Blues and Advanced Guitar Lessons
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Blues and Advanced Guitar Lessons

Blues to Advanced Guitar Lessons - Great For Intermediate and Advanced Players
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Created by Erich Andreas
Last updated 6/2017
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Includes:
  • 7.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Bring Your Core Guitar Skills to Great New Heights with Advanced Understanding and Tools
  • Master Blues Theory, Scales, Chords, Phrasing and Improvisation
  • Fill in the "holes" of Your Current Guitar Knowledge For a More COMPLETE Guitar Mastery
  • Finally and Easily Unravel the Mysteries of Music Theory For Full Fretboard Comprehension
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Requirements
  • You Will Need a Guitar
  • Practice Can Not Be Avoided
  • Intermediate Understanding of the Guitar
Description

Would You Like to Supercharge Your Understanding of the Guitar Without All the "fluff" That Most Guitar Instructors Teach You?

If you are looking for the best way to quickly advance your guitar skills to the highest level it has ever been then this is the most important online guitar course you will ever have to take.


What's Inside?

  • 130 lectures/videos with most lectures having a PDF attachment
  • 7 hours of video
  • PLUS New Videos added Each month

This is the perfect community for Intermediate players looking to increase their level of skill in becoming an advanced player AND it's also GREAT for existing advanced players as well.


Who is this guitar course for?

  • Passionate Guitar Players with a Desire to "up" Their Guitar Game
  • Those Players Who Want to Finally Understand the MOST Essential Music Theory Principles, Allowing Limitless Possibilities on Their Fretboard
  • Intermediate and Advanced Players
  • Blues Enthusiasts

You Will Be Learning From a Veteran in the Guitar Industry.

Erich's Guitar Videos, Ebooks, Online Guitar Courses and Books Have Reached Millions of People All Around the World.

  • With More Than 60 Million Views on Youtube alone
  • Nearly 30 Years Experience in Teaching and Playing
  • Over 260,000 Youtube Subscribers

We all know you have to practice to become better at guitar.

Most teachers don't have a "plan" for beginners to follow for them to see actual results.

This course, and all of Erich's courses on Udemy, are laid out in a "no fail" order. So all you have to do is follow the videos in order and put your practice to good use.

Erich will teach you the correct techniques and exercises to incorporate into your practice so you begin to establish the Right Practice habits.

THIS course will get you moving in the right direction.

No other advanced course will be like this one. This course is one of a kind.


Here are some key highlights to this Advanced Guitar Course:

  • Knowing construction of chords, gettting to Jam out to any song
  • Having the confidence to go join a band if you choose to
  • Call and Response style guitar becomes second nature to you

**Add 5 Bonus Videos on Two-hand Tapping Techniques**

There's really no other advanced guitar course like this anywhere else but here.

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Who is the target audience?
  • Passionate Guitar Players with a Desire to "up" Their Guitar Game
  • Those Players Who Want to Finally Understand the MOST Essential Music Theory Principles, Allowing Limitless Possibilities on Their Fretboard
  • Intermediate and Advanced Players
  • Blues Enthusiasts
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Curriculum For This Course
131 Lectures
07:16:45
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Introduction - MUST Watch First!
1 Lecture 04:46
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Technique - Module 1 - Think Fingertips
3 Lectures 14:39
This video introduces you to my dexterity exercise number 3.  This exercise develops hand strength, fretboard reach and sharpens your chord playing technique.  This exercise gets progressively harder as you work it down the neck.  Take your time and be patient with yourself as this exercise can be a challenge, but is worth the payoff.
Preview 06:39

A "hammer-on" is a technique used for playing a note without actually picking it.  Add this to your repertoire technique to add some spice to your playing.
Hammer-ons
03:25

The "pull-off" is another technique used to actually play a note without picking it.

Add this ninja technique to your repertoire to spice up your guitar playing.

