Guitar Lessons and Courses
Since I started work on building this site, the primary purpose has been to promote the music I write. Whether it be albums or single items of music. It has since grown to cover the albums videos and books that I have released over the intervening years.
One question that has been asked on a regular basis is do I teach guitar or music.
Initially the answer was simply no. Unless it was the occasional one off situation where I personally knew the student. Life has been very full and having both the time and place to teach have been limiting factors. To that end I decided to write some of my ideas down# into a project format. The intention was to publish them as a series on the site.
However I'm not an avid blog writer, and keeping to a regular schedule for publishing
something of this nature would not work.
The eventual result of this was the writing and publication of the little book on the caged guitar system followed by the Sharp flat or both study on the circle of fifths theory system.
Both of these methods I used on a regular basis in various ways over the years.
Due to the surprising amount of interest, and the unexpected volume of sales achieved by both these books. Plus the fact that the question is still being asked.
I looked at other options, and decided to create a series of study courses.
The idea originally for these was simply to be an ebook, However, they evolved into
both video and ebook products. Through my NLP practice I learned that for many
people learning is a multi tiered experience. For me effective learning works best when I read up on the subject, see an example of it happening then physically do it.
With that in mind I created my courses with text, graphic and video based presentation formats.
The first course is a study of blues guitar. It consists of six modules.
The first five modules explore the five pentatonic blues scales. The theory explains
the relevant blues scale, plus the underlaying modal scale.
The videos show examples of guitar licks generated from those specific scales..
The sixth module takes this further by covering all the relevant scales
pentatonic and modal, The videos show an instrumental passage covering a full blues progression. There are three of these covering a standard blues, a slow blues and a fast blues. Each passage is then broken down into separate shorter examples showing the components licks of each passage.
This particular course has been made available as a subscription based product. Each download link is sent monthly and is completely free. All that's needed is a valid email address and delivery of the first installment is instant.
The second course follows a similar format, and is a study of modal scales.
It basically shows all the modal scales across the guitar fret board using the
key of C major as the focus point.
There are many ways to find modal scales, many people use the intervals.
For me it's easier to learn scales by shapes, then learning to find the feel of the scale by playing the shapes in different locations in different keys, or over the parent key.
In this way I learned that the same pattern can be applied to the scale whether the pattern starts on the sixth string or on the third string.
This course consists of a ebook. The theory explains
the relevant scale, the graphics illustrate the shape of that particular modal scale.
and the videos show examples of the scales being played.
Videos are accessed via links in the ebook and are all downloadable.
There are approximately 32 videos available for view.
The course is currently available at heavily discounted price for new subscribers.
For further information please click on the link below or the title link above
Guitar lessons and courses
Wishing you all well in your practice and guitar playing careers.
All the best