RockStarter Level 1 is 2 hours and 43 minutes long and includes a full color PDF E-Book to print/ follow along with.
Welcome to the Rockstarter series for beginner Rock style guitar. The RockStarter Level One course is designed for the beginner guitar player, or for someone who has some experience playing acoustic guitar but would now like to move into the world of electric rock style guitar playing. The course is laid out in a very structured and systematic way. Every topic/ technique is taught in extensive detail and every section progresses from the previous one. You can spend as much time on each section as you need.
In Rockstarter Level 1, we begin with some basic technique and theory review and then talk about guitar effects pedals like overdrive and distortion to help you achieve that classic rock guitar sound. Then we jump into important strumming hand techniques like Palm Muting and Percussive Strumming.
We will show you how you can make slight changes to chords you already know, to give them more of a rock guitar sound. Then will learn what “Power Chords” are and how they are made as well as some technique tips on how to make them sound even better.
Next we will show you some common rock chord progressions that will remind you of many of your favorite rock songs, and we will incorporate techniques such as “Sliding Power Chords”, “Hammer Ons” and “Pull Offs”
You will learn how to play the Major scale and the Minor Pentatonic scale across two octaves and how to start using these scales in solos.
Then the real fun begins as we look at how to get started playing Lead guitar and introduce techniques such as Vibrato and String Bending.
Finally, we bring it all together and show you how you can start combining these techniques to create awesome sounding lead guitar riffs!
This course is packed with information, but it is presented in a structured, and systematic way. Each step of the way you will be building upon the knowledge you have learned in the previous lessons, so you will never feel overwhelmed or in over your head. You can move through these lessons at your own pace and watch the videos as many times as you like.
Rockstarter Level 1 is 2 hours and 43 minutes long and includes the following lessons:
Part 1: Parts of the Electric Guitar
Part 2: Technique Review
Part 3: Tone/ Effects Pedals
Part 4: The Notes on the Neck
Part 5: The Major Scale
Part 6: Right Hand Muting
Part 7: Palm Muting (watch for free on this page)
Part 8: Modified Chords
Part 9: Power Chords
Part 10: Power Chord Progressions
Part 11: Sliding Power Chords
Part 12: Open String Power Chords (watch for free on this page)
Part 13: Open String Power Chord Progressions
Part 14: Transition Notes
Part 15: The I, IV, V Progression
Part 16: Percussive Strums (watch for free on this page)
Part 17: Hammer On Chords
Part 18: Major Scale Two Octaves
Part 19: Lead Guitar
Part 20: Minor Pentatonic Scale
Part 21: Minor Pentatonic Scale Two Octaves
Part 22: Vibrato Techniques
Part 23: Using Vibrato
Part 24: Hammer Ons and Pull Offs
Part 25: String Bending
Part 26: Soloing
Part 27: Conclusion
Learn about effects pedals for electric guitar such as overdrive and distortion
Learn how the notes on the guitar neck are laid out
How to play the Major Scale on electric guitar
Learn the proper technique for right hand muting on electric guitar
Learn the essential electric guitar technique Palm Muting
Learn how traditional chords are modified for electric guitar
How to play power chords on the electric guitar
Learn power chord progressions from popular songs
Learn how to slide power chords like the pros do
How to play easy, but awesome sounding open string power chords
How to play poster chords using open strings
How to use "transition notes" in between chord changes
Learn the I, IV and V chords for the key of E
Learn the cool rock guitar technique of percussive strums
Learn how to play "hammer on" chords
How to play the Major scale over two octaves on guitar
Learn the basics of lead guitar
Learn the most important rock guitar scale, the minor pentatonic scale
Learn the minor pentatonic scale over two octaves
Covering the various vibrato techniques
How to apply and use vibrato
How to play Hammer Ons and Pull Offs on electric guitar
How to bend strings on electric guitar
How to play an electric guitar solo
Conclusion of RockStarter course
Hi I'm Troy from Studio33Guitar! I have been playing guitar for nearly 30 years and have taught for almost as long.
From private lessons to video lessons, I have had the pleasure of teaching thousands of people of various age and skill levels from all over the world.
After teaching so many people, I have developed a curriculum that has evolved and been refined over the years into what I believe to be the best step by step approach to learning guitar. My philosophy about learning guitar is that knowledge goes hand in hand with technique. If you want to simply play a few chords, you can easily find someone to show you where to place your fingers on the guitar neck. But if you really want to succeed as a musician, it’s important for you to understand what it is you are playing. Studio33Guitar lessons teach just that; the “why” along with the “how”.
Don’t be frightened by the term “music theory”, our lessons are laid out in a very organized, and structured, yet simple way that will teach you in a true step by step approach.