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Our new site is live!

Dec 30, 2020

Hey members,

Over the past year, we've been working tirelessly on a brand new website, and it's finally here!

We're proud to announce that our new site is officially live!

Our aim for the new site is to provide an improved learning experience across all Pickup Music content and lessons. Some...

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Our new site is live for testing!

Nov 25, 2020

Hey members,

Over the past year, we've been working tirelessly on a brand new website, and it's finally (almost) here!

We're proud to announce that our new site is live for beta testing!

As one of our trusted users, we need your help to check out the new learning experience and let us know what...

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7 Melodic Minor Modes in 7 Days Master Class Now Available

Nov 17, 2020
 

If you're looking to level-up your soloing skills and music theory knowledge, you've come to the right place.

7 Melodic Minor Modes in 7 Days is an intensive college-level class that will equip you with the dark and rich sounds of Melodic Minor harmony. Throughout the class, you'll develop your...

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How to Play Jazz Standards

Nov 17, 2020

Introducing our new series, How to Play Jazz Standards.

In this series you’ll learn how to play five must-know standards, Autumn LeavesBlue BossaFly Me To The MoonBody and Soul, and All the Things you Are.

Each jazz standard includes beginner,...

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Music Theory Coffee with Sam Blakelock

Nov 17, 2020

Sam Blakelock (@samblakelock), the founder of Pickup Music and a jazz-trained guitarist with a Master of Music from the City University of New York, is sharing bite-sized music theory lessons on Instagram.

Check out Sam’s causal lessons below and if you want to take a deeper look...

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7 Major Scale Modes in 7 Days Master Class Now Available

Nov 17, 2020
 

If you're looking to level-up your improvisational skills (in any style) and develop your understanding of music theory, you've come to the right place.

7 Major Scale Modes in 7 Days is an intensive, online introduction to the seven modes of the major scale – a fundamental area of study for...

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How to Play Amazing Grace on Guitar

Nov 17, 2020
 

This week we kicked off our Solo Guitar series with eight arrangements of Amazing Grace.

The series features original arrangements from an all-star cast of guitarists: Isaiah Sharkey, Justin Johnson, Ariel Posen, Nicholas Veinoglou, Kazuki Isogai, Tora Dahle Aagard, Thomas Griggs, and Gilad...

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Two-Handed Tapping Master Class Now Available

Nov 17, 2020
 

Sarah Longfield is an elite artist with an influential online presence including over 230K YouTube subscribers and collaborations with the likes of Adam Neely, Rob Scallon, and Music is Win. She has toured with bands like Animals as Leaders, Intervals, and Plini and is widely regarded as a...

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10 Tips for the Gigging Guitarist by Kaspar Jalily

Nov 17, 2020
 

Today we’re excited to drop our new lesson series with Kaspar Jalily, 10 Tips for the Gigging Guitarist.

Kaspar has a direct and clear teaching style that will help you sound better than ever. This series is great for intermediate guitarists looking to break out of plateaus.

Become a...

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Advanced Fusion Guitar Master Class Now Available

Nov 17, 2020
 

In this Master Class, Manuel Gardner Fernandes teaches you advanced fusion guitar techniques. You'll learn percussive strumming, two-handed tapping, and genre-defying devices to help you write songs and riffs.

Advanced Fusion Guitar was filmed up close and in a stripped-down manner.

No effect...

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