13 Creepy Creations for guitar
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13 Creepy Creations for guitar

by Mitch Smith
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Created by Mitch Smith
Last updated 1/2017
English
Price: $20
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 25 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Play 13 gothic guitar pieces
  • Identify minor family scales and modes
  • use diminished scales and chords in progressions
  • play some finger style guitar
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Requirements
  • basic to intermediate guitar skills
  • Basic knowledge of chords and scales
  • How to read tablature or standard notation
Description

"13 Creepy Creations for Guitar" is a course designed to teach the aspiring guitarist to use minor family chords, scales and modes to create dark, haunting, gothic guitar parts. In this course, students will learn what differentiates a minor scale and other minor family scales and modes such as the Locrian mode, Phrygian mode, Harmonic minor scale and the diminished scale. Students will also learn basic finger style guitar as well as pick techniques such as palm muting and alternate picking. By the end of this course, the student will have a solid understanding of creating riffs and chord progressions that chill the listeners spine.

Who is the target audience?
  • Rock, Metal and Classical guitar students looking for dark, gothic guitar parts to play and learn from
  • Guitar teachers looking for Halloween recital pieces
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
01:26:16
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28 Lectures 01:26:16

The purpose of this lesson is to prepare the student to play "Enter if you Dare". Upon completion of this lesson, the student will have basic knowledge of the Eminor and A minor scales as well as E and A Locrian modes. The student will also begin to understand chord construction and how to build progressions based on scales and modes.

Preview 04:05


This lesson is designed to prepare the student to play "Dusk". Upon completion of this lesson, the student will be able to use G minor and C minor triads as well as using a diminished chord in a chromatic, descending walk. The student is also introduced to tempo variation via "rit." and "a tempo".

Preview 04:55

"Dusk" Playalong
01:11

This lesson demonstrates the use of the minor sixth degree in a scale or chord. Upon completion of this lesson, the student will be able to identify and use chords with a minor sixth.

"The Descent" Lesson
03:23

"The Descent" Playalong
02:28

This purpose of this lesson is to prepare the student to play "Creepy Crawlers". Upon completion of this lesson, the student will have a basic knowledge of finger style guitar and the Locrian mode.

"Creepy Crawlers" Lesson
03:51

"Creepy Crawlers" Playalong
01:49

The purpose of this lesson is to prepare the student to play "Halloween Special". Upon completion of this lesson, the student will have increased knowledge of the E minor scale, standard chord progression in e minor and a new use of the diminished chord

"Halloween Special" Lesson
05:05

"Halloween Special" Playalong
01:09

The purpose of this lesson is to prepare the student to play "Knock at the Cellar Door". Upon completion of this lesson, the student will have an increased knowledge of finger style guitar, dynamics and chord construction.

"Knock at the Cellar Door" Lesson
02:50

"Knock at the Cellar Door" Playalong
01:04

The purpose of this lesson is to prepare the student to play "Bone Breaker". At the end of this lesson the student will have improved left hand thumb and wrist technique, improved knowledge of iv chord modulation and improved right hand arpeggio strumming.

"Bone Breaker" Lesson
03:07

"Bone Breaker" Playalong
01:06

The purpose of this lesson is to prepare the student to play "The Clock at the top of the Stairs". At  the end of this lesson the student will have increased knowledge of iv chord modulation, drop D tuning and the dominant chord in D minor.

"The Clock at the top of the Stairs" Lesson
05:31

"The Clock at the top of the Stairs" Playalong
01:36

The purpose of this lesson is to prepare the student to play "Footsteps Behind You". Upon completion of this lesson, the student will know a shortcut to re-tuning from drop D, palm mute technique, alternate picking technique, and have increased knowledge of the minor scale and phrygian mode as well as the use of dynamics.

"Footsteps Behind You" Lesson
05:36

"Footsteps Behind You" Playalong
00:36

The purpose of this lesson is to prepare the student to play "Victorian Nightmare". Upon completion of this lesson, the student will have increased knowledge of finger style guitar, i-iv-v chord progressions and hybrid picking known as "Chicken Pickin'".

"Victorian Nightmare" Lesson
06:11

"Victorian Nightmare" Playalong
01:21

The purpose of this lesson is to prepare the student to play "Visions". Upon completion of this lesson, the student will have increased knowledge of the extended minor scale, dominant 7th chord and neopolitan chord.

"Visions" Lesson
05:03

"Visions" Playalong
01:25

This lesson uses various techniques and fretboard theory from previous lessons such as finger style picking, i-iv-v progressions, minor scale and chords, diminished scale and chords and dynamics and puts them to use. 

"Scared of the Dark" Lesson
03:30

"Scared of the Dark" Playalong
01:56

This lesson prepares the student to play "Witchery". It uses many techniques learned throughout the course suh as drop D tuning, finger style picking,  and use of the diminished scale. New techniques introduced are inverted chord triads, pull-offs and reading first and second endings.

"Witchery" Lesson
09:05

"Witchery" Playalong
00:49

Farewell Video
02:39
About the Instructor
Mitch Smith
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I hold a degree in Music Education from WSCC. I have been teaching guitar, drum set, piano and bass for over 15 years. Former students of mine have gone on to earn music degrees from ETSU, MTSU and Guitar Institute. I have composed and produced 2 full length albums and 2 EPs. I compose and arrange sheet music for SMP press and I am a member of ASCAP. My music school, RTSM (Round Table School of Music) has performed countless concert/ recitals over the last decade with enormous positive feedback.