The Complete Scale and Arpeggio System

Lance Ruby covers the fretboard from beginning to end for the late-beginner to intermediate player.

When approaching lead guitar, soloing, and melody creation, there are key components that are necessary to have under your fingers. These include scales and arpeggios, as well as theoretical and practical knowledge of the fretboard. Lance Ruby takes these core concepts and techniques and transforms them into an easy to follow system to jumpstart your lead playing.

This JamPlay course covers the complete system of scales and arpeggios. Lance Ruby will discuss, demonstrate and coach you on the basic core tenants of playing lead guitar. He’ll cover scale and arpeggio shapes, modal theory, intervals, and practical applications /u2014 all in an easily digestible format! Learn more or start the course with membership, or get lifetime access with purchase.

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25 Lessons
9 Hour+ Runtime
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Playalong Tracks
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Lessons

This is a full, 9+ hour course featuring 25 step-by-step lessons with full supplemental content.

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This Course Covers

Box Patterns and Combining

Find and combine box patterns for longer runs

  • Box patterns up and down the neck
  • Combined runs
  • Finding the right box and key
  • Rules of combinations

Intervals and Modes

The common threads that connect the fretboard

  • Intervals vs. Modes
  • Modes history lesson
  • Improvisational application

Practice

Put the system together one piece at a time

  • Individual lesson for each mode
  • Playing through changes
  • Connecting arpeggio scales
  • How to get the most out of the system

Meet Lance Ruby

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. Since moving to Colorado, he joined the Fort Collins based blues fusion band, Musketeer Gripweed. He is a member of the New Orleans funk group Crescent City Connection. Lance has toured with the Randy Burghardt Band, along with Jackson Taylor and the Sinners.

The Complete Scale and Arpeggio System

Scale and Arpeggios Shapes, Modal Theory, and Practical Applications

This course will systematically introduce you to the full layout of the fretboard which can be viewed as a series of scales, intervals, and arpeggios. We’ll then apply these patterns to practical applications to help connect the dots and bring it all together!

This course offers 25 lessons covering 9+ hours of material in step-by-step, digestible presentation.

Lessons in this Course
1

The Complete Scale & Arpeggio System Introduction

Lance Ruby will kick off this series by introducing and discussing his scale and arpeggio system. This series is designed to give you a familiarity with the fretboard from a scale and arpeggio standpoint so that you can begin the transformation of that knowledge in to playing lead guitar.

2:50 Runtime

0.0 Difficulty

2

Box 1 and Box 2

Let's get started with the primary tools that you'll use for this course: Box #1 and Box #2. In this lesson, Lance will introduce you to his scale and arpeggio system.

31:45 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

3

The Rules of Combining

There are specific rules to the ways Box #1 and Box #2 can be combined. Here, Lance will cover the rules of the combinations going forward.

30:50 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

4

Getting it Under Our Fingers: Intervals

Intervals are just one of the ways to commit Lance's system to memory. In this lesson, Lance will discuss intervals as well as some useful tools for implementing his system into our improvisations.

32:02 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

5

Getting it Under our Fingers: Groupings

Another very useful method of memorizing and utilizing this system is via grouping. Next, Lance will discuss grouping and how to apply this technique to the box system.

32:53 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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Practical Use for the Box Patterns

Let's shift our focus to improvisation. In this lesson, Lance will discuss the use of melody and phrasing in coordination with his system to improvise on the fly.

12:09 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

7

Introduction to Modes

Modes. We've all heard the word and cringed at the confusion that it entails. Here, Lance will discuss the history and origination of the modes while preparing us to tackle each mode individually.

9:58 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

8

The Dorian Mode

In this lesson, Lance will give us a full breakdown of the Dorian Mode and how to apply it to his box system.

42:33 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty

9

The Phrygian Mode

Let's continue our deep dive into the modes with the Phrygian Mode.

27:16 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty

10

The Lydian Mode

Now it's time to continue our modal journey with the Lydian Mode.

26:19 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

11

The Mixolydian Mode

Moving right along, now let's tackle the Mixolydian Mode.

26:25 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

12

The Aeolian Mode

Time to cover one of the most popular modes - Aeolian, which is also known as the Natural Minor or Minor Scale.

27:33 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

13

The Locrian Mode

Let's close out our section on modes with the ever-challenging Locrian Mode.

27:54 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

14

Connecting With One String

Finally, a system to unlock the fretboard! In this lesson, Lance will discuss combining his box system with single-string scales in order to unlock the full fretboard horizontally and vertically.

16:30 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

15

Major 3 Note Arpeggios

Let's shift gears to arpeggios. Here, Lance will discuss the difference between arpeggios and triads, as well as how to apply his box system to this incredibly useful improvisational tool.

21:56 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

16

Minor 3 Note Arpeggios

Now let's look at those three note major arpeggio shapes and make the minor.

20:07 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

17

Major 4 Note Arpeggios

Now, we're transitioning to four note arpeggio shapes. We'll start with major.

22:21 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

18

Minor 4 Note Arpeggios

Now that you have your major 4 note arpeggios under your fingers, it's time to make those minor.

19:14 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

19

Dominant 4 Note Arpeggios

Alright, it's now time to learn the Dominant 4 note arpeggios across the fretboard.

18:48 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

20

Playing the Changes - Blues

In this lesson, Lance discusses what it means to "play the changes" and gives you some ideas on how to start doing so.

19:24 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty

21

Playing Through the Changes - Blues

Now that you have an idea about what playing the changes constitutes, lets start talking about how to play through those changes as they happen.

11:39 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty

22

Playing the Changes 2-5-1

Just like we did with the Blues changes study, we'll now break down the changes for the classic 2-5-1 turnaround. You'll start by learning the changes, then in the next lesson you'll play through them.

12:52 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty

23

Playing Through the Changes 2-5-1

Now that you've got a good idea about the changes occurring in the 2-5-1 turnaround, it's time to apply them musically and play through those changes.

14:10 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty

24

Connecting Arpeggio Scales

At this point you should have a working knowledge of modal scales, arpeggio patterns and how changes are played. Now you'll take that knowledge and connect arpeggio scales across the fretboard.

20:23 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty

25

Getting the Most Out of This System

To close out this lesson series, Lance discusses and demonstrates some of the key concepts and takeaways, as well as what you should continue to do to get the most from the system.

15:54 Runtime

0.0 Difficulty

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Lessons

This is a full, 9+ hour course featuring 25 step-by-step lessons with full supplemental content.

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Course filmed with 6 cameras and stream in awesome 4k video quality and downloadable in 1080p.

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