New 2020 Guitarist Toolkit

Modes, Melody & Theory

A deeper understanding of theory for melodic playing

Almost anyone can copy what someone else has played with a high degree of accuracy. But why limit yourself to being a living playback machine? To spontaneously create memorable music that moves the listener is the ultimate achievement for many guitarists. If that is your desire and you've been turned off by all this theory talk, this pack is for you. Now you can methodically develop the skills needed to improvise by learning concepts and applying them to real music for a complete understanding.

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74 Lessons

74 lessons in 5 seperate packs, with full supplemental material.

78 JamTracks

78 custom play along tracks are included for effective practice.

4k & 1080p

All lessons are filmed in 4k with 7 cameras and delivered in 1080p.

Core Topics

Guided practice for the core techniques for developing guitarists.

The Essentials

Fill gaps in your knowledge and improve your handling of core topics.

Tabs & GPX

All tabs and notation included in PDF and Guitar Pro formats.

This Toolkit Contains the Following:

Practical Guide to the Modes

Complete Course: New for 2020

Explore the modes through 19 detailed lessons

The Modes: Often confusing, often misunderstood. Get ready to change all of that with a practical guide from Allen Van Wert. Allen brings his extensive background in teaching, composing and recording to this course, helping to demystify modal playing. Starting with the basics to avoid any confusion, Allen walks slowly through the key component of modal comprehension, and that is understanding your tonal centers.

19 Lessons

4k & 1080p

23 JamTracks

Tabs

Purpose

This course is specifically designed to tune your ears to the sound of each mode. You will learn to hear the characteristic of each mode of the major scale, as well as some other popular and often used modes like Phrygian Dominant, Harmonic Minor and Mixolydian b6.

Get ready to discover that the modes are not about scale positions and fingerings, but about training your ears to the hear the sonic differences.

Focus

Presented by Allen Van Wert, we cover:
  • Learn the basics of modal theory
  • Explore the sound of each mode of the major scale
  • Dive into other popular modes such as phrygian dominant and harmonic minor
  • Hear practical licks and solos that accentuate the hallmarks of each modal sound
  • Access backing tracks designed specifically to highlight different tonal centers
Included free with your all access pass. Own it for life, and download all files to your devices.

Effective Practice for Modes

Complete Course: New for 2020

Learn 20 licks that accentuate the hallmark sounds of the modes

Let's face it, it can take a good deal of time to embed the tonality of the modes into your head! The good news is that this course is designed to do just that. A great companion to the Practical Guide to the Modes course, the Modes Practice Guide gives you 20 licks, and quality practice time with your instructor, Nick Kellie. Nick will show you each lick step by step, then guide you into the practice time. All the while giving you valuable insight into the characteristic of each modal sound.

20 Lessons

4k & 1080p

10 JamTracks

Tabs

Purpose

The purpose of the Modes Practice Guide, is to help you commit the sounds and characteristics of the modes to your memory. These 20 licks are centered around 10 modal sounds - 2 licks for each modal sound.

You will cover the major scale modes, as well as a few popular non-major scale modes like Melodic Minor, Lydian Dominant and Phrygian Dominant.

Focus

Presented by Nick Kellie, we cover:
  • Explore sounds of the major scale modes and other popular non-major scale modes
  • Learn challenging licks that will increase your facility on the guitar
  • Play along with backing tracks that are specifically designed to highlight each modal sound
  • Enjoy quality practice time alongside your instructor, Nick Kellie
Included free with your all access pass. Own it for life, and download all files to your devices.

The Moods of the Modes

2020 JamTrack Pack

Internalize the modes quicker while improving improvisation fluency.

If you are working on learning the modes, then this pack is for you. While no lessons are given in this pack, it serves as the perfect accompaniment to the modes lessons and courses on JamPlay or any other curriculum you may be using. These 20 tracks and included guide provide a clear path to internalize mode patterns which is essential for fluent improvisation.

20 JamTracks

Stems Included

Tabs

Purpose

A comprehensive set of 20 JamTracks that are perfect for practicing the modes of the major scale in a variety of contexts. The first 10 tracks feature jazz and funk-inspired grooves for practicing the 5 most important modes in the keys of G and C. The final 10 tracks include progressions in a variety of keys and styles.

We’ve also included versions of each that feature some very cool, open guitar parts that will serve as a great inspiration for both lead and rhythm players.

Focus

Presented by Alex Scott, we cover:
  • For guitarists of all skill levels.
  • Improve your ability to improvise fluidly on the guitar.
  • Essential practice tracks for modern guitarists.
  • Reduces the time it takes to internalize the mode shapes.
  • Features high-quality stems so you can customize and remix the tracks.
Included free with your all access pass. Own it for life, and download all files to your devices.

Versatile Pentatonic Licks

2020 Lick Pack

Expand pentatonic capability, building a vocabulary that transcends genre.

Whether it’s catchy hooks, killer melodies or ripping solos, it seems there’s no place you won’t find the pentatonic scale. In this Lick pack, Dave Brown takes you through 20 pentatonic licks modeled after vocabulary found in Blues, Folk, Country, Classic Rock such as the Allman Brothers and Hendrix, as well as Funk, R&B and Hard Rock, all custom tailored to fit against 9 new backing tracks.

20 Lessons

4k & 1080p

10 JamTracks

Tabs

Purpose

No matter what style you like to play, there are numerous benefits to learning outside your comfort zone.

The purpose of this pack is to expand your pentatonic scale capability with a focus on building vocabulary that transcends genre. In addition to theoretical concepts, Dave uses fun play-alongs to immediately illustrate how and why to use them.

Focus

Presented by Dave Brown, we cover:
  • Learn 20 pentatonic licks that work over any genre.
  • Play along with full-band JamTracks.
  • Use these licks as they are, or modify them and use them in your own songs.
  • Play in different styles, using different techniques, on different areas of the fretboard.
  • For anyone that wants to enhance their pentatonic playing.
Included free with your all access pass. Own it for life, and download all files to your devices.

Unusual & Exotic Melodies

2020 Lick Pack

Learn interesting melodies and break out of overused patterns

If you are ready to get yourself out of the rut of using the same tired and boring melodic runs, then this Lick Pack by William Roberts is for you! Join William as he dishes out 15 licks from beyond the beaten path. You will learn a variety of scales and arppeggios not typically heard in western music, before moving on to spread triads, acsending and descending chord changes, then tying it all together by learning how to connect lines to make longer intervalic leaps.

15 Lessons

4k & 1080p

15 JamTracks

Tabs

Purpose

The purpose of the Unusual Melodies Lick Pack is expand your melodic horizons, and to start thinking outside of typical runs and chrod progressions.

You will also learn how to use spread traids to make large connecting runs, as well as ascending and descending chord changes. All of which will help redefine and expand your sound.

Focus

Presented by William Roberts, we cover:
  • Learn 15 unusual licks that will expand your sonic palette
  • Play along with multiple versions of backing tracks
  • Learn uncommon locations and applications of spread triads
  • Learn uncommon ascending and descending runs through chord changes
  • Expand your melodic ear to include non-typical runs
Included free with your all access pass. Own it for life, and download all files to your devices.
Modes, Melody & Theory

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