VOLUME 01

Electric Expression

Interactive Video Master Class with Andy Timmons
41 Video Lessons | 255 Minutes

DOWNLOAD: $39 DISC+DOWNLOAD: $59

The music universe is blessed with so many truly gifted guitarists. There are amazing performing guitarists, highly sought-after session guitarists, successful solo-recording guitarists, rock star guitarists, master educator guitarists, guitarist’s guitarists, and then there’s Andy Timmons — all of the above.

Andy is the consummate guitarist. He’s done it all and he continues to do so. If you were lucky enough to see him live in Danger Danger, he blew your mind. His highly acclaimed session work and solo recording projects speak for themselves. He’s served as Olivia Newton John’s musical director for many, many tours. He’s an international rock star.

Most impressive of all? Ask any top guitarist to name five of their own favorite players and Andy’s name will make every list.

You’re in for a treat because Andy is also one of the most naturally talented educators that we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, and we’ve worked with a lot. We’re thrilled to welcome Andy to the TrueFire family with the launch of his first interactive video course, Electric Expression!

Whatever style you play, and whatever level you play at, you’ll find something of significant musical value for you within Andy’s Electric Expression curriculum. In fact, we suggest you just sit back and watch the entire course before you even pick up your guitar. Then go ahead, plug in and dive deep into this truly remarkable learning experience.

Andy’s organized the course into two main sections. In the first section, Essential Concepts, Andy presents 17 key concepts, techniques and approaches that he considers to be the essential building blocks for any contemporary electric guitarist: Focusing On The Third, Eliminating Blind Spots, Tension and Release, Hybrid Picking, Double Stops, Dynamics Within Soloing Lines, Arpeggios, Chromaticism, Vibrato, Bending, Playing Melodically, Horizontal vs Vertical Soloing, Tap Harmonics, Artificial (Pick) Harmonics, Ornamentation, Time and Feel, Phrasing and Motivic Development. Andy also presents a Rig Rundown to show you his amp and pedals and how he dials in his tone.

In the second section, Performance Studies, Andy puts all 17 of the key concepts and techniques to work over a series of chord progressions and rhythm tracks that he cherry-picked from his previous recordings for this project: Electric Gypsy Progression, Cry For You Progressions, Carpe Diem Progression, Farmer Sez Progression, and the A Night To Remember Progression.

After each performance, Andy steps you through the key concepts, techniques and creative approaches he used to improvise the solo in the performance study. It’s here where you’ll glean the most impactful insights for crafting interesting and engaging solos of your own. Andy’s goal here is just that — take what he passes on from his own mentors and learning experiences and help you make your own music.

All of the key demonstrations, performances and examples are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can loop and/or slow any section down as you work through the lessons. Plus, Andy generously includes all of the rhythm tracks for you to work with on your own.

Get Electric. Express yourself…

VOLUME 02

Electric Expression: Blues

Essential Rhythm and Soloing Concepts for Electric Blues Guitar
38 Video Lessons | 185 Minutes

DOWNLOAD: $39 DISC+DOWNLOAD: $59

Blues is a mysterious series of contradictions. It’s one of the easiest styles to learn how to play, but its also one of the hardest styles to play really well. There are great guitar players that can play the blues really well, but there are also great guitar players that couldn’t play the blues really well if their life depended on it. Everyone uses the same simple progressions, chords and basic vocabulary of licks, yet everyone sounds so different doing it.

That’s why we love the blues here at TrueFire. There’s something new to learn from every educator! The basic harmonic framework is identical from blues course to blues course, but each individual educator brings their own approach, influences and vibe to the learning table.

One of the truly gifted guitar players, across a variety of styles, that can also play the blues really well is Andy Timmons. He rocked your world with his first TrueFire course, Electric Expression. We’re pretty confident that he will now blow your mind with his educational take on the blues, here in Electric Expression: Blues. At the very least, we’ll guarantee you a fresh collection of head-turning blues moves and improvisational approaches to take to your next blues jam.

“Blues is a great place to start playing guitar because the basics are easy, however it takes a lifetime to master. I’ve found that the journey has been the most amazing part! There’s several players that have been a huge influence on my playing from all different genres; rock guitarists like Ace Frehley and Joe Satriani, blues and jazz players such as Robben Ford and Larry Carlton, as well as country players like Danny Gatton and Albert Lee. They’ve all influenced my approach to the blues and I’m excited to have this opportunity to share it with you!”

Andy organized the course into two sections. In the first section, he presents and demonstrates 14 key concepts and techniques: Blues Comping Approaches, Bluesy Double Stops, Finding Roots & Going Home, Expressive Blues Note Ideas, Focusing on 3rds and 7ths, Power Of The Sixth, Modal Blues Playing, Open String Lines & Drones, Passing Tones & Outlining Chords, Expressive Bending & Vibrato , Building Blues Motifs, Using Rhythm In Your Leads, Single & Two String Groups, and Blues Influences.

In the second section, you’ll put everything you learned from the first section to work over 6 Blues Performance Studies: Comping In G, Sixths & Thirds, A.T. Home Tone, Get Ready To Rhumba, A Modal Blues and Floydian Slip. After each performance, Andy steps you through the key concepts, techniques and creative approaches he used to improvise the solo in the Performance Study. It’s here where you’ll glean the most impactful insights for crafting interesting and engaging blues solos of your own.

All of the key demonstrations, performances and examples are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can loop and/or slow any section down as you work through the lessons. Plus, Andy generously includes all of the rhythm tracks for you to work with on your own.

Dig the blues? Get Electric. Express yourself…