Guitar Melodic Guide

Lesson Plan Collection

  • Concept: Enharmonic Equivalents
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Identify important goals and break down melodic elements including scales, keys, sharps & flats.

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  • Concept: Scales
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Clear and thorough look at the major scale and its most common fretboard pattern.

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  • Concept: Scales
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Clear and thorough look at the minor scale and its most common fretboard pattern.

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  • Concept: Pentatonic
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Clear and thorough look at the minor pentatonic scale and its most common fretboard pattern.

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  • Concept: Melody
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Learn how scale theory is used to match scales to keys.

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  • Concept: Musicianship
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Review topics and apply what you’ve learned in a practice routine.

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  • Concept: Technique
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Start using bends, slides, hammer ons and pull offs in your guitar playing.  Learn the techniques and when to use them.

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  • Concept: Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Learn to correctly articulate these fretboard techniques and how to effectively practice them within a minor pentatonic scale.  This sets the stage for your fingers to work more efficiently for soloing and improvisation.

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  • Concept: String Sliding
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Sliding is such a characteristic technique for guitar that every guitarist needs to know how to do.  Here, we’ll introduce this important embellishment and look at how to practice it.

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  • Concept: String Bending
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    String bends are one of the most challenging to master because (1) it takes strength and dexterity to bend the string, (2) it takes precision and control to bend half/whole tones and (3) you need to learn to NOT crash into other strings in a way that makes unwanted string noise.

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  • Concept: Musicianship
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Get hands on with hammer ons, pull offs, slides and bends in this simple assignment/project designed to help you consolidate what you’ve learned.

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  • Concept: Modes
    Level: Level 3 (Transitional Intermediate)

    Learn how to create modal chord progressions and use familiar scale patterns to improvise over them.

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  • Concept: Melody
    Level: Level 3 (Transitional Intermediate)

    Start to uncover the way that melody and chords are integrated musically AND can be played simultaneously on the guitar!

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Developing your personal library of licks and phrases for soloing. These lesson plans are taken from in-person lessons that I’ve done over the years on this specific guitar skill.

Timeframe

Give yourself *roughly* ~ 3-4 weeks to complete this entire skill (all included lesson plans). Each lesson plan displays an estimate to help you plan and prioritize your practice time efficiently.

Referenced Courses

Essential Guitar Melody Theory
GT-EB-202
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Bends, Slides, Hammer-Ons & Pull-Off on Guitar
GT-EB-203
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