Erik Mongrain Artist Series

Self-taught acoustic guitarist Erik Mongrain shows off some of his innovations and moves in this Phase 2 Artist Series.

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Self-taught acoustic guitarist Erik Mongrain shows off some of his innovations and moves in this Phase 2 Artist Series.

Lessons in this Series:

Lesson 1

Interview & History of Erik Mongrain

Take 18 minutes to get to know Erik, and discover his unique path to becoming a composer and artist.

Length: 18:25 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
Lesson 2

About Erik's Guitar: Setup, Action, and Materials

Erik discusses his guitar in detail and how it is setup.

Length: 39:41 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
Lesson 3

About Erik's Electronics, Insets, and Pickups

In this lesson Erik explains the electronic components of his gear.

Length: 5:04 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
Lesson 4

Warmups and Fingering Exercises

Erik demonstrates how he gets warmed up. He also shows some exercises that build muscle and dexterity.

Length: 23:06 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Lesson 5

Harmonics - Basics and Open Tunings

Erik expounds on the many possibilities of open tunings and the new harmonics that you can use in them.

Length: 10:39 Difficulty: 2.0 Free Sample Lesson from this Series!
Lesson 6

Harmonics - Picked and the Waterfall Technique

Erik explains picked harmonics and something he calls the "Waterfall Technique".

Length: 7:05 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 7

Harmonics - Strummed, Clawed, & Flicked

Erik shows you some more of his moves in this installment of the harmonics mini-series.

Length: 9:58 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 8

Erik Mongrain: Harmonics - Slapped, Tapped, & Popped

Erik demonstrates some more of his harmonic moves. He covers slapping, tapping, and popping harmonics.

Length: 7:29 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 9

Harmonics - Held & The Millimeter

This is the last lesson in the harmonics mini series by Erik. In this lesson he covers some of the harder to play harmonics.

Length: 10:06 Difficulty: 5.0 Member Only
Lesson 10

Right Hand Flick, Strums, and Thumb Pops

Erik Mongrain returns with more "Moves". In this lesson he shows you his right hand flick, strum, and thumb pop techniques.

Length: 17:09 Difficulty: 5.0 Member Only
Lesson 11

Percussion: Instrument Setup and Amplification

Erik shows how his guitar is set up and customized for his percussive moves.

Length: 9:24 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 12

Percussion: Using the Body for Sounds and Resonance

Erik teaches the basics of percussive techniques on acoustic guitar.

Length: 13:27 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 13

Percussion: Sweeping Methods and Techniques

In this lesson Erik explains what he calls "sweeping." This is not a neoclassical shred-fest.

Length: 12:11 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 14

Lap Tapping: Posture, Amplification, and Instrumentation

Erik covers the basics of lap tapping. This lesson will get you acquainted with the posture and setup for this style of playing.

Length: 4:22 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 15

Lap Tapping: Harmonics, Chords and Tunings

Erik explains the basics of the lap tapping style in this lesson.

Length: 12:17 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 16

Dialogue And Discussion: Composition

This is a three part lesson on music composition. In the first part, Erik talks about how he composes his music. In parts two and three, he answers questions posed to him about how he writes.

Length: 44:47 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
Lesson 17

Dialogue And Discussion: Performance

Erik discusses the various aspects of performing live. He shares many tips and useful info for novices and veterans alike.

Length: 21:17 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only