Guitar Meisters Library


Applied Theory Pete Roth

Pete will be showing you how to use inversions creatively and how to apply different chord substitutions effectively and musically. You will be studying and applying common harmonic sequences and dive into all things melodic and harmonic minor. We will also look at symmetrical scales and more obscure concepts.

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Horn Arranging Tim Sanders

Tim Sanders will introduce you to the harmonic and rhythmic building blocks, instrumentation, style analyses, transcription and experimentation. Upon completion of the course, you will be equipped with the necessary knowledge to write your own exciting horn arrangements. 


Improvising Workshop with Pete Roth

In this series we are exploring advanced Improvisation in different musical styles ranging from Blues to Jazz and Latin. This is a workshop based course that encourages you to play along and exploring conceptual ideas through practical application. This course is ideal for anybody that likes exploring music and having fingers and mind engaged at the same time. 

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Players Series Pete Callard

In this Module session superstar Pete Callard analyses 6  Players and deconstructing their style and approaches by looking at key language from their playing.

1 Alan Murphy - pop soloing, sounds, rhythm ideas, extended pentatonic based solo ideas etc

2 Larry Carlton - superimposed arpeggios, tone, phrasing, melodic minor ideas etc

3 Scott Henderson - pentatonic ideas, outside playing, blending blues & jazz influences, harmony concepts etc

4 Michael Brecker - adapting saxophone ideas to the guitar, cliche licks, mimicking sax tricks on guitar, jazz & fusion lines etc

5 Jazzier side of Robben Ford

6 Allan Holdsworth - focussing on his pattern ideas & concepts


Rhythm in Guitar Playing with Carter Arrington 

Our Band new Guitar Meister series brings Carter Arrington to the Roth Academy for 6 weeks of right hand rhythm techniques and rhythm in soloing and part creation.

Carter will be focusing strongly on how to develop groove and rhythmic accuracy as well as solo ideas using rhythmic variations.


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Extreme Techniques Ant Law

Ant Law will discuss the development and application of modern techniques in the context of his own music and wider context of well known chord and scale structures.  This session is advanced but always starts from well known musical sounds and shapes such as Pentatonic and Scales. 

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Sight Reading for Guitar players

This course is specifically designed for the contemporary Guitarist with good instrument knowledge but want to better their sight reading skills. 

The course focuses on contextual rhythm and melody reading as well as chord/harmony reading with professional charts.