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When first learning how to solo and improvise, most guitar players start with the pentatonic scale, which makes perfect sense because it sounds great and there are only 5 notes to get comfortable with. The downside is getting too comfortable with the pentatonic scales and not learning how to take sonic advantage of other scales, particularly the major scale.
Rob Garland's Melodic Soloing: Major Scale will pull you out of your pentatonic comfort zone and make you just as comfortable crafting compelling melodic solos using the major scale. To get you there very quickly, Rob shows you five easy, finger-friendly shapes that you can move up and down the neck so that you can improvise in any key, in any style.
The course is organized into two sections. In the first section, Rob shows you the five shapes and then demonstrates how to apply those shapes in a musical context.
"I'll clearly show you how to play each of the five major scale shapes. Then, I'll demonstrate some musical phrasing ideas against jam tracks that are included in the course. I'll expand on some soloing concepts, such as leaving space and developing a musical motif, and I'll give examples of bending notes within the scale and using rhythm to make your lines stand out.”
In the second section, you’ll learn how to find and utilize the scale in different keys within a range of musical genres.
“We'll also examine how to combine shapes within the major scale to make your soloing more fluid, and how to navigate a song using the scale as a key change within it. I'll also show you how the five major scale shapes line up with the five pentatonic shapes. Plus, the five major scale shapes also line up with the CAGED chord shapes, and this is really going to open up the fretboard for you once and for all.”
if you’re ready to expand your improvisational skills and start crafting memorable solos anywhere on the neck, in any key, and in any style — Rob Garland's Melodic Soloing: Major Scale is your ticket to success.
All of the key musical examples are tabbed and notated, plus Rob includes all of the jam tracks for you to work with on your own.
Grab your guitar, and jump on the path to diatonic freedom with Rob Garland!