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Please take your time to explore all of the tips and instruction about learning to play guitar if you haven't already done so. And if you already have, then I hope I was able to help you begin to demystify the fretboard and help you develop a greater understanding of your guitar.
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And thanks for enquiring about the EasyLead Guitar Map. You are obviously at the point in your guitar learning journey that you are ready to break out of just playing chords and want to start taking command of your instrument. That's great! You have found the right place.
I am so excited to tell you some great news that learning guitar scales and playing lead guitar doesn't have to be painstakingly hard and difficult. In fact it can be a success right from the first note even if you don't know any guitar theory. I am going to show you how you can get instant gratification when you try to play lead, not instant depression and frustration.
You are going to hear of an amazing experience that literally "cracked open the vault" of guitar scale and fretboard mysteries.
Let me start from the beginning of how this came about. Firstly, I'm not going to try to tell you that I am the world's leading authority on how to play lead guitar, because I am not. Heck, I'm not even a professional musician. But I am very passionate, maybe even fanatical, about music and playing guitar.
Would You Like To Learn How To Play Lead Guitar Faster And Easier Than You Ever Imagined?
If you answered "Yes" and have reached the point where you are able to play rhythm and chord progressions or you understand the basics of what makes music and now you wish you could do more than just strum a few chords, then keep reading.
You are about to discover how to:
- Save hundreds of dollars in one-on-one teaching sessions and books.
- Save months, maybe even years of aggravation trying to learn the magic secrets of the fretboard from more theoretical methods.
- Make your learning fun and effortless right from your first session.
- Unlock the secrets of the fretboard.
Is Your guitar playing is in a rut? You can't understand guitar scales or theory? Playing lead guitar will always be just a dream?
Your story is no different than mine or anyone else's and I figured a way around it. Here's how:
I have always watched live musicians with amazement at how masters of lead guitar move so effortlessly up and down and all around the fretboard. They own it!
Not only do they know how to get around, they also know what they are looking for like the perfect note that turns an unsuspecting chord progression into a sonic rollercoaster!
Or they can deftly and delicately bring you back to a peaceful, warm frame of mind. They control our emotions with a musical instrument. It's incredible.
But How Can They Be So Comfortable On The Fretboard?
Do they have x-ray vision or super powers? I kind of wondered because for me the fretboard was one very intimidating and confusing thing. No real rhyme or reason to it, so I thought. Not like a piano where the scales are laid out bare, right in front of you.
you're like me I used to ask myself that question all the
time. And because of my inquisitive mind I knew that I wanted
to know what "they" knew. I wanted in on their monopoly. Then,
I would be on my way to "cracking the code" of the guitar
and making my dream of playing effortless lead guitar a reality.
So in the course of trying to answer that question, I have done my fair share of scouring music store libraries, the Internet and even invested hundreds of dollars in lessons from some pretty talented people all in an effort to fulfill that elusive dream of mastering the secrets of the guitar.
I soon "discovered" that learning to play lead guitar meant learning guitar scales and musical theory. It also meant being disciplined and committed to memorizing the guitar scales so playing them became as natural as speaking in your native language. You've probably also figured that out as well.
I guess there was no surprise to that "discovery". After all, nothing in life worth doing comes without some hard work.
But, being stubborn and refusing to quit, I asked the next logical question. How can you learn all of these different scales faster and easier and in a way that is fun? Is it even possible?
Master Lead Guitar Scales Without Headaches Or Heavy Theory...Really?
Yes, it's not just possible - it is now a reality!
Have you ever wished you could:
- Pick up your guitar and just let go, play freely, and bring life to whatever melody comes to mind?
- Accompany other musicians or play to your favorite cds?
- Effortlessly play in any key at any time?
- Easily create your own riffs?
- Get to the point where your guitar is your voice?
How I Finally "Cracked The Code"
Just like many of you, I devoured as many books as I could find, took lessons, played with people who were better than I was, found some guitar scales and tried to commit them to memory.
The calluses on my fingertips felt like they were about §" thick!
Now I tend to be a pretty disciplined guy. Probably a bit more than the average person and my lead playing wasn't really getting anywhere.
It was getting extremely frustrating and I was ready to just say, "Forget it. The level I'm at now is better than 90% of people who ever pick up a guitar. That's good enough."
But every time I went to a concert and saw a live act or played my favorite cds and heard an inspiring lead guitar riff or solo, it just fired me up again to keep trying.
