Solo Guitar Arranging
5.0 (13)

The guitar contains an infinite number of possibilities when harmonizing a melody 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! I strongly believe the best way to learn is by DOING. New information (chords, lines, theory, etc..) "sticks" when you learn it in the context of actual music. During class, we will occasionally cover exercises/concepts, but will always follow up by playing them in an arrangement.

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
The Puzzle
Learn to piece together melody and chords on guitar. Create basic working arrangements of songs.
Color Tones, Extensions, and Alterations
Explore loads of possibilities to make chords more colorful. Expand chord vocabulary and understand harmonic theory.
Change existing harmony into something deeper using substitutions, secondary dominant chords, passing chords, quartal harmony, and more.
Bass Lines
Add bass lines using scales, arpeggios and chord inversions while paying mind to voice leading.
Space and Time
Play with proper feel and time. Note when to leave space and when to add ear-catching lines.
Who you are
The course has something for everyone, but you will need to at least know the note names of the frets on the low E and A strings, have the ability to play barre chords, and have some knowledge of chord function. I tailor every live lesson to the abilities of the students - adding information for advanced players, and simplifying ideas for others.
What to bring
Guitar and Amp (if electric).
5.0 (13 reviews)
April 2023

Arianna is a great teacher! Very friendly and super talented. I learned a lot despite feeling like I was a little under qualified for the material.

December 2022

What a great course. Challenging, creative, inspiring and really well taught. Arianna is a thoughtful and a generally fantastic instructor.

Joe V
December 2022

Arianna's Solo Guitar Arranging class was wonderful! There are not enough positive accolades that I can give. I am a much-improved guitar player because of it. To learn from Arianna her approach to harmonizing songs, chord choice, melodies, and many other guitar related subjects is an amazing opportunity. Arianna is a wonderful teacher, and I would highly recommend this class!

Casey Miller
December 2022

Such a phenomenal class, so much useful information and creative approaches to harmony, chords, and soloing. Arianna is a kind, thoughtful, and easy-going teacher that belies the black belt ninja masterful musician underneath. So good!

December 2022

Amazing class and teacher!!

Started Thursday 
March 9