Unlock your guitar with arpeggios.
Guitar game gone stale? Looking for some fresh inspiration? Will's here to help you level up with arpeggios.
Will will guide you through five sections of step-by-step instruction with interactive TAB and assignments.
Gain fretboard freedom
This class will teach you how to harness the power of arpeggios and level up with modern jazz techniques.
Take the next step
Once you've mastered this class, keep progressing with advanced Master Classes and guided practice plans.
Join Will as he walks you through the same exercises and concepts taught at master's-level jazz programs in NYC.
By the end of this five-part Master Class, you'll know arpeggios like the back of your hand.
It's not about what you play, it's about how you play them.
To kick off the class, Will breaks down his unique approach to legato playing with five exercises that will help you play silky-smooth & lightning-fast arpeggios.
Next, you'll learn how to unlock your fretboard and increase the melodic possibilities at your disposal.
We'll use C Dorian to map out your fretboard in four positions that you'll connect with arpeggios.
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 favorite modulations and gain insight into the music theory behind them.
In this section, you'll learn how to get that advanced jazz sound through all things arpeggio – from simple triads to four-part chords with metric modulation.
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.
Stay focused with this step-by-step learning program designed by our expert team of music educators.
Part I. Legato Technique
Learn to play buttery-smooth guitar.
In Part I, Will breaks down his approach to legato playing with five arpeggio-based exercises that will help you develop smooth picking, left-hand slurs, string skipping, sweep picking, and legato phrasing.
These lessons build on each other – they contain the same notes, but the way Will articulates (or plays) them changes each time. You’ll use the exact same techniques later on in the arpeggios section of this class, so it's important to get comfortable with each lesson before moving on.
Part II. Fretboard Visualization
Unlock your fretboard.
A large part of the journey to becoming an advanced guitarist is learning how to effectively visualize your fretboard. Scales, chords, and arpeggios are all connected, so while this Master Class is focused on mastering arpeggios, it’s important to develop the ability to clearly visualize key centers across your fretboard.
In Part II, you’ll learn how to better visualize your fretboard through positional playing. Here, you’ll use C Dorian to map out your fretboard in four positions that you’ll connect with arpeggios. To wrap up this section, Will breaks down the practice routine that led him to become the guitarist he is today.
Part III. Music Theory and Modulations
Pull back the curtain on the techniques that fuel Will's playing style.
Developing a thorough understanding of music theory will help you become a better musician. In this section, you'll learn about chordal modulations: a key aspect of Will's sound and useful tool that will help you compose original riffs. The theory knowledge you'll develop here will come into play in the arpeggios section of this course.
Parts IV. & V.
Master the art of arpeggios and put your skills to the test!
Part IV. Arpeggios
This is the meat of the entire class! Arpeggios are an incredible melodic tool that will open up advanced sounds in your playing.
The lessons in this section build on everything you’ve learned so far. We’ll start with triads and ramp up the complexity from there. Will demonstrates how to arpeggiate triads, four-note chords, how to add extensions and how to incorporate chords with our arpeggios.
Each lesson includes accompanying TAB so you can play along right away. To get the most out of this class, it’s key to take the concepts Will shares and apply them on your own songs or compositions!
Part V. SongSquad
Now we're on to the really fun stuff. We'll take everything you’ve learned so far – technique, theory, and arpeggios – and apply it to five original tunes by Will. For each song, we’ve included an at-tempo video, a slower version, TAB, and a backing track for you to download and jam along to.
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