Guitar Fretboard Walkabout with Thomas Deakin
Guitar. What are all the frets for? What good are they if we have no way to explore them? Do you wish you could name the notes on your instrument, and see through the perplexity of these darn six strings? Do you know patterns for chords in the first three or four frets, and want to break free into the rest of the fretboard? Would you like to know how to build your own chord voicing for any chord you might read? Are you curious how to internalize the actual sound of music, and be able to tag it with information so you can describe it to other musicians? Are you tired of hauling around a guitar with a whole neck, when you only use the first handful of it? Come on and set your fingers free, hear a whole new level of lush harmonies and evocative sounds. Most importantly, learn to hear the sounds you're making in a useful and changeable way. This is a class focused on hearing intervals, singing chord tones, and playing follow the leader all over the fretboard. We will find common chord voicings professionals use every day, in a way that deepens your understanding of music, instead of just giving you a new finger pattern to recreate. Don't have experience with any of that? Then this class is for you.