This is a guitar learning path; a threaded sequence for creating a solid & steady guitar practice.Start at the Beginning
We start at the beginning, expanding from there. There are also stand-alone modules, pages, & print resources along the way.
Our goal is informational and experiential musical integration. We are opening up to our own creativity by working with the materials of music, applying them in ways which fit our personal creative needs as musicians.
First, we get 2 basic skills set [figuring out melodies by ear & strumming songs]. Then, we map chords and scales by key, to create a sonic palette for song playing and writing.
There’s no perfect sequence which suits all, but as teachers, we still try. This is my rendition. It’s for universal guitaring. Take it where you go. New path lesson weekly, for now.
You can jump around, or go in order, or both.
Be sure to add your email to the path update list. The updates include new lessons only, and not stand alone modules or pages.
Tier 1 is a starter or restarter block. From there, we train and experiment our way through chords and scales by key, expanding our sonic palette. Reading music is included in each tier. Learn to read!
Designed for self study. This path is based on ‘if we know these 20 things, we know 1000′s of things’. Yet, it’s not about how much we know, but how we put the information to work [we have music to share]. Your interpretation matters.
The 20 things are this path; core concepts to help you figure it all out, if you’re that type of student.
I have a student Bill. He’s a chicken farmer. He went from strumming a few chords to mapping keys, expanding the tonal territory, writing songs, and improvising, all within in a few months.
I’ve worked with over 1000 students over 20+ years and we all have same goal: put it all together, jam with/for others, have good musical experiences. We just keep going.
If you happen to be a teacher, I don’t mind printing content for students, but please keep it fair use. Have a student sign-up if the content is working for them.