Pull-offs
04:35
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Technique - Module 2 - Tricks And Techniques
6 Lectures 25:50
This video is an introduction to volume swells.  Volume swells are another way to play notes and chords giving the guitar a "bowed" sound instead of a picked sound.
Preview 02:58

This video is an introduction to natural harmonics.  When played properly, harmonics create a chime-like sound and are great for adding some new tones and techniques to your playing.
Introduction To Natural Harmonics
05:56

This video is an introduction to pseudo-harmonics.  Pseudo-harmonics are also known as artificial harmonics, false harmonics and squealies just to name a few.  This technique is most often used in rock and heavy metal styles.  The technique is very subtle and requires the side of your thumb to graze the string after it's been picked.  This creates a chime like sound similar to natural harmonics.
Introduction To Pseudo Harmonics
04:05

In this video I show you how using your thumb to play bass notes in chords can spice up your playing.  This may be a little difficult for smaller hands, but in time, you WILL be able to do this.
Using Your Thumb To Play The Bass Notes Of Chords
05:54

This video is an introduction to the sliding technique.  Picking a note and sliding into another note is the basic slide technique.
Introduction To Sliding
03:18

This video is an introduction to string-bending. By bending a guitar string we can change it's pitch. This is a great technique that is used often in rock and blues playing specifically, but can be used in any genre.
Introduction To String Bending
03:39
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Technique - Module 3 - More Tricks And Techniques
6 Lectures 22:30
This video is an introduction to the tremolo-picking.  This mandolin-esque style requires repetitive, alternate picking.
Introduction to Tremolo Picking
01:18

This video is an introduction to palm-muting.  This technique is useful in all styles of music and creates a very percussive strumming style.
Introduction To Palm Muting
04:28

This video is an introduction to vibrato.  The vibrato technique is created by bending a string back and forth in a rhythmic fashion while always coming back to its original pitch.  Coming back to the original pitch should be emphasized as most beginner players tend to bend the vibrato out of pitch or range.  This still creates the vibrato technique but not in the specific pitch but we are looking for.
Introduction to Vibrato
03:09

This video is an introduction to two-hand tapping.  Two-hand tapping was made famous by Eddie Van Halen.  This technique is a series of hammer ons and pull offs with both the left and right hand.  This technique takes a little getting used to but is very flashy and a lot of fun.  It seems to be best suited for rock and heavy metal styles of playing.
Introduction to Two-hand Tapping
04:37

This video is an introduction to the trill.  The trill is a series of hammer ons and pull offs with the fretting hand only.  Brian May, from the rock group Queen used this a lot in his playing.
Introduction To The Trill
01:57

This video is an introduction to "drop-d" tuning.  This tuning and style of playing requires lowering your low E string down by one whole step.  Often times the key of D major or D minor are best suited for this tuning to exploit the low D string.
Introduction to Drop D Tuning - Alternative Tuning
07:01
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Technique - Module 4 - You Are Ninja
5 Lectures 34:28
This video covers basic amp settings for achieving the best sound from your rig.
Basic Amplifier Settings
13:31

This exercise will SERIOUSLY sharpen your pick control.  This will develop both left and right hand technique.
String Skipping Exercise For Extreme Pick Control
02:45

A "double stop" is the act of playing two notes simultaneously.  This is a REALLY cool bit to add to your playing, ESPECIALLY your lead work.
Double Stops
06:42

This videos show you some SUPER ninja tricks for REALLY honing in on your timing.
Super Advanced Metronome Techniques For Building Ninja Timing Skills On The Guitar
06:23

In this video, I cover some different ways to practice and think about your practice as it relates to what you want to accomplish.  There are some gems in here that will really help your practicing.
Woodshedding Versus Dress Rehearsal - Different Ways To Practice
05:07
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Technique - Fingerpicking - Module 1 - Play Bass Lines & Melody Lines Together
25 Lectures 01:04:41

This is an introduction to the advanced style of fingerpicking that you have seen me use on:

Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hUDutc0vWk

Kids - MGMT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=678IqWMJKAY

Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeAZWdl4mV0

Please follow these videos in order, as each one builds upon the latter.

