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Guitar Improvisation and Soloing: Get started with simple Soloing and Improvising Blues/Pop/Rock

Robert Turrell, Guitar Improv and Fun

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5 Videos (33m)
    • Video 1

    • Video 2

    • Video 3

    • Video 4

    • Video 5

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About This Class


This class is designed for the beginning to intermediate guitar player to begin learn how to improvise and and play fun guitar solos. Most people that pick up a guitar learn a few chords and some simple songs. I have taught professionally for many years and usually when people see me play solos and riffs they want to know how they can expand their own playing and improvise guitar solos. 

Learning guitar is an ocean of possibilities and my goal is teach you some basic techniques using simple patterns on the guitar to get you started on how to improvise. 

In this class I will teach you ONE simple scale/pattern called the penatonic scale. I will provide three backing tracks I have created that you can download for free to play along with. I will show you how to use this one scale to create your own solos and open the door for your creative mind on how to improvise on songs you learn or songs that you create. 

My goal is that this class is effective in teaching you the basics of improvising and launch a new dimension to your playing.

18 of 19 students recommendSee All

Great opening course to begin understanding th instrument while getting some immediate playing gratification. Perfect for where I was skill level -wise ( a master of 10-12 chords) Recommend.
this class was just what i needed to get started with solos and improvising after feeling stuck with chords. thanks
Robert does a good job of explaining the pentatonic scales and showing us some uses for them. The concept of landing on the root note is very useful. However, some techniques were used but not explained. The strings for the double stops were not mentioned nor was the string that was bent. I've been playing acoustic guitar for decades so I know which ones they were but a beginner would probably not be sure. I use the Chuck Berry double stop on the high E and B string quite often when I play a rock style song. It would help to go over some of these articulations. Slides are very useful as is the vibrato but they were just demonstrated and the vibrato was briefly mentioned. If you already know the minor pentatonic scale in box 1, skip to video three. Nice playing, Robert! LOVE the electric approach to the acoustic.
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Robert Turrell

Guitar Improv and Fun

I have been playing guitar professionally for 21 years. I recently graduated with my degree in Film and Video from California State University Long Beach. I live in Southern California.

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