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New 2021 Guitarist Toolkit

Beginner Practice Plan

Establish a solid foundation for playing and practicing guitar

For beginner guitarists, having a solid practice plan is crucial. Learning guitar can be overwhelming and intimidating! For most people, it’s hard to know where to start. This toolkit covers all the basics while helping you understand the most fundamental skill of all: learning how to learn. Our instructors will cover simple chords and scales, strumming and singing, melodies and lead, and most importantly — how to effectively practice each of these techniques as you continue adding new ones to your playing repertoire.

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111 Lessons

111 lessons in 6 seperate packs, with full supplemental material.

15 JamTracks

15 custom play along tracks are included for effective practice.

4k & 1080p

All lessons are filmed in 4k with 7 cameras and delivered in 1080p.

Core Topics

Guided practice for the core techniques for developing guitarists.

The Essentials

Fill gaps in your knowledge and improve your handling of core topics.

Tabs & GPX

All tabs and notation included in PDF and Guitar Pro formats.

This Toolkit Contains the Following:

Playing & Singing for Beginners

Complete Course: New for 2021

Make learning new songs more fun when you conquer playing guitar and singing.

If you like to sing, then singing along while you play guitar is almost certainly one of your goals. But it can be harder than it seems! This pack is a basic guide to playing and singing. Taylor Sims focuses on concepts ranging from basic breathing and note formation to mirroring melody notes on the guitar and syncopation. Playing and singing will give you the power to perform in front of others (if you want), and it will make playing alone a lot more fun!

15 Lessons

4k & 1080p

Tabs

Purpose

The purpose of this pack is to give you the tools, the practice techniques, and the confidence you need to play guitar while singing.

Focus

Presented by Taylor Sims, we cover:
  • How to make chord playing second nature so you can focus on your vocals.
  • Singing basics like proper posture, core engagement, and breathing techniques.
  • Learn four chord progressions designed to employ secondary dominant chords.
  • To add guitar while you sing, starting small with whole note strums.
  • Practice techniques and how to identify and lean into your strengths.
Included free with your all access pass. Own it for life, and download all files to your devices.

Practicing Chord Changes

Complete Course: New for 2021

Learn the “movable shapes” and finger placements that make way for smooth chord changes.

This course will be available for download on December 22nd, 2020.

It’s one thing to learn a few guitar chords. But in the beginning, the real challenge is switching between chords. In this pack, Marcelo teaches you the most common chord progressions while providing guidance for finger placement, measuring pressure, and learning the “movable shapes” that let you play your first few songs. Changing chords effectively is the skill set that’s sure to take a new guitarist from stuck to strumming in no time!

21 Lessons

4k & 1080p

Tabs

Purpose

The purpose of this pack is to give you the chord fundamentals, the proper hand positioning, and the practice moves you need to perform guitar chord changes with ease.

Focus

Presented by Marcelo Berestovoy, we cover:
  • Holding the guitar, finger placement, measuring pressure and other positioning.
  • Basic open chords, barre chords, and movable shapes.
  • The drive to learn a new chord: The Beatles B7 story.
  • Learn three miscellaneous chord progression types often used in pop music.
  • Picking vs strumming and creating chord inversions.
Included free with your all access pass. Own it for life, and download all files to your devices.

Lead and Melody Practice

Complete Course: New for 2021

Learn foundational scales to unlock your full musical voice

The pentatonic scales provide a foundation for many of your favorite rock, blues, and pop songs. In this pack, Lance Ruby guides you through these simple scales so that you can play melody and lead guitar. As you learn basic techniques like phrasing, hammer ons and pull offs, common minor bends, and more — you’ll be well on your way to unlocking your full musical voice.

20 Lessons

4k & 1080p

10 JamTracks

Tabs

Purpose

The purpose of this pack is to introduce you to the pentatonic scales so that you can run scale patterns, learn phrasing techniques, and practice playing lead over JamTracks.

Focus

Presented by Lance Ruby, we cover:
  • Minor pentatonic scales, basic phrasing, bending and vibrato.
  • To vocalize melodies and follow your voice along with your guitar scales.
  • Major pentatonic scales, basic phrasing, common minor bends.
  • To combine major and minor scales and to practice over a backing track.
Included free with your all access pass. Own it for life, and download all files to your devices.

Song Playing Practice

Complete Course: New for 2021

Take the next step and learn to play 5 simple songs

This course will be available for download on December 22nd, 2020.

The best way to put your new-found skills to use and start actually playing guitar is to try a few real songs! In this pack, Tyler Grant will guide you through the arrangements for five simple tunes so that you can learn the melodies, practice lead and rhythm, start strumming and add your singing.

20 Lessons

4k & 1080p

5 JamTracks

Tabs

Purpose

The purpose of this pack is to give you the ability to play your first few full songs on guitar by helping you to learn and practice five simple songs.

Focus

Presented by Tyler Grant, we cover:
  • How to play five public domain songs in various keys.
  • Basic rhythm guitar arrangements and how to practice them.
  • To listen to melodies and strum (and sing!) along.
Included free with your all access pass. Own it for life, and download all files to your devices.

Mentally Preparing to Practice

Complete Course: New for 2021

Establish a good model for (and a positive relationship with) practice

This course will be available for download on December 22nd, 2020.

What constitutes practice? What is good practice vs poor practice? The act of practice itself is a skill that can be learned and improved upon. This pack, presented by Lance Ruby, is a primer for guitar practice: mental preparation, setting short term and long term goals, repetition, creative exploration, and beyond. You’ll learn when to focus on something and when to move on. Plus, you’ll get a full sample practice plan so that you can see what a quality practice session really looks like.

15 Lessons

4k & 1080p

Tabs

Purpose

The purpose of this pack is to help you approach practice in a way that makes it feel less overwhelming and more productive so that you can get more out of each session.

Focus

Presented by Lance Ruby, we cover:
  • How to approach practice, where to focus, and how to find your format.
  • Categories of practice from warm up and “intake” to creative exploration.
  • How to set goals and how to stay motivated.
  • The difference between practicing vs playing.
  • To plan your practice sessions and build your own routine.
Included free with your all access pass. Own it for life, and download all files to your devices.

Strumming Practice

Complete Course: New for 2021

Get to know simple strumming concepts and the most common strumming patterns

Strong strumming is without a doubt one of the most important skills needed to play guitar. This pack, presented by Taylor Sims, is a beginner’s guide to strumming. You’ll start with simple strumming concepts and move to the more specific patterns that can be found in blues, folk, and rock arrangements. Each new pattern will be accompanied by detailed practice exercises.

20 Lessons

4k & 1080p

Tabs

Purpose

The purpose of the pack is to help you improve your guitar strumming and give you the tools needed to continue to practice and hone this important skill.

Focus

Presented by Taylor Sims, we cover:
  • Simple strumming concepts.
  • Simple yet effective strumming patterns.
  • The dynamics of strumming and playing melody while strumming.
  • Learn three miscellaneous chord progression types often used in pop music.
  • Each chord progression is provided with a backing track to start the creative juices flowing.
Included free with your all access pass. Own it for life, and download all files to your devices.
Beginner Practice Plan

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