Introduction To Advanced Fingerpicking Module - Polyphonic Playing
02:46

This is a cornerstone video for this technique.  PLEASE don't skip it!  You must be able to count while playing in this fashion.  If you can't count the beats, you will have a MUCH harder time playing in correct time.  Please see that attached PDFs for this video.  You will using them a LOT for this series.
Advanced Fingerpicking Module - Establishing Your Timing - (Exercise 1, 2, 3)
04:44

Speed and coordination exercise.
Advanced Fingerpicking Module - (Exercise 26) 16th Note Speed and Coordination Exercise
02:34

Please follow along with the module PDFs created for this series.  You can find these PDFs in the Establishing Your Timing Lecture.  These exercises are the cornerstone of this picking style.
Advanced Fingerpicking Module - Basic Cornerstone Picking Patterns - (Exercise 4 and 5)
08:10

Now that we have established a confident bass "pedal" to support a melody, we need to be able to add some melody fingers into the mix so that we can play both parts at the same time.  Don't skip any steps!!  Each one is crucial!
Advanced Fingerpicking Module - Adding "Melody" Fingers
03:22

Slow and steady wins the race!
Advanced Fingerpicking Module - (Exercise 6) "and of 4"
03:49

Patience!
Advanced Fingerpicking Module - (Exercise 7) "and of 3"
00:45

Take your time...
Advanced Fingerpicking Module - (Exercise 8) "and of 2"
01:52

"Marinate in it!"
Advanced Fingerpicking Module - (Exercise 9) "and of 1"
01:31

Pinch picks are REALLY handy.  Take your time with the technique!
Advanced Fingerpicking Module - (Exercise 10) "4" pinch pick
02:58

Same as the last pinch pick, but on 3 this time.  You rawk!
Advanced Fingerpicking Module - (Exercise 11) "3" pinch pick
00:37

Same as last exercise, but pinch pick on the 2.  Make sure your picking hand is stable.
Advanced Fingerpicking Module - (Exercise 12) "2" pinch pick
01:14

Perfection takes time.  Invest time in your craft!
Advanced Fingerpicking Module - (Exercise 13) "1" pinch pick
01:14

Speed is nothing more than knowing well.  Take your time to play fast.
Advanced Fingerpicking Module - (Exercise 14) Melody Exercises
02:05

Pluck steadily.  This takes a little time to get it right!
Advanced Fingerpicking Module - (Exercise 15) Melody Speed Exercise
02:50

Advanced Fingerpicking Module - (Exercise 16) Coordination Melody Exercise
02:03

Just like the last exercise but the opposite. Changing it up!
Advanced Fingerpicking Module - (Exercise 17) Coordination Melody Exercise
01:06

16th notes!!!  Don't be scared, if you can count 16th notes, you can play them.  Slow it WAY down if you need to.  No harm in doing that.  We are establishing a unstoppable foundation, so TAKE IT SLOW!
Advanced Fingerpicking Module - (Exercise 18) 16th note exercise "da of 4"
03:24

Same as the last exercise, but on the "da" of 3.  Try on all strings.
Advanced Fingerpicking Module - (Exercise 19) 16th note exercise "da of 3"
00:47

Same as the last, but "da" of 2.  Be forgiving of yourself.  You are learning.  That's why we are here.
Advanced Fingerpicking Module - (Exercise 20) 16th note exercise "da of 2"
00:49

Don't forget to change up strings.  Diversity rules!

For exercises 23-26, do the same as you have done for exercise 18-21.  The only difference is that the melody note will not be played on the "e" of the beat instead of the "da" of the beat.  Follow in order of the matrix supplied.

Advanced Fingerpicking Module - (Exercise 21) 16th note exercise "da of 1"
00:57

Advanced Fingerpicking Module - (Exercise 22) Pinch Pick Speed Exercise
01:54

In this exercise you will learn to move your melody line while you keep your bass line thumping.
Advanced Fingerpicking Module - (Exercise 23) Moving Melody Line Exercise
04:40

Take your time!  Be patient with yourself.  PACE  yourself.  Here we are moving the melody line AND changing strings.
Advanced Fingerpicking Module - (Exercise 24) Moving Melody Line Exercise and Changing Strings
03:10

No melody on this one.  Here we are learning to "walk" the bass line.

