Best Lead Guitar Online Courses
#1 Learn lead guitar in the high octane style of Gary Moore
Learn to play lead guitar in the style of one of the most influential rock blues soloists of all time. Gary Moore’s brilliant playing has influenced countless guitarists all over the world. He is truly one of the greats, and we can all be inspired and empowered through his playing.
Now you can learn to play all kinds of techniques, devices, scales, licks, legato, arpeggios, and approaches to soloing in the Gary Moore style. The Gary Moore style of play focuses on searing lead lines with melodic, emotional, bluesy, and very expressive playing. We’re talking high-octane blues rock at it’s finest. Even though Moore is mainly known as a blues player, he was a premiere rock player for many years.
Through his unique use of scales and melodic devices he puts a more sophisticated spin on the blues, especially over slower ballads and complex changes. And we will be focusing on this style in this lesson series. Other key elements in his style include monster distorted tone, very aggressive vibrato, and really going for broke which each phrase. Again, all covered in these lessons and in depth!
This style of play is fiery and frenetic and can often drift between fast alternate picked lines and fluid legato phrases. Whether Moore was playing blues, rock, or combinations of both, his playing was always high on melodic content as well as technique. And we teach all these techniques throughout this lesson series.
This course is taught by Next Level Guitar instructor Dave Nassie and contains five in-depth video lessons. These total 60 minutes of pure step-by-step, move-by-move instruction you can pause and easily follow along with our on-screen tablature. You also get two killer jam tracks is in the Gary Moore style. These tracks are 10 minutes of pure bluesy rock intoxication that will make you want to practice forever. This is the exact same track that we utilize throughout the video lessons.
#2 Learn lead guitar in the style of Joe Satriani
Learn to play lead guitar in the style of one of the most influential modern rock guitarists of all time. Joe Satriani’s brilliant and creative playing has influenced countless guitarists all over the world. He is truly one of the greats, and we can all be inspired and empowered through his playing.
In these lessons you will learn all kinds of techniques, devices, scales, tricks, and soloing strategies in the style of Joe Satriani. Throughout the course you will be given a step by step breakdown of his style and playing techniques.
His uncanny ability to re-invent common blues licks into catchy melodies is truly amazing. He is also known for his fluid legato technique, unique two hand chord and arpeggio tapping, exotic melodies, super interesting and unique chord voicings, shifting modalities, and musically compelling song structure. These all help define his unique guitar style and we will be going over ALL these techniques in this course.
Now you can learn to play all kinds of techniques, devices, scales, licks, legato, arpeggios, and approaches to soloing in the Joe Satriani style. Learn all about fluid legato playing, two-handed tapping, modal playing, tremolo tricks, chord centers, arpeggios, pentatonic & blues licks, and more. Learn to infuse your playing with melody and learn all kinds of licks and more licks and even more licks.
This course is taught by Next Level Guitar instructor Dave Nassie and contains 17 in-depth video lessons. These total over three and a half hours of pure step-by-step, move-by-move instruction you can pause and easily follow along with our on-screen tablature. You also get seven killer jam tracks is in the Joe Satriani style. These are the exact same tracks that we utilize throughout the video lessons.
#3 Guitar Technique Booster For Lead Guitar
Here is what you will discover:
Alternate picking – the fundamental technique that all others build upon. Includes licks and picking patterns in the style of Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen and others like them.
Inside picking – this closely-guarded technique that can turn a difficult alternate picking lick into an easy-to play one.
Economy picking – this approach will let you play with 30% less effort. Once you understand it you will be able to play faster and with less effort.
Pick ‘N’ Mix technique – in this section we look at a technique that makes it a breeze to play high-speed runs at a fast tempo.
Bonus Section – learn chromatic warm – ups and Steve Vai’s finger-independence exercise
What the media is saying: “Topics such as Economy Picking, String Skipping and Speedbursts are always explained on the basis of simple exercises and are put into action with licks from masters such as Paul Gilbert or Steve Morse. 4.5 out of 5 stars” Jurgen Ehness – guitar magazine – Germany
This course consists of over 40 video modules so you can see each technique in action. Also included are the TABs (and standard notation) for all of the 50+ licks and exercises as downloadable PDFs.
Best Lead Guitar Books:
#1 The Complete Guide to Playing Blues Guitar: Melodic Phrasing (Play Blues Guitar) (Volume 2) by Mr Joseph Alexander
#2 Rhythmic Lead Guitar: Solo Phrasing, Groove and Timing for All Styles by Barrett Tagliarino
#3 Speed Mechanics for Lead Guitar (Troy Stetina) by Troy Stetina
#4 Progressive Lead Guitar: With Cd ( for beginner to advanced students) by Gary Turner & Brenton White
#5 Beginner Lead Guitar Method: The Natural Path to Musical Lead Guitar Soloing (Guitar School) by Mr Simon Pratt
#6 Heavy Metal Lead Guitar: An Introduction to Heavy Metal Soloing for Guitar (Learn Heavy Metal Guitar) (Volume 2) by Mr Rob Thorpe