Intermediate guitar lessons are for the player who has some playing experience and needs a thorough set of lessons to practice that can help to take their ability up to an advanced level.
Overview of scales
- Formation of major scale and notes.
- Scale shapes of Major scale in different positions.
- Connecting the scale shapes.
- Sequencing patterns.
- 3 notes per string patterns.
- Practicing scales using backing tracks.
- Formation of minor scales.
- Minor scale relation with major scale and visualization of the shapes.
Introduction to modes.
- What do you mean by modes?
- What are the modes of a Major scale.
Chop building exercises.
- Alternate picking exercises.
- Economy picking exercises.
- Basic Sweep picking exercises.
Scale chord relationship.
- Harmonized major scale
- Chord formation theory.
- Introduction to CAGED system.
- CAGED Barre chord shapes.
- Extended chord formation
- Some basic shapes of extended chords.
- Arpeggio shapes using CAGED system.
- Arpeggio exercises with sweep picking.
Introduction to Riffs
- Power chords.
- Power chord rhythm study using down strokes and accents.
- Palm Muting.
- Popular riffs.
- Legato exercises.
- Introduction to bending.
Introduction to improvisation.
- How to choose a scale for improvising over a chord progression.
- Basic ideas for improvisation using major scale using backing tracks.
- Using Arpeggios along with scales for improvisation.
Introduction to the Blues
- How 12 bar blues chord progressions are formed.
- Types of Blues chord progressions.
- Swing rhythm in 12 bar blues.
- Basic Blues riffs.
- Pentatonic scale shapes.
- Pentatonic scale sequencing patterns.
- How to use pentatonic scale in blues soloing.
- Basic blues licks in different pentatonic scale positions.
- Blues scale and application in standard blues licks.
- Revisiting Bending and vibrato for blues licks.
- Using the licks in 12 bar Blues.
- Playing over chord changes.
- Jam sessions.
Acoustic Finger style.
- Basic finger picking exercises.
- Études and popular song riffs.
- Finger style rhythm.
No prior guitar experience is required. Experienced guitar players, at the intermediate level, are welcome.