Guitar Basics Part 2

This is part two of a series designed to help total beginners get up and running with guitar.  The course builds on part 1 with more of what you need to know about the very basics of playing guitar.

  • Cool Rhythms
  • Pentantonic Scale
  • Techniques
  • Playing Across the Fretboard
  • Soloing/Lead Basics

Rhythm and Patterns - Guitar Module #4

Duration:  TBA

Once we've armed you with arpeggios and rhythmic basics, it's time to refine your skills playing with more refined subdivisions - 1/16th note rhythms and triplets.  This section will teach you what these concepts are all about AND demonstrate the best way to learn them.

Minor Pentatonic - Guitar Module #5

Duration:  TBA

The next level for many guitar players is an introduction to improvisation (playing music fluidly without preparing it first).  This is easier than it might seem and in this section we'll discover the Pentatonic scale and see how it can be used effectively.  Improvisation is an exciting and fulfilling skill to develop and this section will give you all the training you need to get rolling and understand what you're doing each step of the way!

Basic Techniques - Guitar Module #6

Duration:  TBA

Slides, string-bending, hammer-ons and pull-offs are crucial techniques for all modern guitarists to develop.  This section explains how they work, why you should use them and how to practice them effectively.  After this section of the course, you'll find yourself playing even more spontaneous and compelling solos because your technical vocabulary will improve significantly.

Playing in 12 Keys - Guitar Module #7

Duration:  TBA

The guitar is a pattern-based instrument.  In fact, it is one of the easiest instruments to use when you want to play in any key (there are only 12 of them in western music).  This is formally called "transposition" and in this section you'll learn how to practice scales and arpeggios in all 12 keys quickly and easily using a pattern of 12 "root" notes across your fretboard.  After you complete this section, you'll have a better practice routine, a more reliable ear for music and you'll feel more comfortable playing any musical idea in any one of the 12 keys.


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