Watch the Guitar Lab: Melodic Options online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Guitar Lab: Melodic Options

This course is designed to increase your awareness of the various ways a melodic line can be played on the guitar. You'll be presented with 15 variations of an ascending melody and six variations of a descending melody in the key of E over a I - V - IV progression. These examples will utilize thirds, sixths, octaves, pedal tones, legato and staccato phrasing, hammer-ons, pull-offs, harp style effects, octave displacement, bends, prebends, releases, and contrapuntal lines as a means of creating different variations.

You'll then be given five motifs to develop variations of your own using the tools presented in this course. All theory relevant to this progression will be explained and charted out on fingerboard diagrams, and you'll receive a jam track which will support all the examples in this course, as well as the ones that you'll be creating.