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Daniel Gilbert

Daniel Gilbert

Daniel is a Guitar instructor at JamPlay.com

Veteran Musician Institute guitar instructor brings his 35 years of guitar classroom teaching experience to JamPlay! His playing and perspective on the guitar will help anyone excel in their journey to become a better, well-rounded musician.

Daniel currently offers 54 guitar lessons at JamPlay, with 54 intermediate lessons.

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Theory and Improvisation

Improvisation with Daniel Gilbert

This series covers scale positions, arpeggios, modes, advanced blues and more! Learn creative, outside the box ways of applying your knowledge and ideas to your improvisation.

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Improvisation with Daniel Gilbert

Known around the world for his inspirational approach to guitar instruction, Musician's Institute veteran Daniel Gilbert outlines his series on Improvisation.

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Learning Techniques

Learning can be frustrating! Daniel kicks off his series by taking you through 3 basic stages of how to learn, specifically on guitar. He provides a basic lick to illustrate how to apply these learning techniques.

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Scale Basics: CAGED Major Scale Patterns

Whether you've practiced a lot of scales or you are new to lead playing, Daniel's presentation of the CAGED major scale patterns is one you won't want to miss! You'll also receive valuable practice advice and a simple chord progression to play over.

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Scale Sequencing

Daniel shares and demonstrates a large variety of basic and advanced scale sequences and shares his philosophy behind using them in your playing.

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Scale Basics: Minor Scale Patterns

Daniel continues his study of "Scale Basics" by teaching the five natural minor scale patterns. He discusses the similarities and differences between the major and minor scales and takes a look at improvising over a backing track.

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Minor Pentatonic Patterns

Need a fresh approach to one of the most familiar and widely used scales on the planet? Look no further. Daniel teaches the five basic patterns, offers some unique sounding sequences to practice, and improvises over a track to illustrate how to blend sequences with other ideas.

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Major Pentatonic Patterns

Daniel teaches the patterns of the major pentatonic scale and discusses what makes this scale unique from its minor counterpart. He also shares two unconventional sequencing ideas.

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Starting to Make Music

Daniel wraps up his "Scale Basics" mini series by sharing a few ways to make simple scales sound a bit more interesting. Ascend one and descend another. Sequence one and play another one straight through. He talks about using scales in a musical context and demonstrates his ideas over a backing track.

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Basic Blues: Quick Change & Slow Change

Daniel teaches the "quick change" and "slow change" blues progressions and provides a blues comp idea that he calls "The Chicago". Play with both forms over shuffle and straight backing tracks!

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Blues Comping and the Blues Scale

Daniel covers one more chord-based blues comp as well as many riff-based comp ideas for the quick change blues. He then goes on to introduce the 5 positions of the Blues Scale.

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Major Blues Sounds and Bending

Daniel continues his basic blues mini series by discussing bending as a prominent style defining attribute of one's playing. He then takes you in to the possibly less common realm of Major Blues licks and ideas.

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Hybrid Blues

Daniel introduces the Hybrid Blues sound and uses two B. B. King "boxes" to illustrate some ways that it can be applied.

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Mixing Blues Sounds

Take the 3 distinct blues sounds you've practiced during this "Basic Blues" mini series and learn a really tasty way to apply each sound over a different part of a blues progression. Getting a grasp on the content in this lesson will set your playing apart from the rest of the pack!

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Major 7 Arpeggios

Daniel kicks off his "Arpeggios Mini-series" with the major 7th arpeggios. He teaches the five CAGED shapes as well as some alternate fingerings for a few of the patterns. Then, he demonstrates some of the shapes over different chords and progressions.

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Minor 7 Arpeggios

Learn the minor seventh arpeggio shapes and how to apply them over a couple of different chords. Apply these arpeggios over the provided backing tracks.

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Dominant 7 Arpeggios

If you took Daniel's "Basic Blues" lessons, you won't want to miss this lesson on dominant seventh arpeggios! These patterns provide you with a nice 'wide' sound when compared with regular scales and are an essential tool for improvising over modern blues.

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Minor 7(b5) Arpeggios

Finishing up the last of the seventh arpeggios, Mr. Gilbert teaches the m7(b5) patterns and demonstrates a few conventional and unconventional ways of applying them. Blues players, this lesson will rock your playing!

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Improvising with Arpeggios

Taking all of the arpeggios learned so far, Daniel takes you through two chord progressions and demonstrates many ways to apply the patterns musically over backing tracks.

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Major Arpeggios

Saving the three note arpeggios for later in his series was a strategic one. They are actually harder to play! Once you have the seventh arpeggio shapes down, start getting these shapes in your fingers!

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Minor Arpeggios

Daniel begins by teaching the basic CAGED minor arpeggio patterns and then shares an etude that provides a beautiful musical context with which to apply some of the shapes covered so far.

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Diminished 7 Arpeggios

Daniel teaches the fully diminished 7th arpeggio shapes and explores several ways of applying them over chords and progressions we use every day.

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Augmented Arpeggios

In this last installment of his arpeggio mini series, Daniel teaches the augmented patterns. As usual, there is a backing track provided so that you can, using Daniel's insights, practice making music out of these peculiar devices.

