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As an educator and clinician Dean Brown has developed and conducted master classes at universities, schools and venues around the world.  He regularly teaches several popular classes of his own curriculum at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California since 2007. 

Dean has also released an instructional/live DVD with publishing giant Hal Leonard titled "Jazz, Rock, and Funk Guitar ~ Modern Techniques for the Electric Guitarist"  and has had many instructional articles in Guitar Player Magazine (US), Guitar World (US), Gittare and Bass (G), Bass Player, Jazz Life (Jp), Big Box (I), Muzikus (Cz), Guitarist (Fr), and 20th Century Guitar (US) magazines.  Dean is currently teaching his renowned private lessons via Skype or Zoom which has proven to be a effective way to connect with students from around the world.   



About virtual private lessons with Dean Brown..


  • My program focuses on practical ear training, practical theory (relativity), technique, and the psychology of great performance. No matter what style or genre of music you are interested in, I'm sure you will benefit from my tailor-made lessons.

  • It is my belief that having exceptional relative pitch is essential to being a good musician/improvisor.

  • Understanding how chords and scales relate to one another in a simple, elegant way can improve your playing by leaps and bounds, taking what you already know and learning how to use it in different, creative ways.

  • Paying a little attention to technique can go a long way to improving your time, feel and ability to express yourself.

  • Most importantly, the intense focus of a master improviser requires a mentality devoid of insecurity and negativity.

Whether you are a hobbyist or professional, understanding music to a greater degree can positively affect many aspects of your life as well as making you a better musician.

 I look forward to hearing from you about setting up some Live Zoom or Skype lessons.

There are a few different plans available from one time/"as you go" options to 4 or 10 lesson packages.

You can contact me HERE to secure your spot.
Happy practicing!

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In this in-depth instructional DVD, funk/fusion guitar master and GIT instructor Dean Brown explains and demonstrates: two-hand rhythmic independence; developing rhythm patterns over a variety of grooves; creating rhythmic variety and texture; improv tools and concepts; and more. Modern Techniques for the Electric Guitar DVD includes a lesson book, embedded play-along tracks, and bonus live performances featuring an all-star band. 2 hours, 23 minutes.


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