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    18 Lessons
    Beginner
    • Technique
    • Rhythm guitar
    • Lead Guitar

    We all know that exercises are an essential part of an effective practice routine. 

    But training is different. 

    Traditional guitar exercises are more like warm-ups. They're like running 3 miles or doing 30 minutes on the treadmill. 

    35 Lessons
    Intermediate
    • Jam Band
    • Rhythm guitar

    Featuring a live recording of Dancing Bears - a Maryland-based Grateful Dead tribute band - from The Barn. In this course, we'll discuss the rhythm parts essential to these songs, and practice playing them with a live band! 

    Each song offers three tracks for play-along:

    19 Lessons
    Intermediate
    • Jam Band

    This course is for all of you Dead fans, as well as those who feel stuck playing over changes. The key is to use SIMPLE melodies to connect triads and dyads.

    IT'S ABOUT BECOMING A "THIRD HUNTER."

    Core Curriculum

    Michael's 15+ award winning courses feature 100's of hours of On-Demand video lessons, jamtracks, PDF's, and more.
    16 Lessons
    Beginner
    • Chords
    • Theory
    • Rhythm guitar
    • Tone
    • Technique

    This is the beginning of the Guitargate learning path. If you are a complete beginner, or wish to start at the very beginning (always recommended), you are in the right place. 

    Free for everyone
    16 Lessons
    Beginner
    • Chords
    • Scales
    • Tone
    • Technique
    • Music Theory
    • Improvising
    • Lead Guitar

    This course introduces the CAGED system, which is the foundation upon which you will learn to build chords, scales, and use these to improvise!

    16 Lessons
    Beginner
    • Chords
    • Rhythm guitar
    • Lead Guitar
    • Music Theory
    • Improvising
    • Tone
    • Technique
    Become Comfortable with your vibrato, legato, and staccato playing techniques. Play 7 Note Major and Minor Scale Shapes. Play Major and Minor Arpeggios In Progressions. Improvise Over Progressions Using Arpeggios, Pentatonic, and Full Major and Minor Scales.
    19 Lessons
    Intermediate
    • Rhythm guitar
    • Lead Guitar
    The Hybrid Picking Roadmap is designed to get you playing and thinking like a piano player. When you navigate the neck playing triads with BOTH hands, your whole neck shrinks and your voice leading choices become clear. Once you start, you'll never go back, never see the neck the same again.
    16 Lessons
    Intermediate
    • Chords
    • Rhythm guitar
    • Lead Guitar
    • Improvising
    • Technique
    • Music Theory

    In level 4 we will build 7th chords on our triads, begin to explore non-diatonic harmony with The Blues, and learn some new and interesting techniques to expand your playing and bring it all together. 

    33 Lessons
    Intermediate
    • Rhythm guitar
    • Lead Guitar
    • Music Theory
    • Technique

    "Bridge The Gap" between rhythm and lead guitar by breaking down larger CAGED System shapes into smaller triad shapes, which are the building blocks of all music.  This is the key that unlocked my neck, and I am confident that triads will do the same for you.

    18 Lessons
    Advanced
    • Chords
    • Rhythm guitar
    • Music Theory
    • Caged

    In this course we will continue our exploration into triads by adding our missing chord - the diminished triad. The function of this chord is to create the sound of the V7 chord, demanding resolution to the I chord. 

    14 Lessons
    Advanced
    • Lead Guitar
    • Rhythm guitar
    • Music Theory

    In this level, we're exploring some new colors, sounds, and fingerings. We'll dive into extensions, 3 note per string scales, and of course, THE MODES of the major scale. Buckle up :)

    22 Lessons
    Intermediate
    • Chords
    • Blues
    • Lead Guitar
    • Rhythm guitar
    • Tone

    Learn The Guitar Styles Made Famous By The World's Best Blues Players!

    13 Lessons
    Advanced
    • Rhythm guitar
    • Lead Guitar

    Non-diatonic harmony. The final frontier!  We do into modal interchange, functioning vs non-functioning dominant chords, whole tone scale, diminished scales, harmonic minor, melodic minor, key center vs chord scale soloing and MORE!

    22 Lessons
    Intermediate
    • Chords
    • Country
    • Lead Guitar
    • Rhythm guitar
    • Improvising

    Country music is insanely popular, and Country Guitar stylings are a core part of any well rounded player. This course will take you through the essentials of country guitar guitar playing - which will not only make you a better player  - but it's crazy fun!

    23 Lessons
    Beginner
    • Lead Guitar
    • Chords

    For 7 years I was a member of one of the most successful cover bands in the Mid-Atlantic region, grossing low-mid six-figures a year. This is an EXTENDED conversation between the band leader and myself about everything that goes into what made us successful.

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