Master The Relationship Between Chords, Arpeggios and Scales
Do you struggle to clearly see the patterns of notes on the guitar neck? Are there certain positions or areas in any given key that are your “go-to” places to play? Is it a challenge to freely move across the neck in any key?
If your answer is yes to any of these, you are not alone. The guitar neck is mystifying to new players and long-time pickers alike. There aren’t any clear visual cues to help you see the patterns clearly, as opposed to an instrument like the piano.
To make it even more difficult, the guitar isn’t tuned evenly, or symmetrically, like some other fretted instruments like the bass or mandolin. The result of this is that many players get locked into certain positions that they feel comfortable in, unable to move freely across the neck and explore ALL the different positions that are available in any given key, or over any given chord. You may feel like you aren’t free to explore the entire neck because there are holes in your ability to see the connections between different areas.
The good news is that there is a simple and effective way to see the neck that will help you bridge ALL of the different areas of the guitar together, simplifying the way that you see the neck.
There are many effective methods out there that will help you understand the neck better. However, they aren’t all equal in their ability to scale up to higher levels of playing. What I mean is that some systems of understanding the neck are great at one level, but fall apart once you get to higher levels of playing.
The CAGED system is a great example of this. It is a very effective method for understanding the basic patterns of the guitar using open chords, but once you get into trying to arpeggiate or invert those chords it becomes a mess! At that point you necessarily have to figure out a different approach in order to keep progressing.
I want to show you a simple system that will allow you to clearly see the connections across the whole fretboard.
This system is based on what I call “the Big 3”. These are 3 big triad chord shapes that span across all 6 strings. From these shapes you can derive almost every possible triad shape on the guitar! You can also use these to clearly see the roadmap of how to move across the neck effortlessly. These shapes are useful for any style of music, and they are simple enough for beginner level players to learn, and scale up to being useful at very high advanced levels.
Guitar Synergy is a deep dive into these fundamental shapes. In it I expound what they are and how to understand them, and I walk you through the most effective exercises that will help you become fluent with them. After working through this material you’ll be able to move freely across the neck in any key, over major chords and minor chords.
The exercises cover the Big 3 shapes as chords and arpeggios, and also show you how to connect them together with scale patterns. There are 8 unique practice solos that will give you a head start to applying these patterns in your own playing. The focus of this course is on functional patterns that you can USE. I want you to see huge growth in your playing, and if you take this course seriously and put in the work, you will.
As you work through the exercises and practice solos your understanding will grow in an organic way. The patterns of the instrument will start jumping out at you! You’ll start to develop a seriously functional understanding of how the patterns relate over different areas of the guitar.
- 3+ Hours of Video Lessons
- 4+ Hours of Practice Along Videos at Multiple Tempos
- 2 Course Modules; One Covering Major Chords/Keys and One Covering Minor Chords/Keys
- 8 Unique Practice Solos to Help You Apply The Material
- Classroom Style Interface w/ Progress Tracking
- Downloadable PDFs: Sheet Music & Chord Pictures in All 12 Keys
- Lifetime Access!
If you are ready to take the next step for your playing, then you can register below. I hope you’ll join me for this adventure into the most foundational and important patterns of the guitar!