This Mini-Lesson from guitarist Ben Eunson is the right kind of treat for a creative & inquisitive guitarist. Firstly, you get five great sounding lines that showcase Ben’s personal guitar style. Secondly, it comes with a video demonstration (full tempo & slower versions) as well as backing tracks and transcription notated with Ben’s articulation (hammer-ons and pull-offs).
Everything is beautiful packaged (digitally) & presented on his website & you get to download the PDF and backing tracks (not the video though).
As I worked on the first line, I started to learn how Ben gets some of his more modern note combinations – it’s partly from his articulation and fingering choices. Taking portions of the line prove to be the best way for me to digest his ideas.
Although five lines seems like not a lot, there’s a lot of things to dig into as you try them out.
I ended up coming up with different technical exercises inspired by what Ben played. Over my practice session, I started to hear different melodies that I didn’t play before.
The truth is, that’s the best value that this mini-lesson gives me: creative fuel for my own ideas.
I look forward to study more of the other lines next. But, even after working on concepts from the first two lines, I already am inspired. Thanks Ben for the inspiration!
In conclusion, this mini-lesson package is a great purchase, especially if you’re a fan of Ben’s playing. But, I wouldn’t recommend this for beginners as Ben doesn’t explain the actual line note by note, only demonstrate it. If you need a more detailed breakdown of Ben’s fingerings, I recommend getting his How to Practice series.
Pros: Great sounding modern linear single note lines to inspire & challenge your fingers, ears and imagination.
Cons: Backing tracks are short (edited exactly for one attempt at the line), would be great to get extended backing tracks for practice.
TLDR: Recommended for intermediate/advanced guitarists who want to get new single note line soloing ideas.
You can purchase mini-lesson here: https://www.beneunson.com/store2/5-improvised-lines-over-major-chords
or purchase the NEW: Mini-Lesson Bundle (4 Mini-Lessons) — (that’s what I recommend) here: https://www.beneunson.com/store2/mini-lesson-bundle
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