When learning to improvise, we students of guitar tend to be singularly focused on ‘what’ scales should be played, rather than ‘how’ those scales should be played. That’s why, at that stage in our development, our solos sound like a series of scales being run up and down — because that’s precisely what we’re doing. Not very musical, and not very creative. If this describes the challenge that you’re currently facing, then Richard Hallebeek’s Scale Creativity Guidebook is your ticket to creative freedom when improvising and soloing.
”My Scale Creativity Guidebook will give you the tools you need to organize your scales and free up your mind to just play music. You'll learn how to connect scales, play more interesting intervals and craft unlimited creative melodies from any scale, in any musical situation.”
Richard Hallebeek is a monster guitar player, widely respected recording artist and top-notch educator. He has collaborated with the likes of Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale, Scott Kinsey, Dan Gilbert, Carl Verheyen, Michael Angelo Batio, and Allan Holdsworth, Guthrie Govan and Jose de Castro to name but a few. We’re thrilled to welcome Richard to the family with his first TrueFire course.
Richard organized the course into two sections. In the first section, he will guide you through 8 key concepts and techniques for organizing and playing your scales: 3 Notes Per String, 1-2-4 & 1-3-4 Fingering Patterns, 3 Note Pentatonic Patterns, 7 Note Permutations, Arpeggios , Diminished Applications, Intervals and Hybrid Picking.
In the second section, you’ll put all of the key concepts and techniques to work as you play your way through a series of Performance Studies designed to unleash your creativity all over the fretboard.
”We’ll focus on organizing the most usable scales for jazz rock and rock players and I'll show you how to break up those scales using what I call 1-2-4 and 1-3-4 fingerings to connect them and play wider intervals. You'll learn to craft melodic solos across the whole neck, from the lowest to highest available notes.”
Richard demonstrates all of the Performance Studies over rhythm tracks and then breaks them down by stepping you through the key concepts, techniques and creative approaches that he used in each study.
All of the Performance Studies are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can play, loop and/or slow down the tab and notation as you work through the lessons. Plus, Richard generously includes all of the rhythm tracks for you to work with on your own.
Grab your guitar and let’s get creative improvising with Richard Hallebeek!