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Have you always wanted to know how the great guitarists are able to remember all those impressive chord shapes? Have you tried learning chord shapes over many years, although if I asked you to now play as many chords as you can, you would struggle to deliver?
This isn't the first time you have attempted to discover the secrets of unlocking the guitar fingerboard is it? So why haven't your previous attempts succeeded?
Well, by the time you have finished my latest online video course, you will have discovered concepts giving you access to thousands of useable chord shapes, which will become a permanent part of your repertoire.
I was staring at the huge pile of guitar books that Santa had brought to my house (yes, guitar books were often the main part of my Christmas list) wondering how on earth I could transfer all that knowledge into my brain and fingers. I had spent so many hours, relentlessly playing through as much material as I could over and over and over again. This was going to take years to learn!
I had returned from school and as with most days, I couldn't wait to practise my guitar and get closer to my dream of becoming a great guitar player one day. I had played guitar for many years and I was progressing well, although there was something missing. It was around this time that I started to learn scales, arpeggios and chords and I began to realise that if I understood the foundations, all the musical material would be easy to learn as I would know and hear WHY the musical ideas worked. I knew the answer lied in unlocking the foundations so right then, I decided to make a change.
I began to keep practice diaries and notes from any time I discovered anything new. I had tried simply learning by repetition, but this was flawed as I would remember some things and forget others. I started to look for patterns in everything I played and I then began to see results. I filled up notebooks, printed specific sheets with diagrams to help me learn. I experimented with reducing chords, scales and arpeggios to smaller parts. I spent so much time experimenting until it all started to become clear…
Rather than trying to remember shapes, I could now generate them for myself! I would still need to develop muscle memory to move from theoretical shapes to actually playing music, but I now had concepts that I could use to generate any shapes on the guitar fingerboard I needed and I wouldn’t forget them!
And then I realised that not being able to progress as quickly as I would have liked wasn't my fault! All these years of reading books and trying to remember the content parrot fashioned wasn't the way to go. No wonder I was struggling and feeling overwhelmed with all this learning material. I could now generate any patterns on the guitar fingerboard for myself, allowing me to visualise and hear the things I was trying to learn. My life was now so much easier!
Once I had discovered how to generate scale, arpeggio and chord patterns for myself, I could then play through or look at a piece of music and by using my new thought process, I had it memorised. Concepts such as playing the piece in a different key were also not a problem as I could see and hear how it all went together.
But it wasn't just for me. I also started to explain these techniques to my students.
A great example of how the techniques work is when a few years later, I was teaching at a music college. The students were required to learn specific scale patterns throughout their course. I looked through the course and wrote down a list of all the scale patterns the students were required to learn in the entire year. The list was tiny and I thought it was pretty pathetic.
Rather than telling the students to learn what was required each week, I spent 45 minutes explaining how to generate scale patterns using my concepts. The result? After 45 minutes, every student in the room was able to play every single mode of the major scale, in any position, starting from any string. I had not magically transformed the students into amazing musicians, but they had just saved years of learning scale patterns parrot fashioned and could now focus on actually playing music.
And that's why I created my latest online video course - Mastering Chords And Chord Substitution. This course is the result of over 30 years of my relentless and obsessive research into unlocking the guitar fingerboard, but it was totally worth it as now you can gain the benefits without going through the pain of many years experimentation. Chords are the basis of everything by the way!
Learning musical material used to take me a great deal of time, but now it takes no time at all and musical knowledge is committed to memory. You too can save so much learning time once you have worked though this course.
What if you possessed the power to create your own ideas rather than learning everybody else's?
Whatever other guitar resources you use to learn - books, videos, courses, etc., completing this course will allow you to reap so many more benefits. Fingerboard visualisation is the foundation of everything!
What will you gain from Mastering Chords And Chord Substitution?
I want to make sure this course will work for you, so I'm going to put my money where my mouth is. I will give you a full 14 day, money back guarantee. If for any reason you are not happy with the results, just let me know and I will give you 100% of your money back.
Just imagine how much more enjoyable guitar playing will be for you once you can visualise your guitar fingerboard and generate chord shapes for yourself.