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JamTracks: More Fun, Less Theory

Starting on Friday, February 3rd at 6pm Eastern

Starting February 3rd, 2017 and live each Friday at 6pm EST for the following 8 weeks. Archives will be available within a few hours of the conclusion of each course. This course will show you just how much fun can be had playing with a backing track.

Playing guitar is fun but playing with other musicians is truly a next level experience. Playing along with JamTracks is the best way to replicate this feeling in the cozy confines of your own home. Every single week we will serve up a new JamTrack and talk about how to play over it. We will learn a scale pattern and start jamming with it, immediately.

Get access to this live course with a full JamPlay Membership, which includes access to all past live courses and over 5,000 on-demand lessons. This also includes all teaching tools, chord and scale libraries, along with gear giveaways, teacher reviews, and daily live lessons.

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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. We are bringing live, educational instruction into the next generation with this platform.

5,000 Lessons

In 2016, 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 to your computer, in qualities as high as 1080p!

79 Instructors

Each live course is supplemented with full tablature, music notation, and even backing tracks. Our live lessons are focused, planned, and even give you homework options on how to improve and look forward to the following week.

Live Lessons

Our staff fields questions from the audience throughout each section, and opens the "classroom" up 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!

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Full Course Schedule

View the full course schedule below. 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 the instructor and get the instruction you need to advance your playing.

Date Topic

Session 1

02/03/17 at 6pm EST Get Access

Matching Notes

In this first section we will discover that there are more chances of playing a right note than playing a wrong one. This session aims to boost the student's confidence with various ear training exercises and simple melodic ideas to explore over the provided backing track.

Session 2

02/10/17 at 6pm EST Get Access

Developing Story

The second session is all about musical development. Students will learn how to take a simple idea and develop it into a meaningful statement. During the session we will make up simple licks and learn how to turn them into new ideas.

Session 3

02/17/17 at 6pm EST Get Access

Theme Power

Learning how to come up with a catchy theme is essential to keep the listener’s attention. In this session we will develop ideas using simple harmony tricks. By the end of the session students will be able to come up with their own memorable themes.

Session 4

02/24/17 at 6pm EST Get Access

Melodic Scale Runs

In the fourth session we will learn how to use scale fragments and musical sequences to create an improvisation that flows from one idea to the next. Students will be encouraged to come up with their own ideas and apply them over the provided backing track.

Session 5

03/03/17 at 6pm EST Get Access

Productive Silence

Creating strong musical ideas is much easier when you learn how to listen. In this session we will learn how to use our internal ear to find inspiration. This technique is essential for any players wanting to sound more musical and less mechanical.

Session 6

03/10/17 at 6pm EST Get Access

Tone Variations

Today’s lesson is all about finding the right tones. Students will learn how to effectively use their fingers and the pick to create interesting sounds that contrast with each other. We will also spend time training our ears as we come up with new musical ideas over the provided JamTrack.

Session 7

03/17/17 at 6pm EST Get Access

Rhythm Inspired Licks

In this session we will study different ways to improvise using rhythm motifs. The provided backing track will encourage students to focus on 16th note phrasing. This technique is essential for any guitar player wanting to add life to their playing.

Session 8

03/24/17 at 6pm EST Get Access

From Start To Finish

In this final session we will use all the different concepts we’ve studied in the past and create a musical story on the spot. This session will also answer any questions students might have if they want to go further in their musical journey.