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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 taught and developed several popular classes of his own curriculum at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California since 2007. 

Dean has an extensive video series of comprehensive lessons available on MY MUSIC MASTERCLASS 


He also has a  Rhythmic Synchronicity series on TRUE FIRE

Dean Brown teaches rhythm from the facet of both hands, the drummer and the guitarist.

Dean has also released an instructional/live video 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.  






About lesson theory 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.



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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