Soloing & Improvisation

This course is for those who have been playing guitar for a while but still feel intimidated or stuck when it comes to improvising and soloing. We'll discuss how to build confidence, the important elements of soloing, playing with other musicians and anything in between you may be curious about!

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Nicole Cerminara
On TIL since 2023
Hey there, my name's Nicole! I'm from Niagara Falls, Ontario and I'm 24 years old. You may know me from Instagram, maybe you've also heard my band "JIN". I've been playing guitar for 17 years and gigging professionally for 8. I'd love to teach/discuss any topics which interest you!
What you'll do
Breaking the Mental Barrier: Creativity is Fearless
People always ask me how to get past that initial fear of improvising and soloing. In this course, we'll discuss breaking that barrier and building the confidence to experiment and explore the fretboard.
Building a Solo: Making Your Guitar Talk
You've probably heard the phrase "make the guitar talk" a million times, and it's the best way to think about your playing when building a solo/improvising. We'll discuss the importance of story telling through your solos and how to implement all the important elements such as: space, dynamics, bending, phrasing, vibrato etc.
The Pentatonic Scale: Not Just For Beginners
I often call myself a "pentatonic scale enthusiast:" as a light hearted joke. But in all seriousness, it's the scale I use the most and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that! I'll show you just how much you can do with this simple scale when you know how to use it right.
Playing with Others: The Importance of Listening
Many players get too used to jamming by themselves and not having to listen to or communicate with anyone else. Then when it comes time to jam with other musicians, they don't know how to properly adapt and adjust their approach. I'll show you examples of how my bandmates and I communicate and how I approach soloing during live shows.
Who you are
This course is for those who are at an intermediate skill level and have a decent amount of playing experience. A basic level of theory knowledge will help, but of course we can all learn from each other along the way.
What to bring
- Notepad/something to write on - Guitar (optional) - Questions! (I love getting into good discussions about guitar playing and music in general, so don't be afraid to ask any questions along the way)

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