The Pleasure of Ballads

The Pleasure of Ballads

Nuages, Django's Castle, Tears and Kali Sara – Learn these four beautiful ballads in a practical way - enjoy creating your own solo guitar arrangement, practice new skills and improve your improvisation.

The Pleasure of Ballads

Nuages, Django's Castle, Tears and Kali Sara –

Learn these four beautiful ballads in a practical way - enjoy creating your own solo guitar arrangement, practice new skills and improve your improvisation.

The course starts from the basics, so everyone can follow and move on to more advanced topics – melody, harmony, chord melody, tips for improvisation and advanced musical ideas that are both practical and exciting. You'll learn to implement substitutes, inversions, superimposed chords, augmented chords, the 13b9 sound, intros endings, bass lines and much more right away!

Ballads are a perfect opportunity to practice new skills not as a dry exercise, but with a lot of pleasure.
Join this course now to learn how!

Important - This course contains parts of the Practical Ballads package and lesson 10 from my previous site. It also contains many new lessons and lots of exciting new material!

Praise for this course:

The Pleasure of Ballads

If you love ballads like I do you will love this course. The slower tempo of these classic and beautiful tunes gives you time to bring out Yaakov's and your own ideas on embellishing and improvising over the chordal harmonies in a very satisfying ...

by David Jefferys

Ballads and improvisation

A great thing about Yaakov's courses is the way ideas and themes are shared between the different courses. Its really helpful to go back to a course you have already worked on with ideas and techniques that you have picked up from a different cour...

by Aidan Negus

The heart rules

Learning to play truly moving and interesting ballads and gaining greater mastery of my guitar. Yaakov shares his joy and it rubs off! Enough writing I'm anxious to get back to playing!!!

by Donna Radin

The Pleasure of Ballads

If you love ballads like I do you will love this course. The slower tempo of these classic and beautiful tunes gives you time to bring out Yaakov's and your own ideas on embellishing and improvising over the chordal harmonies in a very satisfying ...

by David Jefferys

Ballads and improvisation

A great thing about Yaakov's courses is the way ideas and themes are shared between the different courses. Its really helpful to go back to a course you have already worked on with ideas and techniques that you have picked up from a different cour...

by Aidan Negus

The heart rules

Learning to play truly moving and interesting ballads and gaining greater mastery of my guitar. Yaakov shares his joy and it rubs off! Enough writing I'm anxious to get back to playing!!!

by Donna Radin
Yaakov Hoter
Yaakov Hoter
Professional Musician and Teacher

About the instructor

Yaakov Hoter is a musician, composer, educator and recording and performing artist born in Israel in 1976. He studied at the Rimon Music College and earned his B.A. at the Jerusalem Academy of Music.
He and his band, Swing de Gitanes have performed widely at festivals in Israel and worldwide and collaborated with outstanding acclaimed musicians as Lulo Reinhardt, Martin Taylor, Miki Gavrielov, Evan Christopher, Stephane Wrembel and more..
Yaakov established a popular online guitar school, with a uniquely effective student oriented method and he brings his special approach directly to students in private lessons, group workshops and retreats in Israel and abroad, attracting a worldwide following.
He has a signature line of guitars made to his exacting standard of playability, affordability and great sound, made by Polak guitars.

What's included?

32 Videos
6 PDFs
4 Disqus
1 Audio
3 Downloads

Course Curriculum