Fretboard Focus Guitar Courseclicked

Explore the Guitar Fretboard and Unleash Your Improvisation

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About the Course

This course will give you all of the building blocks necessary to delve into the world of improvisation. The course starts with a focus on simple single-string scales, and then quickly moves into both open and closed position major scales. With both these positions and the theory behind them under your belt, you will move on to the pentatonic scale, which is probably the most powerful and versatile scale position in existence. You won’t simply be learning scale positions, either. You will learn licks, and have the opportunity to improvise using what you’ve learned, especially in the last lesson where you will combine everything you’ve learned and really unleash your playing.
Here are few highlights of things we will cover in this course:

  • Live, Interactive Lessons
  • Tablature and Guitar Pro Files
  • Taught by Professional Instructors
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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 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 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!

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.

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Week 1

02/01/2019 at 6pm Get Access

Single-String Scales

Welcome to the course! This week we will explore the theory of whole and half steps as they relate to the guitar. Also, we will introduce single string scales in 4 different keys (C, G, D, A) on a few different strings. This week will emphasize the importance of learning the notes on the fretboard and will include fun licks on single strings.

Week 2

02/08/2019 at 6pm Get Access

The Most Common Chord Progression

Have you always wondered what I IV V chord progressions are? This week we will take a look at this type of progression in four different keys. They will be demonstrated in open position, using power chords, and then barre chords. Next will be a brief explanation of how knowledge of these shapes, combined with fretboard understanding, allows for transposition to all keys. Different strumming patterns will be demonstrated. We will learn how the strumming pattern and choice of chord voicing (open, power, or barre), influence the stylistic elements, and help to define the characteristics of different types of music.

Week 3

02/15/2019 at 6pm Get Access

Major Scales

This week we will focus on major scales in open position and learn to understand their true power. Not only that, we will also look at ways to incorporate licks into our rhythm playing, by combining our knowledge of playing chords in open position, with open position scales in the same 4 keys. Fascinating licks will be demonstrated.

Week 4

02/22/2019 at 6pm Get Access

Closed Position Scales

Our focus will shift to scales, and their extensions, within a fixed (or closed) position. We will explore four keys and discover useful positions. Beyond that you will learn how to transpose these shapes to improvise or play your favorite licks in any key.

Week 5

03/01/2019 at 6pm Get Access

The Pentatonic Playground

This lesson will teach all 5 boxes of the pentatonic scale. You will learn how to play in all 4 of the previously discussed keys as well. Major and minor will be explored, and a brief explanation will be given as to why we may use either, over the same I IV V chord progression.

Week 6

03/08/2019 at 6pm Get Access

Putting Everything Together

Putting it all together! In this lesson we will approach improvisation and talk about intervallic and sequential playing. We will apply these concepts to single strings, open position scales, closed position scales, and pentatonic scales. We will learn longer licks that combine all these ideas.