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Preview the Electric Songs from the Intermediate Course
When playing songs on the electric guitar, we must learn all our barre chords in order to build rhythm parts. We must also learn our pentatonic scales so we can incorporate licks and play solos.
In the intermediate electric guitar course, we do just that – at the same time as we learn songs!
As you practice playing chord shapes and creating licks along to live band loops, there is no need for any boring exercises to a metronome.
Upon completion, you will not just have mapped out the fretboard and gained an understanding of how to create a guitar part. You will also have gained yourself a Soul/Motown repertoire.
To find out more about each song, follow the links below.
Be My Baby
When playing this with a band, we need to create a big sounding guitar part to compensate for the lack of an orchestra.
In the course, we practice each section over live band loops as we explore the guitar neck and create our own, unique guitar part.
Preview video lessons: Be My Baby
Can I Get A Witness
Over each chord in a blues, you quickly switch between three chords, creating an energetic riff.
In the course, we practice each riff over loops as we learn to play it in every area of the neck.
Preview video lessons: Can I Get A Witness
In the course, we’ll play both the verse and chorus all over teh neck. When the solo comes along, we take the original sax and string ideas and put them on the guitar.
Preview video lessons: Get Ready
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
In the course, I’ll talk you through all sections one by one using video lessons, TAB, and live band loops.
Preview video lessons: I Heard It Through The Grapevine
In the course, we discuss how you can substitute instead of extending chords to create more interesting sounds.
Preview video lessons: Jimmy Mack
Master Blaster (Jammin’)
In the course, I’ll break it down for you and give you live band loops to practice along with. Before you know it, you’ll be Jammin’!
Preview video lessons: Master Blaster (Jammin’)
Money (That’s What I Want)
As you learn this in the course, I’ll show you several ways you could play this song, including how to improvise a solo.
Preview video lessons: Money (That’s What I Want)
Using more jazz-influenced harmony and playing, when you learn this song you’ll get an introduction to “playing over changes” as the licks use new scales for each chord.
Preview video lessons: My Guy
In the course, you’ll learn how to add pentatonic scales to build licks, slide into chords, add extra rhythms and move between chord shapes to add excitement to your part.
Preview video lessons: Rescue Me
The biggest showpiece of the song is the sax solo, in the course we learn how to play it note for note on the guitar.
Preview video lessons: Respect
Son Of A Preacher Man
‘Son Of A Preacher Man’ was first recorded and released by Dusty Springfield in 1968. Since then, few artists have recorded their version, however, most have probably had it on their setlist more than once!
In the course, I take you through all sections individually before you get the play the entire song with a live band.
Preview video lessons: Son Of A Preacher Man
Steve Cropper was a member of this Stax house band. In the course, we study not only what Steve did on the record but also in various live performances and even different keys.
Preview video lessons: Soul Man
You Can’t Hurry Love
In the course, you’ll get step by step instructions on how to play each section of the song using members-only video lessons, loops, and TAB.
Preview video lessons: You Can’t Hurry Love
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