Advanced Guitar - Course Breakdowns
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The Advanced guitar course includes the following lessons:

Course Structure

  1. Pentatonic Scales Major
  2. Pentatonic Scales Minor
  3. Pentatonic Scales Blues
  4. Arpeggios - A Form Major
  5. Arpeggios - A Form Minor
  6. Arpeggios - C Form Major
  7. Arpeggios - C Form Minor
  8. Arpeggios - E Form Major
  9. Arpeggios - E Form Minor
Jack Jordan Click For A Lesson Preview

The Tutor - Jack Jordan

As a semi-professional musician, I play guitar, perform and record regularly in various groups and ensembles across the country.

I have been playing the Guitar and studying music for 11 years. In this time I have gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge not only about the guitar its self but also within the music industry, through Composing, arranging, recording, performing and touring with groups and artists across the country.

In 2007 I became the “LIQUIDISCO” Best Guitarist, a national music competition where I beat off over 4000 other guitar players voted for by representatives of LAG guitars. During the same year, I as part of a group won the Ukskills gold award in popular music, and the UMF (university music fest.) First prize award, both again voted for industry Professionals.


Jack has put together a series of guitar master classes. He covers a wide variety of guitar techniques including dorian sweep picking and two hand tapping licks. He has designed a guitar legends play like series where he teaches to play in the style of Kirk Hammet, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen and Slash. He also covers a wide variety of guitar tricks from making your guitar sound like an elephant to slide hybrid picking. These lessons are not for the feint hearted and should pose a challenge even to the most accomplished of guitarists.

Course Structure

  1. Advanced Warmup
    Tapping Lick
    Dorian Sweep Lick
    Sweep Lick
    Pentatonic Legato
    Aeolian Alternate
    2 Hand Tapping Lick
    Diminished Arpeggio
    E Minor Full Neck
    Slide Hybrid Picking
  1. Hammer On Pull Off I
    Hammer On Pull Off II
    Hammer On Pull Off III
  1. Natural Harmonics
    Artificial Harmonics I
    Artificial Harmonics II
  1. Guitar Pick Scrape
    Guitar Motorbike
    Guitar Elephant
    Guitar Car Horn
    Dive Bomb
  1. Play Like Kirk Hammet 1
    Play Like Kirk Hammet 2
    Play Like Kirk Hammet 3
    Play Like Kirk Hammet 4
    Play Like Steve Vai 1
    Play Like Steve Vai 2
    Play Like Steve Vai 3
    Play Like Steve Vai 4
    Play Like Steve Vai 5
    Play Like Steve Vai 6
    Play Like Yngwie Malmsteen 1
    Play Like Yngwie Malmsteen 2
    Play Like Yngwie Malmsteen 3
    Play Like Yngwie Malmsteen 4
    Play Like Yngwie Malmsteen 5
    Play Like Yngwie Malmsteen 6
    Play Like Slash 1
    Play Like Slash 2
    Play Like Slash 3
    Play Like Slash 4
  1. Blues 12 Bar Power Chords
    Blues 12 Bar Dominant 7th Chords
    Blues Minor Pentatonic Scale
    Blue String Bending 1
    Blue String Bending 2
    Blue String Bending 3
  1. Country Banjo Roll
    Country Chicken Picking
  1. Jazz Harmonised Progression
    Jazz Chords
  1. All the E's
    Alternate Picking
    Rhythm Rock n Roll
    Major Minor Scales
    String Bending
    Rhythm Crochets


Welcome to the Rock Star Academy Core Skills lessons. In these lessons you have the opportunity to learn many interesting chords, scales, arpeggios, rhythms, and picking patterns.

The Core Skills lessons also explain useful music theory that allows you to understand how chords, scales, and arpeggios are constructed. You will also get to learn how standard music notation and guitar tab work as they are both very valuable tools when learning how to play guitar.

The core skills will help to improve your ability to compose and give you a deeper understanding of how to jam along with other musicians.

Course Structure

  1. Tab and notation differences
  2. Reading tab
  3. Reading standard musical notation
  4. Reading notational rhythm
  5. Notation symbols note duration

    Section 1
  6. Chords
  7. Scales 1
  8. Scales 2
  9. Scales 3
  10. Scales 4
  11. Rhythm And Lead 1
  12. Rhythm And Lead 2
  13. Rhythm And Lead 3
  14. Rhythm And Lead 4

    Section 2
  15. Chords
  16. Scales 1
  17. Scales 2
  18. Rhythm And Lead 1
  19. Rhythm And Lead 2
  20. Rhythm And Lead 3
  21. Rhythm And Lead 4
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Chris Cropp Click For A Lesson Preview

The Tutor - Chris Cropp

Chris has a degree in music technology and grade 8 with distinction in guitar. He has a rare natural ability for playing musical instruments and has a special talent for composing music. His impressive knowledge of music theory helps to develop lessons that are logical and progressive. Chris has used all these skills to devise a Rock Star Challenge that will test your skills and improve your playing.


The Rock Star Challenge tests your ability as a guitarist. Work your way through each star, Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Brown and Black. When you master the Black Star you have earned Rock Star Status. As you work through each stage you will discover new chords, chord patterns, rhythms, scales, arpeggios, and solos.

At each stage common questions are answered and useful points are explained. Each stage of the challenge gets a little harder until you reach and conquer the Black Star!

Can you achieve Rock Star Status?

Course Structure

  1. Major Chord
    Pentatonic Scale
    Rhythm Challenge 1 chord
    Lead Challenge D Pentatonic
  1. Minor and Major Chords
    1 Octave Open Pentatonic Ascending Scale
    Rhythm Challenge 2 chord
    Lead Challenge G Pentatonic
  1. Barre, Minor and Major Chords
    1 Octave Open Scale
    Rhythm Challenge 3 Chord
    Lead Challenge 3 Chord Picking
  1. Sharpe, Barre, Minor and Major Chords
    2 Octave Fretted Pentatonic Major Scale
    2 Octave Fretted Pentatonic Minor Scale
    Rhythm Challenge 4 chord
    Lead Challenge Major and Minor Pentatonic
  1. Extended Chords
    2 Octave Fretted Forward Scale
    2 Octave Fretted Backwards Scale
    1 Octave Arpeggios
    Rhythm Challenge 6 chord
    Lead Challenge multi Scale
  1. Extended Chord Positions
    2 Octave Fretted Dorian Scale
    2 Octave Fretted Mixolydian Scale
    2 Octave Arpeggio
    Rhythm Challenge 9 chord
    Lead Challenge Dorian and Mixolydian Scales
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