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The musical blueprint

This course is unique, and will answer some of the biggest questions you’ve likely ever asked as a beginner or intermediate player. “Why do these chords sound good together? Why can I play this chord here, and use that scale over the top?”. We’ve all asked these questions before, and the answer lies in Harmony. We have all these chords, we have all these scales and pieces of theory fragmented across all of that, but how does all of that translate to actual music? Well, Franco is here to transform your guitar from something you practice, to something you create music with. And show you how you can use it to learn songs completely by ear.

The goal is that one day you come to my lesson and tell me that it’s your last lesson as you listened to a song on the bus and knew how to play it before you even picked up the guitar at home. That’s the magic, and you can get there.

Franco Lacan

Turning theory into music

Over 4 fantastic units we build up the harmonic essentials you need to start creating your own songs, backing tracks and even learning songs by ear. Unit 1 is an important refresher of core theory concepts that we all need as a foundation. Unit 2 shows us the chords that sound good together, and why they do. It’s a big question but you’ll be surprised how simple the answers are! Unit 3 is all about creating major chord progressions as well as how to build a strong melody, whilst Unit 4 focuses on the minor side of harmony. Across the final units we even go behind the scenes to show you the detail of creating your own songs in any music program! By the end of the course you have everything you need to turn your guitar into a music making machine!


20 HD videos

Full lesson notes

Backing tracks

Supporting diagrams

Interactive guitar tab

This course includes the following 4 units:

Unit 1

Essential Theory

In this unit we get to a fundamental baseline in music theory.

Lesson 1The Major Scale

Lesson 2Harmonising The Notes

Lesson 3The Beautiful Diminished

Lesson 4The m7b5 Chord

Lesson 5Using Shapes

Unit 2

Fretboard Mapping

In this second unit we will take all the theory we’ve covered so far and start to use it to map out the fretboard.

Lesson 1The "L" Shape in Major

Lesson 2The "L" Shape in Minor

Lesson 3Finding the Diminished

Lesson 4Relative Minor

Lesson 5Experimenting

Unit 3

Major Progressions

In this third unit we’re going to focus entirely on the major side of the 12 keys.

Lesson 1Simple Progression

Lesson 2Common Progressions

Lesson 3Ear Training in Major

Lesson 4Building Major Melodies

Lesson 5Melody to Song

Unit 4

Minor Progressions

In our final unit we will cover the same ground as in unit 3, except now we will be focusing on the minor side of the key.

Lesson 1Simple Minor Progression

Lesson 2Minor Ear Training

Lesson 3Minor Melodies

Lesson 4Melody to Song

Lesson 5Ready for the Future!

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You'll have every single backing track and jam track for every single course.

Interactive Tab

Tab that moves along with the music! Slow down, loop and speed train with this interface.

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