Friday, 3 June 2016

John F Klaver: Blues Masterclass: Harmonic Soloing

*NEW* Blues Masterclass: Harmonic Soloing - John F Klaver!
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Learn from award winning Dutch guitarist John F Klaver, how to play to and with the Blues chords! This masterclass will give your guitar lines focus, helping you to create interesting and modern sounding Blues solos!

A problem most guitarists face at some stage in their development is being restricted by their ability to use a wider palette of sounds in their solos. This leads to them sitting back (once again) on that trusty ol' minor pentatonic scale which as we all know, sounds awesome, but relying on one single scale/position for a full solo can get dull and stagnant.

The concepts in this masterclass will help you break free of the single scale tunnel vision often plaguing many guitarists, by helping you to understand and use a variety of other scales/devices. This will allow your solo lines to outline and cling to the harmony of the progression, as well as build upon the harmonic foundation to create and imply your own harmonic ideas.

John says 'We're playing over a Blues in G with the I IV and V chords and of course we're using pentatonic scales, but we're focusing on how to sound a little bit more modern! We're going to follow those using mixolydian, altered, arpeggios, chromatic approach tones and a little bit of octatonic, keeping the authentic feel of the blues but making it a little bit more hip! So enjoy, dig in, and thank you very much.'

The core of this masterclass is the main PDF document which includes the lessons/explanations that go along with each video. You'll find complete video/audio/TAB for 10 exercises which will lay the ground work for the course and concepts within, and give you the chance to build a basic understanding of the devices we'll be using.

Next up comes 10 longer phrases (again complete with video/audio/TAB etc) which will cement the concepts into the context of useable musical ideas.

Lastly we have a full length Blues solo. Using the full solo video/audio and complete TAB, this is your chance to put everything you've learned into practise where John shows you how the harmonic soloing ideas work in a real world situation. Alongside this is the full jam track which provides the perfect practise setting for working on your newly learned concepts and allows you the creative space to start integrating the ideas into your own solos.

As ever, we have included everything you need to practise and perfect the material in this package. There are video and audio tracks for you to watch/listen and study, accurately transcribed TAB/notation for you to analyse and master, and backing tracks for everything! We've even included some text notes to help you really get these parts down!

*NEW* Blues Masterclass: Harmonic Soloing - John F Klaver!