Guitar Tuition

Seattle Underground's founder, Ashley Smith, will guide you through theoretical knowledge and its application on instrument, and help you develop a myriad of practical guitar techniques through study. His approach to the understanding 'musical theory' will aid any dedicated guitarist beginner to advanced.

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£20 p/h
Gift vouchers available upon request.

* All payments to be made on day / in advance for block bookings. And students are forthwith made aware of and subject to the 48 hour cancelations policy that will result in forfeiture of payment if not followed.

Study Materials Covered:
  • Warm Ups
  • Notes on the Fretboard - Circle of 4ths/5ths
  • Chord Construction - Major, Minor, Augmented, Diminished, and formulae
  • Chord Forms - The CAGED System - 5 basic forms
  • Pentatonic's - 5 shapes of Major, Minor and the Blues Scale based around the CAGED forms
  • The Major Scale - The basis of all western music - "Do Re Me Fa So La Te Do"
  • Relative Minor - the "6th Mode" of the Major Scale ("Aeolian" or "Natural Minor")
  • Chord Extensions - Using the Major Scale as a basis for extensions - Major7, Minor7, Dominant7, Minor7b5
  • Harmonising the Major Scale - Major(7), Minor(7), Minor(7), Major(7), Major(Dominant7), Minor(7), Diminished(Minor7b5)
  • Lead Patterns - Typical Patterns for Pentatonic, Major and Minor Scales
  • Arpeggios
  • The Major Modes - Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, Locrian
  • Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scales
  • Chord Progressions - A look at the I, II, III, IV, V, VI and VII, Chord Tension, Secondary Dominants and Diminished Substitutions
  • Chord Progressions pt 2 - Tri-Tone Substitution and the Lydian Dominant Scale, Function and Tonality Shifting

And lots more...

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