Improvisation & Soloing
Songwriting & Lyrics
In this lesson we will focus on just 5 open chord shapes; G, C, D, E, and A, and how to make come alive by adding embellishments.
"To train your ear you should learn to recognize all your intervals"... How many times you have heard that? And maybe you can recognize all your intervals by ear, but still you can't play on your guitar the melodies you hear.
The melodic minor scale is a pretty interesting one, as it has both an ascending and descending version. But this is also what makes it kind of confusing. Can You Use The Ascending Melodic Minor Scale In Both Directions?
Note choice is a big topic whenever we talk about guitar improvisation. How can you pick the best notes for your solo? Let me introduce you to the concept of Chord Tone Soloing.
Why your guitar improvisations sound all the same. When we aren't continuously pushing ourselves to learn new things with our guitar playing, it's easy to get into a habit of repeatedly playing the same licks. You might try to learn a new lick, but then even that turns into your same go-to sound.
…with transcribed lines, tips on scales and a backing track.
Learn two colourful chord types that are very common in gypsy jazz.
Discover how to start using the powerful gypsy jazz swing rhythm guitar technique
Learn a classic gypsy jazz melody with correct 'rest stroke' picking.
Learn a very useful gypsy jazz-style arpeggio in this video/text lesson.