Guitar Lessons

Fusion Lessons

Fusion borrows the improvisational aspects of jazz - but with more modern groove and tone.


  • Two-handed Lines

    by Dallton Santos

    Rock fusion with both hands on the fretboard!

    Tags: tapping, two-handed tapping, van halen, VH, Greg Howe, Billy Sheehan, Paul Gilbert, plini, B Dorian
  • Open Triads Etude N.2

    by Diego Budicin

    Etude based on open triads - to develop better control of chord melody.

    Tags: Fingerpicking, Pizzicato, Legato, Hammer On/Pull Offs, Chord Melody, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Haydn, Mark Knopfler, John Frusciante, A minor, classical music
  • Epic Guitar Phrases II

    by Guido Bungenstock

    Spice up your guitar solos with these epic guitar phrases!

    Tags: Steve Lukather, Joe Satriani, repeating licks,
  • Jam School - Hot Fusion

    by Kristofer Dahl

    I invite you to travel deep into my head, and explore what goes on in my mind when improvising.

    Tags: Enhanced blues, 6ths, chromatics, adjacent positioning, chordal lead, melodic extensions, harmonic complexity, functional placeholders, outside legato, climactic tension, note selection, major 6th, dorian, suggestive targeting, non-dissonant tension, motif development, rhythmic displacement, intervallic alteration, expressive restraint, C# minor
  • Modern Fusion Guitar Licks II

    by Guido Bungenstock

    Modern fusion licks in E minor / Dorian

    Tags: Steve Lukather, Martin Miller, Frank Gambale, Neal Schon, Guthrie Govan, Steve Stevens, Steve Vai, Repeating Licks, E minor, Dorian
  • Contemporary Funk Fusion

    by Diego Budicin

    Fresh funk fusion lines and rhythms - improve your strumming and timing control!

    Tags: Strumming, alternate picking, funk, fusion, skank, chord solo, single note, Vulfpeck, Greg Howe, Guthrie Govan, Nile Rodgers, C# minor, G# Mixolydian b6 minor, Groove, Timing control, Phrasing
  • 70's Funk Guitar Patterns

    by Guido Bungenstock

    6 great Funk Guitar Patterns of the 70s

    Tags: Steve Lukather, Neal Schon, Jeff Beck, Guthrie Govan, Joe Bonnamassa, Steve Stevens, Repeating Licks, C minor, C dorian, C minor pentatonic, Mark Lettieri, Rhythm patterns, Groove, Minor chords, Extended chords
  • Whammy Lead

    by Kristofer Dahl

    Solo based around the whammy bar and artificial harmonics.

    Tags: Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Satch, IA, Eklundh, tremolo bar, whammy bar, harmonics, artificial harmonics, whammy harmonics, Greg Howe, B minor
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Golden Oldies

  • Melodic Hard Rock Soloing in A Minor

    by Jonathan Burgos

    Let's explore a style that set a new trend in guitar soloing.

    Tags: Melodic Hard Rock Soloing, 80's, Gary Moore, Phill Collins
  • Pachelbel's Canon in D - Fusion Shred

    by Muris Varajic

    Here we have shuffle/swing feel. Technique wise it contains tapping, alternate picking, hybrid picking, skipping, 2 hand tapping etc.

    Tags: Pachelbel, Canon in D, tapping, picking, skipping, shuffle
  • Oriental Shred Lesson

    by Muris Varajic

    Inspired by grooves and melodies of countries like Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, Albania, Greece and Bosnia of course. Muris shows you unusual phrasing and scales.

    Tags: oriental, Oriental Groove, Oriental Ornaments, G Harmonic Minor, D Phrygian Dominant, G Harmonic Major, Alternate Picking, String Skipping, Sliding, Legato, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, Albania, Greece, Bosnia, exotic playing, exotic scales
  • Jazz Funk Licks

    by Stephane Lucarelli

    In this lesson you'll find some ideas of jazz phrasing over a funk/groove backing track. A good way to develop and improve your musical vocabulary.

    Tags: Jazz licks, phrasing, Jazz, arpeggios, chromaticism
  • Funky Ballad

    by Piotr Kaczor

    Practical illustrations of a slow but funk phrasing.

    Tags: phrasing, slow, funk
  • Funk Skunk Technique 101

    by Ivan Milenkovic

    Funk Skunk 101 tutorial including Right hand strumming, Left hand muting, Funky licks and grooves

    Tags: skunk, funk, groove, funk licks, funk tutorial
  • Minor Funk Solo

    by Jonathan Burgos

    Let's continue our quest for tasty techniques!

    Tags: George Benson, Minor, Funk, Melodic, Phrasing, Pentatonic Minor,
  • Funk Rhythm Lesson

    by Muris Varajic

    This first gmc funk rhythm lesson includes: B Dorian - funk feel groove - octave licks - palm muting - left hand muting - cool chords for funk and much more. You will also find great patterns for blues...

    Tags: funk, scratching, funk chords
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