Pluck… Pluck… Goose! For Beginner 1 players. Introduction to the very basics as well as fundamental concepts like playing open chords, power chords, basic rhythm patterns in various styles, basic lead and single note playing. You’ll also learn guitar techniques such as hammer-on’s, pull-off’s and slides. Some great stuff here… including songs like Free Bird, Wild Thing, Come As You Are, I Wanna Be Sedated and more. By the end of this pathway you’ll be ready to address more challenging material in “The Graduate” pathway below.
The Graduate For Beginner 2 players. Build on your basic foundation with lessons in the styles of AC/DC, The Doobie Brothers, Dave Matthews, Green Day and many more . You’ll be introduced to both rhythm and lead guitar in a variety of different genre’s including classic rock, blues, contemporary acoustic, folk finger-style, funk and modern rock. You’ll learn techniques like barre chords, extended chords, finger picking, new right hand strumming/picking patterns and much more. At the end of this pathway you’ll graduate to the Intermediate level and be ready for one of the pathways below.
Acoustic Smoothie Acoustic Guitar – for Intermediate and Advanced players. Become all of the things a well rounded acoustic guitar player should be. Take Dave Matthews, Merle Travis, Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton and John Mayer… put them in a blender and SHAZZAM! you get the “Acoustic Smoothie” pathway. You’ll experience in depth coverage of skills and techniques like moveable chord shapes (up and down the neck), extended chord shapes, suspensions, various flat pick and finger picking right hand styles, slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, barring and muting to name a few.
Kings of the Crossroads Blues Guitar (Rhythm, Lead and Turnarounds) – for Intermediate and Advanced players. Develop the skills and techniques you need to be a great blues player including a solid foundation in blues accompaniment patterns, blues turnaround licks and blues lead lines. If you want to play like the Kings (B.B., Freddie and Albert) as well as Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan and other blues legends, this is the pathway for you. In depth coverage of full, half, unison and inflection bends, vibrato, sliding, hammer-ons, pull-offs, grace notes, trilling, call and response, shuffle feel, the blues scale, alternate beat subdivisions and much, much more.
Stairway to Eleven Rock Guitar (Rhythm and Lead) – for Intermediate and Advanced players. Build a solid foundation in rhythm guitar accompaniment and riff patterns including left and right hand muting, full and partial barring, power chords, sliding and syncopated rhythm patterns. You’ll also learn handy soloing techniques like sliding, various types of bends, hammer-ons, pull-offs, trilling, tremolo, vibrato, sweep picking, various beat subdivisions, drone strings, whammy bar and tapping. If you are inspired by versatile, well rounded guitar players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Brian May, Nuno Bettencourt, Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai go down this pathway.
Secrets of The Rocks Rock Guitar (Rhythm only) – for Intermediate and Advanced players. Sharpen your ability to play cool rhythms and steady grooves with lessons in the styles of Green Day, Bob Dylan, Nuno Bettencourt, Led Zeppelin, Sherly Crow, The Rolling Stones, Bryan Adams, Jimi Hendrix, Credence Clearwater Revival and more. Develop rhythm competency for rock guitar playing by covering skills and techniques such as left and right hand muting, full and partial barring, moveable chord shapes, extended chords, suspensions, power chords, sliding, and syncopated rhythm patterns, sliding, chromatic passing, hammer-ons and pull-offs.
Viagra not Included Rock Guitar (Lead only) – for Intermediate and Advanced players. This no frills pathways will take you on a detailed tour of some of the best rock guitarists’ fretboards and fingers. You’ll be immersed in the playing styles of Jimi Hendrix, Slash, Eric Johnson, Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Jimmy Page and more. Dive in deep to rock lead skills and techniques like slides, various types of bends, hammer-ons, pull-offs, trilling, tremolo, vibrato, sweep picking, various beat subdivisions, drone strings, whammy bar, finger tapping, modal playing and all the other skills and techniques you’ll need to be the soloing superstar you were born to be!
Strumpty Dumpty Rhythm Guitar (All Genres) – for Intermediate and Advanced players. Covers rhythm and accompaniment styles from a wide array of guitar gurus and artists like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Freddie King, Booker T., Bob Dylan, John Mayer, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, and Green Day among others. Genres include Rock, Blues, Folk and Country Finger-style, Contemporary and more. You’ll also learn to master techniques such as open chord shapes, moveable chord shapes, extended chord shapes, suspensions, power chords, various flat picking and finger picking right hand styles, Travis picking, syncopation, chromatic passing tones, slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, barring and muting.
Blisters? WHAT Blisters! Lead Guitar (Rock and Blues) – for Intermediate and Advanced players. Similar to the Rock Lead pathway above but with the addition of blues techniques in the styles of some of the great bluesmen. Lessons cover the styles of Carlos Santana, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Page, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Yngwie Malmsteen and many others. You’ll be on your way to mastering skills like full, half, unison, and inflection bends, vibrato, sliding, hammer-ons, pull-offs, grace notes, trilling, call and response, shuffle feel, the blues scale, alternate beat subdivisions, sweep picking, drone strings, whammy bar, finger tapping, modal playing and more. Get out the bandaids for this one.