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Instruments > Guitar > Session Player Toolkit with Dave Isaacs

Multi-Style Online Guitar Lessons
with Dave Isaacs

Partner with premiere Nashville guitarist and educator Dave Isaacs as he teaches his comprehensive approach to performance and musicianship through hundreds of online guitar lessons. In this detailed course designed for players of all levels, Dave unpacks all of the skills needed to become a well-rounded guitarist fluent in a variety of styles and techniques utilized by modern-day session musicians. Through technical training exercises, song lessons in a variety of genres, and the option to exchange videos with Dave, students will elevate their skills as both guitarists and musicians.

Blues, Jazz, Country, & MoreGuitar Tabs + Notation

Music Theory + ImprovDozens of Play-Along Tracks

About Session Player Toolkit with Dave Isaacs


Unleash your inner guitar virtuoso and embark on a transformative musical journey with acclaimed guitarist and educator, Dave Isaacs. Welcome to the world of the “Session Player Toolkit with Dave Isaacs” at ArtistWorks, where aspiring guitarists of all levels can master the instrument and reach new heights of musical prowess.

Dave Isaacs, known for his breadth of stylistic knowledge and prowess as an educator, is here to guide you through every step of your guitar-playing adventure. With decades of experience as a professional musician and as a revered guitar instructor, Dave Isaacs is the ideal mentor to help you refine your skills and tap into your full potential.

This online guitar course is designed to cater to all skill levels, from beginners looking to grasp the fundamentals to intermediate and advanced players seeking to expand their repertoire and push the boundaries of their abilities. Whether you aspire to play rock, blues, jazz, classical, or any other genre, Dave Isaacs’ versatile teaching approach will equip you with the tools, techniques, and knowledge you need to excel.

One of the standout features of “Session Player Toolkit with Dave Isaacs” is the interactive video exchange platform. This unique system allows you to submit videos of your playing directly to Dave himself, who will provide personalized feedback, guidance, and encouragement. This invaluable one-on-one interaction ensures that you receive tailored instruction that caters to your specific needs, enabling you to progress rapidly and overcome any challenges you may encounter along the way.

Inside the course, you'll find an extensive library of high-definition video lessons covering a wide range of topics and genres—including guitar basics, scales and modes, improvisation, advanced rhythm playing, music theory, and much more. Each lesson is meticulously crafted, breaking down complex concepts into easily digestible segments, so you can learn at your own pace and build a solid foundation of skills.

In addition to the comprehensive video lessons, you'll gain access to a wealth of supplementary learning materials. These include downloadable tablature, backing tracks, and sheet music, allowing you to practice the techniques taught by Dave Isaacs in a variety of musical contexts. Join a vibrant community of guitar enthusiasts from around the world through the course's active forum. Engage in discussions, seek advice, and connect with fellow learners who share your passion for the guitar. The supportive environment fosters a sense of camaraderie and provides an additional avenue for learning and growth.

Join a vibrant community of guitar enthusiasts from around the world through the course's active forum. Engage in discussions, seek advice, and connect with fellow learners who share your passion for guitar, songwriting, and more. The supportive environment fosters a sense of camaraderie and provides an additional avenue for learning and growth.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to learn from one of Nashville’s premiere guitar talents and educators. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player, “Session Player Toolkit with Dave Isaacs” at ArtistWorks will unlock your true potential and revolutionize the way you approach the guitar. So, grab your guitar and start your musical journey today!


About Video Exchange® Learning



What ultimately sets these guitar lessons apart from other offerings is the ability to submit a video for review using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange Learning® platform. Dave reviews each submission and records a video response, offering specific guidance to take your guitar playing to the next level. All students can access the Video Exchange library and watch each other’s interactions with Dave. This library is constantly expanding and may contain the key to unlock your playing.


