Guitar Lessons - Fun With Harmonic Interval Runs and Beyond
What you'll learn
- You Will Learn To Add Beautiful 2 Note Harmonised Runs Around The Popular Chords of A, D and E
- You Will Sound Like A Professional Guitar Player - No Need To Read Music
- You Will Engage Emotionally With The Audience By Adding Richness, Colour, Movement and Dynamics To Your Guitar Playing
- You Will Create Dynamic Guitar Introductions, Interludes and Endings Unlike Other Guitar Players Who Start Shakily and End Randomly Leaving Listeners Lost
- You Will Learn Harmonies in 3rds and 6ths, On Treble Strings and Treble and Bass Combined Plus Much More
- Plus You will Learn To Apply Many Valuable Tips and Techniques Not Tabbed But Shown Throughout The Course
- Ability to Play Basic Chords Such As A, D, E
- Enthusiasm to Learn and A Willingness To Practice
- Ability To Read Tab an Advantage but Not Necessary
Harmonic Intervals? What Are They? Two different notes played in harmony
As a Guitar player / Singer Songwriter, have you ever asked yourself how do they play those nice harmonised bits between the chords on the acoustic guitar or electric guitar?
Wonder No More
Fun With Harmonic Intervals And Beyond - enables Solo Guitarists and Singer/Songwriter Guitarists, like you, to sound better by adding harmony, colour, movement and dynamics to your playing to create a fuller more engaging and musical sound. You will do this by joining the chords in a song with 2 note harmonised runs and simple, alternative chord voicings, creating music to be remembered.
Lead Your Audience and Be Remembered.
There are many paradoxes in life.
Take this limerick (a limerick is a humorous five-line poem) for instance
“There was a young lady of Crewe
Whose limericks stopped at line two.”
This anonymous limerick is not paradoxical, but it prompted the sequel:
“There was a young man of Verdun.”
What is the paradox? Is it that your mind automatically supplies a second line: “Whose
limericks stopped at line one.” ? Or is it the very
idea of a limerick having fewer than five lines?
By using the runs from this course, you will lead your audience (just like the limericks above) and create dynamic introductions, interludes and endings to your performances. No longer be the same as all those other guitar players who just shakily start songs after strumming a few chords or randomly stop suddenly leaving the listener wondering should they clap or not!
Instead, use your runs in a musical manner to let the audience know that you are about to begin. As soon as you start one of these runs the audience are primed to expect the beginning of the song.
Use the runs during chorus and verses effectively to bring the listener with you. Create light and shade and forward motion.
If you use them at the end of the song you can start to slow the run down thereby informing the audience that the song is drawing to a close.
Then, they will definitely clap!
Stand out from the other players and, be remembered. Create meaningful experiences.
To Go Fast, Go Slow
This is a comprehensive course over 3 and a half hours long. The good news is that you do not have to finish the course to start using what you learn straight away. In fact, the best way to use this course is to go slowly.
Simply, take one section, learn the runs and use them straight away before going on to learn the rest.
I Don’t Have Time?
Most of the runs consist of a chord that you already know, followed by 2 notes, joined by another two notes and finishing with a chord that you already know. That’s it. Nothing too complicated. Just a few minutes each. Learn them one at a time. Surely it is worth the effort to be the player that people remember? Start with the simple runs and add the more advanced ones as you progress.
George Bernard Shaw’s asserted that
“The only Golden Rule is
that there are no golden rules.”
The "Golden Rule" of this course is Synergy.
That is, that the sum of the parts is greater than the sum of the individual parts.
The Individual parts that you need to know for this course are the chords of A, D and E.
By the way, you will not learn the chords here, but rather, you will learn what to do with them! Therefore, we are back to Synergy. You take this course knowing chords. This course teaches you to join the chords in a meaningful, harmonised manner. And you create beautiful music.
There are quick gains to be had from this course that you can implement immediately. Getting the most out of this course, however, will involve time and effort.
I Am A Beginner
Everything is broken down into note by note pieces with no impossible to play finger-breaking patterns, just simple, logical, finger per fret repeating patterns. You will learn by repeating each run slowly.
You will learn to add harmonised runs in five different ways, such as 3rds, 6ths, treble string runs, bass runs combined with treble string runs and chordal runs. The majority involve 2 strings only. Remember, the chords that you already play use 3, 4, 5 or 6 Strings. So these are not going to interfere with your playing; they are going to improve your playing.
This is not a theoretical course but a practical course. And no need to read music either.
Learn By Doing
You play along WITH each video. This is not a course where you watch me demonstrate each technique and then you try to figure out what I just did and decipher it. You play ALONG WITH ME. I break each run down into tiny pieces and we play them together as we learn the whole run. So you are going to have to work – but not too hard. It’s only two notes at a time after all! And, I try to make sure that we have fun while doing so.
However, the more that you use the runs the easier it will be to play it in a variety of tempos and musical styles. It is learning by doing but still can be implemented immediately.
I Cannot Read Music
You do not have to be able to read music to learn how to add harmonised runs to your guitar playing. Also, the videos are very clear shot from two points of view. Everything is broken down clearly. And slowly.
Plus all examples taught are also notated in TAB. There are pdf files for you to download and keep.
Imagine yourself the next time you play a song with your guitar. As you smile to yourself, your fingers play a simple but definite introduction. People start to pay attention straight away. They feel something familiar is about to happen. Then you start your song.
You come to the first chord change where you join the chords in a melodic and musical manner.
Your listeners start to be captivated by the experience as you lead them on a harmonised, musical journey through the story of the song.
Then, before they know it you are ending and they all break into simultaneous applause.
You acknowledge the applause and smile to yourself. You are the only one in the room who knows that you only learned the runs shortly before that performance. It really is as simple as that. So what are you waiting for? Go on. Get this course now. And be remembered as the great guitar player that you are meant to be.
Implement Immediately by Adding To Chords That You Already Know
Fully Leverage The Effects of Harmonisation
Uses Only 2 Notes To Harmonise
Sound More Professional Without the Need To Be Able To Read Music
Make Your Playing More Musical
Multiple Uses – Introductions, Interludes, Endings
Stand Out from Other Players
Add To Your Songs and Do Not Just Accompany Them
Get More Gigs
…and Enjoy Yourself
Who this course is for:
- Guitar Players/ Singer Songwriters Who Want To add harmonic runs to their Guitar Playing
- Guitar Players Who Do No Know How To Read Music
- Guitar Players Who Want To Be Remembered For Creating Beautiful Harmonised Music
- Enthusiastic Beginners, Intermediate Players And ALL Other Guitar Players
John has been learning, playing and teaching guitar for over 30 years. He has successfully taught students in person all around the world, even in situations where neither party shared the same language, other than the language of music. His philosophy of music is based on freely sharing everything he knows with whoever wants to know it.
He breaks it all down into small, clear, concise steps, covering everything in as much detail as possible.
Through his patience and enthusiasm his students leave their first lesson full of amazement at what they are already able to play so easily and quickly. To succeed students need curiosity and a willingness to learn.
He teaches students what they need to know, when they want to know it, empowering them on their life-long musical journey.
Begin your journey. Now.
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