Creative Boost for Beginners

Live Guitar Course: 10 Ways to Imrpove As a Beginner

Are you a new guitar player and feeling like you are stuck in a rut? This can be one of the toughest stages of guitar playing to breakout of, unless of course you have help. And help is exactly what we have to offer.

Creative Boost for Beginners

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  • Cool Pentatonic Tricks
  • Become More Musical
  • Use Timing to Your Advantage
  • Accessible Ear Training
  • Finding New Ideas
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Creative Boost for Beginners Guitar Course

About our Live Courses

We have upgraded, revamped, and organized in-studio, live weekly workshops broadcasted in 1080p. These focused, task-based workshops include full tablature, interactivity with the instruction, and even homework each week.

Guided Practice

Download guided practice videos to accompany your practice routine. Keep them for life regardless of your membership status. Just a simple, effective and purpose-driven way to learn the material.

Filmed in 4k

In 2016 and 2017, we completely re-engineered our recording studio with top of the line gear, including a full suite of 4k cameras complimented by a new audio outfit. The result is beautiful live streams!

Tabs & Tracks

Each live course is equipped with full tablature and even backing tracks. Our live lessons are focused, planned, and even provide homework on how to improve and look forward to the next week.

Interact Live

Our staff fields questions from the audience throughout each section, and opens for questions throughout each course. You also have the ability to call in live with your own video stream!

Our live platform has been a major focus over the past 18 months, and we are very excited to fully unleash it's capability! Attend any of these courses with a full JamPlay subscription and get the benefit of full interaction with our instructors in a focused, planned course. We even have the ability to field your questions with live video call in!

Full Course Schedule

And of course, we keep everything, so if you miss a week you can always watch our archive of live courses. Tabs, backing tracks, and a full course PDF are provided for students, along with homework for each week! Interact with other students along with David and get the instruction you need to advance your playing.

Date Topic

Week 1

07/07/2017 at 6pm

Better Chord Voicings

Learning chords can be very frustrating, painful and never ending. It doesn’t have to be this way. In this session we will build our own voicings using super simple fingerings and learn how to grow our chord vocabulary the easy way.

Week 2

07/14/2017 at 6pm

Tasty Pentatonic Tricks

In today’s session we will take a look at simple things we can do using the traditional minor pentatonic scale to make it sound more interesting. This session is ideal for beginners who want to sound a bit more advanced without having to memorize a bunch of new scales. Instant gratification!

Week 3

07/21/2017 at 6pm

Improving Musicality

This session is all about finding new ideas using our ears. Absolutely no theory or scale knowledge is required to improve musicality. We’ll spend time developing our ears and finding ways to bring out our musical ideas on the instrument.

Week 4

07/28/2017 at 6pm

Musical Confidence & Rhythm

Confidence is extremely important when playing. If you believe in what you are saying musically, so will the listener. This session will help students feel more confident in the delivery of their musical ideas. We’ll work on simple rhythm exercises to boost player's confidence.

Week 5

08/04/2017 at 6pm

Finding New Ideas

Being creative is not always easy. In this session we will learn how shapes can help players come up with new interesting musical ideas by looking at full fretboard diagrams and finding interesting visual shapes within those patterns.

Week 6

08/11/2017 at 6pm

Working With Time

In this session we will practice our timing over a metronome and see how time can trigger new creative ideas. We will approach the exercises from a rhythm guitar point of view, and from a lead guitar point of view.

Week 7

08/18/2017 at 6pm

Inner Ear Development

The ear is the most important tool a musician has. In this session we will develop our ear by exploring how different pitches can set the mood. We will use different pedal tones to develop the students inner ear.

Week 8

08/25/2017 at 6pm

Making Up Patterns

It can be easy to get stuck and feel uncreative sometimes. This session will help players get out of a rut by breaking the comfort zones and coming up with new patterns. This will trigger new ideas in the student and help them feel more creative.

Week 9

09/01/2017 at 6pm

Efficiency Driven

Technical difficulties can often hinder progress on the instrument. This session will help students come up with new ways to get past issues due to a lack of technique. Sometimes it only takes changing the direction of the pick to get past a difficult musical passage.

Week 10

09/08/2017 at 6pm

Creative Limitations

There are times when too many options can kill creativity. In this session we will come up with simple limitations that will actually help students feel more creative.

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