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Since late 2012 Levi has been writing an instructional column for the hugely popular American guitar magazine, Premier Guitar. A graduate of Musicians Institute, Los Angeles, CA. , Rick began playing the guitar at age 11, and was playing and teaching professionally by age 16. Rick has played over 3,000 gigs throughout parts of the US, Mexico, the Caribbean and Cuba over the last 32 years for crowds up to 10,000 people.
In the 50 minute HD video lesson, I take you through my thought process and discuss the chord changes used in the backing tracks and the scales required to play over them The solos include an awesome array of tasty licks, lines and techniques that you can digest and incorporate into your own playing and will serve as a great foundation to create your own musical ideas.



I take you through my thought process and discuss every single scale that I use within the example solos The solos themselves include an awesome array of tasty licks, lines and techniques that you can digest and incorporate into your own playing and contain a wide variety of scales such as modal and altered pentatonics, melodic minor modes and diminished scales.
Another device extracted from basic rhythm-guitar lore, here Josh makes use of referencing the diminished chord, moving up a semitone from the D7. As he explains in the video, at the time he discovered this he didn't know a diminished scale, but his teacher was able to show him a few ideas based around it that formed the basis for the sort of ‘outside playing', employed by players like Robben Ford, later on.

He mixes the Rock feel with some great Jazz influenced Lines to come up with a great Fusion sound. Click to see more from the latest Jazz Fusion Lessons lessons (136 in total). When I'm writing and creating rhythm guitar parts, I like to play over a backing track.
This chord progression will be used for every single-note example throughout this lesson. When you learn about jazz soloing, you often see lists of scales, arpeggios, subs, licks, etc., and rarely a mention about rhythms. In this Series of Lessons will Breakdown note for note this complex Rock Fusion Guitar Solo.
The package includes a full PDF of everything covered in the Video, with all transcription and picking patterns notated as well as 17 backing tracks and also Guitar Pro hybrid picking fusion licks files for each example. This lessons shows you how to make your solos more interesting by using chromatic notes and sidestepping in order to create tension and release.

I'd like to show you some sequencing ideas, a way to sequence notes within a scale or within just a random pattern that you can choose on the guitar. Playing these notes creates the following intervals over the chord progression. The first example is recorded by Mark Lettieri, who along with being one of the finest solo guitar players in the world, plays for the jazz fusion grammy award winning band Snarky Puppy.
Jazz rock is a sub- sub set from jazz via jazz fusion. He combines fluid jazz guitar runs and chords with a silky smooth voice and is widely accredited with bringing jazz to a more mainstream audience. Jazz Guitar 101 - This free guitar lesson covers the fundamentals of jazz guitar.

In the second of this video series M Arenas covers arpeggios and applications over diatonic progressions (in Major, Harmonic Minor and Jazz melodic Minor), blues progressions as well as minor blues progressions. Even when the music stays in the same key say in E-minor all 12 notes can be used and many modes and chromatic notes such as 3,4 and 5 in a row to give it a more unusual sound.
I'm always ‘stealing' other player's licks, chords, and phrasing. I do not pick every note when I play; I was never any good at it. If I want to play fast, I use legato style of playing, hammer-ons and pull-offs. _ In this lesson I discuss some of the scale and arpeggio choices that I make when playing over a static groove.

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