Rob Garland's Online Classroom
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Blues, Jazz, Fusion, Rock, Pop
Beginner/Early Intermediate to Advanced
Electric and Acoustic Guitar
Join the quest to find 'that' note!
About This Classroom
Guitar Babylon - Frustrated pentatonic players should join! In over 20+ years of teaching I have encountered a recurring theme amongst guitarists where their playing reaches a plateau and they become frustrated.
This class will help you break free of the pentatonic prison, blurring the lines between musical genres. We will explore key ingredients of jazz, blues, funk, fusion and rock with chord/rhythm studies, improvisation techniques, an examination of music theory/composition and embrace ways to think outside the box. I'll help you improve your chord vocabulary with hip chord voicings and spice up your improvisation skills by learning concepts such as outside playing, utilizing chord tones and creative ideas to use familiar scales in exciting new ways. Other facets of the classroom include unique applications of the melodic minor scale, arpeggio workouts, modal studies and a thorough examination of phrasing - the essential component to making your solos melodic and memorable.
We'll also cover practical tips on guitar tone and some advice on the music business ensure this class will make you a well-rounded musician and inspire you with enough new ideas to be confident to play whatever style you choose. Whether you've been playing guitar for many years or just have a few open chords under your fingers I'm confident I can open up the possibilities of the instrument for you. I'm as passionate about music and the guitar today as I was when I first fell in love with the instrument as a teenager and I'm thrilled to be able to share my ideas with you! I also look forward to taking part in some fun discussions in the classroom about your favorite music, gear and of course, guitar players.
Come join me for Guitar Babylon!
NOTES FROM ROB GARLAND
As your Online Classroom instructor, I am committed to guiding you along your learning path at your pace, on your schedule, allowing you whatever time you need to digest your personalized lesson plans. No pressure. No deadlines. No hassles.
I'll assess your skills and objectives on an ongoing basis. I'll prepare personalized lesson plans based on those assessments. I'll guide you through those plans by answering all of your questions, reviewing your video submissions and giving you feedback. I'll point out what you're doing correctly and show you how to improve all aspects of your playing whether its technique, theory, gear, tone, performing onstage, participating in jam sessions or recording sessions.
In short, you can tap into my many years of experience as a professional musician -- I'll be there for you whenever and however you need me!
Along the way, you'll get to interact with other Classroom students in a "social learning" environment and have a little fun participating in classroom jams, discussion threads and other related activities.
About Rob Garland
Rob Garland is a professional musician with a passion for all things music and the guitar. He has over 20 years of performing and teaching experience. He has had a diverse career including touring, composition, session work, film scoring, product demonstrations and tuition clinics.
Rob grew up in England playing in a wide array of bands including funk, pop, rock and blues groups. He studied at University in Canterbury and played shows at colleges across the U.K. with his original band DeadHappy.
In his mid-twenties Rob moved to the US and split his time between teaching and performing with his jazz/blues group, The Blue Monks. The band released several CDs of original music and played hundreds of gigs at festivals and clubs as well as international television and radio performances.
Rob studied jazz improvisation with jazz legend Jimmy Bruno and has been featured in numerous guitar magazines which led to his instructional book Jazz For The Blues Guitarist being published by Cherry Lane Music in 2007. He also found the time to perform with an acoustic group, an eclectic jam band and a jazz fusion combo.
In 2010 Rob moved to Los Angeles and began teaching at Green Brooms Music Academy in Santa Monica. He formed an original jazz-fusion group Room 152 (featuring members of Weapon Of Choice & The Big Organ Trio) and plays live shows with various musicians, including The Back Of The Hand Allstars, a jazz/funk improvisation band that features a rotating cast of L.A. jazz musicians. Rob has recorded at numerous studios in the U.K. and U.S. He currently is recording sessions at The Village studio in L.A.
Musicians Rob has performed with include Jimmy Haslip, Joel Taylor, Hadrien Feraud, Pete Griffin, Jerry Douglas, Guthrie Trapp and Gus Thornton.
Ongoing 1-on-1 Instruction from a Top Educator
Learn at your own pace, on your own schedule, while studying with a top educator of your choice who specializes in the learning methods and techniques of your preferred style.
Customized Lesson Plans
Your instructor will customize a lesson plan for you based on your goals, initial assessment, available practice time and current level of play. The lesson plan evolves as you progress.
Private Video Messaging
Your instructor sends you video lessons and personalized assignments. When you've completed your assignment, you'll send video to your instructor for assessment and feedback.
Social Learning Environment
While you'll study privately with your instructor, you'll also have the opportunity to interact with other students in group activities such as jams, video sharing and discussion feeds.
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WHAT YOU GET:
- Private video messaging
- Assessments of skills
- Personalized lesson plan
- Private instruction
- Unlimited video messaging
- Student interaction
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- Monthly course download
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- Much more along the way!