Some guitarists are obsessed with learning all of the whats and whys of music while others focus mostly on the whats without obsessing too much about the whys. Then there’s those who could care less about either. The first group seeks out a more formal music education, the second group leans more towards private instruction or self-study programs, and the third group enters a shed only to pull out their weed whackers.
The first and second groups have equal opportunity to achieve success as a musician. You don’t need a formal music education to achieve a masterful level of play as long as you have a solid grip on the key principles and techniques that serve as the foundation for whatever style of contemporary guitar you embrace.
Robbie Calvo’s Guitar Interactives presents key principles and techniques for rock, pop, blues, R&B and country guitar with an intuitive, hands-on curriculum free of tedious theory and repetitious exercises -- you will play your way through the course applying what you learn immediately in an engaging musical context.
Robbie has organized the course into five sections; Harmony & Theory, Chord Vocabulary, Scales & Arpeggios, Rhythm Guitar and Lead Guitar. Across those five sections, fifty key principles and techniques are presented and demonstrated in a logical progression of study.
SECTION 1: HARMONY & THEORY
Featured principles include The Major Scale, Diads & Power Chords, Triads, 7th, Extensions, Slash Chords, Arpeggios & Sweet Notes, Major & Minor Pentatonics, The Blues Scale, Tonal Centers and Chord Progressions.
SECTION 2: CHORD VOCABULARY
Featured principles include Diads & Power Chords, Triads, 7th Chords, 9ths, 11ths, 13ths, Other Essential Chords, Slash Chords and Interpreting Chord Charts.
SECTION 3: SCALES & ARPEGGIOS
Featured principles include Major Scale Shapes, Major Pentatonic Shapes, Minor Pentatonic Shapes, Blues Scale Shapes, Major & Minor Triad Arpeggios and 7th Chord Arpeggios.
SECTION 4: RHYTHM GUITAR
Featured principles and techniques include Rhythmic Feel, 2nd Guitar Parts, The Pocket, Single-Note Rhythm Lines, Riffs, Rock Style Comping, Pop Style Comping, Funk Style Comping, Blues Style Comping, Country Style Comping, Jazz Style Comping and Sonic Qualities.
SECTION 5: LEAD GUITAR
Featured principles and techniques include Phrasing, Melodic Hooks & Motifs, Musical Expressions, Lead Fills, Crafting a Solo, Sweet Notes, Modal Tonality, Rock Style Soloing, Pop Style Soloing, Funk Style Soloing, Blues Style Soloing, Country Style Soloing, Jazz Style Soloing and Developing Your Sound.
All of the musical examples within the sections are connected deliberately for continuity purposes. The scales that are harmonized to create chords in Section 1 are referenced again in Section 2 to build a chord vocabulary, which chord vocabulary is used to craft the rhythm guitar styles and grooves in Section 4, which grooves are then called upon to solo and improvise over in Section 5.
Robbie's section-to-section continuity approach provides a clear understanding for how all of the key principles interact to provide a solid working foundation for rock, pop, blues, country and R&B contemporary guitar.
Guitar Interactives is an extraordinary learning experience including over 5 hours of video lessons, professional backing tracks, tab, notation, interactive tab and fingerboard diagrams.