Understand, practice … and play better!

Step by step to success!

Information about your professional online guitar lessons:

Guitar teacher:
Graduate of the University of Music, Mannheim/Germany

  • Professional video courses from qualified guitar teacher Helmut Scholz
  • All courses are explained in simple words and they are easy to understand
  • Pedagogically sound, constructive and effective

Getting better,
with a structured
exercise plan

  • Learning according to the “recommended plan” and also possible through individual individual courses
  • Tailored to your goal & level
  • Regularly new & varied material (songs, techniques, …)

Video courses
for every level
and every age

  • Start with your current level of knowledge
  • Courses for beginners, buying advice, basic knowledge
  • Advanced courses
  • Courses for aspiring professionals

Get better in a structured way – here is a short introduction to the courses and guitar lessons:

What does professional online guitar lessons mean?

  • You get courses for each level divided into small portions, which are explained slowly and in simple words. If you’re a complete beginner who wants to learn, for example, how to tune a guitar and accompany songs, you’ve come to the right place. If you are already advanced, there are numerous courses to improve technique, rhythm, improvisation and much more. If you’re a budding professional musician who wants to incorporate solos like Kirk Hammet, Angus Young or George Benson into songs or want to learn how to transcribe songs by ear, I have courses for you too.
  • It is possible to proceed according to my recommendation and therefore „according to the course plan“, or to take individual courses „out of sequence“.
  • You will have an exercise plan and a course plan. If you follow this approach, you will notice measurable success after a short period of time.
  • For each lesson you will receive additional material (graphics, sheet music, audio), which further illustrates the learning material from the video courses. You can download this material and repeat everything again “offline” (i.e. without a computer/tablet/smartphone).
  • The courses cover a wide variety of areas; these include rhythm, chord accompaniment, harmony, learning tips, technique, composition, motivation, solo playing, ear training, stylistics, reading music.
  • Additionally, we will talk about effective practice, practicing without an instrument, music business, marketing and also playing in front of friends or an audience.

Video courses for every level and every age:

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Online guitar lessons – for beginners (children and adults):

Especially as a beginner, it is important to learn to play the guitar “properly” right from the start. You will receive professional instruction in small portions in each course. You will also learn to avoid mistakes from YouTube videos or tablature from the Internet.

  • At the beginning we clarify what “equipment”, i.e. what material, you need. I give clear purchasing recommendations, so that you can be sure that you have bought the “right” material and can get started straight away.
  • In the first courses you will learn the basics of playing the guitar. We talk about the correct posture, tuning the guitar, the names of the notes on the fretboard, as well as the most important chords.
  • You’ll get an easy introduction to song accompaniment, strumming techniques and picking patterns.
  • An optional part of the course deals with adjusting/transposing the key of a piece, so that it fits exactly your voice (or the singer’s voice).
  • No knowledge of reading music is required! We first learn how to use our ears and develop a feel for the instrument. Reading music comes later 😉
  • You will receive an introduction to “efficient and focused practice”, so that motivation always remains high.
  • And we will create a practice plan. Yes, a practice plan is important if you want to get better! And that’s what we want, right?
  • Just take a look: courses (here in the menu)

“Guitar lessons online” – for advanced players:

  • As an advanced player, you probably already know a few styles of music and know, that a broad horizon of styles can be very helpful. You’ll find several courses covering blues, funk, rock, metal, pop, salsa, reggae, bossa nova, samba, country, classical and jazz.
  • Rhythm: 8th/16th/triplet grooves with „seamless switch“ between the respective rhythms, independence of foot/hand/voice, use of the whole body.
  • Groove & timing: learn to play with a click, straight feeling, light shuffle, strong shuffle, micro timing (laid back / on top / in front).
  • Improvisation & solo playing: what makes a good solo and how do I use dynamics, motifs, pauses, repetitions, playing techniques and scales to sound good?
  • Scales: minor/major/minor 6-pentatonic scales, blues scales, modes, harmonic minor (+ their modes), melodic minor (+ their modes), symmetrical scales.
  • Technique: „play cleanly“ by muting with the right and left hand, play precisely and „without huddles“ by synchronizing the right and left hands, HammerOn, PullOffs, vibrato, harmonic tones with the right and left hand, slides, pulling strings, micro-bends.
  • Some courses cover specific playing techniques, such as playing with a bottleneck (slide), open tunings, tapping, sweeping, string skipping, arpeggios, and hybrid and economic picking.
  • We focus specifically on harmony training (intervals, triads, relationships of thirds, slash chords, step chords, cadences, circle of fifths, cliche lines, intermediate dominants, secondary dominants, constant structure, substitutions, superimposed changes, modal interchange, polychords, hybrid chords, fourth voicings, drop2 chords, drop3 chords , cluster voicings) – and of course everything with practical applications!
  • Ear training: listening, replaying and singing (!) keys, chord progressions and melodies.
  • Transcription: Learn to write down the chords and melodies of the piece you are listening to correctly in sheet music.
  • Reading music: how do you read any material fluently? Reading notes with b/# accidentals, reading chords, transposed note reading of Eb saxophone or Bb trumpet notes, explanations of symbols.
  • Repertoire: Building an always available audition repertoire that covers various genres.
  • Songwriting, composition and arrangement are also part of the course content. Here you will learn how you can easily write your own songs! Learn which elements are essential and which simple steps you can take to make a song sound good straight away.
  • What do you have to consider when playing in a band or playing with other musicians? We’ll find out and record the most important points! So that you can easily implement what you have learned.
  • We’ll talk again about structured practice, increasing effectiveness with the same amount of practice, visualization, optimizing the practice plan and our best friends: the metronome and the stopwatch🙂

“Guitar lessons online” – for aspiring professionals:

  • This is where things get exciting, because the preparation for the entrance exam at a music university is extensive and demanding. Do you really want to know? In several courses I will explain, what you need and what previous knowledge is an absolute prerequisite – and of course how you can meet the requirements.
  • We are talking about the merger of different techniques. That means: how do you play quickly, cleanly and precisely and bring to stage what you have learned?
  • How do you manage to master melodic dictations, rhythm dictations and transcriptions? And how do I use my (perhaps already existing) theoretical knowledge to write down solos & chord progressions?
  • We talk about the practical use of modes and “jazz chords” in rock and pop. We’ll look at examples and apply it!
  • Would you like to achieve “aha effects” in solos through outside playing and consciously play notes outside the scale? Are you wondering how this works? I’ll show you!
  • We talk about the basics of composition and composition techniques that you can apply directly to your own songs.
  • You will learn how to create arrangements of entire songs and how to use sounds and other design options.
  • We’ll talk about useful computer programs for notation (e.g. Finale/Sibelius/MuseScore), as well as recording programs (DAWs =Digital Audio Workstations, such as Cubase/Ableton/Logic/Protools)
  • Topics such as live performance, music business and marketing are also covered in courses.