About this lesson
This lesson plan will help you teach your student how to improvise using the Phrygian-dominant mode and create a Spanish sound. Using very simple arpeggio shapes your student will learn to come up with their own interesting melodies while keeping a rhythm. This is excellent exercise for any student - not just those wanting to learn the Spanish style. The exercises will also give your student practice with fingerpicking.
This lesson plan will help your student:
- Learn the Phrygian-dominant mode
- Practice simple arpeggio shapes and patterns
- Learn how to improvise following a simple set up
Your student doesn't need to understand anything about modes or theory at this point. It does help if they understand the theory behind the mode but even beginners can use this lesson plan without any trouble.