Shane Theriot is back with more Mojo. Shane's first TrueFire course, Rhythm Mojo revealed an engaging variety of creative and technical approaches for your rhythm playing. This time around with Solo Mojo, Shane focuses on rut-busting, creative soloing approaches, which will surely cure all that ails your solos and improvisations.
Solo Mojo is designed to get you out of ruts and patterns and open up new avenues for your soloing. We'll cover all kinds of topics including how to inject new life into familiar blues scales, re-tooling arpeggio shapes for new sounds, borrowing ideas from saxophone players, chromatic ideas, unison notes, scale bending, melodic minor concepts and much more. By the time you finish Solo Mojo you should be well on your way to becoming a much more confident and competent soloist.
Shane toured with the Neville Brothers for 8 years and has recorded and/or performed with Willie Nelson, Dr. John, Jewel, Beyonce, Rickie Lee Jones, Boz Scaggs, Larry Carlton, LeAnn Rimes, John Waite, Branford Marsalis, Leni Stern, Ben Folds, Amos Lee, Little Feat and Sammy Hagar (to name but a few top artists). He's a 2015 Grammy award winning producer and is currently working as Music Director for Daryl Hall's Live from Daryl's House.
Shane is also a passionate educator who has authored several instructional books, DVDs and columns for virtually every guitar publication on the planet. Fortunately for we students of guitar, Shane is particularly skilled at passing on the knowledge and skills he's developed across his impressive career, in a clear and very accessible manner.
Shane organized Solo Mojo into 6 sections. In the first section, Rut Busters, Shane shares six very effective approaches for stimulating fresh fretboard creativity: Changing It Up: Adding The 6th, Opening Up Old Patterns, Moving Across The Neck, Brecker Pentatonic Pattern, Extended Hybrid Horizontal Arp and Descending Dorian.
In the second section, Bending & Embellishments, Shane covers expressive techniques including Bending Below The Note, Bending The b5, Bending Lower Notes, Scale Bending and a tasty Bend and Descend Lick.
Creative Scale Approaches is the focus of the third section: Knowing Your Scales, Shifting Key Centers, Superimposing Pentatonics, Mighty Melodic Minor, Melodic Minor Application and Double Dipping Arpeggios.
Next up, Chromatic Concepts in the fourth section: Bebop Chord Tone Approach, Half Step Approach, Using Fragments, Descending Chromatic Approach, Stern Fragments and Fast Chromatic Patterns.
In the fifth section, Shane presents four approaches for creating distinctive sounds within your solos: False Fingerings, Brecker Chromatic Unison, The Instant Outside Approach and Rhythmic Displacement.
You’ll learn how to put all of the concepts and approaches, from the previous five sections, to work in a musical context as Shane guides you through five Soloing Performance Studies: Trashy, 1321 Las Palmas, Slow, Pork Tchoup and What's Pho Lunch?.
Shane demonstrates the solos over rhythm tracks and then breaks them down by stepping you through the key concepts, techniques and creative approaches he used to improvise the solo in the performance study.
All of the key demonstrations, performances and examples are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can loop and/or slow any section down as you work through the lessons. Plus, Shane generously includes all of the rhythm tracks for you to work with on your own.