Intervals for Rock Guitar

Melodic Principles Volume I — Intervals: Learn all the intervals in an octave while building understanding of the fretboard. Play riffs and licks based on these intervals; practice and jam with backing tracks of drums and bass.

Students often say “I recognized the sound of that interval/scale right away but I never knew what it was!”  By associating the names and labels with the patterns and sounds you will make rapid progress with your ability to learn, play and write music for rock guitar.  For most of us the layout of the strings and frets presents a confusing puzzle. Reading tab is easy, but really understanding the guitar takes a little time and effort. Volume One of Melodic Principles for Rock Guitar will open a new world for you! This is “music theory made easy”- and packed with great riffs.

Do any of these fit you?

  • I have learned a lot of licks, riffs, and songs, but feel stuck with my progress.
  • I don’t understand how what I’m playing works or why.
  • I have trouble making up my own licks and riffs.
  • I have trouble learning songs by ear.
  • My teachers only show me how to play songs. I don’t feel like I’m making any progress.
  • I feel that I have gaps in my knowledge of music and guitar.

Consider this:

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?

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.

This program includes clear video instruction, printable tab, backing tracks, and other lesson materials, including optional Guitar Pro 6 tab which allows you to play along with lesson exercises at any speed. Guitar Pro software is sold separately.

Got a question about this lesson? Sarah will get right back to you!

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