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The Ultimate Solo Guitar Mastery Crash Course

teacher avatar Fathi Ghabbash, Artist and Musician

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Lessons in This Class

20 Lessons (1h 36m)
    • 1. Welcome To The Course

    • 2. Lecture 01 - Picado - i.m guitar technique

    • 3. Lecture 02 - 1,2,3 guitar technique

    • 4. Lecture 03 - 1,2,3,4 guitar technique

    • 5. Lecture 04 - Stretching on guitar frets I

    • 6. Lecture 05 - Stretching on guitar frets II

    • 7. Lecture 06 - Stretching on guitar frets III

    • 8. Lecture 07 - Flexibility guitar technique I

    • 9. Lecture 08 - Flexibility guitar technique II

    • 10. Lecture 09 - Hammer ons and pull offs

    • 11. Lecture 10 - Solo I - Blues

    • 12. Lecture 11 - Guitar History (optional)

    • 13. Lecture 12 - The main types of guitar (optional)

    • 14. Lecture 13 - Guitar Components - Frets - Capo

    • 15. Lecture 14 - The compendium of music theory - Staff and Clefs

    • 16. Lecture 15 - The compendium of music theory - Alphabet, Note value, Ledger lines, Grand Staff

    • 17. Lecture 16 - The compendium of music theory - Interval, Sharp & Flat, Natural sign, Bar

    • 18. Lecture 17 - The compendium of music theory - Scale, Tempo & Metronome

    • 19. Lecture 18 - Buy, hold, solo, tune, fingers names

    • 20. Lecture 19 - Solo II - How to play a solea

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About This Class

This course will teach you how to play solo guitar fast and easily.

In this course, I will introduce you to the basic principles of guitar from guitar parts and their nomenclature to strings and guitar tuning besides the speed and flexibility in the movement of the hands and fingers, music theory, the solo guitar basics, and lots more.

Learn all the basics of guitar skills you need to play a beautiful piece of solo music and impress your friends in an easy and flexible course. This course will explain to you step by step how to simply start playing guitar and accomplish its overwhelming techniques quickly, easily and get remarkable progress in a short period of time!

This course will teach you how to play solo on guitar professionally. With many short and brief fingers practices and by using all right positions of both hands and fingers on the guitar you will reach that point. Step by step beginning with easy practices and ending with playing solo, in good structure, going up and down of strings, with a low speed at the first to a high speed at the end, we will move forward with logic.

Speed, Flexibility, Strength, and a perfect ability of stretching are our elegant elements in our short journey with this course.

At the end of this course, you will be able to play solo on guitar, taking into consideration the next points:

1- fingers needed to play smoothly with each practice or exercise, that means how to play the right note with its right melody, also you can find all assignments at the end of each pdf.

2. Download and read each pdf with its number with the same number of the lecture.

3. At the end of each pdf, try to do its exercise from the slower tempo to the highest.

4. Using a metronome app with exercises will be better to learn time and tempo perfectly.


- A simple guitar

- A metronome app/tool 

- A footstool (optional)

- computer / tablet / mobile + internet Connection

- Motivation and love for music.

