Guitar: The Next Level
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Guitar: The Next Level

Boost your overall confidence & guitar skills instantly with my quick crash course guarantee to take you to a new level!
4.9 (12 ratings)
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117 students enrolled
Created by Jack Long
Last updated 10/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Play 8 pentatonic scales, learn 12 bar blues, and comfortably play 12 bar blues, students will learn a handful of easy awesome licks & riffs to show off, and inside this course students will learn some basic music theory as well as jazz chords too.
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Requirements
  • Students will definitely need to know all the main open chords, feel comfortable with basic chord transitions, and have had a crack at simple licks like 'Smoke Under Water' for example. Student's will also need basic tab knowledge, and have an interest in blues/ rock music.
Description

Get Ready To Rock Your fingers & Take Your Skills To The Next Level!!!!!

You have learnt chords, cracked some good strumming techniques, you can play cool licks and riffs, and you have learnt a handful of your favorite songs... Well now it is time to challenge yourself to the next level!

The objective of this course is to give you a taste of what is to come later down the line in your guitar journey, but at the same time you will guarantee see a vast improvement in your overall skills with this one course.

Inside my Next Level course you will learn all the important pentatonic scales to help you rip a lick and improvise to a jam track. You will also learn how to apply the pentatonic scale to chords or free style, and how to be ‘free’ with the scales so you sound good and feel confident.

You will also learn a bunch of awesome licks and riffs taken from the pentatonic scale’s you will be learning, and don’t worry, these are VERY easy licks to play that will instantly make you sound awesome.

And if that wasn’t enough, you will also learn how to play the 12 bar blues, AND.... I have added a jam lesson where you and me, (your teacher) will jam along together playing awesome blues music.

You will also learn from my interactive tab music, where the tab moves along at the same time you play so you know exactly where we are while we jam!

In order to learn how to solo and improvise in blues and rock you must know the most commonly used 8 pentatonic scale shapes. A lot of beginner guitarists get stuck in the first pentatonic scale shape, but to be truly free and improvise across the entire fretboard you need to know all the shapes, and I teach you how to play them. Knowing all the shapes is easy, and believe it or not, you will also learn a little bit on music theory, and learning these scales will also help with barre chords later on (that’s if you can’t play barre chords).

And it’s not just about that. Every shape gives it’s own sound and feeling to a guitar lick. This is where the magic happens.

This is where the coolness and the beauty comes through all these different shapes.

They have all got their own personality.

And now you can confidently learn them all and experiment more on your guitar. YES... Even at a beginners level.

And even if you are full of confidence or in a band already, or you have always been the rhythm guitar player and fancied a change and challenge, then this course suits all guitarists at any level.

Who is the target audience?
  • This NEXT LEVEL course is perfect for guitarists who have been playing for a few months and can easily read chord diagrams and tab music. If you want a new challenge, but at the same time learn with confidence and sound great then this course is for you.
  • This course is for any guitar player who wants to learn more on their instrument while having fun at the same time, this is not a step-by-step course, you can dip in and out when you like.
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Guitar: The Next Level
7 Lectures 33:42

Quick introduction on the course, and crucial tips on how to be prepared before going into the course. This course is designed to give you a small sample of what is yet to come in your guitar journey, so have fun with it and learn as much as you can. For best results, it is advised to run through the course, do as much as you can, and then come back another time. Ultimately, this course is perfect to dip in and out when you want to challenge yourself, and practice makes perfect!

Preview 05:34

The course will kick start in the land of 'Pentatonic Scales', and more importantly, you learn the easiest pentatonic scale to learn. Don't worry, inside this lesson I teach you all about the pentatonic scales and how ti approach the pent scale. So you not only learn how to play these important scales, but you will walk away with an understanding of the scales too.

Preview 06:12

In Lesson 2 you will learn a really nice riff that has been taken from the open E pentatonic which you will have learnt from the previous lesson. This riff is great to play and it plays the main part throughout the song. This riff is the perfect kick start to your journey in the next level of guitar playing, and after this lesson you will start to sound awesome and feel confident!

