Spice up your playing with essential gospel chords and concepts.
Hit a playing plateau? Looking for new sounds? Pro touring guitarist Isaiah Sharkey is here to help you level up.
Isaiah will guide you through four sections of step-by-step instruction with interactive TAB and assignments.
Find your voice.
Learn the ways of gospel guitar and develop your own voice as a guitarist.
Take the next step
Once you've mastered this class, keep progressing with advanced Master Classes and guided practice plans.
Join Isaiah as he breaks down chords and skills to play gospel quartet guitar and helps you find your voice.
In this four-part Master Class, you'll study gospel guitar concepts and learn how to craft your own unique sound. These are the same techniques that Isaiah uses when he’s touring and recording with artists like John Mayer and D’Angelo.
How to Find Your Voice
To kick off the class, Isaiah breaks down the journey to authentic self-expression as a guitarist.
This section includes lessons on how to play what you hear and turn licks into concepts.
Chords & Harmony
Next, you'll dive into the world of gospel harmony with techniques to improve your chordal skills and map out your fretboard.
Isaiah studied under Chalmers "Spanky" Alford – one of the most influential gospel guitarists in the world – these lessons are jam-packed with insight from his experience as Spanky's student.
YouTube Videos (and the Concepts Behind Them)
In this section, Isaiah pulls back the curtain on the playing in some of his most popular YouTube videos, including performances with John Mayer. How cool is that?
To wrap up the class, Isaiah walks you through the theory and concepts behind three songs from his album Love is the Key.
Stay focused with this step-by-step learning program designed by our expert team of music educators.
Part I. How to Find Your Voice
Demistify what it means to find your voice as a guitarist.
In Part I, Isaiah breaks down how to play what you hear, how to hone in on your unique voice, and the importance of turning licks into concepts. This section also includes an advanced improvisation by Isaiah along with fascinating bonus lessons on touring with John Mayer and quartet playing.
Part II. Chords & Harmony
Next, Isaiah breaks down how to improve your chordal skills.
In Part II, Isaiah walk you through how to navigate your guitar neck, play chords across the fretboard, and add melodies to chords. This section is packed with material including a breakdown of the influence that “Spanky” Alford had on Isaiah’s playing.
After challenging you to learn Isaiah’s unique arrangement of Amazing Grace, we’ll finish up this section with two interlude lessons on George Benson’s picking technique and a discussion on how to develop rhythm and feel.
Part III. YouTube Videos (and the Concepts Behind Them)
Learn what's going on in Isaiah's head when he's jamming out with John Mayer.
In this section, Isaiah breaks down five of his most popular YouTube videos (TABs are included as always) and wraps up with an interlude lesson on how to prepare for a session.
Part IV. Songs from "Love is the Key"
Wrap up the class with a practical exploration of Isaiah's approach to songwriting.
In this section, we'll wrap up the Master Class with a breakdown of three songs from Isaiah's latest album Love is the Key. Isaiah will guide you through the chords and techniques in his songs. We'll challenge you to use the accompanying videos to match Isaiah’s chord shapes and rhythm, or make the songs your own.
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