Practicing guitar scales from pages in books actually did help my finger dexterity a lot. It was like being a track athlete there is no substitute for running hard.
But looking at the page of a book and then looking back at your guitar and trying to memorize a pattern made me feel like a robot! But what if you didn't have your book with you? And it seemed to lack the one thing that I love about music emotion, feeling, and passion!
Also, trying to play scales from pure memory had only marginal effects. Sure, if I repeated a particular sequence 100 times between a few frets on the guitar I began to memorize it. But so could a monkey!
It had no feeling. And what about when I wanted to create a melodic phrase or have purpose to my playing? I wanted to break free and slide up the neck to that second or third octave position and let her wail! But being able to clearly see that note or position was really hard! It was truly hit or miss.
It became obvious to me that learning lead guitar was way more than just wrote memory of guitar scales. You actually have to have a picture of the road map on the fretboard to show you the way when you are in the learning stage.
Complete mastery, domination and ultimately ownership of the fretboard comes from being able to work segments of the fretboard beside each other.
You have to be able to move comfortably from one location to the next and do so with some logical purpose. Then and only then are you set for a major break through!! Because at that point you can see way ahead of yourself.
Think of driving down a very windy, dark and foggy road without any headlights. You will crawl along. Progress will be stressful, inefficient and painful. But imagine a GPS system, powerful halogen lights, and a detailed road map. Stress goes way down. Efficiency goes way UP!
I'll admit it's a strange analogy but learning lead guitar is pretty much the same concept.
So this is the problem I encountered with trying to learn that way from a picture of scales sitting on my desk two feet away. It has to be one of the most inefficient ways of learning the guitar scales and patterns I could imagine.
But by setting out along that path I proved to myself, and I hope you are beginning to see what I mean too, that this method was not going to get me to the next level. And it seemed logical to me that if you could just see those scale patterns on your guitar when you were playing half the battle would be won. So the solution was to:
Learn guitar scale patterns through visualization while playing to music rather than pure memorization from a text book.
And so began the EasyLead Guitar Map...
I created the EasyLead Guitar Map out of my frustration to solve these problems and I couldn't believe it when I first started using it. I couldn't believe it when I first started using it. I played one of my favorite songs and relaxed and by following the patterns I could instantly create lead lines and melodies to complement the song. And I could introduce variety into my playing.
- No more repeating one pattern box over and over and not being able to jump up or down to the next part of the neck.
- No more trying to learn guitar scales by pounding out lifeless patterns.
my scales were no longer just scales but music! And I was
becoming more familiar with the sonic positions in the scale.
So I was developing musical understanding of the scales like
But what really convinced me that this was the way to transition from chords to lead guitar was when other guitar players tried it! It worked for them too. Just listen to some of the testimonials.
The EasyLead Guitar Map is a simple, but highly effective teaching aid and it's GUARANTEED to unveil the mystery of the fretboard and rocket you straight up the learning curve to the next level.
With the Jam Tracks it's a like a Turn-Key Lead Guitar Learning Package
On its own the guitar map will really help you get the scales into your head fast and easy. But it's the Jam Tracks that you get when you order the full package that really make it easy. There are 20 high quality tracks with real "live" rhythm guitar that sound awesome at full volume on any system. There are 10 tracks for the Pentatonic and 10 tracks for the C Major guitar maps. They cover a range of styles -something for everyone and our library keeps growing so you can add to your collection as you further define your playing style and preferences.
Imagine, a complete road map showing you the modes, pattern boxes, octaves, 5ths, harmonic nodal points in an easy and intuitive visual layout for quick reference as you learn - COMBINED with high quality HOT jam tracks in the same key so you never miss a note and having a backing band!
All you have to do is bring your attitude and motivation and the EasyLead Guitar Map (Full Package) will hold your hand and show you the way. It takes the typically dry boring task of learning scales to a different level by making it fun. You better believe you will learn more quickly and more creatively because the Jam Tracks act as your muse and keep encouraging you to try different melodic paths as you work the scales.
I urge you to give it a try and see for yourself your improvement in improvising on your guitar. And I have taken all the risk off the table because I believe in it. Give it an honest try. You pay only if you get results. There is absolutely nothing to lose on your part.
After banging my head trying to figure out how to figure out an easier way to make sense of the fretboard and the guitar scales, I finally made progress with the EasyLead Guitar Map. You will to.
It is an honor to be able to share this with you and to help you reach your lead guitar scale mastery faster then every thought possible!