Guitar Lessons

Fusion Lessons

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


  • 7 Licks In All C Melodic Minor Modes

    by Guido Bungenstock

    All 7 Modes of the C Melodic Minor scale presented with some cool licks

    Tags: Frank Gambale, Guthrie Govan, Joe Satriani, Modes, C Melodic Minor
  • Rhythmic Funk Development

    by Diego Budicin

    Extend your rhythmic ideas over a static chord progression.

    Tags: funk, strumming, slide, alternate picking, palm muting, fusion, G minor, Greg Howe, Cory Wong, Nile Rodgers
  • Percussive Lead

    by Kristofer Dahl

    Get some percussion tricks under your belt

    Tags: rhythmic solo, damped notes, percussive, dead notes, C minor
  • Pop Funk Harmonies

    by Diego Budicin

    Funky chord progression to boost your timing and control.

    Tags: Strumming, Alternate Picking, Funk, Pop, Harmony, John Mayer, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, C# minor
  • Modern Fusion Guitar Licks III

    by Guido Bungenstock

    5 cool fusion phrases to improve your soloing!

    Tags: Chromatics, D Minor, D Minor Pentatonic, E Altered scale, A Altered scale
  • Nylon Jam

    by Kristofer Dahl

    Does everybody on the Internet have a better guitar than you? Fear not - your nylon string is also a fantastic instrument.

    Tags: nylon strings, acoustic jam, dissonance, hybrid picking, open strings, C Lydian, acoustic fusion
  • 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
  • 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
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Golden Oldies

  • 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: arpeggios, chromaticism, D minor blues, D dorian, improvisation, soloing, Rhythm placement, patterns, jazz licks
  • Salsa Rhythm

    by Gerardo Siere

    Four salsa chord patterns based on a given bass line.

    Tags: bass line, Latin, C minor, fingerstyle, chord patterns, cuba, latin folk, traditional, rhythm, timing, following the chords, arranging, nylon guitar strings
  • 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: funky, scratching, funk chords, B dorian, triads, funk groove, chords, octave chords, palm muting, left hand muting, picking, funk feel groove, blues patterns
  • Introduction to the Mixolydian Scale - Tying All Together

    by David Wallimann

    In this lesson, we'll learn how to create long Mixolydian scale runs over a Dominant chord.

    Tags: C Mixolydian, D Mixolydian, fast licks, legato, improvisation, dominant, phrases, alternate picking, funky licks, arpeggios, dominant arpeggio, legato
  • Latin Rhythms: Bolero & Cha-cha-cha

    by Gerardo Siere

    Rhythm patterns for your right hand suitable for Bolero and Cha-cha-cha

    Tags: latin, common harmonic progression, percussive, chord progression, fingerstyle, chords, rhythm variations, comping, Argentina, Folk
  • Minor 9 Fusion

    by Vasilije Vukmirovic

    Phrasing over minor 9/maj progressions.

    Tags: fusion, jazz fusion, G minor, G harmonic minor, string skipping, john petrucci, liquid tension, triplets, timing, jazz improvisation
  • Funky/Disco Rhythm Guitar

    by Adrian Figallo

    Let's give some groove to the right hand!

    Tags: john frusciante, james brown, red hot chili peppers, strumming, dave navarro, rhcp, funk grooves, A Blues, D Blues, triads, timing, cory wong
  • Mixolydian Fusion Licks

    by Stephane Lucarelli

    Improve your phrasing by learning some fusion licks using the C mixolydian mode.

    Tags: C Mixolydian, phrasing, licks, fusion, jazz, chromatic, string skipping, chromaticism, fusion licks, fusion lines, phrases, hybrid picking, economy picking
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