Arpeggios for the Modern Guitarist

Unlock your guitar with arpeggios.
In this Master Class, you'll learn modern legato guitar technique to fluidly play arpeggios across your fretboard with ease. 



For advanced players

Take your playing to new heights

  • Learn modern jazz techniques applicable to any style
  • Step-by-step, intuitive learning
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Step-by-step Instruction

48 lessons

HD video tutorials with interactive TAB, chord charts, and PDF class notes


3 week commitment

Learn at your own pace. Most students take three weeks to complete this class.


Gain fretboard freedom

Harness the power of arpeggios and modern jazz technique for greater guitaristic expression.

Just the start

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Master the art of the arpeggio

By the end of this class, you'll know arpeggios like the back of your hand. Join your mentor Will Johnson as he walks you through the same exercises, chords, and concepts taught at leading jazz master's programs in NYC. 

Part I.

Part I. Legato Technique

To start, Will breaks down his approach to legato playing with five exercises that will help you play silky-smooth & lightning-fast arpeggios.

Part II.

Part II. Fretboard Visualization

Next, you'll learn how to unlock your fretboard. We'll use C Dorian to map out your fretboard in four positions that you'll connect with arpeggios.

Part III.

Part III. Music Theory and Modulations

Here, Will pulls back the curtain on a key aspect of his sound: chordal modulations. You'll learn how to play Will's go-to modulations and gain insight into the music theory behind them.

Part IV.

Part IV. Arpeggios

In this section, you'll learn how to get that advanced jazz sound through all things arpeggio – from simple triads to 4-part chords with metric modulation.

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Part V. SongSquad

We'll wrap up the class with five original tunes from Will that put concepts and techniques from previous sections of the class into action.

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Learn at your own pace

Learn through a step-by-step curriculum

This class is best suited for intermediate to advanced guitarists with a foundational understanding of music theory. This curriculum was crafted by our team of master's-level and pro touring musicians to give you the best possible pathway for improving on the guitar.

Will Johnson


Will Johnson

Will Johnson is a professional guitarist and producer based in NYC. Affectionately known as Young Team by his followers, Will is well known for his technical mastery, melodic style, and knack for teaching complex jazz concepts in an easy-to-grasp manner.



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  • Enter in the Emerging Artist Fund