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Getting started : tuning guitar : how to read tab : how to hold a pick : power chord basics : basic picking technique : parts of the guitar : Guitar Pro software : rock guitar sound from your amp : pentatonic scale position 1
Form the correct habits : chord progressions : octaves : sharps and flats : guitar lick basics : using Guitar Pro : note names : pentatonic position 2 : scale shape overview
How much time to devote to practice : open chords : how to read chord diagrams : angle of fingers and finger pressure : song and backing track : minor pentatonic position 3 : goals and level of commitment
Pentatonic position 4 : 2 songs with backing tracks : riff song : kinda heavy song : pentatonic licks and riffs : pentatonic 4 position review
Rhythm guitar discussion : speed and accuracy exercise : pentatonic position 5 and review: play along song exercise : string heighth and guitar set-up : pentatonic shapes
Explanation of rhythmic notation : Em Am open chords : balad with backing track : AC/DC style with backing track : commentary on being a guitarist, practice & motivation
The barre chord experience begins : drop D tuning, first step to master the barre : power chords with one finger : Molten Metal (heavy tune with backing track : I, IV, V progression : intervals : major scale analyzed : 5 string barre : making practice a habit
Beginning of top ten tips for guitar mastery : the value of repetition : making practice sessions effective : speed and accuracy exercise : 3 diatonic patterns : triplets : six string barre chords continued : shapes from E Major barre progressed up the neck : A Major, A minor 7th, A minor, 7th barre chords : songs with backing tracks
Tip 9 to become an amazing guitarist, create your own program : hammer-on technique : Doug’s favorite dexterity exercise : great acoustic guitar technique : all of the common open chords for rock guitar : chord chart
Tip 8 to become an amazing guitarist : pull-off technique : hammer technique continued : speed and accuracy exercise : D, Dm, Dm 7, D7 five string barre: tricks include pick rake, volume sell, whale mating call
Tip 7 to become an amazing guitarist : improvising : finding the key to a song : Internet era guitar playing : song “Aces High” with backing track : hammers and pulls combined : hammer-pull triplets : string bending technique : bend with vibrato
Tip 6 to become an amazing guitarist : 4 rock n roll progressions from simple to complex : 4 backing tracks to play along with the progressions : pull-off / hammer-on finger exercise
Tip 5 to become an amazing guitarist : string muting technique : double-kick aggresive song with backing track : really cool riff song with backing track
Tip 4 to become an amazing guitarist : A minor chord progression : A major chord progression : hammer pull riff with backing track
Beginning of intermediate section : tip 3 to become an amazing guitarist : vibrato : natural harmonics : pick harmonics : tremelo picking : two-hand tapping : whammy bar technique : bend / tap : chromatic finger exercise
Tip 2 to become an amazing guitarist : hypnosis is not a factor : the incredible Lick – O – Matic : ear training tool : 4 note lead : 4 note lead backing track for improvising lead guitar practice
The beginning of the Pentatonic Zone : pattern 1 practice : first part of 5 section pentatonic lead : backing track : metronome info : using Guitar Pro tab : advanced pick holding : track your progress : repetative movement injuries
Pentatonic Zone continued : pattern 2 practice : 2nd part of pentatonic lead : backing track : triplet demonstration and exercise : sequences : building leads : no shortcuts (motivational)
Pentatonic Zone continued : pattern 3 practice : how to develop automatic technique : alternate fingering : 3 pattern review : 3rd part of pentatonic lead : bonus sixteenth note sequence
Pentatonic Zone continued : pattern 4 practice : accuracy test : four sequences reviewed : four pentatonic patterns reviewed : section 4 of pentatonic lead and backing track
Pentatonic Zone completed : next lesson preview : 5th pentatonic pattern practice : octave lower : complete 5 part pentatonic lead with backing track : Doug’s Trower jam
Beginning of the 5 note lead (Weeks 23 – 25) : reasonable expectations and goals : trapezoid shape : 4 note box reviewed : chord progression for 5 note lead : BB King Blues Box : first part of lead in 3 parts at slow and normal speed : rhythmic and melodic variety
5 note lead continued : explanation of midi based software : speed and accuracy exercise : new section with backing track of the song “Back in Time” : Song review
Week 3 of the 5 note lead series (final week) : student challenge : track progress : “Back in Time” lead section : entire 5 note lead and backing track : speed and accuracy exercise : this lesson begins part 2 of the course
First in a series of five lessons on diatonic patterns, similar to the five-week program on pentatonic patterns. Consistent Practice Habits | First Pattern in Natural Minor | Seven Chords of the Natural Minor Scale | Playing Over Natural Minor Backing Track
Second in a series of five lessons on diatonic patterns, similar to the five-week program on pentatonic patterns. Second Pattern in Natural Minor | Intervallic Structure of Minor Scale | Single-String Scale Patterns | Relative Major Scale | Playing Over a Major-Key Backing Track
Third in a series of five lessons on diatonic patterns, similar to the five-week program on pentatonic patterns. Staying Motivated | Third Diatonic Pattern | Dorian Mode and Harmony | Playing Over a Dorian Backing Track
Fourth in a series of five lessons on diatonic patterns, similar to the five-week program on pentatonic patterns. Fourth Diatonic Pattern | Phrygian Mode and Harmony | Four Modes Demonstrated Over Single Root Note | Using Diatonic Patterns to Play Different Modes
Fifth in a series of five lessons on diatonic patterns. Fifth Diatonic Pattern | Mixolydian Mode and Harmony | Combining Diatonic and Pentatonic Scales | G Mixolydian Backing Track
Week 31 – Breaking your speed barrier- tips and methods for playing FAST! Proper techniques for playing shred guitar. Important exercises for your daily practice routine.
“75 of Doug’s Favorite Classic Licks” – Part Three of Three – 25 Aeolian (Natural Minor) and Dorian Licks
Rhythm guitar parts for the Hawk song “Tell the Truth”, plus one of the most challenging licks of the course, taken from the song’s solo.
Rhythm guitar parts and melodic solo for the song “Beyond the Gate” (formerly “Stage Four Lead”). Several different playing techniques are covered in this lesson. (Part One of Two)
Rhythm guitar parts and melodic solo for the song “Beyond the Gate” (formerly “Stage Four Lead”). Several different playing techniques are covered in this lesson. (Part Two of Two)