Guitar Chord Mastery! Updated New Quick Start Mini Course

Make Learning Guitar Chords A Snap! Plus...Learn Music Theory in Record Time with No Sight Reading!
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  • Lectures 224
  • Contents Video: 28 hours
    Other: 1 hour
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2014 English

Course Description

Join Over 2,800 + Successful Students Have Taken This Course!

New Update For October 2016!

New Bonus- Quick start Course. Get results in less than an hour with Secret Symmetry mini course!!! (Skip the long intro's and see what it's all about fast!)

Stop Spinning Your Wheels! Take decades off your mastering the guitar!

Are you tired of random, disorganized lessons that throw a handful of chords shapes at you and expect you to memorize them without any system to help you remember them?

Still Feel Like You can't connect the dots, or see the big picture?!


You are not alone!


The Problem....

Common Approaches To Learning Guitar Lead To Common Problems And Mediocre Playing...

The common approach to learning guitar (which almost all books, videos, and courses teach). approach teaching guitar it the same way...starting with open chords, barre chords, scale boxes.

This may help new guitar players up and running fast, but then you hit a BRICK WALL!

This common approach leaves you "Sounding Like" you know what you are doing (to untrained ears)

But...

Not "Actually Knowing" what you are doing!

This means there is a locked door in front of you which stops you from Creating the music you want to create, and the way you wanto create it.

This leads to other problems such as lack of confidence, or the feeling of "Faking It". You can play a song, but could you come up with it?

The Irony is that it takes the same amount of time to be a good guitar player as it does to be an average, uninspired, or frustrated one.

That's why you need the key to unlock that door.

you need a system...

Well, It's time to fill in those gaps in your knowledge and unlock the fretboard with the TOTAL FRETBOARD MASTERY SYSTEM.

Rather than focusing on picking patterns and physical technique, Total Fretboard Mastery System is designed to give you a solid musical foundation and combine it with a deep knowledge of the guitar's unique layout by...

Developing a complete understanding of TRUE FUNDAMENTALS of chords and harmony.

Applying those concepts immediately to the fretboard and see things right under your fingers that you were missing.

Breakthrough all of those old barriers that have held you hostage for years...even decades!

Gain confidence to propel you to achieve any musical goal you have!

Here Is What You Will Learn:

Phase 1 - Develop The Virtuoso Musical Mind With Ease

  • First, you will learn to simplify complex musical ideas...by developing a birds eye view of how music is made that eliminates excessive detail that other courses force down your throat which only confuses rather than helps
  • Understand Music without needing to sightread traditional notation or tab...good if you can rad it, but not needed
  • Declutter your brain... by learning only the most important musical terms in easy to understand language
  • The three most powerful tools you can use to make comprehending scales chords keys in arpeggios that are almost never taught
  • Develop a incredible ear for music...by learning why chords sound the way they do, and when to use them.
  • Gain control over your own playing...by knowing which chord voicings to use and when.
  • Write songs faster...increasing your options with a different chord choices yet keeping the chords simple
  • Learn to create one of the most powerful tools in music with lightning speed...The cycles of 4th's and 5th's
  • Dispel all the misconceptions about how chord scales keys and intervals work together to create seamless understanding to apply to the fretboard
  • Finally be able to target notes in chords when soloing... by gaining the ability to spell chords in any key.



Phase 2 Turn Your Mind Into A Fretboard Roadmap

  • Learn a completely new way of understanding the musical layout of the fretboard.
  • Find any note in all locations in 5 seconds or less.
  • Learn when to use the sharp or flat names of notes, and find out why almost all of the images of fretboards you see in the books and online are incomplete
  • Learn the secret way of seeing the fretboard layout that even many advanced players don't understand at all.
  • Make one chord sound like a dozens of different chords...by mastering different chord voicings.
  • Find hidden chord shapes that you never new were under your fingers, and get to them by moving just one finger!
  • Always choose the right chord voicing, by knowing why chord voicings sound different.
  • Never get lost again...by gaining complete freedom anywhere on the neck by making the whole neck your safe zone.
  • Play like the virtuoso's...by using small string groups instead of large bulky Bar/Barre Chords
  • Simplify and Systematize thousands of chord Shapes by learning "the symmetrical system" method of fretboard visualization which is even more in depth than the CAGED system.
  • Speed up your thinking by learning to use a numbers rather than letters
  • Never get confused again by keeping musical concepts and geographic concept separate in your own mind then combined them directly on the fretboard to
  • Make giant leaps beyond normal guitar players to understand thousands of chords...by using instantly recognizable shapes that even a non-musician can remember.

