Technique & Theory

Fretboard Knowledge Paired with Capable Technique

The synergy between playing proficiency within the boundaries of music theory is a challenge all guitarists must face (and usually, begrudgingly). Regardless of your playing ability, a dedicated focus on sensible melody paired with capable technique is a recipe for success, and that idea is the genesis for our Technique and Theory Toolkit. Phrasing, vibrato, bends, and hammers are just a few of the topics we will cover, with the goal of increasing both your playing proficiency, as well as fretboard knowledge.

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100 Lessons

100 lessons in 4 seperate packs, including a JamTrack Pack.

70 JamTracks

Play along tracks to practice alongside real musicians.

4k & 1080p

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

Tabs & GPX

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

Technique & Theory

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This Toolkit is suited for guitarists of all skill levels, and for both acoustic and electric guitar players. Practice examples are provided for all exercises, along with playalong tracks to pair your playing against a real-world application. Learn more about the Toolkit contents below.

Melodic Phrasing

Complete Course - New for 2019

Stop sounding like you are endlessly running scales and inject a healthy dose of melody into your playing. This 20-video pack explores twenty licks and melodic lines, talking about what makes them tick. You will learn how to sound more melodic, how to take advantage of common music theory rules, and explore the most powerful scales and playing positions. Best of all, each idea will be explored with a JamTrack; nothing beats playing along with a real band.

Contents

  • 20 Lessons (MP4)
  • 20 Playalong Tracks (MP3)
  • Filmed in 4K
  • Delivered in 1080p
  • Tablature (GPX, PDF)
  • Own it for life

Course taught by Alex Scott.

Purpose

Learn how to play melodically and with emotion instead of merely playing the same repetitive scale patterns. Develop your inner musicality so you can finally express what's inside.

The Focus

Develop your ability to play melodic guitar lines all over the fretboard using the most powerful scales.
  • Develop a strong sense of melody.
  • Break outside of the common patterns that are stifling your playing.
  • Explore music theory tidbits that are perfect as musical guides.
  • Play along with JamTracks to further develop your musical ear.
  • Practice with 20 licks that can be integrated into your own playing.
Included 100% free with your Annual Membership.

Vibrato & Bends

Complete Course - New for 2019

A surefire way to improve the quality of your licks and lead lines is to emulate the human voice. Developig proper chops using both bends and vibrato is essential for achieving this sound. This pack breaks down twenty-total licks, ten covering bends and ten covering vibrato, with the goal of first developing proper technique then creative application. Infuse a dose of creative in your playing and learn to make your guitar sing.

Contents

  • 20 Lessons (MP4)
  • 20 Playalong Tracks (MP3)
  • Filmed in 4K
  • Delivered in 1080p
  • Tablature (GPX, PDF)
  • Own it for life

Course taught by Chris Liepe.

Purpose

Gain a newfound mastery of these two techniques that are crucial if you want to make your guitar sing.

The Focus

Discover common ways of using vibrato.
  • Emulate the human voice with your guitar.
  • Learn half-step bends and progress to full-step bends and beyond.
  • Apply bends to double-stops.
  • Play in parallel keys.
  • Vibrato is one of the key techniques that distinguishes the sound of different players. Develop your own unique sound.
Included 100% free with your Annual Membership.

Hammer & Pull Pack

Complete Course - New for 2019

Hammer-ons and pull-offs are a powerful way to inject speed and emotion into any musical passage. This 20-video pack first explores both techniques individually, demonstrating how they can be effectively used, not only as part of a lick or lead line, but also as a way to spice up a chord progression. When both techniques are individually mastered, the focus will shift towards combining the two techniques into blistering legato runs. These techniques, properly implemented, will yield amazing results.

Contents

  • 20 Lessons (MP4)
  • Filmed in 4K
  • Delivered in 1080p
  • Tablature (GPX, PDF)
  • Own it for life

Course taught by Chris Liepe.

Purpose

Utilize the power of hammer-ons and pull-offs to add speed, powerful and articulation to any lead line or chord progression.

Once you have mastered both of these techniques, move on to discover how these two techniques can be combined to create powerful legato runs.

The Focus

Master hammer-ons and pull-offs technically, then move on to explore their creative potential.
  • Play hammer-ons and pull-offs to enhance nearly any lick or riff.
  • Discover how hammer-ons and pull-offs can be used to enhance chord progressions.
  • Combine both techniques to create powerful legato runs.
  • Play along with professionally-produced tracks.
  • Understand how simple techniques can drastically alter music.
Included 100% free with your Annual Membership.

Theory Reference Guide

Complete Course - New for 2019

The world of music theory can seem vast enough to be insurmountable. Intervals, scales, triads, modes, and keys are just the start. It’s enough to cause educational paralysis! Fear not, this 20-video pack can help. Each video features a clear and concise music theory tip explained using easy-to-understand examples. Each tip can be applied to your playing almost immediately, and will help flesh out your understanding of the guitar. You’ll learn the importance of intervals and how they are the fastest way to understand theory, explore the quick and easy way to understand and create chords, discover a simple way to look at modes, master the creative use of arpeggios and much more. There’s nothing to be afraid of, with these bite-sized chunks of knowledge anyone can learn.

Contents

  • 20 Lessons (MP4)
  • 10 Playalong Tracks (MP3)
  • Filmed in 4K
  • Delivered in 1080p
  • Tablature (GPX, PDF)
  • Own it for life

Course taught by Alex Scott.

Purpose

Broaden your knowledge of music theory on the guitar by exploring twenty of the most powerful ideas. Learn in small, digestible chunks to avoid feeling confused and overwhelmed.

The Focus

Become a better guitar player by understanding the most powerful theory tips.
  • Explore the idea of intervals and discover why they are the easiest way to understand music.
  • Develop the ability to formulate chords and triads on your own.
  • Finally understand what modes are and how they can be used.
  • Develop and use beautiful arpeggio patterns.
  • Use concepts such as voice leading, chromatics and passing tones.
Included 100% free with your Annual Membership.

Slides & Harmonics

Complete Course - New for 2019

Slides and harmonics might be very different techniques, but at their core they both add versaitility and excitement to any lick or lead section. This pack explores both techniques in-depth by teaching twenty high-quality licks that will demonstrate the technique and get you playing along with a JamTrack almost immediately. You will learn how slides can add a vocal-like effect to your playing and allow your to traverse the fretboard with ease. In addition, you will explore how to use harmonics to add both a peaceful, harp-like ringing sound, as well as figure out how to use them to add a more sinister growl.

Contents

  • 20 Lessons (MP4)
  • 20 Playalong Tracks (MP3)
  • Filmed in 4K
  • Delivered in 1080p
  • Tablature (GPX, PDF)
  • Own it for life

Course taught by Chris Liepe.

Purpose

Master both the harmonic and slide techniques to add additional flare to any lick or lead section. Whether you are writing new music or looking to spice up something old, this pack aims to deliver.

The Focus

Practice natural, slap and pinch harmonics and use them with taste and purpose.
  • Use harmonics with both individual notes and chords.
  • Learn proper slide technique and explore how slides are used in different genres.
  • Discover the power of double-stop slides.
  • Learn to play twenty great licks accompanied by a professionally-produced JamTrack.
Included 100% free with your Annual Membership.
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