Guitar Module 1

Music Styles
– Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie, Ray Vaughan..
Soul, Funk & R’n’B
– Steve Cropper Stax records
– Motown Music, Nile Rogers, Prince
– Paul Jackson Jr.

Single String Concepts
– Pentatonics
– String Bending – String Pulling
– Vibrato
– Dominant Pentatonic
– Alternate Picking
– Alternate Pentatonic Ideas
– Scale sequences
– Pentatonic & Jazz
– Pentatonic & Fusion (Jimmy Hering Concept)
– Pentatonic Mutations
– The Blues Scale
– Blues Scale Substitutions

Chord Concepts
– Note Location
– Intervals
– The CAGED System
– Step Four Sounds of the Major Scale

Guitar Module 2

Music Styles
Early 60’s/70’s Classic Rock
– Chuck Berry, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Brian May
– Carlos Santana, Ace Frehley

Modern 80’s Rock:
– Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Steve Morse, Joe Satriani
– Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Eric Johnson
– LA Studio Greats (S. Lukather, M. Landau, D. Huff

Single Strings
– The major scale
– Three-note-per-string concept
– Economy Picking
– Four-note-per-string concept
– Modal Concepts
– Mega Chops Guitar Major

Chord Concepts
– Dom7 Chord Scales
– Maj7,M7 and M7b5 chord scales
– CAGED and altered chords
– Slash Chords
– Poly Chords
– Quart harmonics
– Open Tuning

Guitar Module 3

Music Styles
90’s Alternative Rock:
– Metallica, Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Red Hot Chilli Peppers
– Zakk Wylde, John Petrucci

2000’s Rock
– KORN, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Slipknot
– Punk Revival (Old school Punk), John 5, Guthrie Govan

Single Strings
– Harmonic Minor
– String skipping, scales, arpeggios
– Two-Hand Tapping
– Melodic minor
– Two-Hand Tapping, Pentatonic and Major Scales
– Two-Hand Tapping and Arpeggios
– Eight-Finger-Tapping

Chord Concepts
– The Step Four Chords of Harmonic Minor
– Fourth chords of Harmonic Minor
– The step four chords of Melodic Minor
– Fourth chords of melodic minor
– Major harmonic step four chords
– Major chords of fourths

Guitar Module 4

Music Styles
– The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Andy Summers, The Edge
– Mark Knopfler, Michael Landau, BritPop
– Special country playing techniques
– Old School Country Guitar (M. Carter, M. Travis, C. Atkins, J. Cash)
– Albert Lee, Brian Setzer, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban

Single Strings
– Harmonic Major
– The whole tone scale
– The semitone scale
– Chromaticism
– Chromatic Target Tones
– 12-tone rows
– Octave Dispersion
– Color Note Improvisi
– Exotic Scales

Chord Concepts
– Walking Bass
– Chord Progressions – Chord Connections
– Reharmonization of Chord Progressions
– Chord Melody

Guitar Module 5

Music Styles
Classical Guitar & Latin Music
– Classical Guitar History – Style analysis
– Playing technique
– Repertoire
– Latin – History – Style analysis
– Rhythm Patterns
– Repertoire

– History – Style analysis
– John McLaughlin
– Al DiMeola
– Allan Holdsworth
– John Scofield
– Mike Stern
– West Coast Fusion (Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, Lee Ritenour)
– Frank Gambale
– Scott Henderson
– div. artists (Jimmy Hering, Brett Garsed, Wayne Krantz, Oz Noy etc)

Guitar Module 6

– History – Style analysis
– Charlie Christian
– Django Rheinardt
– Barney Kessel
– Wes Montgomery
– Joe Pass
– George Benson
– Pat Martino
– Pat Metheny
– Joe Diorio
– Charlie Parker
– Miles Davis
– John Coltrane
– Michael Brecker
– div. artists ( Howard Roberts, Ted Greene, Lenny Breau u.a.)

Module duration: 6 months each

Module 1, 3, 5    Start September 1st

Module 2, 5, 6    Start March 1st

All modules are freely selectable and can be attended by you online or in presence.



You enroll in one of the modules and attend classes at RPJAM for only 6 months. You are free to choose the modules you want to attend. Here you can limit yourself to one module or attend as many modules (also of the other departments) as you like.


Main studies

For the main course of studies you must have taken all 6 modules by the time you graduate. The order is variable, depending on when you start in September or March.