Guitar Foundation Studies

Jazz Guitar Society is about to soon to make available it’s first course. Guitar Foundation Studies is a 5 week course from JGS founding partner John Pin.
John is a graduate of Hollywood’s Musician’s Institute and holds a Honors Degree in Jazz Performance.  For over 25 years John has been a music lecturer and guitar tutor in one of Australia’s leading music university programs. (W.A.A.P.A.) Additionally John has developed curriculum for numerous music programs including the Australian National University (ANU), and is highly regarded as both an educator and performing guitarist.  

The Guitar Foundation Studies course is designed to provide the guitarist with
harmonic technique.   Each week, scale positions, arpeggio forms and harmonic material is presented for practice. This material is intended to form a daily one-hour practice regime that builds technique and theoretical understanding. It is a structured method that builds fundamental knowledge that will benefit guitarists regardless of style.
The course is divided into 3 components;

1) Theory:
With no prior theoretical knowledge assumed, the theory component offers short video modules that take you from the very beginning of theory through topics such as note recognition, intervals, scale construction, keys, diatonic harmony and much more.

2) Guitar Class:
This class is divided into 3 sections. Firstly, Scales Study: Major, pentatonic, blues, diminished and whole-tone scales. Each scale is covered over the entire fingerboard. Secondly, Arpeggio Study: The study of the 4 chord types. Major 7th, mi7th, Dom7th and mi7b5 chord types are systematically presented in all positions as well as diminished 7th chords and the augmented triad. Finally, Harmonic Study is the application of the chords and intervals as studied in the theory class – applying the theoretical information to the guitar neck.

3) The Practice Room:
Presents more daily tips on what to do with the
week’s material to get the most out your studies. You will find numerous short video modules where Pin will invite you to play along with him to test your understanding of the material. It will indicate to the student how well the material has been learnt as well as provide insights as to how to practice. The Practice Room attempts to replicate the ‘one on one’ or ‘guitar group’ class experience. The Practice Room is a valuable part of the Guitar Foundation Studies.

Each of the modules that comprise the sections above are delivered in numerous video modules with notation and TAB material for available for download so that you can have exercises to put on your music stand ready for your self practice sessions.

Guitar Foundation Studies
is a 5 weeks course.
Every Monday the new week’s material will reveal itself for study. The new study material will build on the previous weeks. There is enough material contained in Guitar Foundation Studies to give direction in your technical practice for months. Guitar Foundation Studies contains over 150 video clips combing to over 5 hours of video.

Everyone who enrolls in to Guitar Foundation Studies will have access to the course material for 6 months. You will be able to log in and revisit any content as well as any content additions in that time.