(Click "Watch Promo" above to view the Course Trailer video)
Are any of these true about you?
If you said yes to any of these, then this course is for you.
You'll learn an ear-based approach to soloing that will unlock your creativity and allow you to improvise with confidence.
Even though you'll be using your ear, all the notes that I play will light up on a virtual fretboard, so that you can see the patterns on the guitar (check out the promo video above to see this).
Here's what people are saying about this system:
"I did the Less is More unit today. It was pretty easy, but damn - the stuff we can do with just a couple of notes. I didn't even know! And what you are doing in the videos, you play first and then I play. It´s fun!" -Sondre G.
Thanks very much for your creativity in pushing the boundary in online music education. -Billder I.
I have never seen anything like this.This is completely interactive virtual 3 and 4 dimensional active tablature and so easy to pick up - better than face to face in person instruction. - Robert T.
This has been the most perfect way for me to learn, especially as a visual learner. Thank you for being so thorough. -Angie Samblatte
What You Will Learn:
How You Will Learn:
In this fun-filled interactive course where you'll be playing non-stop, we're going to start really simple. First we're going to jam on just a single note, focusing on creating cool rhythms and getting into the groove. We'll gradually add more notes until you're comfortable using multiple guitar strings to play your own original riffs. Each new section will begin with me demonstrating with some "repeat after me" ideas along to a backing track, but soon after it will be your turn to make up your own riffs.
"The most common impediment to soloing is getting stuck in your analytical mind. This course is designed to get you out of your head and into the music!"-Gary Heimbauer, Pow Music Founder
Once you feel comfortable using a few notes at a time, and then a few strings at a time, you're going to learn how to use the whole pentatonic scale and the "House of Blues" extension - my absolute favorite place to rip a searing solo! You'll also learn how to incorporate some awesome guitar tricks that will make your guitar sing and bring your musical ideas to life! This includes sliding, bending, vibrato, hammer ons and pull offs.
In addition to all that, you'll learn how to practice what you are learning in a way that will allow you to grow as quickly as possible in both your technique and musicality. There will also be plenty of opportunities to really go off into your own creative zone such as in the "Guided Solo Game" and "The Last Pair" activity where you'll create your own song!
What Makes This Course Unique?
In this course, we start with music making first instead of a bunch of anxiety producing information overload so that you don't get stuck in your head. Once you are comfortable being musical with some very simple music making activities, we'll expand at a natural pace that will gradually make your comfort zone bigger and bigger. Eventually we'll get to the theory and technical info, but that is secondary. The focus in this course is on helping you to feel comfortable being creative and expressing yourself, so that when you do get to the technical points, they can help you instead of hinder you.
What is Included When You Enroll?
Scroll down to see the course outline!
Are You Ready to Rock?
Let's do this! If you’re ready to make music with me, click on the link below to sign up and I'll see you soon.
Gary is the founder of Pow Music, an education company committed to helping musicians develop their craft, stay inspired, and share their music. Before that he served for over two years as the National Training Manager and then the Director of Curriculum for Little Kids Rock. He is also a former tenured public school band and general music teacher and taught for three years in Queens, NY. He holds a Master's Degree in Music Education from Columbia University and has been playing guitar professionally for over 13 years. He has also taught and/or created curriculum for guitartricks.com, Musopia Apps, and Ibanez Guitars.
"My main goal is to empower students to develop and express their own musical voice." - Gary Heimbauer
Learn more about Gary by visiting powmusic.co