Introduction to Lead Guitar

Learn the necessary tools you will need to know to start you playing lead guitar.
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  • Lectures 34
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2013 English

Course Description

"Introduction to Lead Guitar" introduces the major and minor pentatonic scales as well as the blues scale and exercises to develop knowledge of the fretboard which is quintessential for playing lead guitar.

This course contains video demonstrations, downloadable PDFs and MP3 jam tracks for you to hone your skills.

Take this course at your own pace. Take your time and practice on each element to get the most out of this course. Allow 4 to 6 weeks to develop your new skills.

Every journey starts with the first step. "Introduction to Lead Guitar" is a highly recommended way to begin your journey into playing lead guitar.

What are the requirements?

  • An acoustic or electric guitar can be used for this course. Music theory knowledge is helpful but not required.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course you will be able to construct you own guitar solos and improvise over major and minor chord progressions.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is recommended for guitar players who are at an intermediate level.

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Section 1: Getting Started

Introduction to Lead Guitar


Let's get tuned up!

Section 2: Fretboard Mastery

Learn the notes on your fretboard.

Section 3: Pentatonic Scales

An introduction to pentatonic scales.


E minor pentatonic scale.


Learning the F minor pentatonic scale.

Section 4: EZ Blues Jam

Let's start implementing some of the things that we have just talked about. We'll be playing an E Minor pentatonic scale over a jam track.


Play over the jam track using the E Minor pentatonic scale. See what riffs you can come up with on your own.

Section 5: Smooth Jam in F Minor

Start soloing using the F Minor Pentatonic scale.


Smooth Jam in F Minor Jam Track.

Section 6: Major Pentatonic Scales

Introduction to Major Pentatonic box patterns.

Section 7: F# Major Pentatonic Jam

Introduction to Jam using the F# major pentatonic scale.


Use the F# Major pentatonic scale to develop melodies over the jam track.

Section 8: C# Major Pentatonic Jam

Introduction to C# Major Jam using the C# Major Pentatonic scale to develop melody lines.


C# Major Jam Track.

Section 9: Blues Scale

Introduction to the Blues Scale.

Section 10: Finger Techniques

Introduction to finger techniques like bends, hammer on and pull offs.

Section 11: Blues Jam

Blues Jam using the A Blues Scale.


A Minor Jam Track.

Section 12: Sliding Minor Pentatonic Scales

Introduction to the 6th String Root Sliding Minor Pentatonic Scale run.


A Minor Combination Jam using the 6th String Root Sliding Minor Pentatonic Scale and A Minor Blues Scale.


A Minor Jam Track.


Introduction to the 5th String Root Sliding Minor Pentatonic Scale run.


D Minor Jam using the 5th String Sliding Minor Pentatonic Scale as well as D Blues Scale.


D Minor Jam Track.

Section 13: Sliding Major Pentatonic Scales

Introduction to the 6th String Root Sliding Major Pentatonic Scale run.


Using an A Major Pentatonic over a funk jam in the key of A.


A Major Funk Jam Track.


Introduction to the 5th String Root Major Pentatonic Scale run.


Start to apply your 5th String Sliding Major Pentatonic in a D Major jam.


D Major Jam Track,

Section 14: Relative Minors

Introduction to using Relative Minors. You can use minor scales over a major chord progression.

Section 15: Conclusion

Course conclusion.

Section 16: Bonus Jam Tracks

Rocker in E Jam Track. Use the E Pentatonic Scale for this one.

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Instructor Biography

Rick Spurgin, Guitar Instructor

Rick Spurgin, born and raised in the Midwest, has taken his talents to both coasts.His love for music started at a young age.He began actively performing as a high school student.

While attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts Rick entertained professionally around New England.He performed at local hot spots, on television shows and also worked as a studio musician.

His talents then took him across the United States to Las Vegas where he entertained with his group at major hotels and casinos for eight years.

Rick performed in Canada as well, but has spent the past fifteen years entertaining audiences in the Midwest.He has been performing with his group in clubs, riverboat casinos and has been the opening act for bands as the Doobie Brothers , The Byrds and Matt Nathensen.

Rick is currently active with his band “Out of the Fire” and as a solo performer, songwriter and recording artist with two CDs, “Out of the Fire” and “The Awakening”.

Rick has been a guitar instructor since 2004.In this time he has instructed thousands of students how to play guitar.He owns and operates, “All Ages Guitar Studios” located in Omaha, NE and Council Bluffs, IA.

As a family man and father of six children, Rick is very patient and understands the importance of education and family.He has a large dedicated group of individual students as well as group lessons.Rick’s lessons are both fun and challenging.

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