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The Dorian Mode

Modes are generally a source of mass confusion for many guitarists. If you're new to modes or struggling to apply them, Mr. Gilbert's mode mini series is for you. In this lesson, learn the Dorian patterns, what makes this mode unique, and apply it all over a backing track.

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The Phrygian Mode

Apply Daniel's same easy method for learning the modes to the Phrygian mode. Daniel outlines the scale patterns and teaches some short musical phrases that help drive home the unique nature of the scale. He demonstrates everything over a backing track.

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The Lydian Mode

Daniel teaches the CAGED Lydian patterns, some tasteful phrasing ideas, and explores some chords and progressions that are appropriate for the Lydian mode.

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The Mixolydian Mode

Being one of Daniel's favorite sounds, he takes extra care in explaining and demonstrating the Mixolydian mode. Learn the patterns, some musical phrases and put it all together with a backing track!

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Modal Jams

Daniel wraps up his mini series on modes by teaching you how to play over two different modal backing tracks. Learn how to switch between modes and keys and apply scales as well as arpeggios.

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Advanced Blues: Expanding the A7 Chord

Welcome to Daniel's "Advanced Blues" mini series. This is an incredibly interesting lesson about how arpeggios and scales in different keys relate to the A7 chord. If you like your blues with a bit of "outside" flavor to it, learning this material is a must!

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Advanced Blues: Using Triads

Daniel explores some conventional and unconventional ways to use triads over an A7 chord and an Am7 chord. When added tastefully, triads really spice up the old blues and pentatonic scales.

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Advanced Blues: Modes and Blues

Sticking with the 12 bar form, Daniel looks at different chords that can be used in place of the more traditional blues. He then dives deep into utilizing modes as a form of improvisation over the blues progression.

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Advanced Blues: "A La Carte"

Put it all together with this monster modal blues beast and Daniel's series finale. If you've been following Daniel's series and practicing diligently, this is your test... your chance to reach further... your chance to make it all come together!

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Advanced Improvisation

Daniel now takes this series to the next step. Here he explains where this series will take you in your improvising techniques.

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C-D Transitions

Daniel explains some practice techniques that will enable you to improvise over a key change of a whole step.

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Minor 3rd Transitions

Learn some practice techniques that will help you improvise over two different key centers that are a minor third apart.

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Major 3rd Key Changes

This lesson is all about intervals, specifically switching between keys that are a major third apart.

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Working within A Minor

In this very detailed oriented series, Daniel now discusses some unique ways to use the A minor scale to you improvisational advantage.

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ii-V-I Progressions

Here, Daniel covers ii-V-I progressions and explains some scale choices that can be used when improvising over them.

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Solo Opportunities

Still sticking within the ii-V-I progression, Daniel delves much deeper into the scale options available when improvising a solo.

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Minor ii-V-i Progressions

Daniel will mellow things out by demonstrating how to play over ii-V-i progressions in minor keys.

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Chromatic Alterations

This lesson diverts into more of a chromatic direction. Learn how to incorporate basic chromatic ideas over the ii-V-I.

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Tips & Tricks

Chord Building

Daniel Gilbert utilizes 3 string combinations, scales, and right hand techniques to demonstrate how chords are built and where they can be built within the full fret board of your guitar.

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Series Introduction

Daniel introduces his series on how to build common chords using 3 string combos, scales, and right hand techniques. This series will allow you to build a chord anywhere on the fretboard by understanding the theory behind each chord type.

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Triads on the 3-2-1 Strings

It's time to start digging into Daniel's series on building chords. He demonstrates the first step in building chords by using the 3-2-1 strings with triad forms. Daniel also breaks down the theory behind these triads.

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Triads on the 4-3-2 Strings

Moving right along with the same concept of the last lesson, Daniel now discusses triads on the 4-3-2 strings.

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Triads on the 5-4-3 Strings

Lesson 4 features triad techniques on the 5-4-3 strings. Like the previous lessons, Daniel provides a musical track to play along with.

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Triads on the 6-5-4 Strings

To round off the triads, Daniel demonstrates the 6-5-4 string combinations.

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Unify String Sets

Combining triad combos can be a very useful tool when building chords. Daniel breaks down the first few steps that can help open this subject up for better understanding.

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Dressing up the Triads

As Daniel likes to say, "if you know where something is, you know where it isn't." Here, Daniel applies this idea while demonstrating some unique ways to dress up triads.

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Triads Application

Now that you have learned theory behind building triads, Daniel now demonstrates how to apply these ideas musically.

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7th Chords

Daniel explains how to build 7th chords and where they can be applied musically.

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String Transference

The ability to utilize all of the strings is crucial to building your chord vocabulary. Daniel demonstrates how to transfer chord voicings from one set of strings to another.

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Inversions

An inversion is a reordering of the same notes in a chord. Watch this lesson to learn effective inversion options for the chord voicings you have already learned.

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Dominant 7th Chords

Just as the title states, Daniel explains how to build and play dominant 7th chords.

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Top 4 String Inversions

Utilizing the top 4 strings, Daniel will demonstrate how to create unique inversions of normal chord shapes.

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1-7-3-5 Voicing Harmonizing

Daniel will demonstrate how to utilize harmonization within the same chord structure of a 1-7-3-5 chord pattern.

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