How to Use The Modes

In this lesson you'll learn improvise with the modes by hearing them as colors relative to major and minor scales.
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How to Improvise with "thank u, next"

In this lesson we study "thank u next" starting with melody and basic chords, followed by lead lines & implied harmony
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Chord Function & V to I Motion

Learn basic chord function for the V and I chords—with a voice leading exercise to unlock the fretboard.
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Tension & Release with Arpeggio Substitution

Learn 5 different example lines over a ii-V-I groove—including 7b9, tritone substitutions, and more.
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5 Ways to Improvise Lead Lines

In this lesson we look at 5 different concepts for improvising lead lines and work them out over the A section of "What's Goin' On"
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Minor Triads & Inversions

Learn minor chord shapes and their inversions up and down the neck
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Introducing I-vi-ii-V with 7th Chords

Explore the I-vi-ii-V progression using 7th chords and learn this progression in different positions on the guitar
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Fresh Voicings for 7th Chords

Learn how to play maj7, m7, dominant 7, and m7b5 in a range of voicings on the guitar
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Chord Scales with 7th Chords

Learn basic 7th chord shapes—and how to play a 7th chord based on every note in the major scale
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Major Triads & Inversions

Learn major triad shapes and their inversions—with a mix of basic and uncommon chord shapes
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Guitar Tactics is a project by Rami Atassi