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Fathi Ghabbash

Artist and Musician


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1. Welcome To The Course: Hello, beautiful people welcome to our guitar course. This is Fathi Ghabbash, Vianto and I am a guitarist. In the music world, some people can't find the right way to learn guitar in an easy and simple way. For these reasons, we made this course for you. At the beginning of the course, you will be introduced to a couple of exercises that will help you to play solo step-by-step. Thereafter, you will master the basics for solo, guitar history and the musical theory. At the end of lecture 19, you will learn how to play solea When you end this course, you will benefit from the following. 1- You will be able to play solo. 2- throughout our lessons, you will be able to know the right positions, movements of your fingers, and overcoming of, speed, and stretching on the guitar neck. Three, you will be able to play hammer ons pull offs. You will be able to play a blues piece And solea in lecture 19 Remember PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT, see you in the first lesson. And let's get started. 2. Lecture 01 - Picado - i.m guitar technique: Congratulations to reach this incredible moment. Now we start our first exercise, it called i.m technique Using two fingers i= index and m= middle. So let's play. Now we're going to use same technique I M, on all the strings of the guitar. So let's play. Now, let's play it using metronome at 60. Now we will play it with metronome 100. 3. Lecture 02 - 1,2,3 guitar technique: In this exercise, we will focus to gain more flexibility and comfort of our hands on strings. So let's play. In this exercise, we will gain more flexibility of speed. 4. Lecture 03 - 1,2,3,4 guitar technique: And now we will play using metronome 70. And now we will play it using metronome 100. 5. Lecture 04 - Stretching on guitar frets I: Now we move to this one. Exercise. 6. Lecture 05 - Stretching on guitar frets II: In this exercise. In this exercise. 7. Lecture 06 - Stretching on guitar frets III: Hello everybody. Amazing switching between. 8. Lecture 07 - Flexibility guitar technique I: In this practice will move between 36. And so let's play. 9. Lecture 08 - Flexibility guitar technique II: And now we would make moving between G and E strings much easier and make that equal. much better. So let's play. Hello. Okay. 11. Lecture 10 - Solo I - Blues: So let's play. 12. Lecture 11 - Guitar History (optional): The guitar is a string musical instrument with Friday and fingerboard, typically in curved sides and has 4,5,6,7, 12 strings, played by plucking or struggling with the fingers or a plectrum. A plectrum, or individual finger picks used to strike the strings. The main parts of a guitar are the body, the headstock, the fretboard, and the strings. Guitars are usually made from wood or plastic materials. The strings are made of steel or nylon. The sound of the guitar is projected acoustically or amplified by using an electronic pickup and an amplifier. The guitar is classified as a coordinate phone. That means that the sound is produced by a vibrating string stretched between two different points. Guitar originated in Spain early in the 16th century. Deriving from the guitar Latina, it is a late medieval instrument with a wasted body and for strings. Later they added the fifth string, then the sixth one. The guitar shaped instrument played in Spain . Lute First known guitar had four strings, three double, the top one is single. The 16th century guitar was tuned C, F, A, D, Since the 16th to the nineteenth-century, several changes occurred in the instrument. A fifth string was added before 1600. Late 18th century, a sixth course was added before 1800. The double strings were replaced by single strings tuned E, A, D, G, B, E If we back historically, the guitar was constructed from wood with strings made of cat gut. Cat gut is a material used for the strings of some musical instruments made of the dried, twisted intestines of sheep or horses, but not cats. Steel guitar strings were introduced at the end of the 19th century in the United States, but the nylon strings came in the 1940s. The guitar is ancestors include the guitar and guitar. To the villa guitar. Three, the four cores, Renaissance guitar. For the five course Baroque guitar, all contributed to the development of the modern sixth string instrument. 13. Lecture 12 - The main types of guitar (optional): There are three main types of modern acoustic guitar. One, the classical guitar, flamenco guitar, nylon string, classic guitar. To the steel string guitar. Three, the arc top jazz guitar. The tone of an acoustic guitar produced by the strings vibration amplified by the hollow body of the guitar. Electric guitars first introduction was in the 1930s, used a pickup and amplifier that made the instrument loud enough to be heard. Guitar is recognized as a primary instrument. Genres such as classical, flamenco, blues, country, jazz, folk, metal, pop, reggae, rock, soul, and a lot of different music genres. Guitars can be divided into two categories. One, acoustic guitars to electric guitars. There are also further subcategories for strings model, sixth string model, 7 string model, 12-string model. In this course, we are going to study the acoustic one, classical guitar or flamenco guitar, six string model. 14. Lecture 13 - Guitar Components - Frets - Capo: There are also a lot of acoustic guitar types like classical guitar, flamenco guitar, 10, or guitar. Guitar and Mexicano. Selmer guitar. Russian guitar, part guitar. Guitar, bass, and guitar components. One, headstock, two, not three machine heads. For Fred's. Five truss rod. Six inlays, 7, 8, 9, body. Ten pickups and love and electronics. 12, bridge. 13, pick guard. Fourteen back. 15, soundboard. 16, body sides. 17, sound whole. 18, strings. 19, settle. 20, fretboard. Let's talk about frets. Most of guitars have frets. France are metal strips included along the fretboard. It is that exact points which divides scale length with a specific formula. And each set of 12 frets represents an octave. Capo. Capo is short for capitalist. Oh, it is used to change the pitch of open strings. We put a capo on the fretboard to raise the guitars pitched by one semitone. It allows the guitarist to play in different keys without having to change the chord formations. They use. Names of music notes, syllabic, DO, RE, MI, FA. So LA, SI. Alphabetical C, D E, F G a B, C, D E, F G a H. Moreover, we will use in this course the alphabetical American one. 15. Lecture 14 - The compendium of music theory - Staff and Clefs: The Compendium, a musical theory. Staff. Music was passed from generation to generation by oral means and listening. After that, they tried to write it as a language alphabet. Guido the Eurozone came up with an idea to create a four-line staff which enable composers to accurately notate sounds and this what we call the