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School of Song

Mapping the Fretboard: Part 2

Mapping the Fretboard: Part 2

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, 2:30-3:45pm (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 5 pentatonic scale shapes, diatonic modes, and triadic voice leading, as well as how to apply this information in a musical context.


Topics Covered Include:

  • Major and minor pentatonic scales

  • Alternate pathways through the 5 pentatonic scale shapes

  • Diatonic modes

  • Open and closed voicing major and minor triads on all string groups

  • Voice leading exercises with open and closed voicing triads

  • Alternate pathways through diatonic modes: 3 notes per string

  • Major and minor 3 octave arpeggios.

  • Improvising 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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