I have reviewed Ripfire Guitar before but in case you are not familiar with the course, here are some of the highlights:
- – 18 must-know strumming patterns
- – Essential guitar theory like notes on the staff, key signatures, why some scales are minor and some are major, etc.
- – 20 Critical Chords that most guitarists will never know
- – Advanced chords like Sus, Add and extended chords
- – Blues chords like dominant 9ths
- – Hendrix chords like G7#9
- – The most important rhythmic patterns for guitar
- – The three crucial time signatures and how to recognize them in songs
- – How to choose the right scale for your solo every time
- – A quick and easy way to spice up your old songs using a technique called “chord embellishment”
The entire course has over 20 DVDs, with over 30 hours of video instruction and covers a large amount of information for most practicing guitarists. The DVDs are broken down into several segments:
Just Enough Theory
Dan explains the major scale, and how it applies to everyday music and situations, while explaining how chords are formed, and how they relate to scales (and songs).
Chords Made Simple
Dan takes various everyday chords, and shows how to expand on these by simply changing a note or a fingering here and there, and shows how to connect them together to “spice” up your chord sounds. There are some really neat chord voicings that he demonstrates that are very easy to make using the basic chords you already know and add a new dimension to your playing. Really cool stuff!
This section covered the most useful open chords as well as the primary Barre chords up and down the neck. Crucial is the key word. Learn these chords and learn them well!! Then take these and apply some of the stuff you learned in Chords Made Simple.
Dan shows a large variety of great strumming patterns and techniques to use in 4/4 and ¾ time signatures.
Killer Chord Combos
Here, Dan shows how to combine chords together, and how easy it is to play songs with them. Its amazing how after learning a few chords and a couple of different strum patterns, you can play a gazillion different songs.
And the list goes on and on. There are more tools for the most important facets of playing guitar, chords and strumming, and how they go together. This course shows exactly how to put things together and make music more understandable, as well as more fun to learn.
In addition to the complete DVD course, there are a host of other add-ons:
Guitar Instruction Book
This book contains over 250 pages, and literally covers EVERYTHING that’s in the DVDs. A great companion to the course, it contains pictures as well to make explanation simple.
50 Must Know Guitar Techniques
In this included course, Dan shows a HUGE variety of various techniques, such as fingerpicking, how to play blues, picking advice, and many others. What’s nice about this course is that you can choose what is most interesting to you, and skip the others. This is a great place to go for new ideas.
There are a bunch of CDs included for you to “jam” to, using the techniques you have been learning thru the courses. I cant stress how important it is to use jam tracks in your playing. It really takes your playing to the next level
Blues Guitar Secrets
This course explains how to play the blues from scratch. It contains over 3 hours of video, a host of jam tracks and a book as well.
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