Beauty and the Beast - Chord Melody

Creating Masterful Arrangements on a Popular Melody

Chord Melody is one of those elusive art forms in guitar playing. Audiences and musicians alike are hypnotized by the masters of this inspiring and challenging technique.

Lucky for you, we've got the maestro Matt Sickels to show you how he transforms classic tunes into virtuoso jazzy-funk masterpieces. Learn how to structure an entire improvisation or arrangement on a popular melody.

In this Masterclass, Matt breaks down the thought process, theory, and technique that he uses to craft improvised chord-melody through a song form. He will guide your ears and fingers to new sounds and patterns, methods of variation, transitions, rhythmic styles, and melodic embellishments.

Learn the Classic Song:

  • Beauty & The Beast

Course Curriculum

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Check out Matt in this magical performance of Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

Your Instructor

Matt Sickels
Matt Sickels

Matt Sickels is a professional musician and guitarist specializing in education and performance. Strongly influenced by the music of Carlos Santana, Miles Davis, and Joe Pass, Matt weaves together a unique mixture of styles including jazz, rock, pop, funk, blues, alternative, latin, and classical.

Matt has earned the Certification in Guitar Performance & Jazz Studies from Cuyahoga College, and the Certification in Guitar Studies from the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media, where he studied with Guthrie Govan and Cory Christiansen.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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