Melodic Principles for Rock Guitar
Volume I — Intervals: Learn all the intervals in an octave while building understanding of fretboard. Play riffs and licks based on these intervals; practice and jam with backing tracks of drums and bass.
Volume II — Scale Degrees: Learn every degree of the chromatic scale, thereby enabling you to create any scale or mode from a given formula. Develop your listening skills so that you can enjoy and understand music on a higher level.
Volume III — Scales and Modes: Construct and understand how to apply scales ranging from simple to exotic. Learn the modes in a simple and useful way not commonly taught. Play and learn to write solos from simple blues to ear-twisting metal.
Do any of these fit you?
Almost every student learns chords and at least one scale before knowing anything about their construction. This may be the quickest way to get started with playing guitar, but by skipping the REAL basics (scale degrees and intervals), the student is being set up for future frustration.
If you memorize a speech in Japanese, can you speak Japanese? No- you need to learn some basic vocabulary and grammar. If you learn to play songs but don't know any musical grammar or vocabulary, how will you speak music?
Do you know...?
The difference between a natural six and a flat six?
This is a perfect compliment to all the other lessons that you already own or have yet to obtain and is suitable for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. DO NOT skip volumes!
Melodic Principles for Rock Guitar is available on DVD or by digital download. You can download this to your computer right now! You can even use this file to burn your own DVD.
Metal Method Guitar Instructor Sarah Spisak
Sarah Spisak is the music editor and an instructor for Metal Method guitar lessons. She is a graduate of the original Metal Method course and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Mills College.
Her fascination with guitar began as early as first grade, when she made a "guitar" from construction paper. Her next instruments were cigar boxes with rubber bands. She started playing real guitars in the sixth grade and in high school bought the new Metal Method course (1983). Playing guitar never came easy to her. As a devoted student, she grew to be a teacher.
When she first went online she went straight to MetalMethod.com and worked as a volunteer, basically being an intern without a formal invitation. She now has her dream job with the company she loved since 1983.