Use various techniques correctly for different effects
Know which scales to use in which keys, and why
Play and use the most common lead guitar scales
You have to own a guitar, and be familiar with the basic terminology (parts of the guitar etc.). Knowledge of open chords and barre chords would definitely help, but it isn't essential.
In this course, you will learn the basics of modern lead guitar playing. I'll take you through the main techniques you should know, and how to do them the correct way. Then, I'll show you the most common scales (pentatonic, major, minor...) and you'll learn where and when to use each one.
For each technique and scale there is also an example solo, demonstrating the scale or technique in a real life context. Then there is an extended backing track which you can use to practise your own soloing.
The course is set up a suggested order, but feel free to jump around for what interests you most (although I recommend eventually doing every lecture!).
Who this course is for:
This course is for guitarists who might be able to play a solo that's written down, but are lost when it comes to improvising. It's not for you if you want an advanced lead guitar course, but is perfect if you're just starting out with lead guitar.
My name is Rob and I've been teaching the guitar both online and in person for the last 10 years. I studied at the Academy of Contemporary Music is Guildford, England, and have a guitar instructional website.
Students like my teaching style because I make learning the guitar fun, while still keeping things serious.