MY GEAR RIG
Absolutely ALL my gear, broken down and discussed! My recommendations, and my ‘not so’ recommended! If you are wondering how I get my tone, and what gear you might need to get something similar, this series of videos will show you exactly what I do. This mini course includes the following:
1) My Guitar
2) My Amplifier
4) Extra Accessories
STRAT SESSIONS ESSENTIALS #1 – MUSIC THEORY ESSENTIALS
In this Mini 45 minute Course, I dive into the essential theory that you should understand and know to perfect your understanding of playing in this style. I don’t want to overwhelm my students and provide a huge comprehensive course on music theory – I just want to provide the nuts and bolts of music theory that hold this style together.
Here we go back to basics and strip back music theory to ONLY what you need to know… The Essentials
STRAT SESSIONS ESSENTIALS #2 THE CAGED SYSTEM
In the CAGED system, we take a look at both the theory of chords all over the fretboard, and also their practical application when it comes to playing this style. By understanding and using this system and the techniques and tips I teach in this 30 minute mini course, you will be able to substitute different chords all over the neck, and understand exactly how scales fit ‘around’ those chords.
I explain exactly what the system is and whats involved in using it, but I also give suggestions and ideas for practical use such as embellishing all chord shapes and incorporating scales within the chord that is being played.
STRAT SESSIONS ESSENTIALS #3 – 5 “DON’T NEED TO KNOWS”
Every guitar teacher seems to be talking about ‘adding skills’ to your playing. Here, I talk about taking stuff away! Removing what you don’t need so you can better focus on what you do need. The problem with adding and adding and adding is that we never really master any one thing.
In this 15 minute quick course, I discuss the 5 things that I think you can forget about (or at least forget a little bit about) when it comes to laying this style. These things can cause distraction from what is really the primary strength of this style… FEEL!
THE MASTERY COLLECTION, PART 1:
MASTERING THE THUMB
The answer to the most common question that I am asked when it comes to this style; How exactly do I play with my thumb? In this mini course I explore every aspect of playing with your thumb, what affects it, how to ‘shape’ your hand to play with your thumb, what kind of a grip to use, and a series of exercises that are designed to help you develop the strength in your thumb so you can focus on learning songs in this style and no longer have to thing about straining your thumb.
THE MASTERY COLLECTION, PART 2:
…AND OTHER STRING MUTING TECHNIQUES
Probably the technique most indicative of style is the rake. This is touched on in just about every course I have done, however, in the Mastery Collection: The Rake, we dive in a little bit further on exactly what to look out for when performing this technique, how to mute the correct strings and hit the perfect notes, transitioning between notes and chords and also how to reduce additional string noise on bends.
THE MASTERY COLLECTION, PART 3: ONLINE TOOLS
The internet has revolutionized music, and learning the guitar is no exception. Here, I have compiled a list of the best online tools that I use every day to help improve my guitar playing. I include each tool, and basic guides to the features and basic functions of each of these tools.
THE MASTERY COLLECTION, PART 4: GUITAR SETUP AND MAINTENANCE
Setting up your guitar yourself doesn’t have to be difficult… You can save the money on a setup and spend it on more GEAR! ? In this course I teach you every aspect of setting up your guitar including Cleaning, Strings, Adjusting the Truss Rod, Maintenance, Intonation, Action, Pickup Height and more! ?