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Modern Guitar

Learn how to use guitar techniques to play expressively and be an effective improviser.

Modern Guitar

Learn how to use guitar techniques to play expressively and be an effective improviser.

Description

In this course, Costas demonstrates exercises to improve your playing and feel more comfortable across the fretboard. Costas teaches you how to build chord progressions and improvise over them in various positions.

Objectives

  • Learn different expression Techniques.
  • Learn scales and chords.
  • Develop your improvisation skills.
  • Learn to apply theory to your guitar playing.

Lesson Plan

  • 1
    Getting Started with Blues
    In this step, Costas introduces the pentatonic positions, as well as the first three positions of the major scale.
  • 2
    Applying the Major and Minor Scales
    In this step, Costas introduces all of the major and minor scale positions, and introduces 7th chords.
  • 3
    Improvising Over Chord Changes
    In this step, Costas demonstrates how to improvise over chord changes using arpeggios, and goes over swing rhythm.
  • 4
    Modes
    In this step, Costas introduces the Dorian and Mixolydian modes, and explains how to use the Circle of Fifths to build chord progressions with secondary dominants.
  • 5
    Reharmonization
    In this step, Costas goes over how to reharmonize existing chord progressions with dominant chords. He wraps up by going over some general tips for developing a unique sound.