Congratulations on making it through Will Johnson’s master class.
While filming with Will, the biggest takeaway on our end was his chilled approach to learning guitar and constantly improving. Often learning guitar or getting to the ‘next level’ can be a frustrating process. If you were to read between the lines of the 60+ lessons in this master class, the methodicalness and ease at which Will approaches complex topics is one of the most valuable lessons to implement in your playing.
Another key point is how Will takes simple ideas, expands on them and makes them his own. Sure, he could have provided you with pages and pages of transcriptions of his soloing but instead he took the approach of showing you the concepts and techniques behind his playing. This is much more valuable, especially for dedicated guitarists looking to craft their own unique sound.
The licks and exercises you learned in this master class are exactly what Will practices daily. Don’t fall into the trap of playing them once and moving on; choose your favorite parts of this master class and work on them daily. Make them your own. Being a guitar player is about enjoying the process of learning, and following what you enjoy practicing and playing.
We hope this master class has given you insight into not only Will’s approach to arpeggios but also on how to become a better musician every day.