Fender Play is a song-based curriculum. Songs are specifically arranged and placed along the learning path in order to reinforce the learning of skills in a real-world context. This not only promotes the encoding of new knowledge, but it provides additional motivation to continue practicing.
Abridged Song Lessons
- All songs on path are abridged versions that are designed to fit the learning path. In some cases the key has been changed for a song in order to make it playable for early learners.
- Hundreds of abridged songs that are not "aligned" to the learning path can also be found by using the search feature.
- Include short chapters that break down all the elements of a song into easy-to-play sections (intro, verse, chorus, etc.).
- The final chapter of each song lesson ends with a full play through of the arranged song.
- Total watch time for songs ranges from 5-12 minutes.
- Single note melodies or recognizable sections of music from songs.
- Riffs are included to build dexterity and help players feel a sense of accomplishment by learning a recognizable melody quickly.
- The final chapter of each riff lesson ends with a play through of the arranged riff.
- Lessons are usually between 3 to 5 minutes in length.
Full Song Lessons
- Songs are taught as close to original recording as possible
- Rhythm & lead
- Truncated instruction
- Tone lesson – effects & signal chain
- 'One Guitar’ play through arrangement