Instrumental Rock carries with it many creative aspects both in writing and playing. By the end of this series, Chris will have covered almost everything you will need to know to create and play your very own melodic instrumental rock piece, with emotion!
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If you like instrumental rock guitar, this series is for you. This series covers three on a string scales, melodic invention, the CAGED system, modes and implementation and Arpeggios. Chris will demonstrate all the things that help you phrase and play with an instrumental rock influence.Begin the Course
Chris Liepe introduces his Phase 2 Rock Essentials lesson series. By highlighting specific instrumental rock styles and techniques, Chris will help you become a more melodically creative player.
Chris Liepe starts off his Rock Essentials series with a lesson on 3 on a string scales. Utilizing 3, 4, and 6 note sequencing, Chris begins to dive into instrumental rock style phrasing and provides several licks influenced by the 3 on a string concept.
Chris introduces the pentatonic scales as well as some of their basic applications.
Chris Liepe takes some time to explain chord numbering. Understanding how chords are built will only help in your overall knowledge of the guitar.
Chris breaks down the CAGED system and its chord chemistry. He covers both major and minor chord forms.
Chris digs into the sweep picking technique. He uses the C, A, and E forms introduced in the previous lesson to help with finger synchronization.
Chris moves on to the subject of modes. He explains where modes come from, how they sound, and how they are used.
This lesson demonstrates how to modify the old trusty 5th fret A minor pentatonic position to make it sound modal.
How do you know which mode to use? There are giveaways with every chord progression, and Chris covers them in this lesson.
Chris demonstrates how to complete the major and minor scale by using pentatonic positions based on the roots of the I, IV, and V chords.
Chris Liepe utilizes everything he has taught in the series so far to demonstrate how to create catchy lead lines over a backing track.
Chris Liepe delves into the world of implied tonalities. This lesson details how a single arpeggio can be implied over various chordal sounds.
Chris teaches the solo that was used in the introduction lesson for this series. He uses the solo as an example of how to effectively compose your own solos.
It's time to give the right hand hand some work with two hand tapping on the guitar neck.
With so much material out there, what should you focus on? How much time do you spend on a certain topic? How do you progress? How do you measure progress? Chris covers all of these topics in this lesson.
Chris Liepe offers up some insight into his past. Hopefully this lesson will help you further your own goals as a guitarist.
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Chris is Awesome.
Chris is easy to learn from.
Chris Liepe explanation of the scales is easy to understand.
Chris Liepe is a phenomenal teacher. He and Allen Van Wert are my two favorites!
Good to know the logic in making a list of chordal changes
I love the way Chris plays. One of the reasons I wanted to revisit Jamplay.
Great lesson, and a great teacher. I've been doing this for years and had no idea there is a name for this. This lesson went beyond some of the things I was doing and opened another door for me. I'll be messing around with this for weeks! Than
great lessons Chris
Great teacher, solved that mystery that held me back the last 5 years!
I can see right off that this Instructor knows what he is doing. I wish that I knew, or understood the "Why's" for playing the way we did in the 60's
I felt I was learning and it was just about the right standard that I need at the moment.
I've been wanting to tie together modal sounds and play them over familiar patterns that I'm more used to soloing over (versus mentally lifting and shifting over to a pure modal shape). So once again, a great lesson. Thanks.
I've really been struggling with understanding modes, and Chris got me over the hump with this lesson. I get it now! Now it's time to teach my fingers. Great job Chris!
liked Chris also; good lesson to tie scale patterns to shape patterns
maybe just a little slower
Saw Chris in the first JamPlay video I came across. That helped me decide to join JP. He seems to have everything needed for outstanding instruction. I like Marty Schwartz, too, but that's not where I decided to put my money and time.
This is a good lesson, but the way jam play have organized lessons not in a proper order. It takes time to find the lesson I want to.
This is another series I am starting with Chris. He is fantastic!
Very helpful explanation of the CAGED system!