Take the 7-Day Guitar Fretboard Challenge

Go beyond pentatonic patterns and unlock the fretboard with intervals, chord scales & arpeggio shapes! A one-week crash course for late beginner to intermediate guitarists. Sign up today to get started:
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Beyond Pentatonic Patterns

Many guitarists start out with pentatonic scale patterns—but that's only the beginning. As you develop your guitar skills, you need to understand diatonic harmony, based on the major scale. Each exercises in this challenge are designed to develop your ears and fingers for diatonic harmony.

Scales, Chords & Arpeggios

Forget "rhythm" and "lead" guitar—if you're serious about guitar, you'll want to know melody, harmony & rhythm. In this challenge, you'll learn visual cues to connect scales, chords, and arpeggios on the fretboard. You'll also learn how to find & play all the principal chords in any key.

Interactive Video & Notation

The 7-Day Guitar Fretboard Challenge is delivered with Soundslice, the most advanced music education software on the web. You'll get a collection of 7 interactive exercises with video, notation & tab. Within Soundslice, you can add a metronome, slow it down, and create real-time fretboard visualizations.

Ready to Shred? Take The Challenge 🤟

Jump start your guitar practice with fresh ideas and vocabulary—designed to turn on your ears and teach you the fretboard. Sign up for the 7-Day Guitar Fretboard Challenge and get FREE exercises complete with videos, notation, tab, and chord charts. Includes interactive playback via Soundslice!

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Jazz Concepts for Rock Guitarists

Preview on Soundslice

How well do you know the major scale? This course takes you beyond basic positions, using the major scale to teach you fretboard fluency.

This is an interactive video course is delivered via Soundslice, the most advanced education software on the web. Exercises include:

  • Total Fretboard Workout (C)
  • Ascending/Descending Sets of 4 (Ab)
  • Descending Bassline Study (E)
  • Interval Studies: 3rds & 6ths (C & G)

About Your Instructor

Greetings! My name is Rami Atassi, and I'm the creator of Guitar Tactics—a growing library of interactive courses for developing guitarists.

During my 20+ years of creating & teaching music, I've developed an equal passion for understanding music with my brain & creating art with my gut.

I've played Pitchfork Music Festival, made a record produced by Yoko Ono, and recently scored the feature film "Bad Animal."  Through hundreds of gigs and sessions, I've had a lot of fun and worked with insanely talented musicians.

Along the way, I've built up a trove of practical guitar knowledge—"stuff you can use" for a wide range of styles and skill levels. In my teaching practice, I'm all about sharing that knowledge.

I'm also passionate about technology and excited by new tools that emphasize a student-centered method. Through my courses & private teaching practice, I give students access to tons of interactive content so that they can make progress on their own schedule.

Want to connect? You can find me on Instagram, sign up for a Guitar Challenge, or shoot me a note about private lessons.

So happy I made this decision, and to anyone looking for someone to help them get to the next level, look no further. Ditch the countless and endless videos on YouTube telling you how to play guitar, and learn from someone in real-time. It makes all the difference in the world!

Chris S.

I’m from the U.K was a bit skeptical about having a lesson over the internet. However the lesson was AWESOME! Rami is a total pro and in 5 mins managed to help me with something I’ve been struggling with for months.

Adam A.

Rami is an incredible teacher....he has so much insight on where you are at and where you need to go. I can't recommend him enough!

Bryce D.

I always leave our sessions with more confidence and a better understanding of my guitar and music theory in general.

Jeff B.

Rami has built a very comprehensive lesson plan, based on what I am looking to achieve, and has tailored the plan regularly to meet the pace of my progression. I can not only hear, but feel, the improvements

Liam R.

I've been playing seriously for about four years now, and based on asking a few questions and watching some of my recordings he gave me some tips along with exercises to help me along on my journey as an aspiring blues player.

Chris M.

Rami's style is quite mentoring, giving advice and making suggestions after he observes what you are doing, pinpointing the areas that will make the biggest difference, and the homework that you go away with will make you a better player.

Alex D.

Rami is a fantastic guitar teacher who really knows his stuff. You can tell he wants to provide as much value as possible during the lesson.

Bhav P.

Don’t be afraid if you’re slightly older, I am 45 and I could understand his structured way of teaching. I usually tense up playing in front of people, but I felt comfortable in my lesson knowing I wasn’t be judged.

Darren M.

Rami is an excellent listener. He hears what you are saying and what you're not saying. He hears what you are playing and are not playing. He takes that all in and then in relatable terms he sets you on the best path to growing as a player.

Matt D.

I have been playing guitar for 23 years and he showed me some cool stuff. I absolutely recommend!

David S.

Rami was absolutely amazing. He had a way of deciding things which just seemed to create lightbulb moments and really make the path ahead clearer for me

Jared T.

Looking for private instruction?

For guitarists who want to accelerate their learning, I offer a private study program designed to give you measurable progress on the instrument—grounded in the music you like and want to learn.

If you're interested in lessons, you can request a Guitar Check-Up Session with me. It's a free 30-minute session via Zoom, where we get to know each other and see if there's a good fit for ongoing lessons.

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Guitar Tactics is a project by Rami Atassi