Lesson 2 - Open E Pentatonic Riff!
03:30

Sticking to our popular Open E pentatonic scale, you will learn a really lovely lick that is not only easy to play for any beginner at this stage, but you will sound great after playing this simple technique. The trick with this lick is to start slow, and then see how fast you can get playing it. This is really great fun and you'll have a good understanding of the open E pentatonic scale after this lecture.

This lick is nice to play on its own, or added in between a song with the same rhythm in the key of an E.

Lesson 3 - Open E Pentatonic Lick!
02:59

To really show you how to make a simple open pentatonic scale sound incredibly awesome, you will learn one of the greatest Rock influence riffs ever made, and believe it or not, the whole rock riff is taken from the Open E pentatonic scale. You will not believe how simple this rock riff is, and how increbile it sounds.

Lesson 4 - Pentatonic Rock Classic! - The Ultimate Riff!
04:48

In Lesson 5, you will learn how to play the 12 bar blues. Inside this lesson I teach you to play each of the 12 bars in this famous blues riff, and more importantly, once you have mastered this lesson you will see an overall improvment in your rythm and timing.

Lesson 5 - 12 Bar Blues
08:27

To really nail the 12 bar blues, the best result is to jam along with someone. And that is exactly what you get inside this lesson. Lesson #6 is an awesome 'jam along' lesson, where you will be jamming along with me playing the 12 bar blues together that you learnt from the previous lesson.

You will also learn from my interactive tablature, where the tab moves along while you play so you know exactly where we are in the lesson.

Lesson 6 - 12 Bar Blues Jam Along Lesson!
02:12
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Extended Pentatonic Scale's
3 Lectures 14:46

To extend on your pentatonic scale knowledge, you will learn how to play the Am pentatonic scale in this lesson. You will also learn how to apply some cool tips and tricks, as well as a very awesome set of jazz chords!

Lesson 7 - Am Pentatonic Scale
04:53

To finish this Next Level course off, you will learn inside Lesson 9 the remaining 6 pentatonic scales every Next Level guitar player would need to know. After this lesson, the guitar neck is your oyster. I advise to experiment, don't be afraid to play further down the neck, and start finding your own style and guitar techniques. Good Luck!

Lesson 8 - Additional 6 Pentatonic Scales
07:13

We wrap up everything that you learnt inside this course, and importantly you will learn how to carry on with improving your guitar skills and I give you tips on what you should focus on next.

Final Lesson - Next Level Wrap Up!
02:40
About the Instructor
Jack Long
4.2 Average rating
21 Reviews
149 Students
2 Courses
20 + Years, 1000s of Students, Millions of Video Views

Jack has been playing/teaching guitar for nearly 20 years. By personally teaching 100s of students one-on-one in his local area, and 1000s of guitar lessons within the last 20 + years, Jack has proven to maximize any students' results by providing them with the clearest step-by-step system to playing guitar.

Jack started out teaching face-to-face in his local area, driving to students houses (which he still enjoys today), and teaching students of all ages and all levels. With the rise of video and YouTube, Jack brought his guitar teachings online, and in 2011 he launched his own Youtube Channel which has accumulated more than 15,000 subscribers and have also received more than 2 Million Views!

His celebrity Youtube status has placed him in the top 10 Guitar/Ukulele Instructors online today!

Along with Jack's success as a guitar instructor he is also the author to many popular guitar & ukulele books, and the founder of Learn Guitar Tunes, his already established successful guitar teaching website.

Jack has vast experience in teaching guitar, from face-to-face, to step-by-step video lessons, LIVE webinar Guitar lessons, and teaching large groups of guitarists in an open forum.

He has a strong passion in providing the correct tools needed in order to quickly master the guitar.

His specialties are Beginner – Advance, Strumming, Picking, Barre Chords, Rock, Blues, and Folk styles.

Jack is VERY passionate about teaching guitar to the entire world and has a unique way of teaching things in ways that YOU WON'T FORGET!

Jack has taught so many different types of students, and believes that you CAN achieve your goals and he guarantees you CAN play the guitar just like your favourite bands and artist if you follow his system in a step-by-step system.