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Guitar Fretboard Mastery for the Blues Guitarist

Learn how to build major and minor scales anywhere on the neck, as well as a variety of chords.
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Created by - Mark Thomson
Last updated 1/2014
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In just over an hour of video, you'll learn how to build scales and chords anywhere on the neck, as well as learn all the notes along the entire fingerboard. No memorization required! Instead, you'll learn the simple building blocks of scales and chords and how to construct them on your own.

Who is the target audience?
  • For players of all levels
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of the course you will know ll the notes on the neck, as well as how to build major and minor scales, and the primary chords in blues.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 5 Lectures Collapse All 5 Lectures 01:13:07
How to Visualize the Fingerboard
1 Lecture 23:02

Master all the note names everywhere on the guitar. Build an internal model of the guitar by visualizing the notes. This is an incredibly powerful tool!

Preview 23:02
How to Build Scales
2 Lectures 28:04

Finally understand scales! What exactly is a scale? How many are there? How are they built? By the end of this video you will be able to build the major scale and the minor pentatonic scale anywhere on the fretboard, from any finger on any string, ascending and descending. So toss our your scale charts and start watching!

Learn How to Build Scales All Over the Neck

Other Scale Formulas
How to Build Chords
2 Lectures 21:56

Finally understand chords. What exactly is a chord? What's the difference between voicing and spelling?

How many chords are there, anyway? How are they built? What are triads? How about seventh chords? You'll learn about all of this, and *master* chords in a sigle video lesson.

Major, minor, Dom 7, min 7, Dom 7 (#9) Dom 9, Dom 13

Toss our your chord charts ad posters. You won't ever need them again after this lesson!

Learn How to Build Chords

Chord Spellings and Voicings: Final Review
About the Instructor
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Professional Guitar Instructor

I've been a professional teacher my entire adult life. I have taught thousands of people over the years to play all levels and all styles. A music composition major at Arizona State University, I also graduated from L.A.'s Guitar Institue of Technology. In the late 80's I was featured in Guitar Player Magazine's SPOTLIGHT column, and in the early 90's was George Lynch's guitar instructor. (He of DOKKEN fame.) I created George's instructional series for R.E.H. videos and worked with George on other projects. For the most part, though, I was one of the lead instructors at the Music Store in Mesa, Arizona where I taught thousands of students over the years. I currently reside in Sevastopol, Ukraine where I moved to master the Russian language and to share American rock and blues with a part of the world that knows little about it.

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