Soloing Course Bundle

Level up your soloing by learning the elements of style and musical storytelling.

In this course we look at how to create more interesting solos. Learning what scales and notes can be used for soloing is only the beginning, The Craft Of Soloing teaches us how we can take that information and turn it into an artistic musical expression.

The course begins with a primer on thinking about Music As a Language. From there we look at how to Discover Motifs, the musical ideas that make up the themes in a solo. We then look at how to Develop Motifs Melodicallyand Rhythmically, which can be used to create a sense of coherence throughout a solo. We will then discuss some Practicing Tips as well as Common Pitfalls that lead to uninteresting solos. Finally we will Put It All Together as I break down an entire solo, looking at how we can incorporate everything this course teaches in a practical setting.

Included in this course are 25 backing tracks recorded with a full band so that there is something to practice the concepts we look at along to.

Your Instructor


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.

Sammy G'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 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 Zeppelin, 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.

Courses Included with Purchase

The Style of Soloing
Learn how to stylize a solo through a variety of head-turning techniques.
The Craft of Soloing
Learn how to create more engaging solos through a system of musical storytelling.

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?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, 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?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How much experience do I need for the courses?
This course is aimed at the guitarist who has spent some time learning scales and theory but is having trouble turning that information into music. However, since these are broader elements of musical philosophy, they can be used by the guitar player who is just beginning to solo as well as the advanced player who wants to think of music in a deeper way. If you are brand new to soloing there is an additional Pentatonic Primer in the documents which provides a brief look at a scale that you can use to implement the ideas taught in this course. To get the most out of The Craft Of Soloing, the information taught in The Rudiments and Beyond The Basics will be helpful. However, this is not a music theory course and can be consumed without any background in music theory.
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.
Lots of guitarists offer courses, why should I get yours?
There are lots 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.

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