Stop Guessing – Start Playing!
Welcome to the Master Guitar Lesson Library.
The master exercises are so efficient that once completed, you will not have to think anymore, you won’t even have to practice anymore!
How music and the guitar fret board work will be as natural to you as your ABC’s.
You will know how to build any chord, no matter what the name – as you will understand how all chords are built.
You will be able to move a melody from one shape to another – as you look at a scale shape as intervals.
Changing key will be easy and building new guitar parts is something you can do by just improvising.
The Master Acoustic Songs are huge harmonic landscapes with bass lines, melodies and extended chords.
Use the modes and arpeggios to build variations of these arrangements.
You’ll learn songs like I Wish by Stevie Wonder, Dream A Little Dream by The Mamas and The Papas which is great fun, what you learn from them is far greater.
Take the Master Guitar Course and don’t just learn the tune – learn from the tune!
To master the arpeggios we pair them with the major scale shape, just like you did with in your Advanced Chord Progression studies.
This will enable you to blend pentatonic scales, modes and arpeggios when you improvise.
Finally there is a master arpeggio exercise that once completed will enable you to stop practicing arpeggio shapes and just play.
Go to Master Arpeggios to find out more.
The most important exercise to organize your fret board is here at master level expanded to being played in 3rds, 4ths and backwards.
When you completed these exercises you’ll never have a problem moving a progression around the neck again.
Go to Master Chord Progression to see all the exercises.
The final chords to learn are 9, 11, 13 and the altered chords.
These will not be available in every single shape like the seventh note chords are. Instead there are a few set shapes to memorize.
Most importantly, by adding these final chords to the fret board puzzle you’ll understand how to build a chord by just reading its name.
Go to Master Chords to learn these big sounding chords.
Plenty of variations left in the Chromatic Exercises, thirty four of them in fact!
These exercises will refine your accuracy to perfection, making your playing more defined.
Speed is a side effect of great accuracy so if you want to play fast, all you have to do is push the BPM.
Go to Master Chromatic Exercises and see if you can play along with the videos.
Close up video lessons of the finger style technique used in Arthur’s Theme by Christopher Cross, Dream A Little Dream by The Mamas And The Papas and Why Don’t You Do Right? by Peggy Lee.
You’ll get the most from these videos by taking the Master Guitar Course where all TAB and rhythm charts are first supplied.
To have a look already now, visit Master Finger Style Songs.
The Master Guitar Course is all about completing your knowledge of the fret board.
We still use songs as our starting point to explore music but it’s time to set you free now.
All exercises and songs where developed to teach you the language of music. When you can speak it, you don’t have to practice it anymore.
You’ve stopped guessing and can start playing!
At this stage we can now take all the modes you’ve learned and combine them in one final master exercise.
When you can play this you’ll know exactly where every interval is, anywhere on the neck.
We still build from chord shape and pentatonic to mode, we just do it all in one go, visit Master Modes to see exactly how.
Angel Eyes by Frank Sinatra, I Wish by Stevie Wonder and Tenderness by Paul Simon should not be played the same way every time.
Instead you can improvise when playing these arrangements. By changing what you play rather than repeating a set pattern your performances will sound more alive.
This is also a much more enjoyable way of playing music!
Go to Master Rhythm Guitar Songs to see in detail what I did when I played these once.
The Master Song Writers Swivel has everything you learned organised.
Chord number, chord extensions, arpeggios, pentatonic scale and mode.
Any song can be explained like this, it’s just how music naturally work.
As a language this is not exactly difficult to understand, the real work lies within learning all these patterns on the guitar neck so you can speak music, using the guitar.