TrueFire Foundry courses are independently produced courses presented by a hand-picked selection of top-notch artists and educators from around the world. Filmed in the educator’s own studio, Foundry courses bring fresh educational concepts and very effective teaching methodologies to TrueFire Students. Chris Buono’s Foundry course, Guitar Gym Weekly Workouts will reveal power workouts for maximum lead and rhythm guitar gains.
Hello I'm Chris Buono — welcome to my TrueFire Foundry course, Guitar Gym Weekly Workouts, which I produced in my own studio.
Guitar Gym Weekly Workouts kicks off this ongoing series of Courses with eight unique challenges covering myriad styles for you to work with. In this first volume you will find Workouts that help develop hybrid picking, pentatonic scale neck vision, bending, octaves, sweep picking, sliding and a 16th note rhythm feel.
With this collection of single note and chordal studies that employ basic to advanced techniques you get a wide variety of skills to hone. Guitar Gym caters to chops building endeavors across the globe and gave life to the popular Guitar Gym Course Series. At the core of Guitar Gym is what I call "Workouts."
Workouts are specifically designed challenges that help develop your playing so you can become the monster you want to be. There are hundreds of them across five Levels of Skills such as Alternate Picking, Hybrid Picking, Legato, Tapping, Triads and more.
This Guitar Gym Weekly Workouts course is made up of a unique type of workout called "Weekly Workouts" where I design, produce and unleash a spontaneous challenge every week. While meant to be mildly difficult they're still playable, concise and fun to work with.
This is perfect for busier students who are on the go a lot and sometimes just want a bite-size morsel to chew on during a hectic week. As for those deep in the shed, Weekly Workouts provide them a change of pace and something fresh every week. They range from Skills already built into Guitar Gym to ones I'm developing for the 'Gym to ones I'm working on myself for my own recordings and gigs!
I'll open the video with a quick summary of what's to come. Then, I'll play the Workout at half speed. This performance will be followed by a detailed break down that leads right into me playing the Workout at the intended tempo I hope to see you work it up to. Guitar Pro files as well as a PDF files come with each Weekly Workout.
All you'll need is a metronome, your axe and the desire to get better. You can work at your own pace. If you need help establishing that pace - I got you covered. If you need advice on approaching the Workout - I'm on it. If you complete the Workout and want to expand on it - I'm all over it!
Ready to get started? Grab your guitar and let’s get dig in!
NOTE! Chris Buono organized the course into 8 weekly sections for those students that prefer to have a specified regimen of material across a specified time schedule. However, for those students who prefer to work at their own pace, or even skip around you are certainly encouraged to approach the course in that way as well.