The Lettieri approach to guitar

Expand the creativity in your guitar playing.

Culled from seven of his most popular Instagram “instalicks,” these video tutorials give a step-by-step breakdown into Mark Lettieri’s improvisational concepts and compositional process.

As you work through this course, you’ll learn how to blend the guitar styles of gospel, neosoul, jazz and country. Rather than relying on common basic (or even advanced) chords, you’ll learn simple music theory concepts that will allow you to create your own unique chord voicings that encourage spontaneity and musicality. That, coupled with an emphasis on rhythm and syncopation, will have you thinking and sounding like a more creative guitarist. Of course, there will be some great licks too.



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Total time: 45 minutes across 7 parts

· The Tiny Chord Song
· Twang Bar Tape Machine
· Neo-Sold Out
· Flood Intro Idea in E, #327
· Chicken Pickin' Praise
· Whole (Tone) Lotta Pedal Tones
· Syncopation Space Station

About Mark Lettieri

Mark Lettieri is a composer and session guitarist based in Fort Worth, Texas. A longtime member of the two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz/funk/world band Snarky Puppy, Lettieri has performed on every continent except Antarctica. He’s released three albums of original guitar-based instrumentals and has either performed on stage or recorded in a studio with artists of virtually every genre, including David Crosby, Erykah Badu, Kirk Franklin, 50 Cent, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Lalah Hathaway, Phillip Phillips and even Pat Boone.

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Our site gives you sheet music (and tablature) that’s synced with real audio/video recordings. That means you’ll be listening to real performances as you work through material — giving you insight into the human elements of music that couldn’t possibly be notated.

Use our simple-yet-powerful tools to explore music deeply. Slow down audio/video without changing pitch; loop sections simply by dragging across notation. It’s seamless and beautiful.

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