For the complete novice, covering fundamentals including: chords, reading chord charts, basic technique, musical language, basic mechanics of the guitar and an introduction to playing styles and guitar design types.
This course introduces you to some new and interesting chord voicings you can use to make your playing more interesting. Bass pedals and slash bass chords can be used to create moving bass lines. These new chord voicings will allow you to move away from always having the root note as the bass note.
This course introduces several soloing ideas, concepts and techniques for Blues guitar. Each guitar lesson has an accompanying performance video to give you real world, practical examples for what you've just learned.
If you are learning to play jazz guitar, Just Friends is a jazz standard you'll need to learn. This course will help you in creating a chord melody for Just Friends and will also introduce some soloing concepts and ideas.
Soloing with scales and arpeggios is great, but can become stale as your interval leaps can largely remain the same. This course will not only give you some new technical study, but a wealth of new soloing sounds by using harmonic and melodic intervals.
In this course, Marissa introduces you to the basics of classical guitar playing technique. The right hand will be looked at closely as well as some left hand concepts such as common fingers and blocking. Some easy exercises will also be introduced that you can begin to use along with chords you are already familiar […]
This course is a solid introduction for the player that is interested in playing gypsy jazz style chord changes and rhythms. These same chord voicings and rhythms can be applied to traditional jazz guitar playing as well.
The term rhythm changes refers to the chord changes which originally appeared in George Gershwin's I've Got Rhythm. Hundreds of Jazz standards have used those same changes which are an extremely common improvisational vehicle.
The bVII Major chord is one of the most commonly used non diatonic chords in a variety of styles, most notably classic rock. This course introduces you to the bVII Major chord in several keys as well as it's sound.