YGA BLOG

Guitar Lessons
3 May 2021

In this lesson Jarrod covers the melody from the Gypsy Jazz standard Lulu Swing. This tune uses a repeating motif that gets very slightly modified to tastefully follow the chords in the backing, and give us a nice chromatic run!

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Guitar Lessons
26 April 2021

In this lesson Jarrod teaches you how to play the rhythm part of the Gypsy Jazz standard 'Lulu Swing'. You'll cover some great movable chord shapes and the distinctive Gypsy Jazz strumming pattern 'La Pompe'.

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Guitar Lessons
19 April 2021

This is a very tasteful Major Blues Scale lick that will work really nicely in a country style - with some bends thrown in for good measure!

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Live Streams
15 April 2021

Have you ever found yourself "blanketing" one scale whilst soloing? Perhaps you'd like to breathe a bit more life into your improvisation? In this webinar; Dion will take you through a few concepts to get your foot in the door of soloing over chord changes. We'll talk about combining Major and minor pentatonic sounds, as well as using arpeggios to find chord tones to really bring your solos to the next level.

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Live Streams
15 April 2021

In this webinar; We'll be taking a look at "Kiss" by the legendary Prince. There isn't a whole heap of guitar on this tune; so Dion will be taking you through some cool little funk guitar concepts to build a guitar part in this style. What you'll end up with is some cool concepts in your toolbox to whip out in your next jam.

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Live Streams
13 April 2021

Dion is back this week to talk about the modes of the Major scale. This is a great opportunity to build a really solid understanding of what they are, how to hear them and most importantly - how to use them! If you've ever wanted to know about the modes, or you know a bit about them but don't fully understand them; this is the webinar for you.

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Guitar Lessons
12 April 2021

This is a sweeping arpeggios challenge that sounds great played fast or slow!

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Guitar Lessons
2 April 2021

We've got a great hybrid picking arpeggio challenge that will get you flying across the strings!

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Guitar Lessons
26 March 2021

This is a great 'outside' sounding lick that uses the half-whole diminished scale to take you from the I chord to the IV chord in a blues. Tough to play but sounds great when you get it!

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Live Streams
26 March 2021

In this masterclass, Jarrod will get you started with your folk playing with a very cool 4 chord loop and melody that you can layer up with your phone or looper. This is a fantastic class for anybody looking to improve their folk strumming, chord playing and start to learn to construct folky melodies based around a certain key. As always, Jarrod walks you through at a steady pace and gradually builds up to playing the whole track!

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