Learn How to Improvise on Guitar in 30 Days
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Learn How to Improvise on Guitar in 30 Days

Learn my Proven Guitar System to Create Beautiful Guitar Solos On The Spot, in ANY Key Signature
4.5 (607 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
9,285 students enrolled
Created by Filippo Dall'Asta
Last updated 5/2020
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Current price: $119.99 Original price: $199.99 Discount: 40% off
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 8 articles
  • 51 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn a proven system to improvise on guitar in any key signature
  • Create beautiful melodies on the spot
  • Move freely across the fretboard
  • Understand theory and APPLY it
Requirements
  • Computer / Tablet / Internet Connection
  • Your guitar (acoustic or electric)
  • Know how to read guitar tablature (tabs)
  • Motivation
Description

WITH JUST ONE LESSON A DAY!

Do you want to learn how to improvise on guitar?

But don’t really know where to start?

You’ve gotten over the first few steps and have picked up the guitar

Maybe you’ve even gotten pretty good at your playing

But you just can’t figure out how to simply ‘play’

Perhaps you have never tried to improvise before...

“Why do I always play a fixed melody instead of creating my own?”

“How do I make my improvisation sound good?”

Perhaps some of you might have even gotten really good with your scales

You can probably play better than your friends on the guitar

Maybe you can play at blazing fast speeds

But your solos, or your improvisation, it all sounds stale

It doesn’t sound like music, but just a sequence of notes being played

If you can see yourself facing these problems….

Then you might be asking yourself.. Why?

Why can’t I solo as well as I want to?

What am I doing wrong?

Why am I stuck with the same old Pentatonic scale and can’t do anything else?

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Is there some sort of method, or a strategy, that you could follow?

That would teach you how to improvise?

Is it possible to learn from someone who has collected and organized all the information you need

Saving you COUNTLESS HOURS of searching it all by yourself?

The answer to that is a resounding YES!

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This course is the most comprehensive and effective beginner online guitar course on improvisation.

Learn to create beautiful solos on the spot in 30 days or less,

Whether you have never improvised before...

Or you already improvise but are confused about certain things such as theory, what scales to use and techniques, and you need help to take you to the next level.

This course is designed to guide you through three simple steps,

A system that I developed years ago and that I still teach all of my students today, with great results.

These three steps are:

  1. KNOW IN WHICH KEY YOU ARE, GIVEN ANY CHORD PROGRESSION

  2. KNOW WHAT SCALES YOU CAN PLAY ON THAT CHORD PROGRESSION

  3. HOW TO USE THOSE SCALES TO IMPROVISE!

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What to expect from this course

  • 33 Lectures/Videos with PDF Attachments

  • 3 "Extra Content" Lectures

  • 6 hours of video

  • FREE Backing tracks in all key signatures

  • Quizzes to test your progress

  • A discussion forum where you can post questions and videos or recordings of yourself playing, to which you will receive individual feedback and tuition.

  • It's available on a PC, MAC, iPad, iPhone and Android

There are quizzes, backing tracks in all key signatures to practice and jam on, and you can post questions and videos or recordings of yourself playing, to which you will receive individual feedback and tuition.

Follow the videos in order and you’ll soon find yourself improvising on the spot!

30 Day Money Back Guarantee, no questions asked!

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My name is Filippo Dall'Asta and I am a professional guitar player based in London, where I have been gigging and teaching guitar for the past 10 years.

I have been playing guitar for 20 years now and I have studied music in Italy, Germany, India and England.

In my music career I did a lot of research on improvisation and I found a lot of good courses and information on the internet

But I could never find any courses that have a proper system to guide beginners to understand the theory behind it, learn what scales to use and start improvising all in one.

All I could find was scattered information here and there, either very very basic or very advanced.

So I thought I needed to put a course together that would cover all those aspects

So that any beginner could start improvising in no time and enjoy the freedom of expression that comes with it

Without having to waste countless hours collecting fragmented information here and there on the internet.

I know that there are thousands of videos and courses on improvisation but on this course you will get all the information that you would normally find separately on several courses

All boiled down into one!

This course is very interactive and fun, you are going to learn and play a lot as well.

You will realize that improvising is very easy once you learn a couple of key elements and it doesn't take much time at all to get started.

