Barre chords and pentatonic scales
Chromatic, Sweeping and Rhythmical exercisesThe intermediate course teaches you not just acoustic songs but how to actually crack the fretboard code.
This is achieved by studying the barre chords and pentatonic scales of each song. Doing this will outline the fretboard and make sense of how music actually works on the guitar.
As well as learning this you also practice chromatic and sweeping exercises, as well as strumming exercises.
Some of the exercises for doing all this can be previewed by following the links to each topic below.
Understand these variations and you will unlock the secret to songwriting and improvisation.
This chord and scale finder software will show you all barre chords and pentatonic scales in every shape and key.
Go to Intermediate chordacus.
The biggest misunderstanding when it comes to barre chords is that you have to play the full shape. You don’t, instead, you should play fractions of these big barre chord shapes.
Go to Intermediate chords.
In total, there are ten new variations to practice, all of them will improve your coordination, timing, and speed.
These exercises are really important, the same approach is applied to scales and later on, the arpeggios as well.
Go to Connect chords.
When you take the step by step intermediate course, you’ll learn how to develop these into more complex exercises as well.
These scales are built from the barre chord shapes and lay the foundation for every other scale you need to learn in order to master the guitar.
Go to Intermediate scales.
When you take the intermediate course, we add all the pentatonic scales to this equation as we learn how each barre chord has its own pentatonic shape.
Including detailed, but bite-sized explanations on how the music theory of each song is applied to the neck.
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