Introduction to Lead Guitar

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Are You Interested in Learning to Play Lead Guitar?

If you are:

  • An early beginner to intermediate level player, or
  • An advanced rhythm player

Who is interested in learning to play lead guitar, then this course is for you.

What Will You Get Out of This Course?

By the end of this course, you will:

  • have started developing your picking technique and accuracy
  • have learned where some of the notes on the neck are
  • have learned a scale
  • have learned how to improvise with that scale
  • be able to write some simple licks of your own
  • start to understand ornamentation and how to apply it in your licks
  • have developed a practice routine that allows you to consistently improve your playing

In this course we are going to give a brief introduction to lead guitar.

We’ll look at technical exercises to start developing your picking technique and ornamentation.

We’ll also take a look at scales and improvising.

The exercises in this course are designed to be simple and easy to follow – if you put in some time to work on them, you will quickly start to see improvements in your playing.

Who is This Course For?

This course is not for complete beginners to guitar. I would recommend you get the hang of a few basic chords first.

If you are an early beginner onwards, this course will be good for you.

If you have been playing rhythm guitar for a long time, or learning riffs and songs for a long time but have never looked at lead guitar playing in much detail, this course will be good for you.

If you have no idea how to approach improvising, this course will be good for you.

How Much Do You Need to Practice?

The more the better!

I would recommend starting with 30 minutes a day, with some breaks.

After you have completed Week 1, increase your practice time to 45 minutes a day.

I’ll include some practice time guidelines and plans with each lesson, so that as you complete lessons you have an updated practice schedule to work with.

Eventually, we will build up to 60 minutes of practice a day.

If you cannot schedule that much time, set aside a minimum of 30 minutes a day practice.

Important: Practice time must be built up over time. If you have not been practising very much prior to taking this course, and you go and practice for 60 minutes a day, you may injure yourself.

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