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Join GIT graduate and professional guitar player, Michael Palmisano as he explores his personal approach to improvising on guitar. Relying heavily on his loop pedal, Michael walks through the theory and mindset that goes into playing over chord progressions and crafting beautiful melodies and solos. This is a very hands on course! If you have a loop pedal, a recording device, or a friend to play with, that would really help make the most of it.
Michael kicks off his course and explains what to expect from the course, as well as who...View This Full Lesson!
In this lesson, Michael is going to start de-mystifying improvisation. After walking...Length: 6:59
Whether you are a solo guitarist, playing with a band, loops or a JamTrack, every melody...Length: 9:08
Understanding what chords fit with in a key is a crucial element to crafting new melodies...Length: 6:25
It's all about context! Chords are the harmony context we are constantly playing in as...Length: 8:05
Chances are, if you've held a guitar for any length of time, you've heard of the CAGED...Length: 14:14
The Pentatonic scale is crucial to improvising in just about every genre of modern western...Length: 9:09
It's time to start playing some music! Building off of what we've learned so far, we...Length: 7:52
In this lesson we're going to look at the two most common positions used to execute the...Length: 3:34
We're going to take the Minor Pentatonic theory we shoved into your brain in the last...Length: 5:46
The notes that fit in a specific key, scale, or chord are a small, if significant part...Length: 11:46
Tired of playing around with one chord vamps? It's time to add in some more chords and...Length: 9:40
In this lesson, Michael continues to expand our horizons by addressing various approaches...Length: 7:51
This is the most common approach to improvising and works best for pentatonic and full...Length: 6:16
Switching pentatonic scales to match the corresponding chord change gives you the chord...Length: 8:10
Now that we’ve combined our pentatonics, it's time to put them together and review our...Length: 8:51
Now that we've learned what it means to put together the key center and scale approaches...Length: 7:43
What about minor keys? What does that mean exactly? Is this a mode? Michael will answer...Length: 7:00
This lesson focuses on the chord tones of the passing chords, but not necessarily switching...Length: 6:16
Quick-changing tunes lend themselves to a more percussive key-centered approach, where...Length: 4:53
The chords that come before and after have something to say about the current chord! ...Length: 6:53
Writing and improvising melodies is just like telling a story. Join Michael as he explores...Length: 6:40
Saying what you want to say in different registers has a different effect, and is something...Length: 5:28
Varying your tempo and picking attack speed can be a great way to add drama to your improvisation,...Length: 5:01
More can be less, but it can also be more... at the right time. A constant fluctuation...Length: 5:36
You can start soft and finish screaming... Or the opposite. Or go back and forth! Take...Length: 5:45
Often an overlooked tool amongst guitarists, but commonplace in the improv community is...Length: 8:32
Every tune has a story - even the ones without lyrics. Your goal as an improviser is to...Length: 3:10
You like what you like... But WHY? What makes one artist resonate more than others? ...Length: 7:29
We've come a long way in this series! Join Michael as he wraps up the series and gives...Length: 1:41
Learn how to be a reliable guitar player with your band mates! Join Michael Palmisano as he walks us through a myriad of genres and practical advice for being a solid band member. From when the rhythmical "hit" is to when to use triads, this course will leave you ready to hit the stage like a rock star!