Find Your Voice: Part 1

This material is all about developing the flexibility of the vocal cords and the release of the air. Work on this consistently, and other vocal skill areas will be easier to develop. If you don’t have enough release of air, it’s very hard to build up muscle memory and coordination. Without those, it’s harder to…

Essential Grooves

Essential Grooves – why music feels good

When you’ve completed this set of material, you’ll be more at ease joining in a variety of different playing situations confidently. You’ll be able to come up with sympathetic rhythms to join in for music in different styles, and to create varied rhythm parts for your own solo arrangements…

Ensemble pieces

This module has some fun songs and pieces that we can play in a lot of different ways. There are parts that suit those starting out on guitar and things that you can play when you have a bit more experience.

You can focus on just one part, or you can play each one in…

Find Your Voice: Resonance

What is resonance? Resonance is accessing the fullest, free-est vibration and release of your voice, and goes to the heart of encountering, becoming familiar with and developing your own unique style, sound and voice.

On a technical level, resonance is the ability to project your voice and fully release it. This does not mean being…

Guitar Fundamentals: Triads

This module will unlock the neck and allow you to have some of the most powerful skills in all of guitar playing: using triads. When you are able to use these, you can play interesting chords along with other guitar players (and dazzle them), invent melodies on the spot, play guitar solos and melodies in…

Find Your Voice: Style

During the next four sessions, we will work on developing your STYLE as a vocalist. This is a deeper dive into both the technical and artistic side of developing your interpretations and your musicianship and vocabulary. It should be very enjoyable process gaining understanding and confidence exploring musical settings creatively, and having more ideas and…

Find Your Voice: Release And Flexibility

This module is all about developing your flexibility and the release of the air. Work on this consistently, and other vocal skill areas will be easier to develop. If you don’t have enough release of air, it’s very hard to build up muscle memory and coordination. Without those, it’s harder to be consistent, and when…

Fingerstyle Travis Patterns

Although fingerstyle guitar playing encompasses any way of playing guitar that uses fingers rather than pick, we often think of Travis style playing when we think of that classic fingerstyle sound.

Travis picking is based around regular patterns played with the right hand. It’s a great accompaniment to singing or ensemble playing and creates a…

How to use Soundtrap

This module goes over how to use soundtrap to record yourself; how to create a track, record, mute and unmute, and how to add a shared project to your account. There are many really helpful things you can do with Soundtrap. Your priority is to make sure you can access your account, accept any shared…

Junior guitar: Blues

This material builds your ability and understanding of chord playing, riffs and single note lines and also allows you to explore some creativity within the blues style.

You’ll play a blues riff that sounds good in any Blues in A, and you’ll playing some boogie rhythm. With both of these elements, once you have played…

Song Skills

This module gives you a reliable way to approach learning songs, whether to play solo and sing, or as part of an ensemble. You will learn how to get the important elements from songs so that you can play guitar versions of them, and how to apply different techniques to the musical material from songs…