Lance Ruby

Lance Ruby

Lance is a Guitar instructor at

Guitarist and educator Lance Ruby recently opened his teaching studio in Fort Collins, Colorado after earning his Masters of Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado studying with Steve Kovalcheck. A Utah native, Lance completed his Bachelor’s degree in Guitar Performance from Utah State University studying with Corey Christiansen. While in Utah, Lance co-founded the soul/funk band Danger 5 and has continued in this project with lead singer Dani Armour. Sin... (more)

Lance currently offers 25 guitar lessons at JamPlay, with 25 intermediate lessons.

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Lead and Melody Practice

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.

Mentally Preparing to Practice

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.

Blues Genre Study

Are you familiar with prolific blues guitarists like Buddy Guy, BB King, and Stevie Ray Vaughn? In this pack, Lance Ruby puts these blues legends at center stage, focusing on their backgrounds while also teaching you about their musical approach. It’s good to have an understanding of the genre you’re playing and even better (or more fun at least) to be able to incorporate some of their licks into your own style!

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