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Nick Kellie has 92 guitar lessons and videos at JamPlay, with 68 intermediate lessons, 3 song lessons, 6 lessons in our Artist Series and 15 Lick & Riff Library entries. Use the tabs below to learn more.
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Nick Kellie teaches the CAGED system and theory of modes based around this system of learning.
Nick Kellie teaches the CAGED system and the 3 point root guidelines to finding your chords.Length: 22:29
Building on the CAGED system he taught in lesson 1, Nick teaches the major triad arpeggios...Length: 7:13
Nick Kellie demonstrates the dominant 7th arpeggios as they relate to the CAGED system.Length: 9:29
Nick Kellie demonstrates the major pentatonic scales as they relate to the CAGED system...Length: 7:40
Nick Kellie demonstrates the major scales in relation to the five shapes of the CAGED...Length: 5:35
Now that he has already covered the major CAGED shapes, Nick Kellie demonstrates the minor...Length: 10:58
Nick Kellie teaches the minor triad arpeggios for the CAGED system.Length: 5:19
Nick Kellie teaches the minor 7th arpeggios as they relate to the CAGED system.Length: 6:39
Nick Kellie demonstrates the minor pentatonic scales as it relates to the CAGED system.Length: 3:10
Nick Kellie demonstrates the natural minor scale using the CAGED system.Length: 4:29
Nick Kellie discusses intervals and interval spacing on the guitar.Length: 24:28
Nick Kellie discusses the three parent scales that all other diatonic scales are derived...Length: 10:14
Nick Kellie discusses how to harmonize the diatonic major scale.Length: 13:19
Nick Kellie discusses the seven modes derived from the diatonic major scale.Length: 22:07
Nick Kellie covers the Phrygian mode of the major scale.Length: 6:43
Nick Kellie covers the Lydian mode of the major scale.Length: 7:37
Nick Kellie covers the Mixolydian mode in five positions.Length: 8:10
Nick Kellie demonstrates the Aeolian mode in five positions.Length: 5:09
Nick Kellie covers the Locrian mode in five positions.Length: 6:20
Nick Kellie explains how to change modes while improvising.Length: 15:26
Nick Kellie discusses and demonstrates how to create modal chord progressions within the...Length: 28:35
Nick Kellie discusses chord development. Taking key strategies from pianists, Nick demonstrates...Length: 15:17
Nick Kellie discusses and demonstrates how to use the licks you learn.Length: 11:14
Nick Kellie demonstrates how to find the key of a song.Length: 13:49
Nick discusses and demonstrates some uses for non-diatonic chords within a progression.Length: 7:08
Nick explains how to harmonize the major scale with diatonic 7th chords.Length: 11:27
Nick explains how to use scales and modes effectively when soloing over a chord progression.View This Full Lesson!
Nick discusses how to transpose a lick or riff into a different mode.Length: 8:36
Nick Kellie demonstrates pentatonic scales derived from the modes of the major scale.Length: 9:32
Nick Kellie discusses 9th chords, how they are used, and demonstrates a few voicings to...Length: 8:35
Nick Kellie discusses 11th chords and their applications.Length: 4:39
Nick Kellie discusses and demonstrates voicings for 13th chords.Length: 6:08
Nick Kellie discusses how to use the Dorian and Super Locrian modes effectively within...Length: 10:03
Nick Kellie discusses concepts and ideas for soloing over jazz compositions.Length: 20:50
Nick Kellie demonstrates jazz solo techniques for his song "30 Hour Journey."Length: 10:50
Nick Kellie demonstrates and discusses building chords and chordal tones from within a...Length: 5:58
Nick Kellie discusses how to read scale charts pertaining to the CAGED system of playing.Length: 8:36
Nick Kellie returns to his theory and improvisation series with a lesson on understanding...Length: 35:16
In lesson 38, Nick discussed more basics on understanding modes and modal playing. In...Length: 16:34
Returning to his theory and improvisation series, Nick discusses how you might already...Length: 9:34
Nick Kellie returns to his Theory and Improvisation series with a discussion on scale...Length: 12:17
Now that Nick has covered the basic concepts of sequencing scales, he covers how you might...Length: 14:17
Nick Kellie returns with another look at sequencing. Nick has been talking primarily about...Length: 7:04
Now that you've learned how to sequence triads, Nick applies the same concepts horizontally...Length: 5:54
Nick Kellie discusses how a key is harmonized and how this knowledge can help unlock playing...Length: 15:42
In his 46th lesson, Nick Kellie takes an applied approach to soloing over a backing track....Length: 18:47
Nick Kellie takes a look at another backing track and discusses how to implement scale...Length: 15:17
In this lesson, Nick discusses how applying the third interval across a scale idea can...Length: 10:20
Nick Kellie demonstrates cool ways to enhance your playing.
Nick Kellie demonstrates how to incorporate harp harmonics into your playing.Length: 7:37
Nick Kellie demonstrates how the economy picking technique is performed.View This Full Lesson!
Nick Kellie demonstrates and talks more about economy picking.Length: 5:57
Nick Kellie offers up another trick for your bag. In this lesson, he discusses and demonstrates...Length: 17:12
In this short lesson, Nick discusses adding flair to your rhythm playing by embellishing...Length: 10:00
Nick returns to his Tips and Tricks series with an exercise designed to help you with...Length: 11:02
In this lesson, Nick provides a primer course on ear training. By matching intervals with...Length: 12:44
Nick Kellie covers the smooth jazz concept as it relates to guitar playing.
Nick Kellie is starting a new Smooth Jazz series! In this lesson series he will cover...Length: 2:53
Nick Kellie demonstrates the octave shapes and how they are utilized in the smooth jazz...Length: 11:06
Nick Kellie demonstrates commonly used rhythmic and melodic ornaments in the smooth jazz...Length: 4:07
Nick Kellie explains how to encircle a target tone with upper and lower chromatic neighbor...Length: 4:45
Nick Kellie demonstrates arpeggios as they relate to smooth jazz playing.Length: 8:02
Nick Kellie demonstrates and discusses how to use the techniques he has taught in the...View This Full Lesson!
In this lesson, Nick discusses how to implement a jazz blues into your playing.Length: 13:30
Learn to play in the Motown style of R&B and Soul.
Nick Kellie introduces a lesson series designed to highlight the tendencies, techniques...View This Full Lesson!
Now that Nick has discussed the basics of the R&B and soul style of playing, he demonstrates...Length: 12:41
In the third lesson of his R&B and Soul series, Nick discusses common ways to use melodic...Length: 8:57
In this lesson, Nick Kellie demonstrates a common technique he calls "single note strumming"....Length: 7:26
In the fifth lesson of his R&B and Soul lesson series, Nick discusses commonalities made...Length: 10:57
To wrap up his look at the stylistic approaches of R&B and soul, Nick provides a lesson...Length: 21:46