James Kennedy (of Oceans Ate Alaska)

James Kennedy (of Oceans Ate Alaska)

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Binge on more than 3 hours of Webinar Clinics with James Kennedy (Guitarist of Oceans Ate Alaska) & Scouty Anders (Director of Operations for Music Mentors Online) as they deconstruct the musical alphabet, how to become familiar with your fretboard fast, intervals and how to use them, James's favorite warm ups on guitar, how to use different picking techniques, building a song by looking at a story, rhythmic theory, how to approach songwriting & more!

Each hour of this class is taken from a live 3 day clinic that James did through Music Mentors Online. Each day has a different subject;

 Series Outline:

Day 1: 

•LEARNING THE MUSICAL ALPHABET

•UNDERSTANDING HOW AND WHERE TO FIND NOTES ON A FRETBOARD

•CALCULATING SCALES & QUICK ACCESS TO KNOWING ALL KEY SIGNATURES

•WHAT ARE INTERVALS AND HOW CAN YOU USE THEM

•HOW TO PUT EVERYTHING INTO PRACTICE EFFECTIVELY

Day 2: 

•WARM UP ROUTINES FOR GUITAR: GETTING YOUR BRAIN WORKING WITH YOUR HANDS

•THE IMPORTANCE OF PUSHING YOUR PERSONAL BOUNDARIES & REFINING YOUR WORK

•ALL ABOUT PICKING TECHNIQUE: 'THE CHOICE'

•HOW TO TAKE WHAT YOU KNOW AND USE IT TO DEVELOP A NEW WAY OF PLAYING

•DEFINING YOUR IMPROVISATIONAL SKILLS

Day 3: 

•JAMES' SONGWRITING TECHNIQUE: BUILDING SONGS THROUGH STORY TELLING

•RHYTHMIC THEORY: WHAT CAN YOU ACHIEVE WITH 4/4?

•WRITING A BAR OF MUSIC WITH JAMES

•UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO WRITE AND WHY

•QUICK TIPS ON GUITAR & HOW TO PUT EVERYTHING INTO PRACTICE