Now if you REALLY want to put all these exercises to test and rule the world like i know you can do, check out this tab that one of my students transcribed for my version of Kids by MGMT:

http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/m/mgmt/kids_acoustic_ver4_tab.htm

The performance is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=678IqWMJKAY

The YouTube tutorial is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFFMCS1qU9U

The possibilities are endless with this technique and see how many songs you can cover with this new style!  Way to go!!!

Advanced Fingerpicking Module - (Exercise 25) Moving Bass Line Exercise
05:20
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Technique - Fingerpicking - Travis Picking - Merle Travis=Ninja
5 Lectures 13:07

In the video you will learn the basic concept of Travis Picking, named after country guitar legend, Merle Travis.  However, this type of picking has been used by many guitarists for some time now.  This new technique takes a bit of time to get used to as your thumb will be doing a lot of moving, but the payoff is TOTALLY worth it.

Travis picking is a fingerpicking technique that exploits a moving bass line played with the thumb. With this new technique, we are able to come up with many interesting patterns that would be very difficult, and in some cases nearly impossible to be played with a pick.

Preview 04:01

In this video we will be adding another movement to the basic moving bass line from our first Travis picking exercise.

Travis picking is a fingerpicking technique that exploits a moving bass line played with the thumb. With this new technique, we are able to come up with many interesting patterns that would be very difficult, and in some cases nearly impossible to be played with a pick.

Travis Picking #2
02:44

Step-by-step we will add just a bit to our first exercise.  In short time, you will be playing like Les Paul!

Travis picking is a fingerpicking technique that exploits a moving bass line played with the thumb. With this new technique, we are able to come up with many interesting patterns that would be very difficult, and in some cases nearly impossible to be played with a pick.

Travis Picking #3
02:30

Adding more!  Take your time with these.  There is a LOT going on.  This kind of practice REALLY gets this stuff embedded into your subconscious.

Travis picking is a fingerpicking technique that exploits a moving bass line played with the thumb. With this new technique, we are able to come up with many interesting patterns that would be very difficult, and in some cases nearly impossible to be played with a pick.

Travis Picking #4
01:53

NOW, we have a lot of things going on in this exercise.  If you really have difficulty with this, go back to the previous exercise and keep doing that until you can build some speed.  THEN your subconscious will be playing what you practiced, while your conscious mind can focus on the new bit that we just added.

Travis picking is a fingerpicking technique that exploits a moving bass line played with the thumb. With this new technique, we are able to come up with many interesting patterns that would be very difficult, and in some cases nearly impossible to be played with a pick.

Travis Picking #5
01:59
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Technique - Sweep Picking - Ninja Arpeggio Speed Playing
3 Lectures 11:12

Remember to keep a steady movement when doing this exercise.  You should be dragging your pick across the strings, instead of thinking one note at a time.

Sweep picking is a playing technique in which a "sweeping "motion of the pick is used to produce a series of notes which are fast and fluid in sound. What particularly differentiates sweep picking from other types of picking, is that all of the movements for a specific set of notes are either all down or all up or sometimes a combination of these movements. There is not an up-and-down picking like alternate picking. With that being said, this type of picking and pick control takes some time to develop. However the benefits are exponential as this is a VERY powerful speed picking technique. Again, like all the exercises, you can do this! Take your time as every new technique takes time to comprehend and wrap your brain around. Once you do that, the speed will follow. Concentrate on accuracy and speed will happen later.

Sweep Picking: Major Arpeggio
06:11

In this video we will be learning the minor form of the same arpeggio.  Remember to keep a smooth and steady movement when doing this exercise.  Do NOT think one movement per note.

