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Lead Guitar Intermediates Level 2

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Lead riffin'

Welcome to our Lead Guitar Intermediates Level 2 course! In the previous course, we delved into the art of improvisation and soloing. In this exciting new journey, we shift our focus to the world of guitar riffs. But here's the twist: riffs aren't limited to just rock. They find their place in genres like funk, blues, jazz, pop, indie, and more. Throughout this course, we'll take all your scale knowledge and apply it to crafting riffs across a diverse range of genres. From Muse-inspired rock riffs to Nile Rodgers and Chic-inspired funk grooves, Howlin' Wolf-style to Arctic Monkeys, you'll explore different keys, scale shapes, and techniques.

It's the perfect opportunity to fuse your music theory with real, captivating musical expression.

Dan Holton

Supercharge your speed

On top of this, we'll elevate your vibrato technique and supercharge your speed-building skills, essential for advancing as a lead guitarist. Dive into the subtleties of plectrum placement, harness the power of chromatics, and unlock the secrets finger speed with legato. By the end of this course, you'll have honed the rhythmic side of your lead guitar skills, transforming your improvisation and solos.


19 HD videos

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Backing tracks

Supporting diagrams

Interactive guitar tab

This course includes the following 3 units:

Unit 1

Mastering The Riff Part 1

Being able to play riffs is equally as challenging as soloing as your consistency and rhythm have to be perfect! We will be looking over typical rock and blues riff inspired by Muse and Howlin' Wolf, so have fun!

Lesson 1What Makes A Riff?

Lesson 2Rock Riff Part 1

Lesson 3Rock Riff Part 2

Lesson 4Rock Riff Part 3

Lesson 5Blues Riff Part 1

Lesson 6Blues Riff Part 2

Lesson 7Blues Riff Part 3

Unit 2

Mastering The Riff Part 2

In this course we will be taking a look at funk and indie riffs, inspired by Nile Rodgers and Arctic Monkeys! We will need to learn 16th note patterns and master dynamics to get these sounding good.

Lesson 1Funk Riff Part 1

Lesson 2Funk Riff Part 2

Lesson 3Funk Riff Part 3

Lesson 4Indie Riff Part 1

Lesson 5Indie Riff Part 2

Lesson 6Indie Riff Part 3

Lesson 7Write Your Own Riffs!

Unit 3

Techniques For Building Speed

Time to take a closer look at a variety of techniques that will become crucial if you want to improve your lead guitar playing. How you hold the pick and your left hand strength can make a huge difference to your overall speed and accuracy!

Lesson 1Plectrum Position

Lesson 2Chromatics

Lesson 3Legato Strength

Lesson 4Sequences

Lesson 5Guitar Gym

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