Most guitar players stop improving almost entirely after they’ve learned chords and riffs, because the jump to playing solo pieces seems too big.
Many intermediate players:
Want to be able to play song arrangements for friends, family but can’t play at that level.
Know the basics already but would like to do more with them.
Strum chords but aren’t sure how to play a full solo piece.
Hear other great players and wonder if only pros can play like that.
Simple chord strumming ISN'T ENOUGH for you anymore.
You'd love to play popular songs ALL BY YOURSELF
You're unsure how to play MELODIES on guitar
You're ready to take the next step and save TIME
You want to make more PROGRESS
I did not have anything ready when someone asked me to "play something".
Like most players, I could already play chords and a few bits and pieces, but nothing more than that.
HOW do people play the tune as well as the chords at the same time like that? ARRG!!!
So, I decided to attend Mohawk Colleges’ Applied Music program, where I met some truly outstanding players! Holy mackerel…
After music college I decided that I would synthesize everything I absorbed in 4 years (from SO many incredible players and teachers) into a modern guitar course.
I'm sharing everything I wish someone could have shown me, as a guitar student.
A 6-week course, designed
to teach intermediate guitarists
to play acoustic arrangements.
Exactly how I play arrangements, step by step
Which techniques I use over and over again
Common fingering patterns
How to pick out melody notes so you can put it all together!
I play these arrangements just as I’ve been performing them live for years. Follow along with me in each example. Hear how each example should sound at performance speed.
My course is staggered to allow you to work at your own pace. Progress from using a pick, to fingerpicking full arrangements of songs!
Let's have a chat! Book a one-on-one call with me (your personal instructor and professional guitarist) to discuss your playing goals and how we can achieve them together!
Feel the magic as you begin playing simple melodies and chords
at the same time!
"When I first connected with Paul about lessons I knew a few chords and could strum along to some easy songs. I asked Paul to teach me the fundamentals and to help me explore more of the fret board so I could take my understanding and playing to another level. Paul has delivered on this ask and more. He is patient and has been methodical about laying out a progressive lesson plan starting from the basics and evolving to more complex exercises and songs. I have so much more appreciation now when I watch an accomplished guitarist play".
"Although I have been playing guitar for over 30 years, I felt that my technique was proficient but stale. As my playing and role in my existing band was changing, I knew that I needed to take lessons in order to enhance my playing. I began taking lessons from Paul in the hopes that he would challenge me and take me out of my comfort zone. After a very short time with Paul, I was receiving compliments from my band mates and friends stating that they noted the difference in my playing and my approach musically to songs. If you are a new player or established player that wants to improve on their skill, than you need to sign up for Paul’s classes. Paul is very talented, and will always take the time to explain his approach and thought process towards his playing. I would recommend Paul to anyone regardless of their current abilities".
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I share my go-to rhythms for any guitarist and demonstrate a simple system for finding all the chords, in any key.
Start playing simple melodies with and without a pick. Play chords and tunes at the same time...the first steps to the next level!
Use open chord voicings to create excitement, and fingerpick through them up the neck. Get out of first position!
Learn useful patterns to make arpeggios within your chords. Fingerpick while alternating bass notes to create movement.
Combine arpeggios and patterns with barre chords. Make great use of that little finger and pick out melodies.
Navigate a song with different time changes. Count beats and bars to stay on track. Plus a bonus section (to be revealed)! All techniques and skills are demonstrated through real song examples.
Guitar students who are tired of just strumming, and want to progress further to find out what’s next.
Intermediate guitar players who want to build on what they already know, and glue everything together into full pieces.
Intermediate guitar players who cannot yet play a melody and chords at the same time, and want to learn how from a professional player.
"I can’t sing! So, before I started taking these lessons and someone asked me to play for them, all I could do was strum chords and play the odd riff. It was so frustrating! I can now play lots of recognizable tunes that others want to listen to! His lessons are well structured and take you through everything in a clear and really interesting way. I’ve found I play a lot more because I always want to learn another arrangement - it’s like I’ve discovered a whole new world of guitar that strumming along to a song just doesn’t give you. I thoroughly recommend these lessons if you want to (re)ignite your love of guitar playing! Thanks Paul!".
"I have played guitar for about 15 years, in numerous bands. In my current band I play lead guitar and wanted to add more detail to my acoustic playing. This course is a gem. I recently connected with Paul to learn new techniques and theories. I have greatly benefited from lessons with him. Paul completely changed my playing style and I would highly recommend his courses, no matter your current skill level".