Sweep picking is a playing technique in which a "sweeping "motion of the pick is used to produce a series of notes which are fast and fluid in sound. What particularly differentiates sweep picking from other types of picking, is that all of the movements for a specific set of notes are either all down or all up or sometimes a combination of these movements. There is not an up-and-down picking like alternate picking. With that being said, this type of picking and pick control takes some time to develop. However the benefits are exponential as this is a VERY powerful speed picking technique. Again, like all the exercises, you can do this! Take your time as every new technique takes time to comprehend and wrap your brain around. Once you do that, the speed will follow. Concentrate on accuracy and speed will happen later.

Sweep Picking: Minor Arpeggio
03:18

In this video, we will be lowering the "5th" of the minor arpeggio to get our diminished arpeggio.  This technique takes time to develop so be patient with yourself.

Sweep picking is a playing technique in which a "sweeping "motion of the pick is used to produce a series of notes which are fast and fluid in sound. What particularly differentiates sweep picking from other types of picking, is that all of the movements for a specific set of notes are either all down or all up or sometimes a combination of these movements. There is not an up-and-down picking like alternate picking. With that being said, this type of picking and pick control takes some time to develop. However the benefits are exponential as this is a VERY powerful speed picking technique. Again, like all the exercises, you can do this! Take your time as every new technique takes time to comprehend and wrap your brain around. Once you do that, the speed will follow. Concentrate on accuracy and speed will happen later.

Sweep Picking: Diminished Arpeggio
01:43
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Technique - Slide Guitar - Module 1 - Make That Guitar Sound "Swampy"
5 Lectures 33:55
This video will introduce you to the concept of slide guitar.  It can be a bit tricky, but we are going to learn this methodically.  Take your time and FOCUS!
Introduction To Slide Guitar
02:29

In this video, I focus on the slide hand technique.  Don't be discouraged!  EVERYONE finds this a bit tricky.  Time and persistence will allow you to conquer this!
Slide Technique - Slide Hand
09:53

In this video, I focus on picking hand technique for slide.  This, like all new techniques takes time and focus, BUT it's a SUPER-cool technique to add to your arsenal.
Slide Technique - Picking Hand
08:23

This video shows you the slide exercises that will bring both left and right hand techniques together.  Practice this and focus on the techniques that we learned in the picking and slide hand videos.  Take this slow.  Concentrate on focus, NOT speed.  Speed happens when accuracy is attained.
Slide Exercises
08:22

In this video, I discuss the different types of slides and how they affect your tone/sustain etc.
Slide Types
04:48
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Technique - Economy Picking - Ninja Technique For Playing Scales VERY Fast
5 Lectures 11:16

In this exercise you will learn the basic concept of "economy picking".  This first video consists of a four note sequence.  In further videos we will expand on this concept.

Economy picking utilizes alternate picking except when moving from one string to another. In this case the guitarist changes to sweep picking, picking in the direction that the pick is traveling in: an upstroke if changing to a lower (pitch) string, a down stroke if changing to a higher (pitch) string. The objective is to minimize movement in the right hand, and avoid the motion of "jumping" over a string prior to picking it, as often occurs in alternate­ picking. With that being said, this type of picking and pick control takes some time to develop. However the benefits are exponential as this is a VERY powerful speed picking technique. Again, like all the exercises, you can do this! Take your time as every new technique takes time to comprehend and wrap your brain around. Once you do that, the speed will follow. Concentrate on accuracy and speed will happen later.

Preview 05:00

In this video, we add 3 more notes to our 4 note exercise for a total of 7 notes.  Each time that we add notes, you will need to spend more time "marinating" in the exercise.  Take your time and don't force this.  Like ALL the exercises, it's better to think accuracy instead of speed.  Speed happens when you focus on accuracy.

