am 80 Bpm)

    • 'Slow Bass Rock' (Em 60 Bpm)

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    JUNE 2022- FUNK GUITAR WORKSHOP (PART 2): SINGLE NOTES AND CHORD RIFFS

    • INTRO: HERE'S WHAT'S COMING IN PART 2 OF THE FUNK WORKSHOP

    • FUNK RIFF 1: BRIGHT CHORD FUNK

    • FUNK RIFF 2: MINOR 9 CHORDS AND FUNKY 3RDS

    • FUNK RIFF 3: 'CHICKEN PICKIN' AND MINOR CHORD SCALES

    • FUNK RIFF 4: MINOR 3RDS AND BASSLINE RIFFING

    • FUNK RIFF 5: CHALLENGING FUNK RHYTHM WITH CHROMATIC CHORDS!

    • FUNK RIFF 6: BLUESY DOUBLE STOP AND OCTAVES

    • SUMMING UP AND THINGS TO DO...

    • DOWNLOAD THE WORKSHEET FOR THIS LESSON HERE

    • DOWNLOAD THE GUITAR PRO FILE HERE

    • DOWNLOAD THE SLOW BACKING TRACK HERE

    • DOWNLOAD THE FASTER BACKING TRACK HERE

  • 4

    MAY 2022 - FUNK GUITAR WORKSHOP (PART 1)

    • WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN THIS WORKSHOP...

    • FUNK CHORDS - RHYTHM 1 AND ESSENTIAL PLAYING TECHNIQUES

    • FUNK CHORDS - RHYTHM 2

    • FUNK CHORDS - RHYTHM 3

    • CREATING SINGLE NOTE RIFFS (RIFF EXAMPLES 1-2)

    • MORE RIFF EXAMPLES (EXAMPLES 3-5)

    • INTRODUCTION TO COMBINING CHORDS AND RIFFS

    • DOWNLOAD: B MINOR 'VAMP' BACKING TRACK (AS USED IN LESSONS)

    • DOWNLOAD THE TAB WORKSHEET FOR THIS WORKSHOP

    • DOWNLOAD THE GUITAR-PRO FILE FOR THIS WORKSHOP HERE

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    APRIL 2022 - IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP: METHODS FOR MAKING YOUR IMPROVISATION PRACTICE REALLY COUNT!

    • WELCOME: HERE'S WHAT'S COMING IN THIS SESSION...

    • TIP 1: PRACTICING IMPROVISATION VERSUS 'JUST JAMMING' (WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?)

    • TIP 2: WHY I THINK YOU SHOULD GO 'DEEP' INSTEAD OF 'WIDE'

    • IMPROVISATION EXERCISE: IMPROVING A WEAKNESS

    • IMPROVISATION EXERCISE: PLAYING WHAT YOU HEAR IN YOUR HEAD (LEARN HOW!)

    • IMPROVISATION EXERCISE: 'MASSAGING' NEW IDEAS INTO YOUR PLAYING

    • IMPROVISATION EXERCISE: 'RESTRICTION PRACTICE' (AS USED BY MANY OF THE GREATEST IMPROVISERS)

    • DOWNLOAD THE BACKING TRACK I USE IN THE LESSON HERE!

    • DOWNLOAD: BONUS BACKING TRACK

    • DOWNLOAD: BONUS BACKING TRACK

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    MARCH 2022 - 'ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER' 2ND SOLO (LESSON, BREAKDOWN AND TABS)

    • COMING IN THIS SESSION...

    • SOLO DEMONSTRATION AND SCALE RECAP

    • 'ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER' - 2ND SOLO, LICK #1

    • 'ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER' - 2ND SOLO, LICK #2

    • 'ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER' - 2ND SOLO, LICK #3

    • 'ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER' - 2ND SOLO, LICK #4

    • 'ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER' - FINAL PERFORMANCE AND CLOSING TIPS

    • DOWNLOAD THE TAB WORKSHEET FOR THE SOLO HERE

    • DOWNLOAD THE GUITAR-PRO FILE FOR THE SOLO HERE

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    FEBRUARY 2022 - Q&A (INTRO SOLO TO 'ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER' AND HOW TO MAKE UP YOUR OWN 'BLUES SONGS')

    • COMING IN THIS SESSION

    • PART 1: INTRO SOLO TO 'ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER' (GREAT RHYTHMIC AND BENDING EXERCISE)

    • PART 2: WRITING YOUR OWN BLUES SONG - INTRO AND APPROACH

    • STEP 1: WRITE YOUR 'I CHORD RIFF'

    • STEP 2: ADDRESSING THE IV AND V CHORDS

    • STEP 3: MORE RIFF IDEAS FOR YOU TO TRY

    • DEMO: MY 'ROUGH FINISHED VERSION' EXAMPLE

    • DOWNLOAD THE TAB WORKSHEET HERE

    • DOWNLOAD THE GUITAR-PRO FILE HERE

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    JANUARY 2022 - Q&A SESSION (EXPANDING PENTATONICS, GETTING 'SLICKER' SOUNDING SOLOS, INTEGRATING CHORDS WITH LICKS AND SOLOS)

    • WHAT'S AN EASY WAY TO EXPAND OR EXTEND THE PENTATONIC SCALE TO GET SOME NEW SOUNDS (INCLUDES HOW TO 'FAKE MODES'!)

    • HOW CAN YOU ADD MORE 'POLISH' TO YOUR SOLOS - 3 APPROACHES TO TRY

    • INTEGRATING CHORD SHAPES WITH LICKS, SCALES AND SOLOS - THE 'CHORD FRAGMENTS' APPROACH

    • DOWNLOAD THE WORKSHEET FOR THIS SESSION HERE!

    • GET THE GUITAR-PRO FILE FOR THIS SESSION HERE

    • DOWNLOAD BLUES BACKING TRACK USED IN LESSON (KEY OF A)

    • DOWNLOAD ROCK BALLAD BACKING USED IN LESSON (KEY OF C#m)