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Course Bundle - The Rudiments & Beyond the Basics

From the beginning to beyond the intermediate level, these courses offer an in depth study of music theory for guitarists.

These courses offer a deep dive into music theory and its practical application on guitar. The information we look at starts at the very basic level and builds incrementally into more advanced topics.

We start with the basic Rudiments of music theory in a short prelude to get us all on the same page. We move on to the major scale, analyzing what it is, why it is important and how to spell it in any key. We then look at minor scales and how to play these scales across the guitar neck. From there we dive into analyzing and playing triad chords.

To go Beyond the Basics of theory we break down intervals, four note chords, extended chords and the theory of how these chords function. We analyze the theory of modes, how modes work with chords and how to use them in a practical setting.

Each lesson is accompanied by a quiz, lists of things to practice and detailed documentation. Everything we look at applies regardless of musical genre and the lessons are animated to make things intuitive and fun.

My goal is that you will walk away from this with a deeper understanding of music and the ability to reach your true creative potential.


Courses Included with Purchase



The Rudiments
Learn the rudiments of music theory and how they apply to guitar.
samuraiguitarist
$100
Beyond the Basics
An intermediate course designed to take your understanding of guitar to the next level.
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$100

Original Price: $200


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling for a one-time payment, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, send an email to [email protected]
How much experience do I need for the courses?
The rudiments starts right at the very beginning; you need no prior experience with music theory. It progresses to some more difficult topics, so, even if you have a bit of theory experience this will solidify the basics and help you advance. Beyond the Basics starts where the Rudiments leaves off. Check out the course itinerary for The Rudiments, if all of this is stuff you feel confident with then you are ready for Beyond The Basics.
Is there a certain genre that these courses work best for?
What I teach is music theory and how it applies to guitar. This is not genre specific though classical musicians look at these things slightly differently than the rest.
I don’t play guitar, will these courses help me?
The concepts I teach are universal and apply regardless of instrument. But be aware, I do spend a fair bit of time looking at how it specifically applies to guitar.
Lot’s of guitarists offer courses, why should I get yours?
There are lot’s of options out there, what makes each course unique is the person teaching them. If you enjoy learning from me on YouTube, you will enjoy these courses. Especially since the animating in my courses was outsourced and is beyond anything I could do on my own.

Your Instructor


samuraiguitarist
samuraiguitarist

samuraiguitarist brings his work to the world on YouTube, with an eclectic style that mixes rock, country, and jazz influences that bring new life to familiar favorites. A background rooted in songwriting and a driving passion for music help his work truly shine, making samuraiguitarist a musician you’ll definitely want to get familiar with.

samuraiguitarist’s musical journey began at age 13, after he saw rockers Blink-182 perform their hit “All the Small Things” on the MTV Video Music Awards. samuraiguitarist notes, “I asked my parents if I could take up guitar the next day. They were slightly reluctant at first […] but I eventually persuaded them.” The young musician began taking guitar lessons, eager to learn as much as he could, and by age 16 was even playing in his own band around his hometown of Winnipeg.

samuraiguitarist’s passion took him to Toronto and Humber College, where he continued to study music. While his initial interests were in classic rockers like Led Zepplin, Guns N’ Roses, and Aerosmith, music school expanded his tastes. The guitarist began listening to jazz, citing Wes Montgomery and Pat Metheny as some favorites. But something clicked when samuraiguitarist began listening to country music, which he felt, “sounded like classic rock and roll with a slight twist.” He began to focus on songwriting, with a plan to focus on writing mainstream country songs.

samuraiguitarist’s songwriting goals brought him to Nashville multiple times, with the creator constantly writing songs and hunting for inspiration. “I’d walk through the world with ‘songwriter glasses’ on,” says samuraiguitarist, “always looking for little phrases or ideas that could inspire a song.” That observational ability would be an asset as he began creating YouTube videos. Now, he walks the world with “video glasses,” looking for anything that might inspire his next work.

The guitarist was inspired to share his music on YouTube after he saw a friend’s band have success on the platform. At first, he gauged interest by sharing short 15 second music clips to Instagram, and after gaining a small following decided to make the jump to longer format videos on YouTube. samuraiguitarist blend his musical influences of rock, country, and jazz for original, unique covers. Even more impressive is the fact that he arranges the covers for multiple instruments, and plays all the parts, and edits them together for a seamless display of musical prowess.

Ultimately, samuraiguitarist’s glad he was able to find his passion early on. “If you have a clear idea of who you are and what you want to do, the only thing separating you from that goal is time and effort,” says the guitarist. Thankfully, he’s putting that time and effort into producing even more killer videos. In the coming months, fans can expect to see even more covers pop up from samuraiguitarist as well as musical tips and advice.