Forbes Music Company

Guitar Method: Tunes & Techniques

Class Details
Learn tunes, build repertoire, and master techniques. Cover styles from folk to rock, classic rock, and pop. Get your questions answered!
July 27, 2021
6.00pm - 6.50pm ET

Guitar Method: Tunes & Techniques

In this class we’ll examine the songs, techniques, licks and tricks from the greatest guitar music in history. Dive into chords and voicings, picking, strumming, and lead playing. Understand those unique elements that make every song special and instantly recognizable.

We’ll cover modern, contemporary guitar playing from the 60’s through the present, focusing on tunes that have common chord progressions, picking and strumming patterns, and basic lead concepts. Attendees will receive highly accurate and detailed transcriptions of songs, written by the instructor.

In each class, one to two songs will be examined in-depth. Get a better understanding of progressions, fingering patterns, and the hot licks and techniques used by some of the guitar greats. Power chords, major and minor chords, palm muting, and picking techniques will be discussed. A blend of tab and chord charts will be used, and these transcriptions, highly accurate and custom-made for the class, will be available to download.

This is a great way to build repertoire, master guitar techniques, and learn some of the best songs in modern guitar music history. Use what you know and learn some new skills along the way. It’s not as complicated or as hard as you think.

Topics covered include: Power chords, major chords, minor chords, palm muting, picking techniques, strumming patterns, song form. Chord charts for example song(s) will also be provided for practice.

This class is perfect for: Guitar players who have some basic experience but want to improve, and want to play tunes! Learn riffs, licks, chords, and everything that goes into playing some of the most iconic songs of the last 50 years.

After this class, you will be able to: Play iconic rock songs from the 60s through the 90s and today. You will learn both right and left hand techniques to simplify guitar playing, be able to play the famous licks and chords that make up iconic songs, and gain an understanding of song form to be able to play songs from beginning to end.

Skills required: (scale from 1-low to 5-high)

  • Fretboard Knowledge = 2
  • Chord Knowledge = 2
  • Picking Technique = 2
  • Strumming Technique = 3
  • Enthusiasm = 5

Add-On Purchases

When class is over, it’s important to make sure you have all the tools and resources available to maintain a positive learning trajectory.

In addition to signing up for and attending an online group music class, attendees will have the option to purchase a recording of the class, to help reinforce all the concepts covered and never forget a thing! This way, you can access the content and information whenever you need it at any time. 

Take the class. Get the video. You’re all set!

Office Hours

Need a quick refresher of something you did in a class? Did you forget a chord, a fingering, or short melodic phrase? 

Office Hours are short, 15-minute scheduled online “lessons” that serve the primary purpose of getting quick, extra help, better explanations, or short refreshers from a teacher outside of your normal class or lesson time. Office Hours can only be scheduled as an online session and are not available for in-home. 

Office hours are a great way to follow up with a teacher after an online class to get a one-on-one explanation of complicated concepts.

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