Date(s) - 12/09/2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Mint Music Yonge & Dundas


Course overview:

The Soloing and Improvisation course is to help any rock/pop guitarist who feels stuck in a rut or what to take their soloing to the next level. The course promotes a self-sufficient approach to learning to make sure you are well equipped to explore any aspect of playing that interests you.

Topics Covered:

–  Warm up exercises (picking, legato, bend, finger-style, etc.).

–  Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales

–  Patterns (Shapes).

–  Jam Session (playing a Blues).

–  Classic licks from rock’s greatest players.
Class Requirements:

Able to read tab and chord boxes. Able to strum in a basic and rhythmic way. Know the CAGED system.

“Music is a more potent instrument for education than any other.” – Plato

André Valério’s Biography

Brazilian multi-instrumentalist André Valério is in high demand as a guitarist, composer and arranger. Mr. Valerio’s versatility has taken him around the world to perform in important music festivals and venues in Canada, the Netherlands, Mexico and Brazil. His interest in music began at a very young age after listening to Brazil’s most enduring musical genres, Bossa Nova. Inspired to compose and arrange since as a teenager, André studied classical guitar, jazz and latin music among other styles. His deep passion for music led him to learn six instruments: acoustic guitar, piano, mandolin, cavaquinho, bass, and electric guitar.


Class 1: Tuesday, July 11th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 2: Tuesday, July 18th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 3: Tuesday, July 25th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 4: Tuesday, August 1st, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 5: Tuesday, August 8th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 6: Tuesday, August 15th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 7: Tuesday, August 22nd, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 8: Tuesday, August 29th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 9: Tuesday, September 5th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 10: Tuesday, September 12th, 7:30-8:30 PM