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This top seller is the course that
just keeps on giving.
One unique idea after another using every scale found in 
modern harmony
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ON SALE FOR A LIMITED TIME!

Sequences

Never find yourself in a rut again with
this best-selling course!
This mind bending and truly incredibe course is not available from any guitar institute or college, Dana shows how to create great sequences using every scale source worth talking about, while discussing the most important aspect of using them in improvisation, 'Phrasing' !
You can't afford to miss the unique and absolutely inspirational concepts he brings to help students take their technique and 
soloing to new heights !
  • Major and Dominant Pentatonic
  • Major Scale and all Modes

  • Harmonic Minor

  • Melodic Minor / Lydian Dominant

  • Natural Harmonic Minor

  • 8 Note Dom. and Dim.

  • Whole Tone

  • Blues

  • Hybrids

  • Chromatic

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Back Cycling For Guitarists

Comping, Composition, Chord Melody...this is it !
A quick, easy and effective way to learn
reharmonization on guitar !
One of the most concise and comprehensive looks at a topic that can literally change your 'guitar playing' life!
Simple harmony to extremely complicated progressions, the '2 rules' of Back Cycling, give you the insight into how almost all progressions
are built, regardless of style
From Country to Jazz, you'll begin to see and hear what's really happening in music ...the harmony!
If you want to give any song, in any genre, a 'new direction', or you are writing songs for yourself and need to know the different ways you can change the harmony....you simply can't afford to miss the unique and solid concepts found in this course.
Mandatory for those want to become well-rounded players.

Restrictions for the Modern Guitarist

Got very little sleep, this stuff is great Dana, working systematically through all 5 shapes wow!! instant original ideas, phrases, excercises etc. Not to mention doing it through changes or adding articulations / rhythmic variations. This stuff really is starting to feel like a launching point to a whole new realm of ideas I could stop the video right here and spend a year just on this part lol.

This morning I have already filled up a piece of sheet music with ideas that I have never done in the last 30 years and I am just scratching the surface, just remarkable.

 

Bob Pfeiffer - Guitarist

IMPROV BLOCKS gives students a framework to develop infinite improvisational possibilities. This course provides awesome restrictions that any guitarist could easily design a complete style around !

HALEMANU Guitarist,Producer,Educator

Improv Blocks is a series of modules on different restrictions, the first being "Any Two Notes".. its simplicity  has opened up so many beautiful phrasing ideas, it is impossible to express. It also has the wonderful effect of feeling that you can be adventurous and create something completely unique with ease, at any time ...

Improv Blocks is about another very serious idea as well. Instead of running endless scales and arpeggios,. This cutting edge approach brings everything down to small increments that help you develop your ear, technique, visualization and of course most importantly, your phrasing.

This process has opened up so many doors that I didn't even know existed. By disciplining myself and working consistantly on these different restrictions, I have been able to walk away from lick playing and more and more move into a completely different and exciting world of improvisation..based on a new way of thinking and hearing ! .................Dana Robert Rasch

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Practice Routines 

For over 40 years Dana has been using Practice Routines to open new doorways into technique and to develop a sense of time with the myriad possibilities on the neck. 

Practice Routines is not about licks and chords to practice, but rather, a Paradigm, one that helps all students explore the unique worlds of playing while keeping their most difficult and current ideas 'fresh'. 

Creating a PR to use in front of your sessions or gigs is a perfect way to get "ALL ACCESS" to your best available ideas, so when "Downbeat" comes..... you create an awesome solo '"first take" or "live".

Practice Routines 
Intro and Lesson 1

Practice Routines 
Lessons 2 and 3

Beyond Chops 2 - Chapters 1 and 2

The one that started it all!
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BC 2 - Chapters 1 and 2 ,cover the introduction to Dominant Pentatonic, Chord Families 4 and 5, The Blues scale Each chapter comes with approximately 100 pages of text and workbook exercises, by Dana Rasch and Dick Grove. Plus new overview DVDs created by Dana specifically for each chapter.
 

Beyond Chops 2 - Chapter 3

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This final lesson, BC II Chapter 3... includes, a powerful 5 DVD video overview and example set, 85 pages of text and workbook exercises
by Dana Rasch and Dick Grove.
Dana buttons it all up and reveals the core of the VGT concept related to altered harmony.
The Chord Family  5, 6 and 8 connection !
Melodic Contour, Backtracking for Improv
Phrasing with fragments and much more..

Beyond Chops 2 - Complete

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Dominant Pentatonic
Lesson 1
Dominant Pentatonic
Supplement 1
Dominant Pentatonic
Lesson 2
Dominant Pentatonic
Supplement 2

Dominant Pentatonic - The Series

Explore all 5 shapes of Dominant Pentatonic
Check out this incredibly unique , versatile and exiting shape for guitarists. If you are looking for a new sound and a way to enhance your playing in any style ....THIS IS IT ! You'll learn how to apply Dominant Pentatonic to 
• The I Chord in Major........all Major chord types
• The II Chord in Major......all Minor chord types
• The V Chord in Major.....all Dominant chord types.
Blues? Rock ? Jazz ? Country ? this scale works, and we mean.... 'works GREAT', with all genres !
Dominant Pentatonic
Lesson 3
Dominant Pentatonic
Supplement 3
Dominant Pentatonic
         Complete
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U-Turns

Discover the secret within the secret
for melodic phrasing!
U-Turns gives you 2 hours of "continuous 8's" type exercises that bring the pentatonic's '4th intervals' into play, opening up an incredibly powerful new freedom to create great phrases that go anywhere you want! 
 
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Time Works - Total Immersion 

Get comfortable in any key. No more surprises!
No more fumbling around in unfamiliar keys.
Time Works videos gives you powerful musical practice
concepts that completely immerse you in one key.
With these videos, you'ill learn to get comfortable and 'musical'
no matter what key the music demands.
Each lesson is a completely different, fun and exciting exploration,
which can then be used in all keys.

Time Works I

Time Works II

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Trading 4's

Develop ALL aspects of your playing!

The new T4s are designed from the original Trading 4's "One Shot" text and video, that Dana created in the early 90s, but now includes contemporary new ideas. You will see aspects of real musical ability, that have never been addressed in your practice sessions, develop immediately. Like all of Dana's courses, this will put you on a path of continuous and steady improvement!

 

Trading Fours is probably the single most effective concept for practicing that a guitar player can develop!

Module 1
Module 2
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Melodic Contour

Improvisation for beginning to Intermediate students

If you are a beginner wanting to start improvising on guitar

Dana's outstanding introduction to Melodic Contour is the way to go !

This concept can be applied instantly to any musical situation 

and just happens to be exceptionally fun as well.

Some of the best players in the world use this approach and you will see why the minute you start to work with it.

Melodic Contour is perfect for use in ALL musical styles, and if you're a beginner or intermediate player, it helps develop many other aspects as well, including technique, visualization, interval recognition and more.

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  One-on-One Skype or

Zoom lessons with Dana!

TRY SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY!

Dana offers completely genre inclusive 1 1/2 hour long lessons on Zoom and Skype. 

Each lesson is a "Deep Dive" into the specific things YOU need to devlop YOUR playing for YOUR goals.

 

No pressure - No judgment - Just answers !

The cost is only $60 per lesson and includes any materials he feels you may need which will be downloaded to you as PDF's before or during the lesson.

Purchasing four lessons in advance is discounted to $200.00.

Many students have said private lessons with Dana is one of the best guitar learning experiences they have ever ​had......

You can believe it !

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