Tricks of the Trade: Rock Improv

Skill Building Guitar Course from Tony Martinez

Are you looking to expand your rock improv skills? Tony Martinez's course "Tricks of the Trade: Rock Improv" will have the extra skills you might be looking for to expand your musical creativity! He'll give you some of his best tips and tricks to help you become a more well-versed player when playing with other musicians!

16 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.


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Full Course Breakdown

Over this course, Tony will break down how he approaches solos as well as some ideas that you can take and improvise with. This course also provides 5 backing tracks for you to trade solos with Tony so you can really lock in these ideas and tricks he's providing you!


Introduction to 'Tricks of the Trade: Rock Improv'

Tony Martinez introduces his course "Trick of the Trade: Rock Improv"

1:21 Runtime

0.0 Difficulty


What to Play: On the Lookout

For this first lesson, Tony breaks down the "Hendrix Approach" focusing on the B minor Pentatonic.

3:26 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Trading Solos: On the Lookout

Now it's time to trade some solos! For this first track, Tony plays a few bars and then allows us to utilize the licks we just learned in the previous lesson to try our hand in some solo time as well!

6:08 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

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What I Played: On the Lookout

In this lesson, Tony breaks down what he played during his solos from the previous exercise.

3:53 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


What to Play: Lazy Summer Morning

For this next track, Tony gives us some tips on how to improvise with the D major scale.

8:33 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Trading Solos: Lazy Summer Morning

Time for another trade session! Let's take Tony's suggestions in the previous lesson and incorporate them into some solos!

6:58 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


What I Played: Lazy Summer Morning

In this lesson, Tony touches on his approach with this solo and gives some more tools for our music toolbox.

5:24 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


What to Play: Boomerang

For this more upbeat rock track, Tony really gets us grooving by showing how to utilize the Mixolydian scale!

7:14 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Trading Solos: Boomerang

Time for another trade session!

6:13 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


What I Played: Boomerang

Tony breaks down how he tackled these solos from the previous trade session.

3:59 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


What to Play: Amped Up

For this next rock track, we lean on the Mixolydian mode once again to create solos!

6:03 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Trading Solos: Amped Up

Let's trade some solos to really get the ideas from the previous lesson locked in under our fingers!

5:26 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


What I Played: Amped Up

Tony walks us through how he approached his solos from the previous trade session.

5:08 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


What to Play: Top This

Time to dive into our last track for this course. For this ZZ Top style track, we focus on utilizing the minor pentatonic scale.

4:35 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Trading Solos: Top This

Let's trade solos with Tony over our final track for this series!

8:16 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


What I Played: Top This

Tony breaks down what he did for his solos in the previous trade session.

4:12 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

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  • Mallorca,
  • Playing since 1996
  • 90 lessons at JamPlay
Tony was born in Mallorca Spain in 1984. He began playing the piano at age 5 and started guitar at the age of 12. He became serious about his guitar playing at the age of 14.

Tony was born in Mallorca Spain in 1984. He began playing the piano at age 5 and started guitar at the age of 12. He became serious about his guitar playing at the age of 14. His Main influence is rock and blues but enjoys all forms of music that are done with charisma. Tony have been touring with Gloria Gaynor for several years and enjoys being able to play daily and travel the globe with his guitar on his back.