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Evolving the E #5: E Lydian: Strings 3, 4, 5 & 6

Lesson 5 is another look at the E Lydian move, this time utilizing strings 3 through 6 on the guitar.
  • Aug 31st, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Chord Alchemy with John #25: Chromatic Approach Chords

A very simple trick to expanding your chord tones is adding chromatic approach chords. John shows us how to do this in the most effective way.
  • Aug 30th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar #3: Right Hand Technique

In this lesson, Will gets more specific with the right hand. Learning proper hand placement for strumming and fingerpicking will set you up with a solid foundation!
  • Aug 29th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Chord Alchemy with John #24: Chord Sequencing, Part 3

John takes a look at even more sequences, bringing out the melodic content from the chords.
  • Aug 28th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Chord Alchemy with John #23: Chord Sequencing, Part 2

John continues applying our new found knowledge to chord sequences, this time using the I-Dominant-IV sequence.
  • Aug 27th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Chord Alchemy with John #22: Chord Sequencing, Part 1

Taking the application process a step further, John now explores what we've learned so far in the context of chord sequences.
  • Aug 26th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Evolving the E #4: E Lydian: Strings 1 & 2

In the previous lesson you harmonized the lydian scale with your familiar chord shapes. It's not time to start making a few melodies. Ian covers the scale across the first and second strings of the guitar and imparts some wisdom on how to play melodically on those strings.
  • Aug 24th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Chord Alchemy with John #21: Alternative Options for Generating Chords

Of course, all of this discussion and chord knowledge only comes together when using it in context. In this lesson, John explores what that means and how it can generate even more chordal options.
  • Aug 23rd, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Evolving the E #3: E Lydian

Now that you have your basic chord shapes mastered it's time to start looking at melodic content in the context of E, starting with E Lydian. In this lesson Ian discusses this mode and the harmonization of each of the scale tones.
  • Aug 22nd, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Chord Alchemy with John #20: Chromatic Triads Over Bass Notes

John shows us yet another great technique for generating options in your playing. Superimposing chromatic triads over the same bass note gives you chord tones that you might not have thought of otherwise!
  • Aug 21st, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Chord Alchemy with John #19: String Groups

The way you group strings goes a long way to determining how colorful your chord voicings can be. Certain close intervallic colors can only be achieved through odd fingerings using "big stretches". John explores a number of these "big stretches" in this lesson.
  • Aug 20th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Fingerstyle Guitar #13: Amazing Grace

Join Steve as he teaches a beautiful fingerstyle arrangement of Amazing Grace.
  • Aug 19th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Evolving the E #2: Four Chord Types

To get going with Ian's curriculum you'll first need to establish a baseline of the E chord shapes that you must master. The basic major and minor open E shapes should be familiar to you already. You'll cover those as well as the basic shapes for diminished and augmented E chords.
  • Aug 19th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Evolving the E #1: Evolving the E Introduction

Ian Argys presents a new way to think about modes, harmony and melody all taught from the comfort of four familiar E type chords. Lesson one delves into the concept behind this series and starts setting you up for the pre-requisite knowledge needed to successfully manage this course.
  • Aug 18th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar #2: Technique Tweaks

To get us started on the right foot, Will goes over some foundational techniques that are 'must know' for this series!
  • Aug 17th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar #1: Series Introduction

Welcome to Acoustic Guitar! This series is geared for beginning and intermediate players with a focus on rock, classic rock, and pop-rock aspects of the acoustic guitar. In this video, Will gives you the rundown of what you can expect in this series.
  • Aug 16th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Chord Alchemy with John #18: The Value of a Single Note

Earlier, John explored moving higher notes in chords against a consistent root note. Now the opposite: moving the lower notes in a chord while keeping the higher notes consistent. This makes for some very colorful chord voicings!
  • Aug 15th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Chord Alchemy with John #17: Fundamentals of Practical Ear Training

Having a good ear is not just based on natural ability. There are steps you can take and exercises you can do to train your ear. In this lesson John gives you an exercise to start training yourself to recognize certain key intervals in music.
  • Aug 14th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
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