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Take Guitar Lessons from Ian Argys

Ian is a Guitar instructor at JamPlay.com

Ian Argys has 33 guitar lessons and videos at JamPlay, with 31 intermediate lessons and 2 song lessons. Use the tabs below to learn more.

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Blues

Learn the building blocks of the Rockabilly genre with Ian Argys.

Lesson 1

Series Introduction

Ian introduces his Rockabilly series.

Length: 2:22
Lesson 2

The 12-Bar Blues

In this lesson, Ian introduces the 12-bar blues and includes a few variations on the form....

Length: 11:46
Lesson 3

Major and Minor Triads

By the end of this lesson, Ian will have you playing over a fun, 12-bar blues form with...

Length: 38:01
Lesson 4

7th Chords for Rockabilly

In this lesson, Ian shows open and movable 7th chord fingerings that are useful for playing...

Length: 14:39
Lesson 5

Pentatonic Scale Patterns:...

In part one of his Pentatonic Scale Patterns lessons, Ian covers the first three (of five)...

Length: 10:24
Lesson 6

Pentatonic Scale Patterns:...

Continuing on with pentatonic scale patterns, Ian teaches patterns 4 and 5 and then shows...

Length: 15:07
Lesson 7

Pentatonic Scale Patterns:...

In this lesson, Ian walks through how to shift and adjust the minor pentatonic scale patterns...

Length: 40:52
Lesson 8

Moody Swing

This lesson brings together the triads, progressions, scales, hammer-on's and pull-off's...

Length: 12:41
Lesson 9

Charlie's Blues

In this lesson, Ian teaches a blues form in the style of Charlie Christian.

Length: 8:41
Theory and Improvisation

Take four familiar E form chords and learn modes and melody from this simplistic form.

Lesson 1

Evolving the E Introduction

Ian Argys presents a new way to think about modes, harmony and melody all taught from...

Length: 5:44
Lesson 2

Four Chord Types

To get going with Ian's curriculum you'll first need to establish a baseline of the E...

Length: 3:29
Lesson 3

E Lydian

Now that you have your basic chord shapes mastered it's time to start looking at melodic...

Length: 8:10
Lesson 4

E Lydian: Strings 1...

In the previous lesson you harmonized the lydian scale with your familiar chord shapes....

Length: 9:47
Lesson 5

E Lydian: Strings 3,...

Lesson 5 is another look at the E Lydian move, this time utilizing strings 3 through 6...

Length: 11:57
Lesson 6

E Ionian Mode

Lesson 6 is all about the major mode. As with the other lessons you'll be taking a look...

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Lesson 7

E Mixolydian Mode

It's not time to move on to yet another mode of E. This time you'll be learning the scale...

Length: 14:12
Lesson 8

Mixolydian: Strings...

Lesson 8 is a continuation on lesson 7, this time delving into the mixolydian scale on...

Length: 12:52
Lesson 9

Dorian Mode: Strings...

Lesson 9 begins a look at the Dorian mode in the key of E. As usual, you'll start by...

Length: 11:31
Lesson 10

Dorian Mode: Strings...

Lesson 10 is a continuation of lesson 9. This time you'll focus on the Dorian mode played...

Length: 15:02
Lesson 11

E Aeolian: Strings...

It's time to start looking at yet another mode of the E major scale. Working our way...

Length: 15:12
Lesson 12

E Aeolian: Strings...

Lesson 12 picks up were 11 left off. You'll be continuing to learn the E Aeolian mode...

Length: 10:19
Lesson 13

E Phrygian Mode

Now that you've been through the Aeolian mode, it's time to move down another accidental,...

Length: 10:39
Lesson 14

E Phrygian: Strings...

Ian is back with lesson 14 of his Evolving the E series. This lesson continues his look...

Length: 8:07
Lesson 15

E Harmonic Minor

Now that you've gone through the six basic modes in the key of E, excluding Locrian, it's...

Length: 14:21
Lesson 16

E Harmonic Minor: Strings...

Lesson 16 continues a look at the E Harmonic minor scale across the fretboard. This time...

Length: 9:19
Lesson 17

Phrygian Dominant Strings...

Lesson 17 starts another two part segment on a new scale. This time you'll be taking...

Length: 11:01
Lesson 18

Phrygian Dominant Strings...

Lesson 18 picks up the second half of the Phrygian Dominant mini-series. In this lesson...

Length: 7:02
Lesson 19

Melodic Minor Strings...

Winding down the series now at lesson 20, Ian takes a look at the Melodic Minor scale...

Length: 9:07
Lesson 20

Melodic Minor Strings...

Lesson 20 picks up the last three strings of the Melodic Minor scale. Ian will demonstrate...

Length: 6:07
Lesson 21

Lydian Dominant Strings...

It's time once again to start taking a look at another scale across the fretboard. In...

Length: 7:19
Lesson 22

Lydian Dominant Strings...

To wrap up his series, Ian provides the last lesson on the Lydian Dominant scale. You'll...

Length: 7:42
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Guitarist Ian Argys has been sharing his love of music with students of all ages for more than ten years. A graduate of the acclaimed University of North Texas Jazz program, Ian now serves as a lecturer in guitar at the University of Colorado at Denver. He has shared the stage with Lee Konitz, Larry Coryell, Isaac Slade, Michael League, Bobby Shew and other notable musicians. Guitarist Ian Argys has been sharing his love of music with students of all ages for more than ten years. A graduate of the acclaimed University of North Texas Jazz program, Ian now serves as a lecturer in guitar at the University of Colorado at Denver.

He has shared the stage with Lee Konitz, Larry Coryell, Isaac Slade, Michael League, Bobby Shew and other notable musicians.