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TrueFire - Robbie Calvo's SoloCraft

TrueFire - Robbie Calvo's SoloCraft
(.mp4) in an interactive shell | English | PDF tabs + MP3 jam tracks | 428 x 240 | VP6 ~348 kbps | 29.970 fps
MP3 112 Kbps 44.1 KHz | 2 channels | 341 minutes | 1.2 GB
Genre: eLearning Video / Guitar lesson

SoloCraft is a bit of a strange brew for students of guitar. It's a compilation of eleven mini-courses, yet it's focused solely on crafting polished, compelling solos. The curriculum centers on the development of essential skills, while the play-along exercises and application of those skills are designed to spark creativity.
SoloCraft Sections

Sweet Notes
The essence of the "sweet notes" approach is the chord/scale relationship and knowing which notes to target as resolution points from your scales when you are soloing. The great session players and our favorite guitar players all understand the value and power in knowing these "sweet notes" when they are soloing and improvising. In this first section of SoloCraft, Robbie distills the sweet notes approach and shows you exactly where those tones are in the scales and shapes you already know.

Standard Tuning Slide
Learning how to use a slide to achieve specific tonal qualities and expand your palette of expressions is an essential skill for players across all popular styles. Learn how to easily spice up your solos in standard tuning with some tasty slide work. If you play Rock, Blues and R&B, this is a must! Robbie guides you through the slide techniques needed to have you playing and sounding like Duane Allman and Bonnie Raitt - all without re-tuning your guitar, which means you'll already know where the "sweet notes" are that you need to target.

Open Tuning Slide
Rock, blues, country, pop, alternative and even metal and grunge players leverage open tunings and a bit of slide to add color and texture to their solos. You'll learn how to work the sweet notes over a single fret in open tuning for optimal effect. The Rolling Stones used the open G tuning for classics like "Brown Sugar" and "Honky Tonk Women" and Robbie will show you how to apply your new slide techniques to a Stones-like progression in this tuning.

Classic Sixths
Double-stops that are made up of an interval of either a major or minor 6th have been heard on records from the 50's through modern times in a variety of genres of music. These classic sixths are a timeless device for fills and solos in any style. Robbie shows you exactly where to find those classic sixths on the top four strings on your guitar and you'll discover how they just happen to fall right inside the chord shapes that you already know and love so you can get up to speed quickly.

Octave lines have been trademarks of great guitarists like George Benson and Wes Montgomery, but contemporary rock, blues, country and pop players use them quite frequently to create excitement within a solo. Learn how Robbie approaches playing octave lines as a soloing device by weaving them into a cool pentatonic lick or two and then climbing the fretboard to enhance the melodic qualities of your improvisations.

Fourths, Fifths, Sixths
From the classic sound of Jimi Hendrix to the great rock, blues and country players of today, players of all genres use double-stop 4ths, 5ths and 6ths. Learn how, why, where and when to pull these out of your bag to add dimension to your fills and solos. A whole new realm of sonic possibilities opens up when you play riffs and ideas with 4ths, 5ths and 6ths because you are playing harmony lines and so your lines will sound full and infinitely more interesting than just relying on single-note runs.

Pedal Steel
Guitarists have been emulating the sound of a pedal steel for decades and Robbie will show you an easy way to approach and apply the technique on your guitar, all from within the minor pentatonic scale for maximum effect in rock, blues, jazz and country. This technique will add a unique flavor and tool to your "SoloCraft" kit and is an ideal device for creating emotive swells or outlining chord changes in a song where you want to make a subtle statement. Or, you can even add overdrive to these ideas to really make a power chord grind!

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