STUDY PLANS

Lesson Plans aka Learning Tracks
These plan or tracks are designed to serve as a guideline to help you select video lessons that will move you closer to your music goals. When a student attends college he may select several different type classes during a semester that all will advance him to his objective, the same is true with these lesson plans.  For example, combining Theory, Technique or Chord studies with a Jazz Track can have an effective broadening effect on your playing and offer enlightenment for soloing and improvisation. 
Each track below has suggested video lessons that can help you decide where to begin your study. New lessons are added weekly so you should consider these lessons as well when appropriate to your track and add them to your lesson plan.  


Jazz Track
Goal =  Mastering jazz songs, chord comping & improv soloing
Focus = Songs, Chord Melodies, Comping and Improv

THE DIRTY DOZEN JAZZ CHORDS  
THE DIRTY DOZEN CHORD PROGRESSIONS
 

CHORD SUBSTITUTIONS 101 (CHORD FAMILIES)
SUMMERTIME-SIMPLE COMPING (Demo)
MORE SIMPLE COMPING ARRANGEMNTS

BEGINNING JAZZ IMPROV IDEAS 
MAJOR SCALES AND USING THEM IN SOLOING

SUMMERTIME CHORD MELODY
SUMMERTIME ARPEGGIO STUDY
SUMMERTIME SIMPLE SOLO
2-5-1 CHORD PROGRESSIONS -Part 1 (DEMO)  
2-5-1 JAZZ LICKS 
BLUES POTENTIAL SET

JAZZ 101 WITH RICH SEVERSON (Demo)
ALTERED CHORDS E SHAPE Pt 1
HARMONIC MINOR SET

JAZZ LICKS
WES STYLE OCTAVE JAZZ LICKS

MELODIC MINOR SCALES

Continue studying jazz ideas through mastering jazz standards Mastering a Standard

Bebop Track
Goal = Increased improv skills with single notes & chords.
Focus = Major & minor blues, Rhythm Changes & bebop tunes

BLUES VS BEBOP   
BEBOP BLUES COMPING WITH A WALKING BASS LINE    
BEBOP BLUES COMPING VERSION 1-5
BEBOP SOLO BUILDER LESSONs A,B & 1-4    
TENOR MADNESS HEAD  
BEBOP BLUES COMPING VERSION 6-10 
BEBOP BLUES SOLO VERSION #1-10
  
C MINOR BLUES SET 

AU PRIVATE JAZZ HEAD (demo)  
BEBOP BLUES IN F SOLO#1-6
Rhythm Changes   


Jazz & Bebop Track Combination
It its perfectly acceptable to substitute or interchange lessons from both tracks.


Single Note Technique Track
Goal = Improved chops & fretboard knowledge.
Focus = Scales, intervals, arpeggios, sequences & theory

HAND POSTIONS AND PICKING TECHNIQUES 
DEXTERITY BUILDERS SET
THEORY FOR THE ROAD DOWNLOAD SET
SCALE EXERCISES -GROUPS OF 4

SCALE EXERCISES -GROUPS OF 8
GUITAR PLAYER'S WORKOUT SET 1-5

MAJOR 7 ARPEGGIOS-ONE OCTAVE
MAJOR SCALE IN 3RDS SET
TWO OCTAVE ARPEGGIO SET
UNDERSTANDING MODES SET
HARMONIC MINOR SET



Chord Track
Goal = Increased chord knowledge & skill.
Focus = Chord construction, inversions, songs & theory

TRIAD INVERSION SET
THEORY FOR THE ROAD DOWNLOAD SET
Intro to Jazz Chords and Comping

ALTERED CHORDS E SHAPE Pt 1
ALTERED CHORDS E SHAPE Pt 2
MAJ 6 MIN 7 INVERSIONS LESSONS 1-3
DOMINANT 7th INVERSIONS SET
SWING GUITAR


Chords & Single Note Combination Track
Combining lessons from these two tracks will give a student a well rounded foundation.

Fingerstyle Track
Goal = Diverse repertoire and the ability to arrange songs in a solo guitar style.
Focus = Songs & theory
Prerequisite = Understanding of chord construction and harmonic progression. Consider pursuing the chord track in conjunction.

FINGERSTYLE ARRANGING PART 1 SET (Demo)

GEORGIA CHORD MELODY
SPANISH ROMANCE
YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND
TENDERLY

AUTUMN LEAVES CHORD MELODY

STUDY IN D, FERNANDO SOR (Demo)
ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE CHORD MELODY
SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW-SIMPLIFIED
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS
WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE -Simplified
FINGERSTYLE ARRANGING PART 2 SET 
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU CHORD MELODY
Continue adding arrangements to your set list and get a gig at a coffee house. Complete the Fingerstyle Arranging Series


Blues Track
Goal = To become proficent soloing in a variety of blues styles, creating melodic & lyrical  blues lines. Focus = Learning transcribed solos in a variety of styles, mastering the blues scale.
GARY HUTCHISON'S INTRO TO THE BLUES

BLUES POTENTIAL SET
Blues Shuffle Solos 1-6  
STEVE KUYKENDALL CREATING DIFFERENT BLUES SOUNDS
Slow Blues Solos (Demo)
GARY HUTCHISON: BLUES USING THE OPEN STRINGS

CHUCK BERRY STYLE SET
HORN SECTION STYLE LINES BY RICH SEVERSON
Blues Boogie Solos (Demo) 
CREATING MOTION IN THE BLUES PROGRESSION WITH MARC COOPER
DMINOR BLUES WITH GARY HUTCHISON

DOUBLE, TRIPLE AND QUADRUPLE STOPS WITH GARY HUTCHISON
STORMY MONDAY WITH GARY HUTCHISON
CREATING MOTION IN THE BLUES PROGRESSION WITH MARC COOPER

Theory & Reading Track
Goal = To master keys,scales,chord construction, harmonic progressions and become a confident reader.
Focus = Worksheets and sight reading exercises.

THEORY FOR THE ROAD DOWNLOAD SET
RHYTHMS AT FIRST SIGHT COURSE
Consider working in the Technique Track at the same time.

Lesson Groupings

INTERMEDIATE JAZZ SOLOS
These solos are over the chord changes of popular jazz standards designed for the jazz novice, tasteful yet easy to play  http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJUteeUdqIDNmCIOWIW_vEKu8Dz9DPy6u

JIM ROLFE'S CLASSICAL LESSONS
Classical standards ranging from intermediate to advanced
:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTf2ZLka6Gg&list=PLuin103ZtodFZenZjxLX5M3tKeJ7uSbxx

INTERMEDIATE CHORD MELODIES
These are doable for most guitar players. Crafted to be played with included backing tracks or your own jazz group.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJUteeUdqIDPC2AETFGsfgPLeDap_Fn2-

CHARLIE PARKER TUNES
Some of Parker's most loved bebop tunes played on guitar
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJUteeUdqIDNwy2rnrK-1jKwYdtM5eWZl

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