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Lead Guitar Beginners Level 2

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Make it sing

Welcome to the Lead Guitar Beginners Level 2 course! This course is the natural progression from Level 1, building on that foundation. Our primary focus in this course is to enhance your lead guitar abilities by expanding on the pentatonic shape introduced in the previous level. One of the key highlights is learning the art of vibrato, a crucial technique that adds a vocal quality to your guitar playing, making your leads truly sing!

By the end of this course you'll be able to play lead guitar. Simple as that.

Dan Holton

Build your scale knowledge

As you progress you'll learn a second pentatonic shape and apply it to create BB King-style solos. We take it a step further by teaching you how to seamlessly connect these shapes, inspired by Eric Clapton's signature style in Cream. If you're a fan of blues and rock, the custom-written solos in this course will be right up your street! By the end of this course, you'll have transformed into a skilled lead guitarist, capable of improvising and performing captivating solos. Whether you aspire to start a band, secure gigs, or take your playing to the next level with intermediate courses, your journey begins here.


25 HD videos

Full lesson notes

Backing tracks

Supporting diagrams

Interactive guitar tab

This course includes the following 5 units:

Unit 1

Rock Vibrato

Firstly, rock vibrato is used in a variety of settings, not just rock! The main focus if this course is to show you how to do the technique properly by giving you exercises and cool solos to practise.

Lesson 1What Is Vibrato?

Lesson 2Scale Vibrato

Lesson 3Vibrato Solo 1

Lesson 4Vibrato Solo 2

Lesson 5Adding Vibrato

Unit 2

Blues Like B.B.

In this set of lessons, we will be adding our second pentatonic shape, learning how to use the 'BB Box' and even tackling a BB King inspired blues solo. The solo will really push you to move those fingers a little faster and learn some cool new licks!

Lesson 1Introduction

Lesson 2Pentatonic Shape 2

Lesson 3Finding Shape 2

Lesson 4Solo Part 1

Lesson 5Solo Part 2

Unit 3

Linking Like Clapton

We will learn how to move through our pentatonics in a more musical way. These linking patterns really are key to understanding how many of the classic blues and rock players improvise across the entire neck.

Lesson 1Linking Pattern

Lesson 2Minor Linking Pattern

Lesson 3Major Linking Pattern

Lesson 4Solo Part 1

Lesson 5Solo Part 2

Unit 4

More Notes More Fun Part 1

We will be taking our pentatonic shapes in minor and major and add 2 extra notes to them to create the 'full' major and minor scale. This will give us access to more notes to improvise with and therefore create more ambitious solos and riffs!

Lesson 1Adding "Full Scale" Notes

Lesson 2Scale Shapes

Lesson 3Major & Minor

Lesson 4Cool Lick 1

Lesson 5Cool Lick 2

Unit 5

More Notes More Fun Part 2

We will be continuing where we left off by taking the scale shapes and applying half step bends and learning a really challenging solo. The solo will take most of this section of the course as it is very tricky, so take your time with it and have fun!

Lesson 1Half Step Bends

Lesson 2Solo Part 1

Lesson 3Solo Part 2

Lesson 4Solo Part 3

Lesson 5Improvising Ideas

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