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Pentatonic Personalities

Starting on Monday, Febrary 13th at 8pm Eastern

Starting February 13th, 2017 and live each Monday at 8pm EST for the following 10 weeks. Archives will be available within a few hours of the conclusion of each course. This course will show you just how awesome the pentatonic scale is, and more importantly how the greatest players of all time used it.

You know the pentatonic scale, right? Well, now it's time to find out just how powerful this scale is. Each week we will look at the style of a different artist and how they would have used the scale. We will have backing tracks to jam over, hot licks to learn and a plethora of useful information. And the best part is, since all you need to know is the pentatonic scale, almost anyone can join us.

Get access to this live course with a full JamPlay Membership, which includes access to all past live courses and over 5,400 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.

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Session 1

02/13/17 at 8pm EST Get Access

Santana Style

With a unique blend of Rock and Latin rhythms, Santana has been able to create a sound unmistakably his own. In this lesson, we’ll reference some of his most iconic tricks including tremolo picking and the use of open strings during a solo.

Session 2

02/20/17 at 8pm EST Get Access

Rock Like Billy Gibbons

When it comes to Billy Gibbons, Texas grit is the name of the game. In this lesson, we’ll cover some of Billy Gibbon’s greatest sounds including pinched harmonics.

Session 3

02/27/17 at 8pm EST Get Access

Slash it Up

It doesn’t get any more Rock N’ Roll than Slash. In this lesson, we’ll cover some of Slash’s best playing including double stop bends and palm muting notes for a nice staccato effect.

Session 4

03/06/17 at 8pm EST Get Access

Eric Clapton Style

The nickname “slowhand" is a little misleading when you consider some of the blazing riffs Clapton has pulled out of his bag of tricks. In this lesson, we’ll cover some of Clapton’s best runs.

Session 5

03/13/17 at 8pm EST Get Access

Turn the Page

Very few guitarists have done more for Rock N’ Roll and the guitar itself than Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page. In this lesson, we’ll see what kind of energy can be injected into a solo using some repetitive riffing and creative string bending.

Session 6

03/20/17 at 8pm EST Get Access

Hail to the King

No guitarist is better at saying more with less than the late, great B.B. King. In this lesson, we’ll cover all the juicy goodness that B.B. King can squeeze out of just a couple notes with primary focus on the use of the major pentatonic scale over a blues.

Session 7

03/27/17 at 8pm EST Get Access

David Gilmour Style

You would be hard pressed to find a better example of a well crafted solo than any given David Gilmore takes. In this lesson, we’ll take a look at some of his epic bends as well as how he uses the pentatonic scale to get different modal sounds.

Session 8

04/03/17 at 8pm EST Get Access

Ray of Light

There are few greater names in the world of Blues than Stevie Ray Vaughan. In this lesson, we’ll cover some of the best examples of his raw and heart-felt playing.

Session 9

04/10/17 at 8pm EST Get Access

Style of Jimi Hendrix

There’s a reason why most players consider Jimi Hendrix to be the greatest guitar player of all time. In this lesson, we’ll cover some of Jimi’s essential vocabulary both with the use of major pentatonic double stops as well as some tasty minor riffs.

Session 10

04/17/17 at 8pm EST Get Access

The Beckoning

With arguably the most unique approach to the guitar out of all the players we’ve covered in this 10 week course, Jeff Beck has stood the test of time as one of the greats. In this lesson, we’ll learn some of Beck’s signature sounds with focus on the whammy bar and the use of the volume swells.