Guitar Coaching

MATT PODESLA

Week 1

Discuss music theory and musical terminology. Go over basic guitar information and technique. 


Week 2

Discuss the role of acoustic guitar in modern worship music. Examine it’s role in other styles and genres. Listen to different songs to understand how it is used.set up a session, naming/assigning tracks, folder management, Q & A


Week 3

Learn how scales are constructed and how to play them.  Discuss theory and technique at a deeper level. 


Week 4

Discuss how major and minor chords are constructed and how to play them. Look at what chord voicing’s to use for different style’s of music. 


Week 5

Deeper look at chords.  Go over unique chord voicing’s, inversions, and how out of key chords are used. 


Week 6

Examine how the sound of a guitar can be manipulated by the use of a capo, alternate tunings, and different structural variations on both electric and acoustic.     


Week 7

Discuss and understand rhythm and learn how to strum. Listen to different songs to analyze strum patterns. Discuss different methods of how to chart songs.


Week 8

Examine picking technique’s on both electric and acoustic guitar, using a pick and finger picking.


Week 9

Discuss the role of electric guitar in modern worship music.  Examine it’s role in other styles and genres. Listen to different songs to understand how it is used.


Week 10

Take a deeper look at electric guitar technique’s used in worship music as well as other styles. Take a look at how electric guitar parts are written and formed.  


Week 11

Learn how to play slide guitar.  Examine different techniques, styles, and applications for slide guitar.


Week 12

A deeper look at more chord and scale theory. Examine how more complicated chords are constructed and formed, how chord substitution works, and how to use more complex chord progressions. Review scales and examine how modes and arpeggio’s are constructed and used.