pitches. Many years later, a fifth line was added, resulting in the five-line staff which remains and use nowadays. We need to write the music for others to perform and record. Pitches and rhythms can be notated on the staff. Notes can be online or in spaces in a staff. We need to add a class that will specify what the names of the lines and spaces will be to give these nodes it's identity or what we called a nickname. Clefs. A cleft is a musical symbol that used to indicate which notes, the lines and spaces on a musical staff. It is any of several symbols placed at the left-hand end of his staff indicating the pitch of the notes Britain on it. Only for cleft are used in modern music. Treble clef, bass clef, alto clef, and tenor clef. There are various clefs which can be used to manage the names of each line and space on staff. Usually we use the treble and bass. The treble clef is used for higher sounding pitches, but the bass clef is used for lower ones. When you see a certain clef on a staff, it makes a particular node to one of the five lines. This line becomes a key point I, which the names of the other notes on the staff are determined. 16. Lecture 15 - The compendium of music theory - Alphabet, Note value, Ledger lines, Grand Staff: Musical alphabet, a, B, C, D, E, F, G. Last CDO, Ramy fossil. Each line or space on the staff represents a different letter. The treble clef is known as the G-Clef or GKE. It references that the second line from the bottom on staff will be genome. The other nodes are named by going down and up this data on by fits and starts lines and spaces to complete musical alphabet. Value. The net change. My friends is the relative duration of a note in music notation by using the shape underneath, the presence or absence of a stem and the presence or absence of flags beams good stance. And West indicates a silence of an equivalent duration. Ledger lines. There are pitches that go higher or lower than the staff permits. So to notate, it will use usually ledger lines. Also, we keep the spacing between them the same as the spacing of this dance lines. Grand staff. When the bass and treble clef joined together to form the grand staff. The upper staff uses a treble clef. In the lower staff uses a base class. Hi. 17. Lecture 16 - The compendium of music theory - Interval, Sharp & Flat, Natural sign, Bar: Interval. An interval is the difference in pitch between two sounds or notes. Between a and B, there is one interval, whole stack. Between B and C. There is a half interval, have stand. Between C and D. There is one interval whole stack between D and E, there is one interval whole stack between E and F. There is a half interval, half step between FMCG. There is one interval hold stand. Between gene day. There is one interval, whole stat. Sharpen Flood signs. The sharp is the opposite of a flat. Sharp means higher in pitch by one semitone. So we increased the new staff. Staff means lower in pitch by one semitone, so we decrease the note half-staff. Natural sign. The natural sign is an exit Intel, which cancels previous accidentals. That means it cancels any Sean Flood signs. Measure in musical notation a division of time corresponding to a specific number of beads in which each bead is represented by a certain value and the boundaries of the bar are specified by vertical bar lines. It means that each single unit of time containing a specific number of beats played at a particular tempo. Dividing music into bars makes Britain music easier to follow because each bar of stamps symbols can be ran and played as a batch times a bar lines. Hi. 18. Lecture 17 - The compendium of music theory - Scale, Tempo & Metronome: Scale. The scale in music theory is a set of musical notes ordered by fundamental pitch or frequency. The ascending scale is a scale ordered by increasing pitch. And the descending scale is a scale ordered by decreasing pinch. Scales are listed from low to high pitch. Musical scale represents the division of the octave space into a certain number of scale steps. Most scales are octave repeating, therefore, their pattern of notes is the same in every octave. An octave repeating scale can be represented as a circular arrangement of pitch classes. The C major scale is C, D, E, F, G, a, B, C, with a bracket indicating that the last node as an octave higher than the first note. The decreasing C major scale is C, B, a, G, F, E, D, C, with a bracket indicating an octave lower than differs note in the scale. Tempo and metronome. Tempo is the speed or pace of a given musical piece. Therefore, the tempo of a piece of music is the speed of the underlying beat. Tempo is measured in what we called B P, M beats per minute. The tempo is written at the beginning of the music and is called a metronome marking. We use the metronome device that produces an audible click at a regular interval in beats per minute. That audible click speed can be set by the musician. There are names of that metronome speeds from slowest to fastest, largest amount. And a gizmo. Grave. Largo. Linda, Adagio, Andante. On down. Dino, Marsha Moderato. Andante, Moderato. Moderato, allegretto, Allegro, Moderato. Allegro. Provide vivid system. Allegory, CMO, or allegro vivace. Presto, prestissimo. There are many metronome apps. It is much easier to use. 19. Lecture 18 - Buy, hold, solo, tune, fingers names: Best guitar to buy. You can buy a guitar online or at any music store in your city town. At the beginning, it is best to buy a guitar within your budget. There are very good guitar brands like Court, Yamaha, and Samik with very reasonable prices. How to hold your guitar without strap. Rest your guitar on your right leg after then, use your right arm, destabilized the guitar perfectly. Be aware of your status and lean your guitar back towards the view. A little selfless without using your hand to hold up the guitar. With strap. What is solo in guitar? Solo in guitar is a melodic lane and instrumental section for entire piece of music written for a guitar. It is all about featuring as single performer, play solo on a guitar. You have to know at first the names of fingers of both hands, left and right. Also, you have to know the basic techniques and stepwise exercises that we will delve into in this chapter. Fingers names. For the right-hand users. The thumb p, index i, middle m, an earlier or ring a, Chico or a pinky p. For the left-handed user, you just have to change among letters and numbers. How to tune your guitar. At this moment, we will learn about guitar strings names and how to adjust it to the correct tuning. Each time. There is a standard tuning defines the string pitches as, E, A, D, G, B, E. However, this tuning is used by most guitarists in world Before we were using guitar tuner as a device to tune guitar strings. But now there are many apps for , guitar tuner. The best free guitar tuner app. 20. Lecture 19 - Solo II - How to play a solea: Hello, good. Box, neck. Hello. Again. Today. And even looked at the data.