Do you want to shred like Jimmy Page, Steve Vai, play your favorite blues songs, and/or learn how to arrange and write the next radio hit?
By studying the work of guitar masters and influential bands, you'll get a clear idea of what modern music is about.
If you want to focus on solo or rhythm guitar, we'll work on concepts like:
Learning and memorizing licks from the masters
Playing with metronome
Analysis of major, minor, blues scales
Learning chord progressions
Comparing soloing styles of different players (for example, Slash vs Kirk Hammet, Hendrix vs Steve Ray Vaughan, Steve Vai vs Buckethead, BB King vs Clapton)
If you want to work on pop, songwriting, arrangement, these are some of the things we will focus on:
Comparing styles of famous songwriters
Analyzing song structures
Getting familiar with typical pop chord progressions
Arranging songs and noticing how the vibe changes when the instruments change
Playing song melodies on the guitar
Take a look at this reel I made with my band when we released our first album. There are plenty of guitar riffs and unconventional guitar sounds!
Below, a sample from a live show with the same band.