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Fretboard Freedom
with Dweezil Zappa

Dweezil Zappa is a prolific and extraordinarily inventive composer, recording artist, and performer. In this 2-section course, Dweezil provides everything guitarists need to “break out of the pentatonic box” using his unique Five Shapes of Freedom system. In the first section, Dweezil details the five shapes and goes on to show how to apply them in inventive ways in section 2.

21 video lessons13 guitar tabs

2 detailed sections1.5+ hours of detailed instruction

Fretboard Freedom

About Dweezil Zappa

It was inevitable that from the moment of his birth, Dweezil Zappa's life would be filled wall-to-wall with music (his father, Frank Zappa, having listed his religion as “musician” on Dweezil’s birth certificate). Having watched his father perform concerts from the side of the stage since he was in diapers, it was no surprise that he became interested in music from an early age. It wasn't until he was 12, however, that Dweezil began to show a serious interest in manipulating the guitar to make music. Having primarily heard the music his father was working on or listening to at home while growing up, Dweezil soon found himself exposed to some new sounds on the radio. Besides his father's music, he began listening to the Beatles, Queen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, The Who, and Jimi Hendrix. Like many aspiring guitarists of his generation, Dweezil’s ear was caught in a stranglehold by the trailblazing guitar styles of Edward Van Halen and Randy Rhoads. Unsurprisingly, Dweezil became remarkably proficient in a very short amount of time due to his breadth of musical influences and intense practice sessions.

Guitar Lesson Topics

Dweezology: Fretboard Freedom

SECTION 1: The 5 Shapes
5 Shapes Of Freedom
Mirror Image Patterns
String Subsets
Extending The Shapes
SECTION 2: Shape Applications
Connecting The Shapes
Pentatonic Color Palette
Resequencing Phrases
Rhythmic Resequencing
Picking Techniques
Economy Picking Exercise
Economy Picking Pentatonics
Connecting Small Phrases
Pivoting With Connectors
Pivoting Workout
In-Between The Box
Whole Tone Scale
Dweezology: Fretboard Freedom - Conclusion

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  • Video library of deep-dive lessons
  • Includes tablature
  • Lifetime access to the course
  • Video Exchange not included
  • Desktop and mobile download versions with TrueFire’s advanced learning tools