Dennis Hodges blends conceptual lead instruction for developing solos, improvising, and harmonizing along with lead techniques such as legato, sweeping, and alternate picking.
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While the rhythm guitarist focuses on song structure and accompaniment, lead guitar playing focuses on melody lines, solos, and improvisation.
Dennis covers the basics of the major scale. Then, he introduces you to improvisation within a one octave scale pattern.Length: 25:45 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Dennis introduces the minor scale. You will improvise within this scale and work on a written solo as well.Length: 26:20 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Dennis teaches harmonization in 3rds, diatonic and non-diatonic 4ths, 5ths, diatonic 6ths, and atonal harmonization.Length: 27:16 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Dennis teaches key improvisational concepts such as blending scales, phrasing, and staying within a scale.Length: 29:16 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Dennis Hodges teaches sweeping technique, 3 string triads, and 2 octave arpeggios. Also included is an etude written specifically for JamPlay!Length: 39:18 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Dennis covers many tapping techniques in this lesson. From basic to advanced, get ready to learn something new!Length: 39:47 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Dennis teaches a bunch of cool metal and rock tricks in this lesson!Length: 34:27 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Dennis Hodges teaches you some of the basics to writing your own solos!Length: 47:13 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Dennis Hodges teaches the basics of improvising a solo over a backing track.Length: 28:44 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Dennis teaches some basics on how to interpret a piece of music and make it your own.Length: 20:03 Difficulty: 2.5 Free Sample Lesson from this Series!
Dennis dissects a solo he wrote that stays in the 12th position box of E minor.Length: 15:10 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Dennis Hodges dissects an advanced, extended solo he wrote in A Minor for this lesson.Length: 33:28 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only