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School of Song

Mapping the Fretboard: Part 3

Mapping the Fretboard: Part 3

Regular price $180.00 USD
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Taught by Steven Van Betten

Eight (8) 75-minute classes, twice a week

Taught in a live, interactive classroom setting on Zoom

  • Tuesdays and Saturdays, 4:30-5:45pm (PDT)

  • September 17, 20, 24, 27; October 1, 4, 8, 11.

  • Enrollment ends Monday, September 16th at 5pm (PDT)

  • 15 person capacity




For players who feel fairly competent playing up and down the neck and want to increase their fluidity, this class explores alternate pathways through the pentatonic scale shapes, diatonic modes, and triadic voice leading, as well as how to apply this information to improvising over chord changes.


Topics Covered Include:

  • Diatonic modes

  • Alternate pathways through the diatonic modes

  • Major 7th chord inversions — All string groups

  • Minor 7th chord inversions — All string groups

  • 7th chord inversions — All string groups

  • Voice leading with 7th chords.

  • Major 7th, dominant 7th, and minor 7th — 3 octave arpeggios.

  • Improvising and playing melodies over chord changes.




Sign up with a friend and you’ll both receive a 20% discount! — Email for the discount code.

After two classes, if you feel the course is not a good fit for any reason, you are welcome to a refund on the rest of that month’s classes.

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