Solo Guitar Arranging

The guitar contains a seemingly infinite number of possibilities when harmonizing a melody ...so where to begin? In this live course, I'll teach you a few of my arrangements and we will analyze the chord choices, colors, lines, reharmonizations and approach to space and time. You'll leave with inspiring material to help you compose your own unique arrangements.

What's included

Live online classes

Learn and ask questions with Arianna Powell every Wednesday and Thursday.

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Unlimited access to recordings of class.

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Arianna Powell
On TIL since 2022
I’m a touring and session guitarist who has most notably played with Olivia Rodrigo, Halsey, Dua Lipa, Black Eyed Peas, American Idol, Nick Jonas and more. Although a sidewoman by trade, I’m passionate about solo guitar playing and a lover of all genres from folk to jazz, indie to R&B.
What you'll do
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The Puzzle
Learn to piece together melody and chords on guitar. Create basic working arrangements of songs.
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Color Tones, Extensions, and Alterations
Explore loads of possibilities to make chords more colorful. Expand chord vocabulary and understand harmonic theory.
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Reharmonization
Change existing harmony into something deeper using substitutions, secondary dominant chords, passing chords, quartal harmony, and more.
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Bass Lines
Add bass lines using scales, arpeggios and chord inversions while paying mind to voice leading.
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Space and Time
Play with proper feel and time. Note when to leave space and when to add ear-catching lines.
Who you are
You should have a working knowledge of the fretboard - know at least the note names on the low E and A string, ability to play barre chords, and some awareness of CAGED. The course has something for everyone, but beginners are not suited. Advanced players may pick up some cool new ideas and arrangements along the way.
What to bring
Guitar and Amp (if electric).
Started Wednesday 
September 21

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