Learning guitarists: Do you know your basic guitar chords but want to take your playing to a new level by picking out melodic solos? If so, you’ll love Adam Traum’s new course! Using familiar folk and bluegrass classics as examples, Adam shows in clear, simple instruction how to build single-string melodies and, eventually, have the tools to start improvising lead breaks.
Working in the keys of C, G, D, A and E, Adam starts by teaching the basic melody of each song and the scale notes for that key. He adds “cascading” scales and exercises that will deepen understanding and the execution of the lines that create fills and leads. He then suggests ideas that will allow you to improvise your own solos for that and other songs.
The songs you’ll learn in this lesson are: I’ll Fly Away, The Banks of the Ohio, Worried Man’s Blues, The Streets of Laredo, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor, and Salty Dog Blues.
Extra! Audio backup tracks for each song at slow and fast speeds for the ultimate practice session. These are MP3 files and can be played anywhere.