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But Don’t Take My Word For It. Here is what people had to say about this course:

  • "The course is designed to be thorough, and to guide the learner to see progress daily - and it works. I am having a lot of fun following this course and cannot recommend it highly enough." - Adam Smedley

  • "I enjoyed the course and Filippo's teaching style. There is clear and logical explanation of the required music theory, followed by techniques for creative improvisation. This course fulfils the objectives stated in the course content, and I am enjoying practising the techniques learned. Highly recommended if this is of interest." - Jon Cartoon

  • "Genuine? Helpful? Actually gives me a real place to start practicing?! So much yes." - Kyle Loyd

  • "Fantastic course. So well done, Filippo. Great instruction. Very clear. Some "lights" really went on for me as a result of this course. I feel more confident with my leads and now have better command of the fretboard. To any potential students: if you are on the fence about taking this course, give it a shot. You'll be happy you did." - Mark Allen

  • "Not being a complete beginner I still found this course very useful as it resolved some questions I had about music theory and improvisation. Also, Filippo strikes me as a very music passionate person and I would love seeing some other courses. P.S. Backing tracks are a huge bonus" - Ognjen Mišić

  • "This is by far the best online Guitar class I’ve ever taken. Well worth the investment. I have always been a good rhythm guitarist but was stuck in the pentatonic rut and didn’t understand chord theory and scales until now. I hope you create more courses! I’m telling all my friends who play guitar to buy this course! Thank you!" - Bob Bean

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Who is this course for?

  • Both acoustic and electric guitarists who want to learn a simple system to start improvising in any key signature

  • Musicians who aim to freely express themselves on their instrument

  • Beginners with little or no knowledge of scales and music theory

  • Intermediate players who are confused about theory, scales and techniques

  • Guitar players who want to move freely across the fretboard

  • Both acoustic and electric guitarists who want to learn a simple system to start improvising in any key signature

  • Beginners with little or no knowledge of scales and music theory

  • This course is probably not for you if you're looking to learn more advanced and complex improvisation techniques

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I genuinely believe this is an excellent course. I have worked on it for quite a long time; 10 hours a week for 13 months.

So a lot of effort went into collecting all the key takeaways, and compacting it all into a single simple-to-follow course for you.

However, I am aware of the fact that it might not be for everybody...

And that is why I offer a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee, no questions asked... so you have nothing to lose!


With that all being said, If you’re finally ready to take that next step

If you’re ready to be my next success story

And ready to show to your friends and family, and to YOURSELF, that this is just another challenge which you can overcome, with some hard work and dedication

If you love the thought of finally being able to EXPRESS YOURSELF COMPLETELY while playing...

Then join me and THOUSANDS of my students., and get started on your path to improvisation success!

We can’t wait to see you inside!

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Who this course is for:
  • Both acoustic and electric guitarists who want to learn a simple system to start improvising in any key signature
  • Beginners with little or no knowledge of scales and music theory
  • This course is probably not for you if you're looking to learn more advanced and complex improvisation techniques
Course content
Expand all 34 lectures 03:21:01
+ The Theory: Know In Which Key You Are Given Any Chord Progression
14 lectures 01:14:27

Welcome! This lecture is about what to expect from this course. Feel free to watch the other free
preview lessons. I hope to see you inside!

Preview 05:05

For any building to be strong, it needs strong foundations. The Chromatic Scale is the foundation of music theory and practice. In this lecture you will learn what the Chromatic Scale is and how to play it on your guitar.

The Chromatic Scale
01:30

Learn the C Major Scale and how to play it on your guitar.

The C Major Scale
08:18

In this lecture you will learn all the major scales. Their notes, their structure, and how to play them.
It's easy!

The Other Major Scales
04:32

In this video you will learn how to harmonize the C Major Scale. Harmonizing a scale is the process of deriving the chords from that particular scale. 

It is a concept that many beginners do not know, essential for knowing in what key signature you are given any chord progression, but also very useful for song writing! 



Harmonizing The C Major Scale in 3-note Chords (Triads)
07:35

This is a quick quiz, let's put to test what you have learned on the previous lecture!

Quiz on Lecture 5
6 questions

Now you will learn how to harmonize all the other major scales.
Again, it's very easy!

Harmonizing the Other Major Scales in 3-note Chords (Triads)
13 pages

This lecture builds on the previous lectures where we harmonized the major scales with 3-note chords or triads. We will use the same approach adding a 4th note. These new chords that we derive are called 4-note chords, or 7th chords. 

This type of chords come up very frequently so this is a very important step for you to have a solid theory background.

In this course, we learn these things not just for the sake of learning music theory. This is all information that you will need to understand if you want to improvise and that we will apply during this course.


Harmonizing The C Major Scale in 4-note Chords (7th Chords)
08:53

Here's how we derive the 4-note chords of all the other major scales.

Harmonizing the Other Major Scales in 4-note Chords (7th Chords)
13 pages

A very important lesson that will teach you how to know in which key signature you are given any chord progression.

How to Know In Which Key You Are (Part 1)
08:05
What Key Are These Chord Progressions In? (Part 1)
8 questions

Let's start talking about minor scales.
In this lesson you will learn the A Minor Scale and how to play it on your guitar.

