Learn The Guitar Fretboard.. Learn To Solo!

Finally, a course designed for intermediate guitarists who want to learn the guitar fretboard, and become comfortable improvising their own guitar solos to almost ANY song! Our four week step-by-step course will walk you through learning all the essentials needed to become a more competent guitarist.

This course is available in our Manchester NH music studio, or online via Zoom (no account needed).

The course consists of four one-hour private lessons with one of our expert level guitar instructors. We’ll start at the basics, and walk you through the steps needed to build a solid knowledge of the fretboard and soloing. You’ll even learn to play a couple of popular guitar solos, and equally important is you’ll understand how they were constructed!

The course includes all materials. This course is designed for experienced guitarists who are competent with open and most barre chords, and those who have a desire to better their guitar skills and prepare for each class.

Once you purchase the course, you’ll be given a code that will be used to schedule each one-hour class. We recommend that you leave at least one week between each class so that you can memorize and practice the material before moving to the next class.

Over the course of the four classes, we’ll teach you the following:

Week 1:

  • Learning the top 2 strings
  • Learning octaves and connecting the notes together
  • Intervals, and why they are important
    • Play the major and minor scale linearly along the fretboard
  • Understanding key structures, and their importance to the soloist
  • Learning modes 1 and 3 of the Pentatonic scale
  • Practicing scales: the importance of positioning and alternate picking.

Week 2:

  • Playing the Pentatonic scale in both major and minor keys
  • Linking scale positions to keys and chords
  • Let’s Play:
    • Basic improvisation in different keys
    • Review and take home: Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight” (major pentatonic key of G)

Week 3:

  • Determining the song key
  • Expanding your knowledge of the pentatonic scales: modes 2 and 5
  • Let’s play:
    • Review “Wonderful Tonight” solo
    • More improvisation in different keys
    • Linking scales together: modes 1 and 4

Week 4:

  • Ear training: hearing the notes, the key to soulful soloing
  • Let’s play:
    • Review and take-away: The Beatles “Let It Be” (major pentatonic key of C)
  • Review (student’s choice)

Please note: we require a 24 hour notice to reschedule your appointment. Thank you.



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