Modern Rock Rhythm Guitar Master Class

Transform one of the most important aspects of your playing, rhythm guitar, in this excellent master class with Chris Cotter. Most guitarists spend many hours working on their single note playing...solos, improvisation, phrasing, licks, etc. while at the same time paying very little, if any, attention to their rhythm guitar playing. Rhythm guitar is about 90% of a guitarist's playing and one of the skills that most lack...even at the pro level. It is very easy to spot an amateur player by his/her rhythm playing...even if he/she is a "shredder." Think of great songs...Many have terrible solos while very few have terrible rhythm guitar playing.

In this Master Class, we will focus on the most important part of rock guitar playing...rhythm guitar. Improving your skills in this area will make you a better all-around player, even in and especially in your lead playing!!! That's right. Tight rhythm playing is essential to lead playing as well as it will help you with better solos, phrasing lines and licks, and improvisation. This class will provide you with education in the essential skill of great rhythm playing, and will quite frankly make you a much better, much more sought after, and simply better all around player.

Class Details:

This class will run weekly for 9 weeks on two different days of the week to accommodate everyone's schedules. Students can choose either day of the week that the class is offered, but need only attend once per week. Classes will be held on Saturday afternoons from 3pm-5pm and Monday afternoons from 5:30pm-7:30pm. The course will begin on Saturday, November 19, 2016 and will run through Monday, January 9, 2017.

What you'll learn:

Here is an overview of just some of the topics that we'll cover:

  • Power Chord techniques
  • Riffs
  • Picking and Muting techniques
  • Speed Development
  • Drop and Alternate tunings
  • Learning to Groove
  • Playing "in the pocket"
  • Playing well with your rhythm section
  • Accenting, Syncopation, and Odd time signatures
  • Triads and Inversions
  • Voice Leading
  • Uncommon and Interesting chords
  • Extended Chords and Chord Theory
  • Shuffle and Swing feels
  • Common Modern rock, Punk, and Metal Rhythms
  • Jam Sessions

Course Tuition and Discounts:

Current guitar program students (in either private or group lessons) receive a 40% discount off the full tuition costs. This brings the cost of tuition for the entire course, including all materials to $147 for the 9 week program.

Tuition for non-members (not currently enrolled in a guitar lesson program) is $247 for the program.

Payment can be made via check, cash, credit or debit card prior to the start date or via secure paypal using the links below:

*Select MASTERCLASS from the dropdown menu for a 10% early sign up discount now thru November 12, 2016

Current Guitar Program students: $147


Non-member students: $247

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