Guitar Courses

Choose your pathway from Darryl Syms's best online guitar courses
  • John Mayer Acoustic Hits

    Do you want to master some of John Mayers most iconic acoustic guitar rhythms? Of course you do! This class contains some of the most accurate and complete lessons on the internet, built from detailed video instruction and complete guitar tabs. We'll talk about percussive techniques, ghost notes, left hand control, finger allocation, and even dabble a little into the music theory behind each track.

    38 Steps
    146 Students
  • Harmony Masterclass

    In this class we'll take a trip through popular music from mixed genres and eras to understand why and how harmony works. By understanding how harmony has influenced generations of music you'll gain a thorough understanding of chord progressions, chord functions, chord substitutions, harmonic analysis, how to solo over any chord progression using chord tones and scales, and how to apply this wisdom in your daily practice.

    30 Steps
    106 Students
  • The Spark

    This song has it all - melodic finger picking, unique chord voicings, elegant soloing, and a boot-full of licks and phrasing techniques for you to tackle! This song contains one of my favourite solos. Not only will I break down the song for you so that you can learn it yourself, but I'll also share with you some compositional insights about the piece.
    19 Steps
    87 Students
  • Its Been A While

    Want to know how to use triads effectively? It doesn't get any more clear than this! This song is a true triad-fest, and a fantastic showcase of their power. Not only will I teach you how to play this song, but I'll also give you some compositional insights, and there's also a tasty solo at the end with some unusual melodic movements that you can add to your musical vocabulary.
    15 Steps
    97 Students
  • All About Triads

    If you want a comprehensive understanding of triads and some examples of what you can do with them, then get your head stuck amongst this Masterclass! I'll talk about chords, arpeggios, harmony, melody, and teach you examples of every instance that you can add to your vocabulary, and even evolve on.
    36 Steps
    143 Students
  • Melodic Finger Picking Masterclass

    This masterclass will teach you the technique and songwriting skills employed in modern fingerstyle playing, as demonstrated by acclaimed guitarists like Mateus Asato and Lari Basilio. I’ll cover everything from technique, composition, musical development, and how to combine chords & melody, which will leave you feeling motivated and inspired, with plenty to play with and implement into your practice!
    30 Steps
    277 Students
  • CAGED Fretboard Visualisation Masterclass

    Have you ever wondered how experienced guitar players effortlessly remember and navigate scales, modes, and chords on the guitar neck? The secret lies in their ability to visualise the guitar using powerful tools like The CAGED System. CAGED fretboard visualisation is an essential concept that enhances all aspects of playing. Whether you want to improve your improvisation, compose better music, or organise your music theory knowledge into one systematic method, this course offers valuable insights for everyone!

    28 Steps
    436 Students
  • Essential Theory For Guitarists

    If you’re relatively new to music theory, or concerned that you have gaps in your experience, then this one's for you! This course is all about understanding the foundation principles of music theory, as well as knowing how to apply them across your guitar neck. You’ll learn all of the essential music theory concepts in a musical setting, so that you’ll be able to understand them and quickly apply them into your playing.
    40 Steps
    320 Students

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