About Dave Isaacs


Dave Isaacs has earned his reputation as one of Nashville’s preeminent guitar talents and educators. Serving as a musical mentor to not only performing artists, songwriters, and working musicians but also beginners and weekend warriors, Dave fosters a unique approach to teaching that develops not only guitar playing but the whole musician. He focuses on building real skills, confidence, and a deep understanding of music. A dynamic performing artist, Dave has played in venues across the US, from small clubs to festivals, concert halls, and everything in between. He’s jammed with Les Paul on a Manhattan nightclub stage, rocked in the mud at Yasgur’s Farm, harmonized in Greenwich Village folk clubs, and chicken-picked hot licks on Nashville’s Lower Broadway. His twelve independent album releases run a wide stylistic range, from eclectic singer-songwriter to swampy groove-blues, bright country-rock, Southern soul, and lyrical jazz and classical guitar. On the academic side, Dave is an award-winning graduate of New York’s venerable Manhattan School of Music, with a Master of Music degree in classical guitar performance. He was a full-time instructor of music and music technology at Tennessee State University from 2009-2013 and taught music theory and listening skills in the audio production program at the Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville from 2008-2016. Dave calls Nashville, TN his home and has been teaching at ArtistWorks since May 2024.


Guitar Lessons


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UNIT 1: Two Chord Shuffle - Key of C

Introduction to the Session Player Toolbox
Miscellaneous Topics - Video Exchange Category
Fret Hand Chord Forms
Strumming Fundamentals
Alternate Rhythm Part
Basic Theory: The Key of C
Alternate Chord Voicings
Creating Melody from Scales
Melodic Connection Between Chords
Simple Improvisation
Rhythm: Muting & Pocket
Implying Multiple Parts

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UNIT 2: Straight Feel Minor Groove - Key of A Minor

Fret Hand Chord Forms
Strumming & Groove
Electric Rhythm: Variations in Attack
Basic Theory: The Key of A minor
Alternate Moveable Chord Voicings
Creating Melody from Scales
Simple Improvisation
Improvisation with Multiple Boxes
Filling Out the Rhythm
Fingerstyle Basics
Fingerpicked Arpeggios
Miscellaneous Topics - Video Exchange Category
Capo Technique

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UNIT 3: Crosspicking Groove - Key of G

Syncopated Rhythm
"Double" Voicing & Rhythmic Variation
Alternate Crosspicking Rhythm
Basic Theory: The Key of G
Chord Voicings: Triads Up the Neck
Creating Melody from Arpeggios
Scale Vocabulary: Major Pentatonic
Major Pentatonic Lead Melody
Practical Theory: Arpeggios in G
Cross-String Melody
Miscellaneous Topics - Video Exchange Category

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UNIT 4: Blues Rumba Tango - Key of E Minor

Syncopated Rhythm
"Double" Voicing & Percussive Muting
Minor Blues Linear Melody
Practical Theory: The Key of E Minor
Harmonizing a Melody
Combining Melody & Chords
Creating Melody from Arpeggios
Simple Fingerstyle
Open-Handed Strumming
Improvisation
Miscellaneous Topics - Video Exchange Category

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UNIT 5: Soulful R&B Groove - Key of F

Rhythmic Subdivisions: 16th Note Patterns
Chord Voicings: Major 7th & Minor 7th
Major Pentatonic Melody: Key of F
Practical Theory: The Key of F
Single Note Rhythm
Melodic Comping
Melodic Scale Study in F
Fingerstyle Comping
Open-Handed Strumming
Improvisation
Miscellaneous Topics - Video Exchange Category

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UNIT 6: Modal Rock Groove - Key of D

Syncopated Rhythm with Signature Bass
Melodic Suspensions
Melody Inside a Triad
Practical Theory: The Key of D
Melodic Riffs from Triads
Harmony Riff
The Mixolydian Scale
Fingerstyle Groove
Solo Arrangement with Rolling Arpeggios
Improvisation
Miscellaneous Topics - Video Exchange Category

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UNIT 7: Steely 12 Bar Blues - Key of A

Shuffle Groove
Driving Bass Riffs
Chordal Riffs
Practical Theory: The Key of A
Expanded Arpeggios
Octaves
Chromatic Melody Study
Fingerstyle Comping
Backbeat Slap
Improvisation
Miscellaneous Topics - Video Exchange Category

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UNIT 8: 12/8 Soul Ballad - Key of B Minor

12/8 Time Signature
The Backbeat Chop
Melodic Partial Chords
Practical Theory: The Key of B Minor
Melodic String Bending
Fingerpicked Arpeggios
The "Chromatic Minor"
Melody & Accompaniment
Open-Handed Strumming
Improvisation
Miscellaneous Topics - Video Exchange Category

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Expected Course Launch Date: May 28, 2024


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