Introduction to Chord Melody

In this lesson I explain what chord melody technique is and how it will enrich both your soloing and your accompanying. I also teach you the first step to building a complete chord melody technique on the guitar.

Join my chord melody online training in September, 2019!

We have put together what I believe is the most exciting jump start course for chord melody guitar that has ever been created. And this isn't just a video course. It's a 12-week intensive group course that I hope will be one of those "before and after" moments in your life.

My goal is that after these 12 weeks are over, you're going to have a thriving chord melody practice in your life, you're going to feel totally confident about it, and you'll have all of the knowledge and ability you need to continue expanding your chord melody playing for the rest of your life.

There are four main elements to this course:

Weekly video lessons

Every week you'll get a video lesson teaching you how to build the next level of your chord melody practice. The exercises are designed so that we'll all be going through the process together. If you're a beginner to chord melody, you can practice the techniques using very simple harmonic material that you're going to really enjoy making music with. If you're more advanced then we can expand on these techniques and apply them to more sophisticated harmonic material. But we'll all be going through the course together, supporting each other every step of the way.

Weekly creative exercises and feedback

The second element of the course are weekly projects and creative exercises to work on. These are optional, so if you're not able to practice one week you can still keep right on going with the course. But these creative exercises give you the opportunity to get my personal feedback and help with your playing, because you can record yourself with your cell phone camera and share these recordings with me directly. You can send me these videos privately if you don't want anyone else to see them. Or you can also share them with the entire group so that you can also get feedback and ideas from other guitarists in the course.

Community interaction, questions and coaching

The third element in the course is a private Facebook Group where the entire community can share ideas, ask questions and even upload recordings of our practicing. This is a great opportunity for you to make friends with other IFR guitarists, some of whom I've been working with for years. I think it's going to be a lot of fun and my hope is that you'll make connections that will be a great source of help and encouragement.

Your own personal chord melody arrangement

As part of this course, you're going to learn a complete chord melody arrangement of a song that YOU are going to choose. I'll help you choose a song that will work well in chord melody style and that will bring out the best in your playing. This alone will be an incredible learning experience for you because you'll get to understand all of the issues involved in recognizing which kinds of songs can really work for solo guitar, how to break down the song harmonically, how to develop the foundational abilities that you'll need, how to create an arrangement that will be musically powerful and also fun to play, and finally how to really bring out the beauty of the music in your interpretation and performance. It's really important to me that each one of you go through this process with a song that you love, and the result is that you'll come away from this course with a complete chord melody arrangement that you've created yourself and that you can perform for other people.

Pricing and scheduling

This 12-week course begins on Saturday, September 14, 2019 and will run through the middle of December. It's totally fine if you're not available on this exact date because the great thing about a Facebook Group is that you can watch each new video lesson whenever you want to, and we will be communicating through our Facebook Group all week long.

The cost of the complete 12-week course is $300. That includes the 12 lesson videos which you'll be able to keep forever. It includes my unlimited support and personalized feedback on your practice videos. And it also includes me working with you personally on your own original chord melody arrangement of a song that you choose, and I'll help you create something really beautiful that you'll enjoy practicing and performing for others.

The beauty of doing this together is that you can get an incredible amount of value in a very economical way. It ends up being just a hundred bucks a month for what I hope will be the most exciting 3 months of musical growth you've ever had. So if chord melody guitar is something you've always wanted to learn, this is your opportunity!

The enrollment is going to be limited so that we can be sure everyone gets plenty of time and attention. So please reserve your place today. Just send me an e-mail to david@improviseforreal.com to reserve your place.

Thank you,
David