In Just a couple of hours you can completely change the way you think about music and the guitar!

Clear, Concise, and To The Point, without boring technical lingo, and ALL WITHOUT LEARNING TO SIGHT READ TRADITIONAL NOTATION OR TABLATURE!

This course is not just information, but a training partner! With real music to play over.

And Of course You have a totally unconditional moneyback guarantee. Study the course. Test the waters. If you are in any way unhappy, you will get a full 100%, absolutely no conditions attached, no questions asked, refund direct from Udemy

What are the requirements?

  • If You know your basic open chords, bar chords, and a scale or two, you are perfect for this course!
  • No sightreading or tablature knowledge necessary!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Develop a rock-solid foundation of how music is made.
  • Learn how to focus on what really matters, instead of wheelspinning, and slaving over boring scale patterns!
  • 26+ hours of video presentations, exercise instructions, demonstrations
  • 1,300+ visual aids, Reference Sheets and diagrams to help gain clarity of the concepts.
  • System to remember thousands of chords, by gaining access to a completely new color coded system of visualizing the fretboard.
  • Constantly updated and added to, I answer any questions you might have.
  • 3 different types of lectures: 1) presentation of musical concept 2) How to apply what you have just learned to the guitars unique layout. 3) A demonstration of how to practice the concept on the guitar with the backing track designed for it.
  • Specifically designed backing tracks to help implement what you learn, so you don't have to practice in a void, instead have a band to play with.

What is the target audience?

  • You! If you are bored with playing the same old chords, and want to write better music, Improvise better.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome And Thank You
05:43

Weclome and Thank You! for inviting me to help you acheive your goals and aspirations on the guitar!

05:00

This is a brief overview of where to find the materials used in this course.

Section 2: New!!! Bonus Quick Start Course- Secret Symmetry.
New!!! Secret Symmetry part 1
15:12
New!!! Secret Symmetry part 2
07:08
New!!! Secret Symmetry part 3
11:57
New!!! Secret Symmetry part 4
10:09
Section 3: Getting Focused
09:23

It's important to take time and determine your goals. We'll start by differentiating the different paths you can take when learning guitar.

15:24

We will talk about what stands in the way of making concrete progress, and why students tend to have the same problems and questions that never seem to get answered.

15:52

Here we will put our minds and priorities in order to develop a plan and strategy.

09:27

Here is where you will find the general pace and content of the remainder of this course.

Section 4: Developing Momentum and Confidence - The Aerial View
06:26

We will simplify our thinking by using numbers to see the fretboard rather than trying to spell every chord all the time.

11:14

The Yin and Yang of music. Can't have one without the other if you want to play music that is interesting.

04:42

Here we will define what it means to play inside rather than outside.

15:44

Here is the beginnings of a system that we will be putting in place that will allow you to spell ALL of your chords that you will be using on any instrument.

07:06

This is to clear up some confusion on terminology that people use everyday.

05:34

Just to make sure we are clear on the similarities between the terms and their different uses.

15:34

Once again, we are clearing up and defining different uses for the same terms.

15:53

If You have ever felt like you can't grasp the basics of how music is put together, and things like Intervals, Chords, and Scales are remain elusive. Prepare to yourself! We will simplify everything down in non-technical language just using basic numbers and letters that you already use in so you can grasp the important concepts easily with no stress.

13:59

Continuing on in this critical lesson to build your momentum and confidence to handle the detailed ground view that will be coming up in the rest of the course.