The A Minor Scale
12:33

In this lecture you will learn all the other minor scales. Their notes, their structure, and how to play them.


The Other Minor Scales
05:13

In this lecture you will learn how to harmonize all the minor scales, in 3-note chords (triads) and 4-note chords (7th chords).


Harmonizing the Minor Scales in Triads and 4-note Chords
02:16

Given a chord progression, how to tell if you are in the major or minor key.

How to Know In Which Key You Are (Part 2)
06:15
What Key Are These Chord Progressions In? (Part 2)
7 questions

Congratulations, you made it to the end of the first section...thank you!
I hope you are having fun and you are learning a lot. Now you are ready to move on to section two, where the real action begins!

You are about to learn a quick and easy system to play any major or minor scale in any key signature, just by learning 4 simple shapes on your guitar.

Conclusions For Section 1
04:11
+ The Shapes : How to Play All the Major and Minor Scales in All Key Signatures
7 lectures 40:09

Welcome to Section 2!

This section is your second step into learning how to improvise in every key signature. You will learn what scale to use on what chords.

I will show you how to play all the major and minor scales in all key signatures just by learning 4 shapes on your guitar neck.

On this module you will also find links to backing tracks in ALL keys, so that you can practice everything that I will teach you as much you want :)



Preview 01:14

The first of our 4 shapes.

Shape 1 In C Major
15:15

The second of our 4 shapes.

Shape 2 In C Major
11:35

The third of our 4 shapes.

Shape 3 in A Minor
04:59

The fourth of our 4 shapes.

Shape 4 In A Minor
03:43

In this lecture you will learn how to move the 4 shapes to all the other key signatures.

Let's Move The Shapes to The Other Keys
02:56

Well done, you made it to the end of section 2! 

I hope you are learning a lot from this course and you are having a great time, I am looking forward to introducing you to the next section: Improvising!

Conclusions For Section 2
00:27
+ Improvising: How to Create Beautiful, Meaningful Solos.
9 lectures 37:17

Well done for reaching section 3, where the real action begins!
In this section you will learn how to improvise and create beautiful, meaningful solos.

Preview 01:52

In this lecture you will learn and practice the first step to start to improvising. 

It is called "randomizing" the scale: Once you found the shape that you need to use on a chord sequence, you start playing its notes in a random order. 

This is to get you used to not using the scale as a scale anymore, but as a collection of notes that you are free to use as you like to improvise and express yourself.


You will surprise yourself with how many cool lines you can already come up with just using this simple trick!

"Randomizing" The Scale
04:34

Now, after you have practiced "randomizing" the scale, in this lecture you will learn how to play separate phrases in your solos.

This is a very important aspect of improvisation. 

After all, music is not only made by notes but also by the space in between them.

Create Separate "Phrases"
03:33

This short lesson is to talk about a very important aspect of approaching improvisation: Play slowly!

Most students make the same mistake of wanting to play fast, because they think fast = good. This is, in my opinion, a big illusion.

If you play slowly, it's a lot easier to communicate something special, even if your technique is not very good yet.

Preview 03:40

In this lecture you will learn how to create a main, recurring theme in your solos. 

If you improvise without focusing on a main idea, you will end up playing everything and nothing.
It's like a writer who writes his first book using all his ideas at once and then has got no more material to write another book.

So your solos need a recurring "theme" or "phrase" that will keep your audience attentive and interested.


Create a Main, Recurring Theme
03:19

At this point, after you learned how to create the main theme for your improvisation, you might have realized that if you keep playing the same phrase over and over, there is also the risk that your solos can become a bit boring and repetitive.

In this lecture you will learn how to come up with small "variations" of that theme, so that you can keep featuring it in your solo without boring your audience.



Come Up With Variations Of The Main Theme
07:47

In this lecture you will learn how to take what you have learned so far and move it to all the other key signatures.

Try the Other Backing Tracks and Improvise In a Different Key
00:36

In this video you will learn how to use the rules of storytelling in order to create beautiful, meaningful solos on the spot.

Develop a Plot: Initial Situation, Rising Action, Climax, Resolution
10:21

Congratulations, you are an improviser!

Conclusions For Section 3
01:35
+ Extra Content
3 lectures 22:41

In this bonus lecture you will learn how to deal with mistakes during improvisation, which is especially helpful in live situations.

Extra Lecture: How to Deal With Mistakes During Live Improvisation
02:52

In this lecture you will learn how to improvise on chord progressions featuring one or more chords that don't belong to the same key.

Extra Lecture: How to Deal with Out-of-Key Chords
12:00

In this lecture you will learn the basics of Blues improvisation.

Extra Lecture: How to Improvise Blues
07:49
+ Bonus Lecture
1 lecture 00:25
Bonus Lecture: Learn Gypsy Jazz Guitar
00:25