Fingerstyle Guitar Essentials

Focuses on open right hand technique using universally accepted principles to achieve a balanced and safe technique while providing repertoire choices and stylistic options.

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Level: 1

Beginner Scales

An introduction to several scales in open position. Scale sounds introduced are major, minor, pentatonic, minor pentatonic, blues and harmonic minor.

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Level: 2

Connecting Scales Across the Fretboard

We will take the scale sounds learned in the Beginner Scales course and start to connect those scales across the guitar fretboard.

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Level: 4

Triads

Triads are the foundation of all chordal understanding and an essential study to move beyond chord pictures and onto seeing the guitar as a polyphonic instrument capable of infinite possibilities.

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Level: 5

A Quick Introduction to Arpeggios

This course is a quick introduction to Arpeggios for the intermediate to advanced guitar players that may not have been introduced to the idea of arpeggios yet.

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Level: 5

An Introduction to Arpeggios

For the intermediate guitar player that wants to begin to improvising and soling over different chord sounds. Arpeggios will open up a new world of possibilities.

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Level: 4

Major 7, Minor 7 and Dominant 7 Arpeggios for the Improvising Guitarist

A step by step journey through breaking down chords into single note lines while never losing the chordal origin of the arpeggio. Ideal for the improvising guitarist in any style.

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Level: 5

DADGAD and Dropped D Tunings

Introduces the possibilities for alternate tunings as strong alternatives to standard tuning and chord voicings.

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Level: 4

A Quick Introduction to the Modes

While the modes are a lengthy subject, this course will give you a quick introduction and overview of the modes.

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Level: 5

The bVII Major Chord

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.

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Level: 3