Play MORE Lead Guitar... The Easy Way
What you'll learn
- How to master the neck of the guitar with the pentatonic scale
- Pentatonic scale patterns
- Pentatonic scale licks
- The CAGED system
- Using the pentatonic scale in a blues context
- Combining pentatonic scales
- You should have some (minimal) experience of playing lead guitar
- You should be comfortable with basic lead guitar techniques: hammer-ons, bends, pull-offs etc
- You should know the notes on the low E string (5th fret = A; 7th fret = B; 3rd fret = G etc)
This course is aimed at the intermediate lead guitarist who has some knowledge of the pentatonic scale, but feels limited to a couple of shapes & can't break out of their comfort zone licks. You will learn the pentatonic scale from the gound up: how the 5 different patterns originated & how they fit together. You will also learn...
How the pentatonic scale relates to chords you're playing over
How to determine the correct scale to use over ANY chord sequence
How to use the pentatonic scale to play blues
How to move fluently between the 5 pentatonic patterns
How to use the pentatonic scale to play over chord changes
How to use the (in)famous CAGED system
How combining pentatonic scales can introduce you to the world of modes
All of this is demonstrated via example solos shown in close up & tabbed out in PDF & Guitar Pro formats, so there are dozens of licks to learn. Also, you get a bunch of jam tracks to experiment over.
By the end of this course you will RULE the neck!
Who this course is for:
- Intermediate lead guitar players
- People looking to expand their knowledge beyond basic lead guitar
John has been playing the guitar since the age of 11. He began his guitar journey on a Woolworths Top 20 guitar, plugged into the mic socket of his Amstrad “music centre” (as stereos were called back then).
Before long he was playing in school bands and started gigging at the tender age of 14. On finishing school he trained as a radio officer for the merchant navy.
Then, after a brief spell working in a test lab for a Japanese electronics company, (whilst plying his trade as a guitarist for hire on the local circuit by night), John “turned professional” as a guitarist in the early 1990s.
Since then he's played in a hugely diverse range of bands, from top-40 covers bands & classic country acts through to alt-rock indie groups & blues bands. He's also carved out a reputation as a session player & sideman for various touring & recording musicians in his native Teesside.
John's influences are varied & include “all the usual suspects” as he puts it, plus a few you may not expect... Eric Clapton; Gary Moore; Jeff Beck; Kenny Burrell; Miles Davis; Joe Satriani; Edward Elgar & Chuck Berry to name but a few.
These days, John puts food on the table by teaching a select group of students from his home studio in Redcar, as well as recording his own brand of original, melodic, bluesy rock guitar music, which is available across all major platforms & via his website