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Lead Guitar Courses

How to Play Lead Guitar

The Lead Guitar Course is a comprehensive method designed to teach people what they need to know in order to play and improvise guitar solos. The course is designed for guitarists with a beginner or intermediate amount of playing ability who struggle with a lack of ability and knowledge regarding lead guitar.

The course runs for 6 weeks with an hour long class once a week. Classes are usually 6 to 8 people in size. Individual attention and question answering is provided

Course Content

Some of the things this course will cover are:

  • Correct technique
  • Scales and scale positions
  • Arpeggios
  • Important soloing techniques like bending, vibrato and hammer-on’s and pull-off’s
  • Licks and phrasing
  • Soloing using different rhythmic subdivisions like 8th notes, 8th note triplets, 16th notes and 16th note triplets
  • How to understand and use rhythm in lead guitar
  • Exercises
  • Scale degrees
  • Lead guitar theory
  • Learning solos
  • Improvising
  • Blues, rock and metal soloing

Why Take This Course?

After taking this course you’ll be able to solo all over the neck, play lots of different licks in different positions and on different sets of strings, come up with your own licks and phrases, improvise guitar solos, learn solos easier and understand them better, be able to execute different soloing techniques fluently and confidently, undertsand how to play licks and phrases using different rhythmic subdivisions, compliment the chords of a progression when improvising and play faster and cleaner with better technique.

 If you’re intersted in booking your place in the How To Play Lead Guitar Course fill out and submit the form below. When I receive it, I’ll give you a call to talk about the next course starting date, the price of the course, what’s going on with your guitar playing and what you’d like to get out of the course. I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Improvisation Course

The Improvisation Course is a comprehensive method designed to teach people what they need to know in order to improvise guitar solos fluently and confidently. The course is designed for guitarists with a beginner or intermediate amount of soloing ability who struggle with a lack of ability and knowledge regarding improvising guitar solos.

The course runs for 6 weeks with an hour long class once a week. Classes are usually 6 to 8 people in size. Individual attention and question answering is provided

Course Content

Some of the things this course will cover are:

  • Blues, rock and metal improvising
  • Improvising exercises
  • Chord tone soloing
  • Licks and phrasing
  • Rhythmic lead guitar
  • Soloing techniques
  • Diatonic patterns
  • Musical and rhythmic patterns
  • Scales and scale positions
  • Arpeggios
  • Hexatonic scales
  • Diatonic theory and harmony
  • Scale degrees

Why Take This Course?

After taking this course you’ll be able to improvise all over the neck in different scales, positions and on different sets of strings, improvise using arpeggios and hexatonic scales, improvise using licks and runs in diatonic patterns, undertstand diatonic theory and harmony, develop a vast vocabulary of licks and phrases you can call on when improvising, develop a vocabulary of musical and rhythmic patterns you can use when improvising, understand how to solo and improvise rhythmically, understand scale degrees and understand how to use chord tone soloing for improvising.

If you’re interested in booking your place in the Improvisation Course fill out and submit the form below. When I receive it, I’ll give you a call to talk about the next course starting date, the price of the course, what’s going on with your guitar playing and what you’d like to get out of the course. I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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Testimonial

What do our students say?

 

“What made me decide to get lessons with Dean was that I was fairly competent playing chords and rhythm but I really wanted to take it to the next level. I could except that I would be playing chords for the rest of my days or I could learn some lead guitar – why not go for it? What I really like about Dean’s guitar lessons is he’s a great guy, he’s got a really nice and friendly approach, it’s an easily laid out step by step approach to improve week by week and add more to your volume of work to practice, it’s just a really positive experience.”

Nick

F.A.Q.

Frequent Questions

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Can improvising be taught or does it only come from feel?

Improvising can definitely be taught. The act of improvising solos can be broken down methodically and taught to people. If that wasn’t the case, there’d be no such thing as instrument teachers and music colleges. What a lot of guitar players refer to as “feel” can also be taught through understanding how to phrase rhythmically, understanding note choice and developing a solid grasp of technique.

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I'm a self taught guitarist who's been playing for a while. I want to take the How To Play Lead Guitar course to re-learn lead guitar properly, is that OK?

Absolutely. It’s quite common for students with a certain amount of playing ability to start lessons with me and ask me to treat them as if they’re a beginner. This is because they want to relearn what they know in a better way with correct technique and have gaps filled in. If you’re a self taught guitarist and want to take the How To Play Lead Guitar Course to relearn lead guitar in a more comprehensive way, re-wire bad technique and have knowledgeable gaps filled in, then you’re more than welcome to join.

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I'm new to guitar, can I take the How To Play Lead Guitar Course or the Improvisation Course?

If you’re a complete beginner, the content of both of these course will likely be too much for you to handle. The How To Play Lead Guitar Course is best suited for people who’ve developed some amount of guitar playing ability and would like to learn to solo, and the Improvisation Course is best suited for people with some amount of soloing ability who would like to improve their ability to improvise. That being said, different situations differ case by case. The best thing to do is get in touch with me, tell me about your current guitar playing situation and which course you’d like to take, then we can work out whether you’ll be able to handle it or not.

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I really struggle playing scales and soloing techniques, will the How To Play Lead Guitar Course help?

Absolutely. This course will focus a lot on scales and soloing techniques as well as other things. If you’re struggling with any aspect of lead guitar, this course will help. If you’d like to focus on technique more directly, then check out my Technique Course.

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