Part 1

Master the Fretboard

Welcome to Bulletproof Guitar Player Part 1: Master the Fretboard. This course is designed to give intermediate guitar players the knowledge and skills necessary for progressing to an advanced level of playing.

The main focus of the course is to get you to a level whereby you can visualise the entire fretboard with ease; the benefits of this being that it allows you to play and improvise confidently, in any area of the fretboard.

This is something that I have seen many guitar courses/free lessons/books neglect, instead opting for 'easy and quick' methods of learning to play the guitar, which are very limiting in the long-run. 


Part 1 is split into three sections:

  • Theory Primer 

  • Chords & How to Practice Them
  • Scales & Improvisation

What Do I Need to Get Started?

  • You will ideally need an electric guitar, although you can also apply the content to acoustic guitar playing if you wish to
  • A passion for developing as a musician
  • The desire to learn fundamental theory and be able to apply it to the guitar
  • You should be able to read tablature (TAB)
  • You should have knowledge of basic chord shapes such as barre-chords, power chords and open-string chords
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Section 1

The building blocks of music theory. Everything that you learn in this section can be applied to the guitar in real-world playing scenarios. There is nothing here that is irrelevant to your development as a musician.

What you will learn (in a nutshell):

  • Intervals
  • The Circle of 4th's/5th's
  • How to Memorise Every Single Note on the Fretboard
Theory Primer

Section 2

Everything taught in Chords & How to Practice Them is built on what you learn in the Theory Primer section. Through learning diatonic/functional harmony, you will understand how chords work together in the context of major chord progressions. You will also learn how to play 7th chords, play common chord progressions and master triads.

What you will learn (in a nutshell):

  • Diatonic/Functional Harmony 
  • 7th Chords
  • Common Chord Progressions 
  • Triads
Chords & How to Practice Them

Section 3

Like the Chords & How to Practice Them section, everything you learn in this section is built on information taught in Theory Primer. Being able to practice scales efficiently (in multiple keys without having to change position) is an invaluable skill to have as a guitar player as it allows you to improvise in any area of the fretboard and visualise the entire scale no matter where you are.

The various improvisational tools taught will give you what you need to turn scales into music and create awesome solos on the spot, which is one thing I see a lot of students get frustrated with. 

What you will learn (in a nutshell):

  • Various Scales
  • How to Practice Scales Efficiently Using the Circle of 4th's
  • Improvisational Tools You Can Use to Create Interesting Solos Including: Motifs, Intervals in Improvisation, Using Triads in Lead Playing, and Transitioning Between Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales
Scales & Improvisation