MASTER CLASS FOR GUITARISTS
TO ALL ASPIRING GUITARISTS WHO ARE SERIOUS AND FOCUSED STUDENTS OF THE INSTRUMENT, TO INCLUDE PRO WORKING MUSICIANS, SELF TAUGHT PLAYERS, THOSE WHO ARE FRUSTRATED WITH A LACK OF ANY REAL MEASURABLE PROGRESS, PLAYERS WHO HAVE IN THE PAST BEEN INTIMIDATED BY MUSIC THEORY AND ALL GUITARISTS WHO FEEL THEY ARE HOPELESSLY STUCK IN A RUT:
My name is Steve Massa and I'm a full time pro working musician, and a very busy and successful guitar instructor based out of Northern Westchester. For months now I have been offering a specialized, three hour master class session to my private students specifically designed to help guitarists learn, master and immediately apply and integrate into their playing the most basic chord type, the three note TRIAD.
There are four basic triad types, MAJOR, MINOR, AUGMENTED AND DIMINISHED. Each individual triad has 12 inversions to be played in all 12 keys. That's 144 chord inversions (AND SINGLE NOTE TRIAD ARPEGGIOS) for each of the above triad types times four for a total of 576 UNIQUE TRIAD INVERSION chord fingerings on the fretboard. This knowledge and ability to draw from an extensive and extremely valuable chord system is invaluable for players in ALL styles and genres and it serves as the backbone of your musical foundation as both a rhythm guitarist and as a soloist, results in much more effective ear training and understanding of basic harmony and pitch movement, and also serves as a rock solid foundation to virtually everything that you do as a guitarist in order to help you accelerate to a more advanced level player within record time.
This master class started out as a group session in late 2015 and I'm now offering this course on a one-on-one basis to other guitarists within the comfort and privacy of their own homes who are not regular, repeat-scheduled students of mine, who no longer interested in being generic, run of the mill guitarists with limited knowledge and ability, and who have a burning desire to seriously up their game and dig deeper in order to master the instrument on multiple levels. We've seen some amazing results in just a handful of months with 12 of my current students who have sat for this course.
As a professional full time guitar instructor for years who sits with an average of 35 plus students per week, unfortunately what I have seen time and again is that there are just too many players who don't know this material and are unaware of how to leverage these basics to catapult them to a greater level of awareness in terms of what can actually be done on the instrument.
Once we cover all triad types in all inversions and in several keys within the first two hours of the class, the third and final hour will be focused on applying a variety of these triad inversions to chord progressions (we're going to drop your boring, trite, uneventful and overused open and barre chord shapes that all too often start with the root note, the ones that you've been frustrated with and stuck on until now) to include a variety of R&B and Funk rhythms, etc. For hard rock and metal shred guitarists, we'll play these triads in two octave arpeggios and turn them into some insane five string sweep picking patterns and tapping lines. For those leaning towards and/or planning to pursue the sophisticated styles of Jazz, Classical or Finger-style guitar, we'll harmonize the Diatonic scale in several keys with all three inversions (Root position, 1st and 2nd inversions).
The course will include a 55 page binder with ALL inversions on chord diagram charts and is currently for a limited time priced out at the very low cost of $249.00.
See my version of the Star Spangled Banner in the YouTube clip below for triads at work, functioning as moving chords and basic harmony throughout parts of the melody.
Looking for a game changer? This is it. I look forward to speaking with you.
Location: Westchester County, NY
Phone: (201) 926-0749
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