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Acoustic Guitar Styles with Dave Isaacs #25: Easy Groove

Continue to work on fingerstyle, but come at with a slightly different approach. We'll add percussion to plucked chords and subtle melodies within connected chords.
  • Mar 23rd, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar Styles with Dave Isaacs #24: Processional

Apply what you've been practicing in the area of plucked chords to this laid back and meditative piece. You'll exercise other fingerstyle techniques as well!
  • Mar 22nd, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar Styles with Dave Isaacs #23: Plucked Chords

We're going to return to fingerstyle working primarily with plucked chords. This will be a review of basic fingerstyle, but the fresh vibe created by the plucked chords will present a new challenge.
  • Mar 21st, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar Styles with Dave Isaacs #22: Let It Ring

Take the concept of using fretted notes and open strings that was worked on in the last lesson and apply it to a soothing little tune.
  • Mar 20th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar Styles with Dave Isaacs #21: Fretted Notes & Open Strings

Use open strings while playing up the neck to bring out the resonance of your acoustic guitar. Learn new chord shapes and scale patterns that span the neck and use the open sound of un-fretted notes.
  • Mar 19th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar Styles with Dave Isaacs #20: Steel String Funk

Make an acoustic guitar get a little funky! You'll be applying the rhythmic and creative muting concepts you learned in the last lesson to this groovin' tune.
  • Mar 17th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar Styles with Dave Isaacs #19: Muting With Both Hands

Let's talk about muting, rhythm and percussion. You can add a whole other layer of color and musical interest with proper and creative muting techniques.
  • Mar 16th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar Styles with Dave Isaacs #18: Back Porch Blues

Go a step further with fingerstyle in a Blues setting. Play along with the simple backing track and feel a real sense of accomplishment that you have incorporated the bass/thumb and finger/melody concept! You'll also get to practice palm muting!
  • Mar 15th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar Styles with Dave Isaacs #17: Thumb Bass, Finger Melody

We're going to circle back around to fingerstyle in this lesson. This time your fingers get to play melody while your thumb acts as your bass player, keeping steady time.
  • Mar 14th, 2017 at 2:48 pm CDT

Acoustic Guitar Styles with Dave Isaacs #16: Lazy Walkdown

Continue with the walking bass and strum concepts in this lesson and learn a catchy tune that takes 'walking' in the low end to the next level!
  • Mar 13th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar Styles with Dave Isaacs #15: Strummed Chords and Bass Lines

Continuing with honing in on the groove, you'll have an opportunity to work with moving bass lines with in a chord progression and strum pattern.
  • Mar 11th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar Styles with Dave Isaacs #14: A Tune in 6/8 Time

Take what we worked on in the last lesson and apply it to a song in 6/8 time. You'll get even more used to strumming in this triple groove and play along with real music!
  • Mar 10th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar Styles with Dave Isaacs #13: Strums In Six

This lesson will introduce the 6/8 time signature. You'll learn just a small bit of music theory, you'll get better at counting music and you'll learn to groove!
  • Mar 9th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar Styles with Dave Isaacs #12: Classical-Style Fingerpicking

Once you have taken Dave's introduction to fingerpicking, get a taste of the way that Classical music uses this technique. You'll also get to learn a cool tune.
  • Mar 8th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar Styles with Dave Isaacs #10: Chord Ideas & 16th Note Strums

Continue working on the 16th note strumming techniques that you used in the last lesson and put them to work in a tune called "Strumming Groove".
  • Mar 6th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Power Picking with Prashant Aswani #31: Day 30: Advanced Accompaniment Jam

The final day of your Power Picking training is here. In day 29 you had an accompaniment Jam with Prashant. In today's lesson you'll be doing the same, but he challenges you to go deeper. Add in some 32nd note rhythms and start delving into creating your own motif's to add to the complexity of your jam.
  • Mar 5th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Power Picking with Prashant Aswani #30: Day 29: Accompaniment Jam

Now that you've learned all the licks of the course and have added several different techniques to your left and right hand repertoire, it's time to put them all to use along with another guitarist. In lesson 30, you'll learn a short turn around lick to get you back to the 1 and then trade solo and improvisation over a track with Prashant.
  • Mar 4th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Power Picking with Prashant Aswani #29: Day 28: Adding Turnarounds

In lesson 29, you're going to add some small turnarounds to the ascending and descending portions of the lick you're working on, then put those pieces together.
  • Mar 3rd, 2017 at 1:45 pm CDT
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