Economy picking utilizes alternate picking except when moving from one string to another. In this case the guitarist changes to sweep picking, picking in the direction that the pick is traveling in: an upstroke if changing to a lower (pitch) string, a down stroke if changing to a higher (pitch) string. The objective is to minimize movement in the right hand, and avoid the motion of "jumping" over a string prior to picking it, as often occurs in alternate­ picking. With that being said, this type of picking and pick control takes some time to develop. However the benefits are exponential as this is a VERY powerful speed picking technique. Again, like all the exercises, you can do this! Take your time as every new technique takes time to comprehend and wrap your brain around. Once you do that, the speed will follow. Concentrate on accuracy and speed will happen later.

Economy Picking Exercise #2
02:24

In this exercise, we add 3 additional notes for a total of 10 notes.  Take your time with these.  The speed WILL be the pay off.

Economy picking utilizes alternate picking except when moving from one string to another. In this case the guitarist changes to sweep picking, picking in the direction that the pick is traveling in: an upstroke if changing to a lower (pitch) string, a down stroke if changing to a higher (pitch) string. The objective is to minimize movement in the right hand, and avoid the motion of "jumping" over a string prior to picking it, as often occurs in alternate­ picking. With that being said, this type of picking and pick control takes some time to develop. However the benefits are exponential as this is a VERY powerful speed picking technique. Again, like all the exercises, you can do this! Take your time as every new technique takes time to comprehend and wrap your brain around. Once you do that, the speed will follow. Concentrate on accuracy and speed will happen later.

Economy Picking Exercise #3
01:06

In this exercise we will be adding another 3 notes, making 13 notes in total.  Slow and steady wins the race!

Economy picking utilizes alternate picking except when moving from one string to another. In this case the guitarist changes to sweep picking, picking in the direction that the pick is traveling in: an upstroke if changing to a lower (pitch) string, a down stroke if changing to a higher (pitch) string. The objective is to minimize movement in the right hand, and avoid the motion of "jumping" over a string prior to picking it, as often occurs in alternate­ picking. With that being said, this type of picking and pick control takes some time to develop. However the benefits are exponential as this is a VERY powerful speed picking technique. Again, like all the exercises, you can do this! Take your time as every new technique takes time to comprehend and wrap your brain around. Once you do that, the speed will follow. Concentrate on accuracy and speed will happen later.

Economy Picking Exercise #4
01:18

Is this exercise again, we are adding 3 more notes for a total of 17 notes.  This brings us all the way across the neck.  Think "triplets" and take your time.  This will work with any 3 notes per string scale.

Economy picking utilizes alternate picking except when moving from one string to another. In this case the guitarist changes to sweep picking, picking in the direction that the pick is traveling in: an upstroke if changing to a lower (pitch) string, a down stroke if changing to a higher (pitch) string. The objective is to minimize movement in the right hand, and avoid the motion of "jumping" over a string prior to picking it, as often occurs in alternate­ picking. With that being said, this type of picking and pick control takes some time to develop. However the benefits are exponential as this is a VERY powerful speed picking technique. Again, like all the exercises, you can do this! Take your time as every new technique takes time to comprehend and wrap your brain around. Once you do that, the speed will follow. Concentrate on accuracy and speed will happen later.

Economy Picking Exercise #5
01:28
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#1 on Udemy! 30+ Years, 1000s of Students, Millions of Views

Erich has been playing/teaching guitar for nearly 30 years. By personally teaching 100s of one-on-one students and 1000s of guitar lessons within the last 30+ years Erich has proven to maximize any students' results by providing them with the clearest step-by-step system to playing guitar.

Erich brought his guitar teachings online, AKA Youtube, in 2008 and since then his Youtube Channels has accumulated more than 440,000 subscribers and have also received more than 63 Million Views!

His celebrity Youtube status has placed him in the top 5 Guitar Instructors online today!

Along with Erich's success as a guitar instructor he is also a best-selling author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller Guitar Mastery Simplified and the Amazon Bestseller Ukulele Mastery Simplified.

He has a strong passion in providing the correct tools needed in order to quickly master the guitar.

His specialties are rock, blues, country and folk styles.

Erich is VERY passionate about teaching guitar to the entire world and has a unique way of teaching things in ways that YOU WON'T FORGET!

Erich believes that if you CAN envision it, you CAN do it.