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“Learn on your time, at your pace”.
Welcome to the Rockstarter series for beginner Rock style guitar. The RockStarter Level One course is designed for the beginner guitar player, or for someone who has some experience playing acoustic guitar but would now like to move into the world of electric rock style guitar playing. The course is laid out in a very structured and systematic way. Every topic/ technique is taught in extensive detail and every section progresses from the previous one. You can spend as much time on each section as you need.
In Rockstarter Level 1, we begin with some basic technique and theory review and then talk about guitar effects pedals like overdrive and distortion to help you achieve that classic rock guitar sound.
Then we jump into important strumming hand techniques like Palm Muting and Percussive Strumming.
We will show you how you can make slight changes to chords you already know, to give them more of a rock guitar sound.
Then will learn what “Power Chords” are and how they are made as well as some technique tips on how to make them sound even better.
Next we will show you some common rock chord progressions that will remind you of many of your favorite rock songs, and we will incorporate techniques such as “Sliding Power Chords”, “Hammer Ons” and “Pull Offs”
You will learn how to play the Major scale and the Minor Pentatonic scale across two octaves and how to start using these scales in solos.
Then the real fun begins as we look at how to get started playing Lead guitar and introduce techniques such as Vibrato and String Bending.
Finally, we bring it all together and show you how you can start combining these techniques to create awesome sounding lead guitar riffs!
This course is packed with information, but it is presented in a structured, and systematic way. Each step of the way you will be building upon the knowledge you have learned in the previous lessons, so you will never feel overwhelmed or in over your head. You can move through these lessons at your own pace and watch the videos as many times as you like.
Rockstarter Level 1 is 2 hours and 43 minutes long and includes the following lessons:
Part 1: Parts of the Electric Guitar
Part 2: Technique Review
Part 3: Tone/ Effects Pedals
Part 4: The Notes on the Neck
Part 5: The Major Scale
Part 6: Right Hand Muting
Part 7: Palm Muting (watch for free on this page)
Part 8: Modified Chords
Part 9: Power Chords
Part 10: Power Chord Progressions
Part 11: Sliding Power Chords
Part 12: Open String Power Chords (watch for free on this page)
Part 13: Open String Power Chord Progressions
Part 14: Transition Notes
Part 15: The I, IV, V Progression
Part 16: Percussive Strums (watch for free on this page)
Part 17: Hammer On Chords
Part 18: Major Scale Two Octaves
Part 19: Lead Guitar
Part 20: Minor Pentatonic Scale
Part 21: Minor Pentatonic Scale Two Octaves
Part 22: Vibrato Techniques
Part 23: Using Vibrato
Part 24: Hammer Ons and Pull Offs
Part 25: String Bending
Part 26: Soloing
Part 27: Conclusion