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About the Guitar Lesson Plan
Interactive Video Guitar Instruction
One of the most effective melodic tools is the use of neighbor tones. This concept involves lower and/or upper neighbor tones which are used to approach a target note. These neighbor tones may be diatonic and/or chromatic. Not only is this technique powerful way to embellish basic melody, but it is also an effective way to break out of the pentatonic/mode rut that so many guitarists fall into.
If you compare guitarists to horn players and piano players, you will readily see that guitarists learn to play rhythm and then move into lead. Rarely do they play melody as horn and piano players do from day one. Hence, this concept of playing a melody and embellishing it with neighbor tones is not a typical part of a guitarist's vocabulary.
This course will present what I term "sonic snapshots" to aid you in identifying typical harmonic and melodic moves. You will learn to view arpeggios in all three inversions with a one note-per-string layout on the fingerboard. These will be your point of reference for applying lower and upper neighbor tones. These lessons will cover 2, 3, 4, and five note patterns which you will apply over the jam tracks that are included in this course.
About Your Instructor
Brad Carlton is living proof that monster players don't all live in the big music meccas. Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, our home city, he's our hired gun - the guy we call in to perform the tough lessons when the author is not available. Brad, who has been teaching and leading his own bands for more than 20 years, prides himself on his versatility. His rep in the region is that he can play anything. Brad brilliantly performs an extensive lesson on Eddie Van Halen licks an exploration of London blues along with interpretations of Vernon Reid, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Mike Stern and even some 18th Century parlor guitar.
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Late Intermediate through Advanced
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