17:17

Continuing on in this critical lesson to build your momentum and confidence to handle the detailed ground view that will be coming up in the rest of the course.

11:23

Wraping up this critical lesson to build your momentum and confidence to handle the detailed ground view that will be coming up in the rest of the course.

Section 5: The Ground Level View - Adding Detail
08:11

The Idea here is to fill in some detail that we left out in the above sections. Go through as many time as you need, but try not to get overwhelmed if you are unfamiliar with the material.

07:37

The Total Fretboard Mastery System uses two seperate systems to assist in you in understanding the relationships between notes in music.

03:12

Learn how to use the reference sheets included throughout this course to assist you in visualizing the fretboard.

19:30

Learn to use the Exercises and Backing tracks to help experiment and gain control of your playing.

19:14

Learn the foundations of how basic Scales and Modes are built and how they fit together. This subject is very confusing to most players. There are subtle differences in the two. Lets clear this up now!

19:38

Learn the foundations of how basic Scales and Modes are built and how they fit together. This subject is very confusing to most players. There are subtle differences in the two. Lets clear this up now!

19:24

Learn the foundations of how basic Scales and Modes are built and how they fit together. This subject is very confusing to most players. There are subtle differences in the two. Lets clear this up now!

14:25

One of the biggest spots of confusion on the guitar is the shapes of chords and why they are the way they are. This will demystify the tuning system once and for all.

08:06

Learn why the all images of the fretboards you see in pictures are incomplete and why.

18:49

Most guitar players are limited to root position chords. Find out what inversions are and how we will be using them in the rest of the course.

05:12

Most guitar players are limited to root position chords. Find out what inversions are and how we will be using them in the rest of the course.

16:50

Music is not music without motion. After we learn to play the note, Intervals, and chords. we will need to add some movement in order to keep things interesting.

06:06

Here we will start to understand how to how to see the neck in string groups and which to focus on first.

10:53

Here is the other tool in the cycles. once again you will learn to create this tool in under 5 minutes!

07:28

This is one of two reference tools that you will use in music to help clarify and remember the details of Intervals, Chords, and Scales.

You will learn how to make this tool in 5 minutes, when most musicians can't do it at all!

Section 6: It All Starts With One Note
19:57

We begin with one note and start to understand different ways to look at it, as well as, where any note is located on the neck.

Plus, how to find a dozen versions of any note one the neck.

And, what the differences are between them.

02:12

Use this music to play over and assist you in the exercises in section 5 and 6.

01:59

This is an Into to the application of what you have learned in this section. It all starts with a single note!

11:15

we start by using the root note over the harmonized scale backing track.

08:31

This is what it should sound like, when playing a root note for each chord on the backing track.

02:54

Next is to add an octave of the root note, and repeat what we did in the first exercise.

03:22

this is what it should sound like over the Backing track

05:27

Lets start to add some movement while keeping one note stationary.

03:58

Example of what Ex. 3 should look and sound like.

05:25

Keeping with the same idea,we will add movement in the lower voice or bass note.

04:07

Imagine if you were moving a bass line around while singing one melody note on top. It should sound like this.

03:35

Adding an octave. The easiest next step.

02:35

Adding movement to both voices simultaniously.

Section 7: Intro to Intervals - Building Blocks of Chords and Scales
15:59

Our next interval are 2nds. Learn what they are, how much tension, where to find them, and how to use them.

05:11

Experiment with 2nd's, at least long enough to know where it is and what it sounds like.

02:45

Don't be afraid to experiment with higher octaves that are on different strings and inversions.

16:12

This Critacle Interval...Our next interval are 3rds. Learn what they are, how much tension, where to find them, and how to use them.

This is the one most of your chords are buit on.

05:19

3rd's are priority #1 when it comes to understanding how chords are made. Spend most of your time here.

01:40

Pay attention to the amount of tension, and what the 3rd's sound like.

12:55

Our next interval are 4th's. Learn what they are, how much tension, where to find them, and how to use them.

