Friday, 2 December 2016

Brian Maillard: Modal Techniques Masterclass Complete Course!

Modal Techniques: Box Set

Most players say that modes and technique are two areas that they would like to help take their playing to the next level. Well now you can! Brian Maillard teaches you how to use the modes creatively while supercharging your chops in the process!

In the beginner section of the full course, you'll work on the two most common minor modes, Dorian and Aeolian. These share some common notes with the ever popular Minor Pentatonic scale so there will be an element of familiarity if you're already into your pentatonic work! This volume will cover alternate picking, sliding, ghost notes, legato, bending and dynamic control all using the Dorian and Aeolian modes creatively! This section will give you a nice foundation for the modes, and get you started with some of the more interesting techniques. Combining the theory knowledge and techniques you learn will leave you with plenty of options for creating those interesting modal soloing ideas! If you're a complete modes beginner don't fret (pun intended), we've laid everything out for you with diagrams and theory explanations too! You'll also find backing tracks, and 'workout' videos to get you playing!

In the Intermediate volume we'll be focussing on the Mixolydian mode! Along with learning the mixolydian mode all over the neck (with diagrams too!) we'll be taking the mode through all sorts of paces such as legato exercises. These will help you practise and develop your technique at a slightly higher level than the beginner volume, and we're sure you'll find some interesting and challenging ideas too! We'll also be working on adding chromatic passing tones, and different pentatonic combinations! To round this volume off Brian has 10 very creative and challenging intermediate licks for you to learn and a full solo to bring everything together.

In the final volume, the advanced edition, we take everything to a whole new level with the lydian mode! This package is where your modal skills will be furthered and your technique will be truly tested! Brian has created some tough challenging licks that will have you developing your advanced arpeggios, sweep picking ideas and hybrid picking ideas amongst others! You'll then need to conquer 10 example licks designed to push your creativity and technique to new heights! Rounding everything off is a brilliant solo (in 7/4!) that will be the final challenge for the whole course.

So even if you're a complete modal novice, you've got a firm grip on the modes, or you're already a modal master looking for new ways to spice up your soloing and supercharge your technique, we've got something here for everyone. It's going to be a challenge, but you're going to learn a lot along the way! This course will develop your theory and technical skills in a creative and enjoyable manner. We'll see you on the other side!

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!

Renaud Louis-Servais: Euria - Ejamslive Festival 2016

Renaud Louis-Servais: guitars, composition
Christophe Cravero: keyboards
Aurel Ouzoulias: drums
Henri Dorina: bass

Renaud Louis-Servais is a french fusion guitarist/composer, endorsed by Tom Anderson Guitarworks and Two Notes Audio Engineering. Check his website:


Renaud Louis-Servais Group - Euria (Ejamslive Festival 2016)

Dan Mumm: Penumbrae 2016 Original Song

"Penumbrae" - original song written, recorded and performed by Dan Mumm.

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Video shot, edited and produced by Maxxxwell Carlisle.

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Dan Mumm - Penumbrae - (Official Music Video) 2016 Original Song

Daniel Weiss: Square To Check Guitar Lesson #1 UNO Unison

In this video, our guitar player Daniel Weiss goes over the unison part he came up with for our song UNO.

Daniel teaches students all over the world via skype/private tuition you can feel free to PM him at
or Dweiss2112@Gmail.Com

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Special thanks to Amir Hakim for Filming



Square To Check Guitar Lesson #1 UNO Unison

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Hey guys, while you are waiting for the new Circuitry... check this out to tide you over... Matt Guglielmo and I have been working on a bunch of music for video games and what not. This one is packed with 8 string, 7 string, grandiose gondola ride clean parts, offensively over the top choruses, tapping fuzz fun, shreddy krueger leads, and slap-a-da-bass bass... This was super fun and expect many more. Check it out, share this thing!! This one is called "Excavate"

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"Excavate" - Matt Guglielmo and Christian Colabelli of Circuitry

Rodrigo Rodrigues: Sympathy For my Freak - Instrumental Version

Sympathy For My Freak - Instrumental Version

Rodrigo Rodrigues - Guitars
Tom Toledo - Bass
Gus Avancini - Drums

R.R. uses: Solez Strings, Mag Magnetic Guitar Picks, Caimbé Guitars


Rodrigo Rodrigues: Sympathy For my Freak - Instrumental Version

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Owen Barry playing some ethereal, perhaps raga-influenced slide guitar on the opening No Guitar Is Safe podcast, Episode 38. Hosted by Jude Gold. Stream NO Guitar Is Safe on you iTunes, your Podcasts app, Soundcloud, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Owen Barry Slide Guitar on No Guitar Is Safe Podcast

Luís Kalil: After The Fray - ESP LTD MH350 FR and Laney Iron Heart 60H

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Filmed by Robson Lacerda and Luiz Mário Moraes in Bagé, RS, Brazil, on November 12th
Edited by Luís Kalil

Laney Iron Heart 60H

Luís Kalil - After The Fray | Play Through

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Jen Majura: TC Electronic - Artist Interview