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Chord Melody Part 1

Chord Melody Part 1

5 (18)

intermediate · Theory
Molly Miller

In my opinion, chord melodies are one of the most challenging things you can do on the guitar - you have to hold down melody, harmony, groove, and tempo, while making it all sound good at the same time. In this course we will dive into chord melody playing. What are some of the key elements into taking a song and making it sore in a solo guitar setting. We will look at different approaches from right hand technique, to harmonic options, to phrasing, to chord voicings. Chord melody is a bit endless, so in the course there will be clear guidelines of how to start on this magical and challenging journey. We will look at specific arrangements, dissect them, and understand them so you can then make your own. Chord melodies changed the way I play and see my instrument - I am excited to show you what I have learned in my 15 years of studying and obsessing over it. As a note: we will study a mixture of genres. This will not be just jazz - we will also check out pop, soul, and r'n'b. I know sometimes when we hear "chord melody" we go right to Joe Pass- we will be using chord melodies to look at a variety of genres.

$35 / lesson

Blues & Rock Guitar Improvisation

Blues & Rock Guitar Improvisation

New

intermediate
Federico Sanzini

Come practice with me as I teach you the secrets for good blues and rock improvisation, the fundamental scales, the techniques, the right approach, and I'll answer all your questions. I'll teach you how to study the songs you like with the purpose to understand them and not just imitate them, so you can really become a better guitarist. Finally, these classes will give you the basic process to develop your personal style!

$25 / lesson

Workshop for the Developing Guitarist

Workshop for the Developing Guitarist

5 (8)

beginner · Technique
Eugene & Dylan's Guitar Workshop

This unique course offers the benefit of TWO industry leading instructors. Over eight-weeks, Eugene and Dylan work with students in a lecture & lab format developing artistic performance, tone, dynamic control and the students ear for accuracy of intonation. Topics include, dealing with performance anxiety, self-discipline in practice, memorization, and other psychological factors linked to musical performance

$25 / lesson

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Brian B.

Brian B.

String Theory Part 1 - Triads

Molly is absolutely amazing. The way she breaks things down so you can understand how to play is incredible. She encourages questions to help you along in your journey. I would encourage everyone to take her class. You will be better no matter what.

Tayler K.

Tayler K.

Meaningful Chords, Meaningful Soloing

I left Jude's class feeling much more confident in knowing how to make meaningful musical decisions. This class was always the highlight of my week and it was a blast getting to learn alongside other musicians seeking growth! Highly recommend!

Ryan G.

Ryan G.

Chord Creation

Arianna's class is amazing. Every class was extremely well thought out, always engaging, and had great cohesion of concepts throughout every class. It’s more reminiscent of a Music Conservatory Masterclass than your typical basic online class!

Tom B.

Tom B.

Zero to Hero

Caitlin is an exceptional guitar teacher (top 1%) and this is an outstanding course. The live lessons are highly interactive and there isn't a question that doesn't go unanswered. Til is a pleasure to use.

Abbey F.

Abbey F.

4 Chords: The Best of Taylor Swift

Nena tailored the class to us and what we wanted to learn. She gave us tips and tricks on how to play songs we wanted at whatever level we are at, I always felt encouraged. This class has been an invaluable part of my guitar playing journey.

Jason A.

Jason A.

Chord Vocabulary for Guitarists

This class was a perfect fit for me. It was refreshing to find an intermediate class that focused on harmony and voice leading. It was nice to have the opportunity to chat live and ask questions to clarify things in real time.

Ellie G.

Ellie G.

Meaningful Chords, Meaningful Soloing

Everything about this class was just absolutely fantastic. If you are a passionate guitarist and you are up to a challenge or even just learn something new, than this is definitely the class for you! Don't think twice about it, take the class!

Tom G.

Tom G.

Blues Guitar Improvisation

Quist is excellent at providing motivation to practice. My family, friends, and bandmates commented that my guitar playing, timing, and phrasing all improved.

Jared K.

Jared K.

Workshop for the Developing Guitarist

This was a great class. I learned a lot from Dylan and Eugene and the lessons were very fun. They are both extremely knowledgeable and experienced teachers. I look forward to any future classes.

Nelly M.

Nelly M.

Level Up: Jazz & Contemporary Guitar

I've already learned so much my brain hurts! Tash has given me some simpler things to work on since I'm a beginner. I've taken several of the Til classes and they are such a great way to learn.

Marco M.

Marco M.

Secret Weapons

This is as great as it gets! Lessons are extremely informative, fun, at a fantastic pace, and I cannot say enough about Caitlin...so knowledgeable!

Marty W.

Marty W.

Expanding Blues Guitar

Jamey is a great musician and is sincere in his desire to thoroughly teach the subject at hand. He provided detailed handouts and playing examples, and really went above and beyond my expectations. Highly recommended!

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