03:37

Learn where the 4th's are and think of them as an embellishment to a 3rd for the moment.

01:47

Experiment with different inversions and double either or both of the notes.

10:33

Our next interval are 5th. If you Like your power chords, then you'' love this lesson. Learn what they are, how much tension, where to find them, and how to use them.

05:40

This is where you should spend a large potion of your practice time. 5th's are used to complete triads which are

comiming up soon.

01:38

Example of what Ex. 3 should look and sound like. double, and use inversions. Listen to their sound when inverting.

15:24

Very Important interval. Our next interval are 6th's. Learn what they are, how much tension, where to find them, and how to use them. and special uses.

03:58

These notes are the inverse of the 3rd, just depending on which one is the root. Also used to identify your relative

minor chords and scales, more on that later.

01:48

The most common way to play this interval.

11:16

Our next interval are 7th's. Learn what they are, how much tension, where to find them, and how to use them.

03:47

As you progress into 7th chords and beyond, knowing this interval will become critical.

01:37

Listen to how much tension is in these. They should be similar to the 2nd's.

08:40

One of the more unusual intervals. Our next interval areTritones. Learn what they are, how much tension, where to find them, and how to use them.

03:26

Even though you won't use these immediately, they will grow in importance when you get to the 7th chords. They are a symmetrical interval. Equal distance between the root and octave. Look at the diagonal line produced accross the fretboard. It will be important as we procede. Don't bother practicing these with the backing track.

Section 8: Common Chord Changes - Playing partial chords
11:37

We will focus on a increasing our enjoyment and prioritize our practicing over changes that are used in everyday music.

05:48

Our first important chord change. Just 2 chords back and fourth, it all comes down to mastering two chords, the one you are on to the one you are going to.

03:32

I-IV , C Major F Major

02:33

A few ideas on how to practice different intervals or fragments of chords over the I & IV chords.

04:22

Another Hugely important Chords Change in all styles of music.

I-V Backing Track
03:32
02:33

A few ideas on how to practice different intervals or fragments of chords over the I & V chords.

06:34

Lets put the previous 2 exercises together and see how music and songs begin to take shape.

03:40

I-IV-I-V C, F, C, G

03:22

A few ideas on how to practice different intervals or fragments of chords over the I & IV & V chords.

03:51

A very popular variation of the last group of exercises.

03:40

I-IV-V-I C, F, G, C

02:12

A few more ideas on how to practice different intervals or fragments of chords over the I & IV & V chords.

04:44

Here is a popular progression for jazz,but is doesn't have to sound like jazz, its where the ii chord is substituted for the IV Chord (more on that later).

03:40

I-ii-V-I C, Dmi, G, C

02:42

A few ideas on how to practice different intervals or fragments of chords over the I, ii, & V chords.

05:27

Another very important one in all styles of music.

03:40

I-vi-IV-V C,Ami,F,G

02:39

A few ideas on how to practice different intervals or fragments of chords over the I, vi IV, & V chords.

02:21

Very famous progression in any key.

03:40

I-V-vi-IV

02:23

A few ideas on how to practice different intervals or fragments of chords over the I, V, vi, IV chords.

Section 9: Triads - Your First Chords

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Instructor Biography

Owner at BackingTrackTrainer.com Andrew Mcnaughton, Music Theory and Fretboard Geography Specialist for Guitar

After 30 years of playing music and being multi-instrumentalist, and with countless private clients to attest. I have dedicated all of my energy to help offer guitar players unique solutions to the common problems that stop 99% of guitar players reach their fullest potential.

Whether Beginner, intermediate or advanced, most players have skipped over important concepts that can truly unlock the fret-board and help you reach your goals.

Teaching is not about how much a teacher knows, or how much they can show off. I Believe it is the ability to communicate in a clear, casual non-technical manner, and get you to retain what you want know.

My mission to help you eliminate decades of wheel-spinning frustration so you can really start to enjoy the gift of music on the greatest instrument...The Guitar!

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